Guwahati FAQs

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Area geography

Guwahati lies between the gigantic Brahmaputra River and the beautiful Shillong plateau. Guwahati is surrounded by numerous hills. On the west of the city are the scenic Nilachal hills. Guwahati encompasses an area of 556 square kilometers. The city is physically divided into two parts by the Brahmaputra River. The coordinates of the city are 26.18°N and 91.76°E.

Notes currencies cards

The currency of India is Indian Rupee ( ). You can withdraw money from the ATMs in the city. Credit cards are not widely accepted here. You might be able to use them in big retail outlets or at your hotels.

Cellular service for tourists

To avoid roaming charges, tourists can buy a new Assam SIM card at any of the mobile or recharge shops in Guwahati. To purchase a new SIM, you would be required to have valid identification proofs like Passport (for foreign tourists), Driver’s License or Voter ID card. There are a good number of networks to choose from in Guwahati

Wifi internet

Wi-Fi is not so easily available in Guwahati. Some of the hotels in Guwahati provide Wi-Fi service to their guests. The Wi-Fi services at these hotels maybe complimentary or chargeable. You can also look for Internet Cafés in the city.

Drinking laws

The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Guwahati (Assam) is 21 years.


Tipping is an important part of etiquettes to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip the waiters at the restaurants and the cab drivers while sightseeing.


Guwahati is a safe city and the people are warm and welcoming. However, like in any other part of the world, it’s best to be cautious and keep your belongings safely at all times.

General information

Languages spoken

Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, English

Time zones

Indian Standard Time

Major religions

Hinduism, Islam, Christianity

Domestic international calling codes


Electricity standards

220-240 Volts/60 Hertz
Plug Type: BS 546 5 A Plug

Common greetings

Hello. (formal) – Nomoskar

Hello. (informal) - Bhal ne?

How are you? - Apunar ki khobor?

Fine, thank you - Bhal Dhonyobaad

What is your name? - Apunar naam ki?

My name is ______ - Mur naam ....

Nice to meet you. - Bhal lagil apunak log pai.

Please. (formal) - Anugrah kori

Thank you - Dhonyobaad.

Where does this train/bus go? - Eikhon train/bus kot jabo?

Where is the train/bus to _____? - .....le train/bus khon kot?

Does this train/bus stop in _____? - Eikhon train/bus........ ot rokhe ne?

When does the train/bus for _____ leave? - ....le jua train/bus khon keita bojat jai?

When will this train/bus arrive in _____? - Eikhon train / bus keita bojat .... pai?

I'm hungry. - Muk bhuk lagise.

A table for one person/two people, please. - ekhon table ejon/dujon manuhor ba be anugroh kori

Please bring a menu. - Ekhon menu dibo suun.

Can I look in the kitchen? - Moi randhoni ghar / kitchen tu sabo paarim ne?

Is there a house specialty? - Kiba house specialty asene?

Is there a local specialty? - Kiba local specialty asene?

I'm a vegetarian - (moi sakahari )

I don't eat pork/beef/raw fish - (moi gahorir manxo/gorur manxo/kesa maas nakhau)

Please do not use too much oil - (anugroh kari besi tel nidibo)