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A tour to Guwahati: the old capital city of Kamrup kings


Posted Date: 29-Dec-2011  Last Updated:   Category: General    
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This dissertation will take you along a tour to the beauty spots of Guwahati, lying in our eastern states where tourists from across the world throng spending their holidays and enjoying the scenic views of the places of tourist’s importance. Hope you will enjoy the trip.



Let's begin the trip to Guwahati which is also called the daughter of Brahmaputra.

Brahmputra


Air route: One can reach Guwahati by the Indian Airlines and Jet Airways services.

Rail route: One could reach Guwahati from Delhi by the 'Rajdhani Express', 'North East Express', 'Brahmaputra Mail etc

Road route: This is connected by road to other eastern states.

Where to stay: There are numerous tourist's lodges and hotels to stay in Guwahati prominent amongst them are:-

  • Hotel Dynasty,
  • Hotel Brahmputra,
  • Ashoka,
  • Hotel Vikash International,
  • Hotel Rajdoot,
  • Prashanti Tourist Lodge.


Location/surrounding

Situated at the banks of the River Brahmputra, Guwahati is the capital of Assam. Its name during the olden times, this was the capital city of Kamrup kings and its name then used to be 'Pragjyotishpur'. The River Brahmputra flowing down from near its vicinity adds four colours to its beauty.

It's no less than an adventure watching the nearby jungles, the rare sights and sceneries to be found herein and the different rare varieties of species of birds and animals. As for that matter, Guwahati is also the centre of commercial hub as well.

Viewable places

Kajiranga National Park: Nature and wild life are the centre of attraction for all and sundries, although the joy of watching the wild animals and birds in the very lap of nature is altogether a unique experience of its kind. If you want to see the wild birds and animals from close by wandering openly in the knees of jungle in stead of seeing them enclosed in boxes in a zoo, then do not forget visiting the 'Kaziranga National Park' which is famous through out the world attracting tourists from inland and abroad.
Spreading around in an area of 430 sq km, this park is at a distance of 96 km from Jorhat and 217 km from Guwhati.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit this place is from November to April.

Other viewable places

Among the beauty spots falling near by it, the famous ones are:-
  • Manas Pashu Vihar,
  • Shivsagar,
  • Manjuli Dweep,
  • Assam State Museum,
  • Van Sangrahalya,
  • Commercial Museum,
  • Chandubi Hill.

Overview: Make this a point to include ‘Guwahati’ also into your list of viewable places to be toured in future.
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