Mankachar, Assam

Mankachar is a census town in the Assam state of India's South SalmaraMankachar District. It is located on northeast India's most southwesterly point.

Places to visit

  • Mir JumlaMazar : The tomb of Mir Jumla, the governor of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, is situated close to the boundary between Assam and Meghalaya in the Thakuranbari hamlet of Mankachar town in the South SalmaraMankachardistrict.The Koch kingdom of Cooch Behar was besieged by Mir Jumla, the 69-year-old Governor of Bengal appointed by Aurangzeb in 1659, who also forced the Raja of Cooch Behar to submit to Mughal control. It's interesting to note that Cooch Behar specifically instructed Mughal forces not to abuse or plunder common people in any way when he was captured. The Assamese Ahom kingdom was then conquered by Mir Jumla in 1662. Strangely enough, Mir Jumla's last campaign was a failure. Massive losses were sustained by the Mughal forces as they were forced to fight in dangerous terrain. Many people died when supplies ran out. The army of Mir Jumla had to disband after losing two-thirds of its manpower. He became quite unwell while returning from Assam and passed away on a boat on March 30, 1663. He was 72 years old when he passed away. He was buried in Thakuranbari, where his tomb is still standing, on a hillside. The local Mazar-Sarif committee looks after the tomb, which is a well-liked attraction for tourists and history buffs from around the globe.
  • Distance: Mir JumlaMazar is 13 kilometres away from Mankachar

  • Kamakhya Temple : The Kamakhya temple is a Hindu temple devoted to the mother goddess Kamakhya, located in Thakuranbari hamlet near Mankachar town in the South SalmaraMankachar district of Assam. The temple is respected in the same way as Guwahati’s famed Kamakhya temple. This temple is one of the holiest destinations for worshippers since it is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Hindu Mythology. According to legend, the navel of Goddess Sati’s dead body dropped at this place. The temple’s principal goddess, Kamakhya Devi, is located in a sanctum. The temple grounds also include temples to Lord Shiva, Durga, Hanuman, and Santoshi.     
  • Distance: Kamakhya Temple is 54 kilometres away from Mankachar

How to Reach

  • By Air-MankacharRupsi Airport is located 74 kilometers from the city center.via train 205 kilometers separate Mankachar from Malda Town Rail Way Station, a significant railway station.

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