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How To Reach Dispur
Capital to Assam, Dispur’s a Guwahati town and pretty renowned, in addition to being the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre. The center has some of the biggest auctions in CTC Tea in the world. Brimming with beautiful sights, quaint traditions and rich tribal heritage, Dispur became Assam’s capital in 1973 and houses some of the most important structures like the State Assembly House, Assam Secretariat and State Emergency Operations. The city’s filled with numerous temples that signify the state’s distinctive culture, and its weather’s beautifully pleasant making it an ideal destination for a perfect holiday! Despite the fact that Dispur’s well connected to most towns and cities in Guwahati, the town doesn’t have an airport or train station of its own.
The closest airport to Dispur is the Guwahati International Airport which is just 18km away and connected to all the metros in India with regular flights. On arrival at Guwahati, you can hail a taxi or ride a bus to Dispur. There are non-stop and direct flights from New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai at estimated fares of INR 7,300-11,000. If you’re traveling from New Delhi, one of the fastest ways to reach Dispur is to take an Indigo, Air India, GoAir, Spicejet, Vistara or Air Asia flight to Guwahati and then make the onward journey by taxi in 29 minutes. The travel time by air is about 2 hours or so at an estimated fare of INR 4,600.
From New Delhi, there’s a train for Guwahati twice daily which takes about 27 hours and 40 minutes at an estimated fare of INR 850. On arrival at the Guwahati Train Station, it is about 8 minutes ride to Dispur for an approximate fare of INR 260. Trains operating on this route include train nos. 12424, 20506, 12502, 12236 and 15602 by Indian Railways. Traveling by train is also the cheapest way of reaching Dispur.
The driving distance between New Delhi and Dispur is about 1805km and takes about 24 ½ hours via the National Highway 27 and then National Highway 19. The approximated fuel cost for a road trip works out to INR 19,000. In terms of bus connectivity, there are both private buses as well as state-run buses plying within Assam as well as the major cities in the North East area. You can take a bus to Guwahati from New Delhi. On average the bus ride on this route takes roughly 29 hours and costs approx. INR 1,700.
Assam’s capital city Dispur has a rather excellent transportation network. From autorickshaws to buses to taxis, there’s plenty of options for commuting from one place to another, with a number of interesting places to explore. However, it is best to avoid traveling during Monsoons in the city, owing to heavy rainfall and storms.