Haflong

A scenic and a small town blessed with breath taking natural beauty, Haflong Hill is located in the state of Assam. Bequeathed with the name Switzerland of the East, the place is nestled beautifully and is the only hill station in Assam. It is also known as White Ant Hillock.

The town is situated close to Silchar city and is bounded with fast fluent water streams, amazing lush green hills and bounty waterfalls. It is an idyllic place for spending the vacations in a peace-loving and serene area. The area is hugely famous for the adventurous activities of trekking and hiking.

Weather

Summers are extremely hot and humid. The temperature ranges from 24°C to 30°C in the months of April to June.

June marks the beginning of Monsoon season and lasts till September. Sporadic rainfalls make Haflong Hill look very beautiful during this season.

Winters approach in October and lasts till February. The climate is pleasantly cool and the temperature ranges from 10°C to 14°C. Pleasant climate during the season is apt for sightseeing.

The best season to visit Haflong Hill is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are October to April.

How to Reach

The nearest Airport is Silchar Airport, Assam, roughly two hour drive from the town. The second nearest Airport is Shillong Airport, Meghalaya, roughly five and a half hour drive. Connecting flights to the cities such as Kolkata, Jorhat and Guwahati can be availed from here.

The place has its own railway station named as Haflong Hill Railway Station which is located in northeast of the town. It connects Silchar, Lumding, Maibong and Jatinga to Haflong Hill.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Haflong Hill: The main attraction is the green, serene environment and the beauty of the hill itself. Haflong hill is ideal for those who like to take long walks in the midst of nature and for families that like to picnic while enjoying a great view of the surrounding valleys.

Haflong Lake: The Haflong Lake is a vast expanse of beautiful waters – an oasis of calm in the midst of these hills.

Maibong: Located about 47 km from Haflong, Maibong is an ancient center for art and culture in Assam. This town was the capital of the 17th century Dimasa Kachari Kingdom and is now famous for the Ramchandi temple.

Silchar: Silchar, the nearest city, has a number of major attractions worth visiting. If you do visit Silchar from Haflong, do not miss the beautiful crafted Bhuvaneshwar Temple.

Jatinga: Located close to the Haflong ridge is Jatinga, a place famous for bird suicides. It is said that birds fly to this place attracted by the bright lights in the houses and somehow get disoriented. Unable to fly away they are killed by hunters. This phenomenon occurs only in September-October night when fogs and mild showers set in.

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