Guwahati is the biggest city of Assam in India. Its etymological root is derived from two Assamese words, "Guwa," meaning areca nut and "Haat," meaning market. Guwahati is one of the major city in Assam from commercial and industrial aspect . Guwahati Assam is divided into two parts by the river (Brahmaputra). North Guwahati is almost a separate town. One can visit it via the Saraighat Bridge or by the ferries that ply on the river. The nearest major city is Kolkata (1182 km), while the capitals of the other northeastern states are at distances varying from 110 km to 650 km.

General Information
State : Assam in India.
Best time to Travel : October to April makes up for the best time for Guwahati city tour.
Weather : The city experiences an annual rainfall of 180 cm (from May to September). While summer temperatures range from 22 to 38°C, in winters the mercury ranges from 10 to 25°C.

Location : Situated on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra, Guwahati is the junction of three important roads, National Highways 31, 37 and 40 can be used for Guwahati tourism as well. 

By Air
Guwahati Airport is well connected to many major cities in India, including Delhi, Agartala, Aizwal, Kolkata and Imphal. Delhi and Kolkata are the international airports close to Guwahati; both are nearly 1100 km from Guwahati. International travelers can connect to Guwahati through Kolkata and Delhi.

By Rail
Guwahati’s bustling Paltan Bazaar Railway Station is an important terminus on the North-East Frontier Railway. Guwahati is well connected with all the major cities of India.

By Road
State bus services connect Guwahati to other major cities in and around. Tourist Volvo bus services are available from Guwahati to many major cities including Darjeeling, which is at a 627 km from Guwahati.