Silchar Tourism

2.9 / 5 Heritage, Religious,

Ideal Duration : 1 day Best Time : October to June
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"Barak Valley" Silchar Tourism Situated on the Surma (Barak) River, and known for its scenic beauty and natural splendor, Silchar is surrounded byManipuron the east, Bangladesh on the west, Mizoram on the south and the Barail hills on the north. Silchar is the 2nd largest town in Assam and is one of the most stable areas in the North-East and hence locally referred as the Island of Peace. It is also one of the most developed areas with its own airport and institutes of higher education. Due to its picturesque location, Silchar is also used as the gateway to the neighbouring areas of Manipur and Mizoram. Approximately 90% residents of Silchar are Bengalis who speak the Sylheti dialect, the rest being Bishnupriya Manipuri, Dimasa Kachari (Barman), Manipuri (Meitei), Marwaris, Assamese and some tribal groups like Nagas. Silchar is popularly known as Barak Valley. Download Silchar PDF Guide > What's Great? Beautiful tea estates. Natural beauty and gorgeous trails. Easy to reach, as it is connected via all modes of transportation. Accommodations are easily available. Connected to nature while having modern facilities like malls. An all-weather city. What's not so Great? Limited options in terms of cuisine. Floods are common during the rainy season. Silchar can appear a bit bland as compared to other Assam cities like Majuli and Jorhat if you are searching for cities which can give you more landscape views. For Whom Silchar is the perfect place for those people who want to explore north-east India. It introduces you to the beautiful sceneries and nature trails of Assam without making you compromise with your basic luxuries. It also a good place for religious people, as Silchar is the abode to the infamous Iskcon Temple, Bhuban Temple and Kancha Kanti Kali Temple.

Tea Estates of Silchar There are a lot of Tea Estates around Silchar. These tea gardens not only provide breathtaking views, but bring you close to nature. North-east is famous for its tea estates, and Silchar is no different. The tea produced in Silchar is of high quality. As the climate and the soil in and around Silchar are apt for growing tea, it is surrounded by wide hills which are covered with tea plants. The tea produced in Silchar is exported to many countries. These tea estates attract a large number of tourists due to their scenic views. Tea estates like Sindoora Tea Garden and Koomber Tea estate are the most famous ones in Silchar. Etymology The place derived its name from two words: shil ('rocks') and char ('fields'), meaning rocky fields. History The history if this city dates back to the period of the British period. The shore of river Barka became a central location for trade and commerce, around which settlements started establishing, converting the place into a city. People came to know the place as Shiler Chor meaning bank of stones. Silchar used to serve as the headquarter for British Empire in the year 1833, after which they established the first polo club in 1850. The people of the valley witnessed various developmental revolutions throughout their history. The Assam Government captured the ruling after Britishers and tried changing the language to Assamese but faced protests from the people. Later, under the jurisdiction of West Bengal, it got Bengali as an official language. Developed as one of the important cities of Assam, it is still today of great historical enthusiasts for archaeological studies.

One Day Itinerary Start your day early morning by going to Bhubeneshwar temple. Since it is a 17 km hike, so you can keep a whole day for going up and coming down. If you are not too adventurous then you can start your day by going to Khaspur, followed by Badarpur Fort and Maniharan Tunnel and you can go for shopping in the evening. The next day you can go to Kancha Kanti Kali Mandir early morning, followed by Hajo and Maibong.

Restaurants and Local Food in Silchar Assamese and Bengali cuisine is the most popular cuisine of Silchar. Shu?ki (the local name for dried fish), shidal chutney and chunga-r peetha, are some of the local delicacies. View 4 Restaurants in Silchar >>

Oct-Junis the best time to visit Silchar Silchar is a great city to visit in any season. The weather is pleasant throughout the year, and you can explore Silchar in all its glory. The temperature in summers is good, and it's also the season when a lot of travellers come to Silchar. During the winters, the temperature is moderate. It's neither too hot nor too cold and is perfect for those who'd like to spend as much time outside as possible. During the monsoon season, the weather is refreshed due to the frequent showers, but it also enhances the risk of floods. Weather in Silchar Loading... Silchar in Summer (April - June) The temperature of Silchar during the summer season is moderate. It ranges from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. In Silchar, summers begin in the month of April and stretches up to June. A lot of tourists go to Silchar during the summers, as the pleasant weather makes it easy to explore this beautiful city. Silchar in Monsoon (July - September) The month of July marks the beginning of the monsoon season in Silchar, and it can stretch up to September. The weather is cool, and the surroundings rejuvenate during the rainy season. Due to frequent showers, it can get quite risky in Silchar, as floods become prominent. Silchar in Winter (October - March) During the winters, the temperature of Silchar can drop to as low as 10 degrees Celsius. The winter season starts from October and can last until March. It is the perfect season for those who want to explore Silchar in the cold days. Monthly Weather in Silchar Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 11 26 February 13 28 March 17 28 April 21 30 May 23 32 June 24 31 July 25 31 August 25 33 September 24 32 October 23 31 November 17 27 December 13 27

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