Guwahati is the largest city in the state of Assam and in the entire North eastern part of the country. It in the earlier time Guwahati was known as “Pragjyotishpura”. It is one of the fastest developing cities in India and is a major city in Eastern India and often referred as "gateway" of North Eastern Region of the country.
There are many ancient temples located in Guwahati, such as Sukreswar, Basistha, Dirgeshwari, Tara, Ugro, Rudreswar and Umananda are some of the prominent temples located in Guwahati. Not many people are aware that Guwahati is also as the “City of Temples”. No wonder it is considered to be the most “Indian City of the North East.
Guwahati is located between the foothills of the plateau of Shillong and Brahmaputra. Guwahati is one of the very important commercial as well as educational hubs of North East India. Some of the state of the art institutions like Indian Institute of technology, IIT, Cotton College, and Guwahati University are located in Guwahati.
The people of Guwahati are quite interested in cultural, political as well as into sports related activities. Guwahati is a common tourist destination when it comes to visiting the north Eastern part of the country as this is home to many birds, wildlife animals and their species like that of the Pythons, Asian Elephants, Primates and Tigers.