Reasons To Visit Guwahati
The city of Guwahati is believed to be close to 2,000 years old and boasts a rich variety of historic landmarks, ancient ruins and museums which make for a fascinating journey. There are many stunning temples around the area like the Uma Nanda Temple constructed on an island and the Kamakhya Temple which is perched above the city. Although Guwahati primarily offers memorable historical and cultural sites, the city is surprisingly exciting for kids with attractions like the Accoland theme park and Nehru Park offering a fun day out.
Arriving In Guwahati
Guwahati International Airport is located around 30 km away from the city of Guwahati and also goes by the name of Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. The airport primarily handles domestic flights but does have some international flights available. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Guwahati, there are no airlines providing direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, the airport does have plenty of connections in the region, so travelers from the UAE can make the journey with just one transfer.
At Guwahati International Airport you will find all of the essential facilities and amenities you would need, while the airport is projected to open up a brand-new terminal in 2020 which will increase the number of amenities available. Alongside a couple of travel and gift shops where you can find all of your basics, there is a restaurant and snack bar available for hungry travelers. Alternatively, you can wait for your flights in the airport lounge for a more premium experience. When your flight has touched down at the airport, there are public buses available from the airport if you are on a budget. However, it may be much easier to hop in a taxi if you are unfamiliar with local bus routes.
Guwahati Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to India, you will be able to go online and apply for an e- visa before your journey which is valid for up to 60 days. In Guwahati the weather can get fairly hot over the summer with average highs exceeding 30 degrees from May until October. However, be advised that there is a lengthy rainy season which hits the region in April and continues all the way through until October. Guwahati is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of the UAE, while the currency you will need during your visit to India is the Indian rupee.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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