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Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on November 16, 2022 Share on

Top 5 places to visit in Silchar – Explore the Island of Peace

Tucked away in the state of Assam in India, next to the Barak River is a small town called Silchar. Known to be the headquarters of the Cachar district, the land is fondly known as the “Island of peace”. Buried with history and culture, the land is famous for temples and its connection towards Lord Krishna and the Hindu religion. The land is beautifully green and has got a charm that can keep you hypnotized in the town’s beauty. Read on to know more about the top 5 places to visit in Silchar.

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Top 5 places to visit in Silchar

1. Maniharan Tunnel

Situated near the Silchar railway station is the Maniharan Tunnel. The tunnel is one of the most popular places in the city of Silchar and is associated with the olden days. Many say that Lord Krishna used this tunnel to visit the town of Silchar. The tunnel has religious figures and paintings of Hindu gods inside the tunnel.

2. Kancha Kanti Kali Mandir

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Located 15 kilometres from the city of Silchar is the temple called Kancha Kanti Kali Mandir also known as Kanch Kali. The main deities of the temple are the Armed Goddesses Kali and Durga. The temple is one of the ancient buildings to exist in the city of Silchar. There goes a legend that says, the Goddess had appeared in the dreams of Kachari king and asked him to build a temple. Travellers can either hire a cab or take the local bus to reach the temple from the main city.

3. Gandhibagh Park

Situated in the heart of the city of Silchar, the stunning park is named after Mahatma Gandhi. Known for holding popular exhibits and fairs, the park also conducts annual Gandhi Mela displaying the beautiful handicrafts and handlooms created by the people of Silchar. The park was also built to commemorate 11 martyrs who were killed in a protest. The park is filled with colourful flowers and green grass making it a perfect place to have a picnic and which is why it is one of the best tourist places in Assam.

4. Dolu Lake

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Dolu lake is a placed filled with calm ambience and charming surrounding. Located little outside the city is the Dolu lake, perfect for viewing the sunset and the sunrise. The enchanting beauty of the lake is like candy to sore eyes. It is a great place to be for all those people who love to view the true beauty of mother nature. The lake is open to the public and there is no entry fee charged making it one of the frequently visited place in Silchar.

5. Bhuban Mahadev Temple

Bhuban Mahadev temple is an ancient temple situated on the top of Bhuvan hills just outside Silchar. The temple is truly a work of art when it comes to its architectural design. The main deities of the temple are Lord Shiva along with his wife Goddess Parvati. The view from the temple is eye-catching and soothing. If you are planning a trip to this temple, make sure to visit them not during Mahashivratri since the temple becomes one of the busiest places in Silchar during that time.

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Which hill station is closest to Silchar?

Jatinga is the closest hill station to Silchar.

What is Silchar famous for?

It is the place to have the world’s first competitive polo match and also the place where the first polo club is present.

What is Silchar best for?

It is best known for tea farming and also for agricultural produce.

Is Silchar a clean city?

Silchar is the cleanest city in Assam.

Is Silchar a small town?

Silchar is not a town. It is the second largest city in Assam.

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