City : Dispur
Location : Northern-eastern India
Language : Assamese, Bodo, Bengali
Know About Dispur
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.
Dispur, is currently one of the smallest capital cities in the world with a population of just about 1,700 with Tea is the biggest product produced by the City.
The city is constituted on people from various origins such as Tibetan, Aryan, and Burman all of who practice their own cultural beliefs and practices, with their main language being Assamese, with other common languages spoken being English and Hindi.
The one thing that all of the people of Dispur have in common is their love for the Bihu festivals which takes place in a series of three all of which are characterized by dancing and singing; with people of all ethnicities and cultures take place in these festivals
Known for its hilly and grassy countryside, Dispur is free from pollution and kind to nature, with the city being overrun during its busy season in the January to July months.
With the Eastern Himalaya Mountains off at the outmost skirts of the country and the Naga Ranges bordering on the East, the city has a lot to offer to nature enthusiasts with the Himalayan Mountains and the Naga Ranges within close reach, along with attractions as the Brahmaputra River which flows directly through Assam as a whole and Kaziranga National Park, which showcases India’s own one-horned Rhinoceros.
Movies being one of the cities biggest forms of entertainment, you would find a variety of different movie theaters that you would be able to see movies at, and during certain times of the year, another form of entertainment in Dispur is the Bihu festivals which take place three times a year.
How To Reach
Guwahati airport is situated 18-km east of the centre, and is served by taxis and airport buses, including those run by Indian airlines.
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 companies operate.
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.