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How To Reach Guwahati
Located on the banks of River Brahmaputra, at the foothills of the Shillong plateau, Guwahati is a rapidly growing city in the Indian state of Assam. A riverine port city, Guwahati is the largest cosmopolitan city in the region and serves as the gateway to the North East. Despite its cosmopolitan culture, Guwahati has preserved its rich natural reserves and there is a scattering of old temples for tourists to explore and visit. To know how to reach Guwahati in detail, read on.
The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport or Guwahati Airport is located 25 km away from the main city. It is well connected with all major cities of India like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Imphal, Bagdogra, Bangalore etc. Private and national carriers like Jet Airways, AirAsia India, Air India, GoAir etc operate regular flights to and from Guwahati. From the airport tourists can avail prepaid cabs and buses to reach the city.
Located just 5 km from the city is Guwahati Railway Station which is the primary railhead in Assam. The station enjoys much importance as the gateway to the North East. Rail networks connect Guwahati with the other major cities of the country like Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai etc. The Rajdhani Express for instance takes about 34 hours to reach from Delhi to Guwahati. From the station, tourists can hail taxis or board buses to reach the main city.
Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) and other private buses ply regularly between Guwahati and the neighbouring towns and cities of Assam and other North Eastern states. Tourists have the option to choose from Volvo, luxury and deluxe buses according to their requirements. Over the years, national highways have improved connectivity between Guwahati and states like West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland.
Getting By in Guwahati
The easiest and the cheapest way to move around Guwahati city is to travel by City Bus Service. It connects all major places of the city. One can also avail the service of Trekker or E-Rickshaw. It is also quite cheap. Apart from these, private paid cabs like Uber and Ola are readily available for a more comfortable ride. Autos too are a popular mode of transportation in Guwahati.