Golaghat remains a place of business. Other industries include tea-growing and tourism.
The climate is sub-tropical and humid. Humidity is usually greatest in the morning.
Summers, winters and monsoons are the three main season. Summers have much more rainfall than winters. Average temperature and rainfall for the year are 24.0 °C and 1960 mm.
By planeThe easiest way to reach Golaghat is through Rowriah Airport in Jorhat, which is 35 km away. Air services operate flight services in the Jorhat – Kolkata and Jorhat – Guwahati routes from rest of the India. The fastest way to arrive at Guwahati from Golaghat takes 2h 58m, which is to take a taxi from Golaghat to Rowriah in Jorhat and then taking a Jorhat – Guwahati flight service.
By trainTrain services operate from Golaghat railway station, and services are available from Dimapur, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Guwahati. The important railway is at Furkating in Golaghat. There're direct train(s) from Golaghat to Guwahati, such as Ghy Intercity (15606). The minimum time a train takes to reach Guwahati from Golaghat is ~ 8hours.
By roadThe major roads connecting to Golaghat and its surrounding areas are National Highway 37 and National Highway 39. NH 37 enters through Golaghat - Nagaon border at Bagori and it passes through places such as, Kohora and Kaziranga National Park. A road link also exists from Golaghat to Wokha in Nagaland.
By waterRiver transportation link on River Brahmaputra exists between Dhansiri Ghat in Golaghat district and Gomari Ghat in Sonitpur district.
Golaghat British CemeteryAssam's one of the oldest burial grounds dating back to India's pre-independence era, containing 28 burials of British officers.
Golaghat Baptist ChurchOne of the oldest and biggest Baptist churches in Assam that was established in December AD 1898.
Athkheliya NamgharOne of the prominent religious places of Assam. The Namghar was built in AD 1681 by Ahom king Gadapani.
Negheriting Shiva DoulConstructed in AD 1687 by Ahom king Swargadeo Rajeswar Singha, perched on a hill top, it is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Assam.
Golaghat Natural History MuseumMuseum contains dolls, artefacts, mementos, movies and other personal collections of Dr. Banerjee (a Padma Shri awardee, and a medical doctor from Edinburgh and Liverpool Universities). There are 587 dolls and 262 other show pieces.
Kaziranga National Parkphone: +91 98540 40004Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat district is a World heritage site declared by UNESCO in 1985.
Nambor - Doigrung Wildlife SanctuarySpread across 97 square kilometres (37 sq mi) in 3 blocks, the sanctuary is located in Morangi, Golaghat, and is famous as a spot for Hot water spring and wildlife viewpoint to spot Rhino and other animals.
Garampani Wildlife SanctuaryIt is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries containing Hot water spring and Waterfalls covering an area of and surrounded by Nambor Sanctuary having 51 rare species of orchid. It is away from central Golaghat.
Deopahar RuinsThe ruins of an ancient temple with statues lying shattered and greenery sprouting from the heads of others. From the top of the hill, one can get a view spanning across Numaligarh Tea Estate and nearby hills and forests, which is simply divine.
ExcursionWith a landscape of sprawling tea estates in and around Golaghat, planning an excursion to visit the heritage buildings and sites gives a very refreshing experience to travellers.
A walk down to Dhansiri bridgeA walk down the Dhansiri bridge towards the river offers a very beautiful sight. It is a popular picnic and outdoor spot for barbecues for the citizens of Golaghat and travellers alike.
Jeep safarisJeep safaris to Kaziranga National Park is one of the best ways to experience the scenic beauty of the protected area for wildlife.
Camelliaphone: +91 37742 81922address: Station Road, GolaghatA colonial era setup, serving Indian and Chinese cuisines.
phone: +91 94350 53811address: Tapan Nagar, GolaghatA multi-cuisine restaurant and a colonial-era guest house.
GDSA Charaideophone: +91 98540 84720, +91 3774 280 028address: Golaghat Central (GDSA), GolaghatA multi-cuisine restaurant and hotel.
Hamdoi Resortphone: +91 95774 17300address: New Amulapatty (East), GolaghatA multi-cuisine restaurant and modern resort.
Sizzlerzphone: +91 84728 13789address: GDSA Complex, GolaghatOpen kitchen fast food restaurant.
phone: +91 3774 280 218address: Doss & Co. (Cally Coomer Building), GolaghatFast food restaurant chain of India serving fried chicken.
Hotel Atithyaphone: +91 37742 82045address: Chowk Bazar, Golaghat
Golaghat Circuit House (Govt. of Assam)phone: +91 37742 84945address: D.R. Collage Road, Chandmari, GolaghatA colonial era accommodation.
phone: +91 37742 80611, +91 37742 80730, +91 98642 86200, +91 94350 53400address: Ward #10, Golaghat - East, Golaghat
Nambor Guest Housephone: +91 37742 81066, +91 37742 80611, +91 98642 86100, +91 98642 86200address: Station Road, Golaghat
Bed and breakfast (B&B)
phone: +91 94350 53811address: Tapan Nagar, GolaghatA colonial B&B hotel.
GDSA Charaideophone: +91 98540 84720, +91 3774 280 028address: Golaghat Central (GDSA), GolaghatCentral location with the view of the Sports Authority Stadium.
Hamdoi Resortphone: +91 95774 17300address: New Amulapatty (East), GolaghatLocated in a calm neighbourhood, a bit away from the city centre.
phone: +91 90853 58006address: Station Road, GolaghatResort with luxury lodging experience.