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About Guwahati

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.

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 £26

    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.
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  • Prabhakar Homestay 5 rooms from £44

    Guwahati (Assam)

    This charming guesthouse, located in a quiet corner of town has been in the Bora family for years. A truly immersive stay, antiquated rooms make guests feel as though staying with a family member. Relax amidst the gardens in bloom and with a cup of Assam chai and some delicious home-cooked food.

    Hideaway  -  A perfect little spot to escape from bustling Guwahati. The Bora family will make you feel right at home.
    Sights nearby  -  Take the ferry across to the Umananda Mandir, a temple located on a small forested river island.
    Local markets  -  Artfed stocks plenty of locally made goods, ideal for gifts.
    Great walks  -  Explore the quaint winding lanes of Old Guwahati by foot.
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