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What You Should Know More About Guwahati

  • Travel advice

    • You can reach Guwahati by air, train, and bus. The most ideal time to visit this city is between October to April, and avoid travelling here during monsoons.

    • Opt for a rented car to travel around the city instead of a bus. Local buses are crowded and uncomfortable for a tourist to get around.

    • Get warm clothes, trekking and hiking gear, torches, and mosquito repellents when travelling to this city.

    • Do not wander alone in the adjoining forest areas in Guwahati as there are wild animals like leopards and bears that have attacked people in the past.

    • Do not accept drinks or drinking water from strangers. Carry your own water bottle when you travel.

    • Though, Guwahati has nightlife, it is not safe to wander out alone in the dark especially in isolated areas.

    • Avoid wearing revealing or skimpy clothes in most of the places in Guwahati.

    • Never travel alone and always move with tourist groups when travelling to Guwahati. This place should not be explored by solo travelers, as it is unsafe for solo backpackers.

    • Check for your health and hygiene before you eat at any restaurant, as the cuisine may or may not suite your health.

    • Keep all of your travel documents safe, and deposit them at the security box in the hotel.

    • Tipping etiquette is followed in most of the places in Guwahati as well. It is good to tip 10 to 20 percent of the bill.

    • At Guwahati you can stay at budget as well as luxury hotels.

  • Drinking Law

    Do not drink on streets or in public areas of Guwahati. You can buy liquor from shops and drink in hotels and pubs.

  • What you will like there?

    Sightseeing, activities, and nightlife

    People come here for religious reasons. These temples have an aura that cleanses people from within and gives a fresh lease of perspective. You can also visit many places nearby this city, and go on boat rides, mountain biking, and treks. You can visit pubs and bars in the night that are spread across the city and depict the nightlife of the city.

    Food and shopping

    Assamese cuisine is something you must try when you visit Guwahati. You can also shop for handicrafts and artifacts at the local and street bazaars of Guwahati.

    Nearby places

    Lilabari is a small town close to Guwahati which has a serene view and is a hub for many adventure activities. You can visit the Dirang valley for its serenity and tranquility. You can go trekking, mountaineering, camping, rafting, boating, and fishing on the banks of Brahmaputra River. Bhalukpong is in Arunachal Pradesh, close to Guwahati. You can visit bird sanctuaries, try their local cuisine, and plan outdoor activities, like, white water rafting.

  • Recommended reads for destination


    Bharat Online


    Guwahati: the Gateway to the East by K. Alam, N.C. Das, A.K. Borah

Traveller Tales from Guwahati


Bedanta Dowerah

04 September 2017

"it's was nice experience.. "

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Aryan Menon

07 March 2016

The jeep safari was awesome. It is the best way to explore the amazing wildlife of this National Park. We spotted the one horned rhino and went for elephant safari as well. It is the best way to see animals in their natural surroundings and if you are a nature lover you will absolutely love this place.

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