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About Guwahati

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The gateway to North East India, Guwahati is Assam’s largest city and conveniently located en route the Kaziranga National Park.  Our pick of the best places to stay in Guwahati are all ideally located for exploring the delights that this city has to offer.

Lying astride the Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau, it provides impressive vistas.

Old Guwahati, bordering the river is packed with charming timber framed houses and is best explored by foot.

The region also plays host to some diverse wildlife including Asian elephants, pythons, Bengali tigers, the one horned rhino, guars (the largest extant bovine) and a sprinkling of rare migratory birds.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Guwahati are all ideally located in the heart of town.

Best places to stay in Guwahati

For a traditional homestay

  • Located in Guwahati’s Old Town, Baruah Bhavan Guesthouse is a veritable hidden gem - if you can find it! Time has stood still in this century old bungalow – filled with antiques and the walls lined with black and white photographs. The staff are friendly and attentive and never let your cup of Assam chai go empty.

Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of the best places to stay in Guwahati to start to plan your trip, or look further afield and check out all our Assam recommendations. Or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Guwahati

  • Baruah Bhavan Guesthouse 6 rooms from $32

    Guwahati (Uzanbazar)

    A quaint guesthouse in Guwahati’s Old Quarter, just a three-minute walk from the Brahmaputra River. Homely, charming and an ideal stop-off on your way to Kaziranga.

    Less £
    Sights nearby  -  Central city location
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.