Kamrup Metropolitan district comprising the metropolitan city of Guwahati was created after the 2011 census. Guwahati is not just Assam’s largest city, it is the gateway to Northeast India for providing the best connectivity to other states in the region and the world beyond. The town derives its name from two Asomiya words – guwa or a areca nut and haat or the weekly market, thus tracing its origins to a time when it was a trading post on the Brahmaputra.
To the spiritually oriented, Guwahati is home to the goddess Kamakhya. To the history buffs, it stands on the very spot where the brave people of this great land thwarted the mighty Mughal army in the battle of Saraighat in 1671.