Location:10-km From Guwahati On Guwahati-Shillong Route, Assam
Famous As:Auction Market Of Tea
Significance: Capital Of Assam
Also Known As: Dishpur
With the birth of Meghalaya the capital (1874 to January 1975) had
been shifted from Shillong to Dispur. 10-km away from Guwahati on
Guwahati-Shillong route, Dispur is a well-planned city, a quality,
which the tourist will enjoy the most about the town.
Guwahati is the centre of tea trading and the auction market is
established in Dispur. CTC or Crush, Tear and Curl tea is on
auction over here every Tuesday and Wednesday of the week. On the
way to Shillong one may have a look at Dispur. Possibly, this
capital is going to be shifted to Chandrapur with exquisite
natural surroundings, 20-km away from Guwahati.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air: Guwahati airport is situated 18-km east of the centre,
and is served by taxis and airport buses, including those run by
Rail: The railway station is in the centre of the Guwahati
town with the state bus stand right behind and operates a very
useful left luggage service. The back of the railway station leads
into the Paltan Bazaar area, from which most of the private bus
Road: Guwahati is the connector city of NH - 31, 37 and 40
with the other cities of India by road. Buses ply from Guwahati
around the cities of Northeast India by National Highways. State
Transport Express and Super Express buses of Assam, Meghalaya ,
Arunachal , Nagaland , and North Bengal ply from Guwahati.
WHERE TO STAY
Guwahati has a good selection of places to stay. In addition to
the budget options there are luxury hotels also available in the
city such as ITDC's Brahmaputra Ashok.