Guwahati (Pragjyotishpura in ancient Assam), Guwahati in the modern era is an ancient urban area, largest city of state, region, major metropolis of eastern India and one of the fastest developing cities of India.
Guwahati is one of the major cities of Eastern India, with a population of over 15 lakhs. It is the largest city in the North-East Region of India, and is considered to be the “gateway” of the region. Dispur is the capital of Assam which is located within the city of Guwahati.Guwahati is a major commercial and educational hub of Assam and the north-eastern region of India.
Guwahati is one of the most rapidly growing cities in India and during the past few decades it has experienced a steep rise in population. According to a survey done by a UK media outlet, Guwahati is among the 100 fastest growing cities of the world, and is the 5th fastest growing among India cities.
Guwahati is the most well connected city of the North-East-Region with daily bus service, train services as well as flight services to all the NE states as well as the rest of the country. Guwahati has now even started international flight services to Bhutan as well as Bangkok, Thailand, which is a major international air hub.
Guwahati,today has all the modern facilities. It has ample eateries including most national and international food chains, entertainment zones, amusement parks, multiplexes and shopping malls with the best of retailing names. Guwahati is the hub of commercial and trading activities in the region. It is bustling with all major national and international companies, banks, hotels, hospitals. Besides commercial activities the city is also blessed with a variety of cultural activities. Libraries, galleries, theatres are doting the city. A host of cultural activities may it be plays, concerts take place at regular intervals.
Slowly the city is emerging as one of the major commercial and tourist destinations in the country.