Guwahati is the largest city in the state of Assam. It is also called the 'City of Temples' and is situated on banks of the Brahmaputra river. The famous temple of goddess Kamakhya is located in Guwahati. In the medieval period, Guwahati was home to the Borphukan, the military and civic chief of the Ahoms (like Peshwa of the Marathas). Guwahati is one of India's fastest growing cities and also a proposed 'Smart City'.
Guwahati has a cosmopolitan culture and attracts people from all over the Northeast. Thanks to rising affluence, the city has been witnessing a steady rise in two and four wheelers, further bolstered by the improving quality of the city's roads. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bardoloi International Airport is situated just 20 km from the city. There is a 218 km road network inside the city and it connects Guwahati to other cities and states in the region and beyond.
National Highway 27, which connects Porbander in Gujarat with Silchar in Assam, passes through Guwahati. National Highway 17 connects Guwahati to other cities in Assam like Tezpur, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, extending to Nagaland. State Highway 2 connects North Guwahati to Bongaiga. State Highway 3 connects Guwahati to Nagaon and Morigaon. State Highway 11 connects Guwahati to Nalbari and Sarthebari.