Guwahati ( Assamese: গুৱাহাটী, Guvāhāṭī; formerly Gauhati) is a town in the Indian state of Assam on the south bank of the Brahmaputra. With about 960,000 inhabitants ( 2011 census ), it is by far the largest settlement in northeastern India.
The only 10 kilometers away from the city center Suburb Dispur is the seat of the Government of Assam. The main attractions include Guwahatis the Kamakhya temple - an institution of Tantric Shaktism, which attracts many pilgrims - and the Assam State Museum with great archaeological and ethnographic collection.
Guwahati is home to the Gauhati High Court, a zoological garden, food and petrochemical industries. The airport ( Lok Priya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport ) is located 20 kilometers southwest of the city and is named after the former Chief Minister of Assam, Gopinath Bordoloi. Since 1994, the city next to the Gauhati University and an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati ).
Guwahati is the seat of a Catholic archbishopric.