Brahmaputra Ashok is situated at the river bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. Recently it has been transferred from India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), an autonomous corporation under the Ministry of Tourism, to the Assam government.
Guwahati, considered as the Gateway to North-Eastern India is the Business Hub. The various tourist destinations including the Kaziranga National Park – The Home to One Horned Rhinoceros are close by. The Hotel acts as a Benchmark to the Guwahati City. The interiors and furnishings give the tourists a touch of Assamese Culture. The lawn and the surroundings are covered with lush green gardens.
Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, has received an assurance in this regard from the Union Tourism Minister, Dr Mahesh Sharma.
Sonowal has also confirmed this decision of Government of India on a twitter message. According to him the transfer will happen “within a few days”. The Union Tourism Ministry has also sanctioned a sum of INR 983.5 million for Assam for the development of the heritage tourism circuit in the state, comprising Tezpur-Majuli-Sivasagar. The financial support will be given under the Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
The hotel being just a kilometre from the railway station and 21 km from Guwahati Airport is a 3-Star property. It has a peaceful and pollution-free environment on the banks of Brahmaputra. The Hotel was established to provide hotel infrastructure in Guwahati, when the city was underdeveloped, unexplored and no private investors invested in tourism.