The Saraighat Bridge is one of the architectural marvels and the most recognizable landmark of Guwahati city. This 4258 ft long combined road cum Railway Bridge is a first of its kind here and spans the northern stretch of Brahmaputra River. This iconic bridge has become the cities lifeline because of its engineering wonder and its influence on the lives of people.
The location of the Saraighat Bridge is also significant as the historic Saraighat Battle was fought here between the Ahom Rulers and the Mughals. This battle, however, came to be known due to Lachit Borphukans valour, the great Ahom General who vanquished the Mughal army. Hence, the Chilarai Park was constructed to commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan on the southern end of the bridge. This park is a hive for recreational activities and people come here for recreational purposes, to take a break from the bustle of the city life.
The Saraighat Bridge has the most iconic sight during the night. Looming over the Brahmaputra, when this bridge gets illuminated at night, the entire structure remains a staggeringly spectacular reminder of human ingenuity. The Bridge provides a surfeit of backgrounds for photographers to get their perfect shots with nature.