Guwahati Travel Guide
Known as the Gateway to the North-East of India, Guwahati is considered as the largest city of Assam which lies between the banks of Brahmaputra river and the foothills of Shillong plateau. Historically known as Pragjyotishpura, the name Guwahati was derived from two words ''Guwa'' meaning Areca nuts (commonly know as beetel nut) and “haat” meaning market.
This city is home to the people who belong to a different ethnicity, religion, region and have been living in this region for decades making it a centre for cultural, commercial and religious activities. The major tourist attractions include- Kamakhya Temple, Umananda Temple, Basistha Ashram, Navagraha Temple, Balaji Temple, Assam State Zoo, Assam State Museum, Srimanta Shankardev Kalashetra, Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary, Guwahati Planetarium, Manas National Park, Saraighat Bridge, Deepor Beel and many more. The best time to visit Guwahati is October-March.Read More Read Less