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How To Reach Assam
One of the Seven Sister States of eastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas on the banks of River Brahmaputra is the state of Assam. Known for its diverse wildlife reserves, sprawling tea plantations and mesmerizing natural beauty, Assam is worth exploring. Over the years the state has developed better connectivity with the rest of the country which has facilitated very easy and convenient travelling. To know how to reach Assam in detail (by air, road, rail etc), read on.
The Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is situated at Borjar, 20 km from the city. National and private carriers connect Assam with major Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and others. Helicopter services are also available from Guwahati to places like Shillong, Naharlagun, Tawang and Tura. You have a hoard of options of cars to hire from at the airport when you get off.
Railway tracks in Assam were constructed way back during the British rule for transportation of tea and coal for its tea plantations. Today, the state boasts of 259 railway stations that connects cities and towns within the state and with other leading cities of the country like Cochin, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai. The key railway hubs are Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Tezpur, Silchar, Golaghat and Nagaon. Guwahati Railway Station enjoys much importance as it serves as the gateway to the rest of the north-eastern Indian states.
National Highways 31 and 37 connect Assam with the rest of India. The Inter State Bus Terminus or ISBT is located at the outskirts. They run regular buses connecting the state with other north-eastern regions and major tourist attractions of neighbouring states.
Getting By in Assam
Assam State Transport Corporation and other private transport organizations provide regular bus services that allow tourists to travel hassle-free within the state. There are different types of services available, from Volvo to super deluxe to deluxe buses. Sleeper buses are also available.