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Guwahati, the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam, was formerly known as Pragjyotishpur (the City of Eastern Light). and is situated on the bank of the mighty River Brahmaputra.The name Guwahati is a combination of two words, Guwa meaning 'areca nut' and Hat meaning 'market'. Guwahati is the gateway to the seven states of North-east India and is nestled in the Brahmaputra valley, surrounded by lush forests and green expanses of paddy fields. Centuries-old temples and nearby wildlife sanctuaries are popular attractions.

Guwahati is particularly famous for its Kamakhya temple situated atop the Nilachal hill, at a distance of 10 km from the railway station. Noted to be the most sacred among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world, Kamakhya, was built in the 10th century by the Koch king, Naranarayan.

Besides these religious sites, one must visit the Guwahati Zoo, which is the largest natural zoo of the country.

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Guwahati, the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam, was formerly known as Pragjyotishpur (the City of Eastern Light). and is situated on the bank of the mighty River Brahmaputra.

Hotels near Guwahati

Brahmaputra Jungle Resort

Brahmaputra Jungle Resort is Located near Guwahati (Assam, India) on a hillock adjacent to Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounded by tea gardens.


Best Price: Rs. per day

Assam Bengal Brahmaputra Cruises

ASSAM BENGAL CRUISES is an Indo-British joint venture, based in Guwahati (Assam, India) and running cruises in Assam and Hughli river Ex-Kolkata (West Bengal, India).


Best Price: Rs. per day

Hotel Kiranshree Portico

Hotel Kiranshree Portico, is a new hotel located at Paltan Bazar Area in Guwahati (Assam, India) catering to premium segment business and leisure guests and is poised to be the best address in the Guwahati Town for accommodation, conferences and banquets.


Best Price: Rs. per day


  
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