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Dispur

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Dispur is the capital city, situated on the outskirts of Guwahati, took its place as the capital of Assam in 1973. The mighty Brahmaputra river which flows through the city and known for its pristine beauty, fast current and thrilling rapids. Tea is another highlight of Dispur and the place is popular as the auction Market of Classic Tea.

The city of Dispur encompasses its own unique form of dancing forms called Husari and Bihunas.

History: 

Dispur traditionally existed as the locality on the outskirts of Guwahati and took its place as the capital of the north eastern state of Assam in 1973, after Shillong, the erstwhile capital became the capital of the state of Meghalaya that was carved out of Assam.

Through the first 1000+ years the city of Dispur was just a normal, small village in the scheme of things for Assam.

The British began to take control of Assam’s 27 districts and began to run the then Capital, Shillong. With Britain controlling the Assam, industrial changes began to take place, such as the breakthrough uses of the natural resources of oil, tea and iron.

The British started educating the people of Dispur City and they developed the first central government that Assam ever had. By the 1900’s, Dispur City and Assam as a whole, began to pull away from the British control and took full responsibility for the running and the economy of the country.

Accessibility: 

Air

Guwahati international airport is the main airport which is 18 km east of the city centre. Flights of Indian Airlines, Air Deccan and Jet Airways are available to and from Guwahati to major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. Taxis and buses are available from the airport to the city. You may also take ASTC's Rhino City Bus Service that runs from the airport to city centre.

Rail

Guwahati railway station is the major railhead, which is also the headquarters of the North-East Frontier Railway. A number of mails, express and superfast trains are available to Guwahati from rest of the country. Auto-rickshaws and taxis ply from the railway station to various parts of the city.

Road

National Highways 31, 37, 40 and 52 connect Dispur with the other cities of India. State Transport buses of Assam government and private buses ply from Dispur to other cities of North-eastern India. Distances of some of important places from Dispur are : Shillong (110 km), Tura (185 km) and Tezpur (191 km).

Shopping: 

Dispur has a number of good shops where you can buy a variety of items. For more choices visit the shopping markets of Guwahati. In the markets of Guwahati you will find the famous silks in three different varieties such as Endi, Munga and Pat. Other must buy of Guwahati include clothes, furnitures, handicrafts and decorative items made from bamboo and cane. Main shopping areas of Guwahati are Fancy Bazar, Paltan Bazar and Pan Bazar.

Accommodation: 

Plenty of accommodation options are available in Dispur, ranging from deluxe to budget hotels. Most popular hotels include Hotel Brahmputra Ashok, Hotel Belle Vue, Hotel Landmark, Hotel Dynasty, Hotel Raj Mahal, Hotel Nandan and Hotel Vishwaratna.

Location: 
10 kms from Guwahati on Guwahati-Shillong Route, Assam
Best time to visit: 
October to May
Famous For: 
Auction Market Of Tea

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