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Silchar Travel Guide


Silchar Travel Guide

In southern part of Assam, and on the banks of the Barak River lies the second largest town of the state- Silchar. The charm of the place emanates from the naturally vested sceneries that it is blessed with. On the eastern fringes lies Manipur, on the west lies Bangladesh, the southern fringe is occupied by Mizoram and the northern fringes is occupied by the Barail hills. It unequivocally stands true to its crowned title as the “Island of Peace” because through its scenic beauty it not only allures the mind and heart of the visitors but also generates tranquillity. The picturesque destination of Silchar greets a large number of tourists every year.

Silchar is presided mainly by a group called Sylhethi. However, there are also other tribes and communities present in this place.

Silchar has to its credit a number of sightseeing places of interest. Some of them are the Shiva Mandir, Maniharan Tunnel, Martyr’s Tomb, Paper Mill, Kanchakanti Kali Mandir, Palace of Kachari Kings, Bhuban Hills and Milroy Sanctuary.

The Shiva Mandir lies at a distance of 35 km from Silchar on top of the Bhuvan hills. Pilgrims and tourists from all over the world are seen flocking to this temple. The idol of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati dominates the temple. The temple is easily accessible and can be reached by a bus ride. Another famous tourist spot is the Maniharan tunnel that lies at a distance of 5 km to the north of the Shiva Mandir. The tunnel was apparently used by Lord Krishna to visit the district. The Tribeni River flows under the tunnel and this river is visited by many for bathing purpose. The vicinity also celebrates a number of festivals like Doljatra, Shivratri and Baruni and this itself draws a large number of people. The marty’s tomb is also an interesting place to visit. Herein lie 11 tombs of the martyrs who died fighting for the language movement of Assam in the year 1964. Harisava and the temple of Goddess Lakshmi Devi are located at a close distance from the martyr’s tomb and they can also be visited during your tour of the land. The well-known Kanchakanti Kali Mandir situated at a distance of 15 km from Silchar has a legendary tale related to it. The confluence of the Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali is what give uniqueness to this place. As per mythological tale this temple was constructed following a dream that the king had.

The place has a lot to offer especially an impeccable beauty of the natural surrounding that leaves people enchanted. Visit Silchar; the land with all its richness and beauty is waiting for you. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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