Guwahati City Information

Formerly known as Gauhati, Guwahati is the largest city in the Northeastern state of Assam. It is also the largest metropolis in the entire Northeastern region. Situated on the southern bank of the mighty Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is one of the fastest growing cities in the country

The city metropolis of Guwahati offers comparatively high quality of life. The city offers excellent infrastructure amenities and daily-life facilities. Plus, it offers competitive residential and working environments with delightful climate, beautiful landscapes, contemporary apartments, modern shopping complexes & malls, beautiful bungalows.

Guwahati Climate (Weather & Temperature)

Climate data for Guwahati (Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport) 1971–1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.6
(83.5)
33.7
(92.7)
37.6
(99.7)
38.9
(102.0)
39.5
(103.1)
38.5
(101.3)
37.5
(99.5)
38.0
(100.4)
36.8
(98.2)
36.0
(96.8)
31.0
(87.8)
30.1
(86.2)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) 21.6
(70.9)
25.1
(77.2)
28.1
(82.6)
29.7
(85.5)
30.0
(86.0)
31.9
(89.4)
31.7
(89.1)
32.1
(89.8)
31.4
(88.5)
30.2
(86.4)
26.5
(79.7)
23.4
(74.1)
27.8
(82.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.1
(57.4)
18.0
(64.4)
21.9
(71.4)
25.3
(77.5)
26.7
(80.1)
28.4
(83.1)
28.5
(83.3)
28.8
(83.8)
27.9
(82.2)
25.0
(77.0)
20.2
(68.4)
16.1
(61.0)
22.5
(72.5)
Average low °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
10.9
(51.6)
15.7
(60.3)
19.9
(67.8)
22.4
(72.3)
24.8
(76.6)
25.3
(77.5)
25.4
(77.7)
24.4
(75.9)
19.9
(67.8)
14.8
(58.6)
9.8
(49.6)
15.2
(59.4)
Record low °C (°F) 2.0
(35.6)
3.5
(38.3)
8.5
(47.3)
10.3
(50.5)
14.4
(57.9)
18.6
(65.5)
18.9
(66.0)
20.3
(68.5)
19.9
(67.8)
8.9
(48.0)
4.0
(39.2)
3.0
(37.4)
2.0
(35.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12
(0.5)
21
(0.8)
62
(2.4)
181
(7.1)
270
(10.6)
360
(14.2)
325
(12.8)
298
(11.7)
234
(9.2)
155
(6.1)
25
(1.0)
10
(0.4)
2,054
(80.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 1.4 2.8 5.2 12.5 15.1 16.6 20.0 15.4 13.3 5.9 2.2 0.9 111.3
Average relative humidity (%) 79 65 57 68 75 81 83 82 83 82 82 82 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 225.5 213.8 220.1 200.6 191.1 133.1 123.7 161.6 139.0 205.8 230.9 231.7 2,276.9
Source: India Meteorological Department (record high and low up to 2010)

Important Facts About Guwahati in Assam

  • Guwahati is the gateway to Northeast India.
  • One of the fastest growing cities in India.
  • The largest city in the state of Assam.
  • The largest metropolis in the Northeastern region.
  • Situated between the banks of the Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong platea.
  • Guwahati Airport - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport
  • Metropolis population: 957,352
  • Telephone code / STD code of Guwahati - 0361
  • Guwahati PIN Code - 781 0XX
  • Guwahati City Animal - Gangetic River Dolphin
  • Headquarters of Assam Police
  • High Court of Assam - Guwahati High Court
  • Also acts as high courts of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram
  • Guwahati has a comparatively high quality of life.

List of Educational Institutions in Guwahati, Assam

There are a number of educational institutions in Guwahati, the largest city of Assam. Due to good educational institutions, colleges, universities and schools, the city of Guwahati has become a major education hub of Northeast India. Here is the list of some famous educational institutions of Guwahati.

Top Engineering Colleges in Guwahati

  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati
  • Scholar's Institute of Technology & Management
  • Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology
  • Royal School of Engineering & Technology
  • Assam Engineering Institute
  • Assam Engineering College
  • Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology
  • Institute of Science and Technology, Gauhati University

Top Management Colleges in Guwahati

  • NEF College of Management & Technology
  • Institute of Strategic Business Management, (ISBM)
  • Asian Institute of Management & Technology
  • Royal School of Business
  • Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT)
  • North Eastern Regional Institute of Management, (NERIM
  • Pragati School of Management
  • Department of Business Administration, Gauhati University
  • Don Bosco Institute of Management
  • Assam Institute of Management

Universities in Guwahati, Assam

Here is the list of Universities in Guwahati, Assam.

  • Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, NE Regional Centre
  • Assam Science and Technology University
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam
  • Assam Down Town University
  • Royal Global University
  • Gauhati University
  • Cotton University
  • Assam Don Bosco University

Colleges in Guwahati, Assam

Here is the list of top colleges in Guwahati, Assam.

  • Oriental College of Science & Commerce, Guwahati
  • College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara
  • Radhagovinda Baruah College
  • Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College
  • Gauhati Commerce College
  • West Guwahati College
  • Narengi Anchalik Mahavidyalaya
  • Swadeshi College of Commerce
  • Handique Girls College
  • Brahmaputra College
  • Arya Vidyapeeth College
  • Guwahati College
  • Dispur College
  • Icon Academy
  • S.B. Deorah College
  • Pragjyotish College
  • B. Borooah College
  • Pandu College
  • BMBB Commerce College
  • North Guwahati College
  • K.C. Das Commerce College
  • Lalit Chandra Bharali College

Top Schools in Guwahati, Assam

There are a number of schools in Guwahati, Assam. Guwahati schools are known for imparting excellent education. Here is the list of top schools in Guwahati.

  • Godwins Public School, Near Sarusajai, Guwahati
  • Saint Francis D' Assisi Senior Secondary School, Gurchuk Guwahati
  • Tarini Choudhury Govt. Girls H.S. & M.P. School
  • Little Pearls School, Narengi Tinali, Bonda
  • Pragjyotish Senior Secondary School, Paschim Boragaon
  • St. Mary's English High School, Guwahati
  • St. Vivekananda English Academy, Maligaon
  • East Point Montessori School, Birkuchi
  • Faculty Higher Secondary School, Amingaon
  • Hindustani Kendriya Vidyalaya
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Maligaon
  • Sudarshan Public School, Khanapara
  • Y.W.C.A. High School
  • Gurukul Grammar Senior Secondary School
  • (Cambridge) International School, Guwahati
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya 9th Mile
  • St. Stephen's School, Christian Basti
  • S.B.O.A Public School, Garchuk
  • Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati
  • Axel Public School, Guwahati
  • Delhi Public School, Guwahati
  • Cotton Collegiate School,Panbazar
  • Axel Public School, Guwahati
  • Gyan Educational Institution
  • Happy Child High School, Rehabari
  • Fairyland School
  • GEMS NPS International School, Guwahat
  • Shrimanta Shankar Academy
  • South Point School
  • Army Public School, Narangi
  • Assam Jatiya Bidyalay
  • Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti
  • Central Public School, Guwahati
  • Don Bosco School
  • Purbasha Vidyaniketan
  • Delhi Public School Khanapara
  • Little Flower School, Hatigaon
  • Royal Global School
  • Pearl Valley High School
  • Holy Child School Guwahati
  • Maharshi Vidya Mandir
  • Maria's Public School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khanapara

Hotel Management Institutions in Guwahati, Assam

Here is the list of top hotel management institutions in Guwahati, Assam.

  • Pragati School of Management
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Guwahati (IHM)
  • IAM Institute of Hotel Management, Guwahati
  • Assam Institute of Hotel Management, Guwahati

Transport Infrastructure in Guwahati

Guwahati is reachable by all the transport modes. It is well connected by roads, rail and air.

Airport in Guwahati

The city is served by the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. The airport is located in Borjhar, about 20 km west from the city center of Guwahati. The airport is operational with several domestic and international flights. It is considered to be the 11th busiest airport in the country. You can find here daily and weekly domestic flights for destinations like Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Jaipur, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Delhi and Ahmedabad. International flights are available to destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Yangon, Bangkok, Hanoi, Paro, Dhaka and Kathmandu.

Railway Station in Guwahati

Located in Paltan Bazaar area of Guwahati city, The Guwahati Railway Station is the major railway station of the city. Other railway stations in the city are the Kamakhya Junction, the New Guwahati Junction (only for freight services) and the Azara Railway Station. Northeast Express, Brahmaputra Mail, Garib Rath, Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express, Saraighat Express, Kamrup Express, and Rajdhani Express are some important trains that connects Guwahati with other important cities in the country.