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Silchar, Assam Travel Guide

Situated on the banks of the River Barak, the city of Silchar was called as the Island of Peace by the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The city is the headquarters of Cachar district in Assam. It is a municipal area.

The city is called the second largest city of Assam after Guwahati. The Barak River flows around the city. Long back, the place on the banks of this river was used to carry on trade. The River served as an excellent water way for the region.

The city was named after the market place covered with stones on the banks of the Barak River. It was called ‘Shiler Chor’ meaning the bank of stone. Bengali culture dominates the place. The city is growing due to the facilities it is providing in the surrounding region. People of the surrounding regions choose this city for better education and medical services.

How to Reach:

You can reach the city by road, rail and airways. But, direct connection is available only by road. If you are traveling by train, you will have to get down at Lumding station. It is the nearest station. From Lumding station you would get connecting trains to Silchar, or, book a taxi to Silchar.

The rains create havoc in the region. It is quite risky to take the land route for Silchar. Landslides are common in this area. The city is connected by Kumbhigram Airport which is at about 22 km from Silchar city. You would get direct flights to Kolkata, Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat , Agartala and Imphal.

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It is better to hire a taxi from Kumbhigram Airport to Silchar. Book a cab through Online Cab Booking services.

Approximate distances from Silchar to other cities:

Guwahati -317 km, Jorhat -426 km, Shillong -219 km, Imphal -266 km

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Places of Interest:

Visit Khaspur which is about 20 km away from the city. This city is a historical city. It was the capital of the Kachari Kings. Monuments are the main attractions of this city.

Make a trip to the Bhubaneshwar Temple (about 50km) which is a temple of Shiva. It is popular site in the southern part of Assam.

Explore the Maniharan Tunnel that is nearby Bhubaneswar Temple.

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