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How To Reach Nalbari
A town and a municipal board in the district of Nalbari, Nalbari Town is one of the many towns that have been covered under the proposed ‘state capital region’ of Assam. The ancient past of this town goes back to several centuries BC when Kautilya’s Arthashastra mentioned various economic products being imported from Nalbari in addition to the production of a special perfume. Significant from an archeological perspective, there are varied excavations of copper plate inscriptions from Nalbari’s Kamrupi Kings, of which the Guwakuchi village is one. From a tourism standpoint, Nalbari’s accessible by road via the NH.27 on the North end, while NH.427 connects it to the South. The Nalbari Train Station is located within the town centre while the Guwahati International Airport’s 60km from town.
In the absence of an individual airport in Nalbari, the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati is the closest airport to town, which is well connected to most major cities in the country with regular flight connectivity. With the airport just about an hour’s drive from the town, you can avail of the taxis outside the airport to reach Nalbari. Some of the most popular flight connections to Nalbari, via Guwahati (nearest airport), can be explored from Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata in the approx. fare range of INR 4,000-10,000.
One of the cheapest ways of reaching Nalbari’s to take a train from Guwahati. Nalabari’s railway station is well connected to Guwahati’s Paltan Bazar Station and hence most trains can be taken to Nalbari, with some direct trains to town from New Delhi and Howrah, Kolkata as well. An hour and 51 minutes approximately from Nalbari (depending on which train you take), a train journey from Guwahati has about 5 trains in the estimated fare range of INR 85-95, namely trains no. 14055, 55754, 55802, 15770, 13174.
If you are interested in a road trip to Nalbari, you first need to fly into Guwahati, which is well connected by state-run buses in addition to private buses from neighboring towns. There are numerous bus options that include A/c Sleeper, Non-A/c Sleeper, Volvo, Semi-Sleepers, etc operating frequently between Guwahati and Nalbari. Once you reach the city, then it is easy to hail a taxi to Nalbari, which is just 60km from Guwahati and is also one of the fastest ways to reach Nalbari. It takes about an hour to reach Nalbari in a taxi from Guwahati and you can use these private taxi operators for hailing a ride: Xcell cabs (xcell.co.in), My Taxi (mytaxitrip.com) and Kamakshi Tours (kamakshitours.com). You can also drive down in a rental car to Nalbari yourself at an estimated fuel cost of INR 400-600.
Like most other cities in the state of Assam, Nalbari too has ample and good taxi services for your intra-city commute. You can also explore taking a 3-wheeler/auto rickshaw for your short distance travels. Besides this, it is best to plan your visit with careful consideration to avoid getting caught up in erratic/unexpected weather conditions that can stall/dampen your travel plans.