Culture of Guwahati



Most commonly found tribe in Guwahati is the Mongolian tribe. Also, one can see intermingling of different tribes like Indo-Burmese, Mongolian, Aryan and Indo-Iranian. The people of Guwahati are quite simple and humble behavior having great feeling of hospitability. The trip to Guwahati becomes unforgettable because of the polite and courteousness of the local people.


Language and religion

The main language spoken in Guwahati is Assamese or Asomiya though Hindi and English is also spoken but very rarely found. Other most common languages are Bodo, Rabha, Karbi, Dimaca, Mishing, etc. and all of these are regional languages.

People of Guwahati follows different types of religions like Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Christianity, Muslims but the majority of the people of Guwahati follows Hinduism.



Rice is the main part of food in Guwahati and a diet is incomplete without the rice there. Fish curry is preferred by the people along with the rice. Guwahati people used to avoid spicy food but they prefer the dishes having flavor of spices like cumin, ginger, fenugreek, cardamom, garlic, mustard, etc.


Local festivals, Art and Music

Most common festivals of Guwahati celebrated with complete joy and enthusiasm are the Ambubachi Mela, Debaddhani Festival, Rangoli Utsav, Brahmaputra Beach Festival, etc.


Weaving is the main art and craft of the Guwahati people. Creativity of the people comes in the whole of the world in form of the silk and cotton clothes produced by the craftsmen of Guwahati.