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Considered to be the gateway to north east India, Guwahati is the largest city in the region. It is situated between the southern bank of Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. Dispur, a part of Guwahati, serves as the capital of Assam.
The Kamakhya temple situated atop the Nilachal hill is an important site for tantric Hinduism. Besides Kamakhya, Guwahati has several ancient Hindu temples including the Umananda Temple, Navagraha Temple and Basistha Temple. Hajo is an important pilgrim center for Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.
The city and its surrounding areas are rich in wildlife. Kaziranga National Park, known for its famous resident the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, is 214 km away. The Assam State Zoo, Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary and Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary are also worth a visit.
The Saraighat Bridge on river Bramhaputra, a rail- road bridge is one of the important infrastructural assets of Guwahati.
As the second largest commercial tea production region in the world after China, Guwahati is an important tea trading center. The Guwahati Tea Auction Center (GTAC) is among the busiest tea trading facilities in the world.
Guwahati is among the 100 fastest growing cities of the world and the fifth fastest growing among Indian cities. It is a major commercial and educational center of eastern India. The premier Indian Institute of Technology campus is also located in Guwahati.
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