A Travel Guide to Silchar

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Soaked in the beauty of breath-taking landscapes and vibrant culture, Silchar is a city with many surprises. With numerous tributaries, immense greenery and rocky hills along with architectural splendour, a trip to Silchar will surely leave you mesmerised.

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Best time to visit Silchar

Silchar has pleasant weather throughout the year, making it a year-round destination.

Summer (April - June): Summers in Silchar are moderate, with the temperature ranging between 25°C to 35°C. This pleasant weather makes for an ideal time for tourists to explore the beautiful city.

Monsoon (July - September): Silchar witnesses rainfall from July that stretches till September. The weather is cold, and the city turns into a lush green paradise.

Winter (October - March): During winters, the temperature in Silchar drops to a minimum of 10°C. It is the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of Silchar.

Most spoken languages in Silchar

  • Bengali in distinct Sylheti dialect
  • Assamese
  • Hindi
  • Manipuri

How to reach Silchar

  • By air: You can book your flights to Silchar and arrive at the Silchar Airport. It is located 26 km from the city centre. Buses (AC/non-AC) and cabs are readily available from the airport to the city. IndiGo now offers direct connectivity between Silchar and Kolkata, along with seamless connections to other key destinations in India.
  • By bus: Silchar is well-connected to other parts of Assam, with buses operating at regular intervals. You can choose from privately owned buses, government and minibuses to travel across the city.
  • By trainSilchar is well-connected with other parts of the country through trains that ply at regular intervals.
  • Getting around Silchar: Auto-rickshaws are probably the best way to cover the shorter distance at affordable fares and taxis for longer routes.
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Places to visit in Silchar

  • Khaspur: Located 20 km from Silchar, Khaspur is a village that houses the ruins of the Dimasa Kingdom. Although the main king’s palace is in a state of non-existence, you can visit the other attractions that include the Sun Gate, the Lion Gate, and the age-old king's temple.
  • Dolu Lake: Dolu Lake is a stunning lake situated in the city. It is an ideal place to spend some peaceful and quality time with family and friends.
  • Badarpur Fort: Settled on the banks of the Barak River, Badarpur Fort is an important historical place as well as a tourist destination. Even in its ruins, the fort exudes historic charm and offers a beautiful view of the river.
  • Maniharan Tunnel: Situated in Bhuvan Hills, Maniharan Tunnel is an ancient tunnel with religious legends associated with it. It is believed that Lord Krishna used this tunnel, making it a popular site for pilgrims. The tunnel houses several temples of Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Garura, Lakshmana and Hanuman.
  • Bhubaneshwar temple (Bhubanhill): Bhubaneshwar Temple is one of the most popular and celebrated Shiva temples in South Assam. Perched on the top of Bhuvan hills, the temple attracts pilgrims and hikers from far and near. 

Places to eat in Silchar

Hotel Dhakaiya
Hotel Dhakaiya

To experience a real feel of the local cuisine, you must head to Hotel Dhakaiya. Treat your taste buds to their various food offerings.

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Jaya's Hotel & Restaurant
Jaya's Hotel & Restaurant

Counted among the best restaurants in Silchar, Jaya's Hotel & Restaurant is known for its excellent service, delectable food, and friendly staff.

 

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Brotherhood Café and Restaurant
Brotherhood Café and Restaurant

This is one of the popular restaurants in Silchar, you can find a variety of food from noodles to momos and other dishes. It also has a lovely ambience and can plan an event or any celebrations.

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Atithi Appayan Restaurant
Atithi Appayan Restaurant

Located just on the outskirts of the city, Atithi Appayan Restaurant is a favourite among the locals. You can find a variety of dishes from Asian to Indians and fast-food as well.

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Shopping in Silchar

High-end shopping/luxury shopping/shopping malls in Silchar

  • Imperial Mall
  • V2 Shopping Mall
  • Goldighi Municipal Mall
  • Citykart

Street shopping in Silchar

  • Janiganj Bazaar: Janiganj Bazaar is one of the most popular shopping places where you can find everything from handloom products to food items and other durables at pocket-friendly prices.
  • Srikona Bara Bazaar: Srikona Bara Bazaar is a shopper’s delight with several options for handicraft products and artefacts. Filled with an array of colourful items, the bazaar has something for everyone.

When it comes to shopping at a new place, there is nothing better than exploring the local markets. Although Silchar is known for agricultural products and tea farming, its local markets have some exciting and unique things to offer at reasonable rates.

You can buy popular cane furniture like chairs, tables, sofa, flower vases, etc., from Silchar's Sadarghat area. The Tulapatty area in Silchar is famous for Manipuri and Nagaland handloom items such as sarees, dupattas, bedcovers, woollen shawls, waistcoats, etc. 

Where to stay in Silchar

Barak

Hotel Barak Continental Hotel Barak Continental is an affordable hotel, strategically located near the Silchar Railway station. This two-floor hotel comprises of 20 well-furnished rooms. Overall, it's a value for money hotel with necessary amenities such as luggage storage, security, attached bathroom, among others. It's an excellent option for solo travellers.

Nakshatra

Hotel Nakshatra Hotel Nakshatra is a three-story hotel with 34 well-furnished rooms and an in-house restaurant. The rooms are well-equipped with necessary facilities like television, AC, wardrobe, etc. Also, the hotel features 24-hour front desk facility, laundry service along with 24-hour room service.

JKStar

JK Star Hotel Located in proximity to the major tourist spots, JK Star Hotel, is a budget property having 21 rooms, spread across three floors. It's an ideal address to enjoy a comfortable stay with your family. The hotel has basic amenities such as rooms service, security, laundry, medical service, etc. in place. It also has a banquet hall for social gatherings.

Parijat

Parijat Hotel and Restaurant Parijat Hotel and Restaurant is a suitable stay option if you are travelling on a budget. The hotel has 12 well-equipped rooms, a well-maintained garden, a restaurant and offers free breakfast for its guests. Located close to the Silchar railway station, Tarapur Bus Station and 24 km away from Silchar Airport, the hotel is a good pick.

Nightlife in Silchar

  • Tantra Bar
  • Delta Bar

More reasons to visit Silchar

Here are some of the other places to explore in Silchar on your trip.

Sri Kancha Kanti Devi Mandir

Located about 15 km from the city, Sri Kancha Kanti Devi Mandir is a popular spot. The temple is dedicated to a Goddess who is considered to be a union of Goddess Kali and Goddess Durga. One of the kings of the Kachari Dynasty built the temple's idol, which dates back to 1806.

Kachari Fort

Kachari Fort is among the most stunning forts across the country and a must-visit for history enthusiasts. You can see the remains of the kingdom of Khaspur at the fort, which will pique your curiosity. Beautiful carvings adorn the walls of the fort, which depict the lifestyle of Assamese people from those times. The fort is covered on all sides by lush greenery, making it a treat for the eyes.

Tea estates

Silchar is home to several tea estates, which offer a spectacular view and bring you close to nature. Some of the stunning tea estates worth visiting include - Doloo Tea Estate, Sindoora Tea Garden, Koomber Tea Estate, and Hatticherra Tea Estate.

Places to visit near Silchar

Agartala

Barely 100 m from the international border lies Agartala, a city with an interesting history and geography. Its glorious past is evident with the presence of several shrines, palaces, and temples. Along with this, the place has some exotic local food worth trying.

Shillong

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, is a picturesque tourist spot. Popularly known as the Scotland of the East, the city has crystal clear lakes, majestic mountains, and stunning waterfalls that define nature at its best. Apart from its natural brilliance, you will also get to experience the colourful cultural tradition of the local tribes. Know more about Shillong.

Dimapur

From being the ancient capital of the Dimasa Kachari kings to a bustling commercial centre in the present time, Dimapur has come a long way. It is Nagaland's largest city and a gateway to its rich culture and heritage.

Cherrapunji

In a word, Cherrapunji is stunning. It is one of the main reasons why Meghalaya is known to the world. The rolling hills, magnificent waterfalls, and the Bangladesh grasslands' picturesque view sum up this wonderful place.

Aizawl

Spread over vertical ridges, valleys, and hills, Aizawl's beauty is worth exploring. The Tlawng River and Durtlang Peaks on the north are live testimony of their natural magnificence. Besides this, the city is also the fastest-growing in Mizoram.

Festivals in Silchar

Bihu

The festival of Bihu is one of the main festivals of Silchar and is celebrated in three forms, namely the Bohag Bihu, Magh Bihu, and Kati Bihu. Bohag Bihu marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year and is generally celebrated in April. Bohag Bihu, also known as Rongali Bihu, defines joy and cheer.

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