The marvelous Saraighat Bridge in Guwahati provides some stunning views of the mighty River Brahmaputra. Saraighat Bridge transforms the city of Guwahati into the ‘Gateway to the Northeast’ and was constructed to connect the remaining states of India to those of the north east. This first bridge over Brahmaputra is more than 50 years old and is arguably the pride of Assam. Stretching at a length of 1,492 m (4,895 ft), the Saraighat Bridge holds a high rank on the list of longest bridges in India.
This mind blowing bridge was inaugurated in the year 1963, by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru--the Prime Minister of India. This road cum rail bridge is maintained and supervised by the authorities of the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway. Tourists travel long distances to arrive at the Saraighat Bridge and savor the delights of some of the most breathtaking views of the unfathomable Brahmaputra. The best time to shoot some extraordinary pictures on this bridge is at dawn and dusk –so remember to time your sightseeing visit in accordance to the diurnal movement of the sun across the sky. This location is easily accessible by air, road and rail and attracts throngs of visitors—across the year.
Saraighat Bridge is also home to an interesting collection of avifauna, in the wetlands beyond. Some rare and exotic species of birds inhabiting the region are Mallard, Lesser Whistling Teal, Brahminy Kite, Open Bill Stork, Eurasian Marsh Harrier, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Pond Heron, Gadwall, Bronze Winged Jacana and so forth.
|Timings|| All days of the week 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 hour|