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Assam Guwahati
Guwahati is a major city in the eastern part of India. It is situated on the left bank of the Brahmaputra River. The town is located in the district of Kamrupa. Guwahati is among the fastest growing cities of India and in the recent years it has experienced development as well expansion. In terms of education and commercial activities the city is an important centre. Rather it can be said that the city is an important hub of the north-eastern region of the country. Guwahati has derived its name from two Assamese words namely "guwa" meaning areca nut and haat meaning a market place.

History of Guwahati

The history of the city dates back to old days. Sometimes it is assumed that Guwahati is one of the ancient cities of Asia. The Ambari excavations which are found in the city trace the origin of the city to 6th century AD. The city has witnessed control of several historical dynasties including the Pala Dynasty, the Mughals and a lot more. In fact it can be said that Guwahati an important city of Assam has a long history which is cherished even in the present age.


With regard to tourism Guwahati is a haven for the tourists. There are several ancient temples, natural beauties, wild life sanctuaries, hill stations and Guwahati stands amidst a colourful landscape. In fact it can be said that there are several interesting and lively places in the city.

Some of the notable places of tourist interest in the city are the Kamakhya Temple, Umananda Temple, Navagraha Temple, Janardan Temple, Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalashetra, Assam State Zoo, Temple of Pandunath, Madan Kamdev. Besides the temples in the city there are several market places and altogether the natural beauty of the city adds to the satisfaction of the tourists.

The standard of living in the city of Guwahati is comparatively higher. The city provides a competitive working environment with a pleasant and luxurious living with all modern facilities and amenities. There are numerous malls and shopping complexes. It is also an important trading hub in Assam.


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1: lovely Article i like Guwahati
Posted by: shetty - 18 Apr, 2012
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