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GUWAHATI

Guwahati is the largest city of Assam, a major riverine port city and one of the fastest growing cities in India. Guwahati lies between the banks of the Brahmaputra River. With an area of 1,528 square kilometres (590 sq mi), Guwahati is the second-largest metropolitan region in eastern India. Dispur, the capital of Assam, lies in Guwahati.

The Guwahati region hosts diverse wildlife including rare animals such as Asian elephants, pythons, tigers, rhinoceros, gaurs, primate species, and endangered birds.

Guwahati has a humid subtropical. The average annual temperature is 24.2 °C with extremes ranging from 40.6 °C recorded on April 24, 2014 to 3.0 °C recorded in January, 1964.

Guwahati is one of the main tourist hubs in Northeast India. The city boasts of a centuries-old Kamakhya Temple at top of Nilachal Hill, an ancient Umananda Temple located at Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra River and the Brahmaputra itself which is one of the largest rivers in the world. The city has many ancient Hindu temples, along with newly built ones, earning it the sobriquet "City Of Temples". Hence the city is aesthetically, culturally and commercially developed. Tourism in Guwahati includes heritage sites, ancient temples, museums, historical monuments, archaeological sites, lakes and ponds.

For more information log in to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guwahati; http://assamtourism.gov.in

Guwahati had been one of the two host cities for the 12th South Asian Games which hosted the Opening & Closing ceremonies with 16 sports disciplines across 11 Venues.

  • Guwahati is the largest city in Assam and is often known as the Gateway of the North East
  • Guwahati is well connected and has an International Airport that has connectivity to major metros and other cities around India
  • Guwahati in the past has hosted the National Games in 2007 with 32 sports with a participation of over 10,500 athletes
  • The LGB International Airport at Guwahati served as the airport for Guwahati and Shillong for the 12th South Asian Games

SHILLONG

Shillong is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the "Scotland of the East".

Weather conditions: Pleasant, pollution-free; summers: The temperature varies from 23 °C (73 °F); winters: The temperature varies from 4 °C (39 °F). Its summers are cool and very rainy, while its winters are cool and dry. Shillong is subject to vagaries of the monsoon. The monsoons arrive in June and it rains almost until the end of August. October–November and March–April are the best months to visit Shillong.

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya is just 131.5 km (81.7 mi) from Guwahati which can be accessed by road along NH 40, a journey of about 2 hours 30 minutes through lush green hills and the magnificent Umiam lake in between.

For more information log in to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shillong; http://megtourism.gov.in

Shillong is the 2nd host city for the 12th South Asian Games and will be hosting 8 Sport disciplines across 5 Venues

  • Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya, it is also known as the Abode of Clouds.
  • Shillong is connected to Guwahati by the NH 40 and takes approximately 3 hours to reach Shillong from Guwahati airport
  • Shillong is the home to Shillong Lajong United FC, an I-League football team