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Guwahati

Guwahati

In the district of Kamrup in South West Assam and set among the beautiful eastern hills of the Himalayas, Guwahati, striding the Brahmaputra River - so wide in places the far shore is often invisible - is the gateway to enchanting North East India. It is a 4 1/2-hour drive from Wild Mahseer.

Pragjyotishpura or  Light of the East as Assam was known in ancient times meaning city of eastern astronomy, is said to have been a vast kingdom during the epic period of the Mahabharata. Today, the bustling metropolis of Guwahati (its name derived from two Assamese words guwa meaning areca nut and haatmeaning market) is the main industrial, commercial and communication centre of the region and also its largest city.

Today it is associated with the region’s main products like tea, oil, forest produce and handlooms. It has been listed among the 100 fastest growing cities of the world and is also India’s fifth fastest growing city. Dispur, the capital of Assam, is its main suburb and is 10 kms from Guwahati.