Under the aegis of Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority, the entire hillock with the Deputy Commissioner’s bungalow perched on top, along with the surrounding grounds have been transformed into the Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Center, dedicated to the spirit and legacy of the majestic River Brahmaputra. The tree lined walkways leading to the this pedestrian only campus, with an Art Garden, a 170 years old Heritage Bungalow, an open air Amphitheatre along with a modern glass façade building functioning as a Café, and the Riverside Garden with the open grass patches set amidst trees, with art installations, specially designed activity spaces and viewing decks overlooking the river, are landscaped in a way to refresh the senses.


The legacy of this place as a focal point continues from the days of yore when this hillock and its surroundings along the river was called Itakhuli, and was the base camp of the most powerful BorPhukan of the Ahom Kingdom. It was this hillock from where the legendary Lachit BorPhukan surveyed the battle with the Mughal army, and despite him being unwell, led a charge with his men for the decisive attack against the Mughals. The bravery of his decisive attack, witnessed by the River Brahmaputra, changed the course of the battle and the Mughals were pushed back forever. As and when the campus expands in the future, a proposed memorial dedicated to the memory of Lachit BorPhukan will be located at the far side of the hillock, with a clear view of Saraighat.

The artistic and thematic concept of the Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Center has been formulated by Shahnaab Alam, and also extends itself to the logo that has been specially designed by a Guwahati based Artist and Graphic Designer, Manav Dutta Barua. The architectural design to conserve and restore the Heritage Bungalow was done by Smita Makhija and Zia Hussain, and the restoration process was executed under the supervision of Jagat Ranjan Goswami. MBRHC has its own dedicated car-parking space, with an overhead Walkway connecting both the sections.To maintain this serenity of the place vehicular traffic has been prohibited, and the visitors are encouraged to walk around and explore the campus. For the convenience, silent electric passenger carts will ferry visitors from the main Entry Gate into the campus and back.

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    Open on All Days

    Premises of MBRHC : 10:00AM - 11:00PM
    Heritage Bungalow : 10:00AM - 9:00PM
    Starbucks : 10:00AM - 11:00PM
    Children below 10 years : Free
    From 10 to 75 years : ₹ 100
    Person with diability : Free
    Person above 75 years : Free

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    Old DC Bungalow, Pan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001


Entry Tickets

  • Children below 10 years- Free of charge
  • Person with Disabilities - Free of charge
  • Person aged above 75 years - Free of charge
  • From 10 Yrs to 75 years - inr-icon 100/- per person

• The Entry Tickets have to be retained by the visitors during the entire course of their visit. The Entry is only through the security cabin at the Main Gate.



We have tried to ensure we are accessible to all. All areas of the Brahmaputra River Heritage Center have wheelchair access except for the Attic room. There is a free Electric Cart ferry service for the elderly and the differently abled. Two wheelchairs are available on request.


Room Guide

Transform your phone into your personal tour guide. Each room has a QR code which can be scanned for more information.