The gateway to the northeastern part of the country, Guwahati provides us with the perfect amalgam of hills, rivers and beautiful plains in between. The city of Guwahati is also known as the “Light of the East”, and is the commercial hub of the North East region. Thrust into the limelight over the past couple of years for the region’s affinity for sport, this capital city of the state of Assam is home to one of the country’s most passionately followed football clubs, North East United FC.
 
In fact, what makes the region of India stand out is the overwhelming dominance that football enjoys here over all other sports. From winning the national championship regularly in both the men’s and women’s category, across different age groups, Assam and its adjoining states have ensured that if there were to be a tag for being the “football capital of the country”, they would cumulatively emerge as the most deserving candidates.