About Guwahati ( Assam - NorthEast - India - 26°11'0 N 91°44'0E)
Nicknames of Guwahati: City of Eastern Light,City of Eastern Astrology, City of Temples,Gateway of the North-East India
Guwahati is one of the fastest developing cities in India and is a major city in Eastern India, often referred as "Gateway of North Eastern Region" of the country.
Location of Guwahati
The city is between the banks of the Brahmaputra river and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. The famous heritage Madan Kamdev is situated 30 km away from Guwahati. This heritage is same as Khajuraho.
Guwahati and its environs are rich in wildlife with several rare mammals such as Asian elephants, python, tiger and primates. The birdlife in and around the city is also rich and diverse.
Meaning of Guwahati
The name Guwahati is two Assamese words: 'guwa' (areca nut) and 'haat' (market place).
History of Guwahati
Guwahati's history go back several thousands of years. Guwahati was capital of many ancient kingdoms. It was the capital of the kings Narakasura and Bhagadatta according to the Mahabharata.The ancient sakti temple of Goddess Kamakhya in Nilachal hill (an important seat of Tantric and Vajrayana Buddhism), the ancient and unique astrological temple Navagraha in Chitrachal Hill, and archaeological remains in Basista and other locations confirm city's ancient past.
Shopping in Guwahati
Famous Bazaar's of Guwahati include Pan Bazaar, Paltan Bazaar, Fancy Bazaar and Uzan Bazaar,Paltan Bazaar is the hub for transportation and hotels, Pan Bazaar is centered around education, administrative, cultural activities, offices and restaurants. Fancy Bazaar is the hub for retail and wholesale commercial activities, and Uzan Bazaar mainly contains administrative, retail and residential areas.