Silchar, Assam

Silchar is the capital of the Cachar district in the Indian state of Assam. It is located 343 kilometers south of Guwahati. Captain Thomas Fisher established it in 1832 when he relocated Cachar's headquarters to Janiganj in Silchar. It attracts a large number of tourists due to its natural beauty, rich and diverse culture, and improved infrastructure.

Places to visit

  • Khaspur : The ruins of a vast Dimasa kingdom can be found near Khaspur. The Lion Gate, Sun Gate, and the old King's Temple are the primary attractions. The original palace is gone, but its subsidiary, the main entrance gate, the "Suryadwar," and the "Debalaya," are still standing. The doorways are decorated with elephant patterns.
  • Distance: Khaspur is 22 kilometers away from Silchar

  • Maniharan Tunnel : Maniharan Tunnel is only a few kilometers from Silchar and is a popular tourist destination. According to Hindus, the tunnel was built during Lord Krishna's time and was once utilized by him. Many minor temples are dedicated to Garuha, Lakshmana, Lord Rama, and Hanuman.
  • Distance: Maniharan Tunnel is 43 kilometers away from Silchar

  • Gandhibag Park : Gandhibag Park is situated on the banks of a lake on Park Road in the centre of town. This park, named after Mahatma Gandhi, includes the Shahid Minar, a memorial for 11 martyrs who died on May 19, 1962, while fighting for the protection of their Bengali language against the then-government of Assam.
  • Distance: Gandhibag Park is 3.0 kilometers away from Silchar

  • Hayagriva Madhava Temple : This temple has a Lord Vishnu idol comparable to the Lord Jagannath idol in Puri. Furthermore, it is believed that Lord Buddha gained Nirvana at this sacred location, hence it is frequented by Buddhists, Bhutiyas, and Hindus. To approach the temple, visitors must up a flight of stairs The Holi festival (March) is celebrated in great style at the temple.
  • Distance: Hayagriva Madhava Temple is 88 kilometers away from Silchar

How to Reach

  • Silchar is well connected to the rest of the country's major cities by regular flights. There are no frequent trains from other major cities in the country to Silchar. The nearest railway station is in Haflong, which is 43 kilometers away.

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