Guwahati is the largest city of Assam, situated on the South bank of the Brahmaputra River. The region is synonymous with breathtaking scenic beauty, rarest flora and fauna, mighty waterways, and a land of fairs and festivals. Guwahati is a principal centre of socio-cultural, industrial, trade and commerce activities of the entire region. The city is the gateway to the enchanting Northeast India. The Light of the East, Pragjyotishpura, as it was known once upon a time, is said to have been a vast kingdom during the period of the Mahabharata. Today, the region is an incomparable destination for various adventure activities.
Guwahati is a synonym of unspoiled natural beauty, extensive bio diversity, religious sites, warm people and cherished holidays. With a pleasant climate almost throughout the year and the presence of exciting wildlife resources in dense forests, it has emerged as the favourite destination for wild life lovers.
Located at a distance of around 30km away from the main city center, the nearest airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport. Daily and weekly flights are available to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Bangkok, Paro and other important destinations.
The city has its own railway station namely Guwahati Railway Station near Paltan Bazaar of Guwahati.. There are regular trains connecting Guwahati to and from other major cities of the country. Rajdhani Express, Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express, Brahmaputra Mail, Kamrup Express, Northeast Express, Saraighat Express and Garib Rath are some significant trains running to and from Guwahati.
National Highway 27 connects Guwahati with the states West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. This highway connects Guwahati with Silchar and further connecting the city to the states of Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. National Highway 17from Sevoke in West Bengal terminates in Jalukbari and connects Guwahati with the major cities of Dhubri and Cooch Behar. National Highway 15 and its several secondary roads runs through both the banks of River Brahmaputra and connects the Guwahati with the cities of Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.