Silchar – Travel, Business, Lifestyle

Silchar at a GlanceLocated in the southern most part of Assam on the banks of river Barak, Silchar is a picturesque travel destination which is also the gateway to other north eastern states of India like Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura. Being strategically placed, Silchar is the cultural, economic and educational hub of the region. Silchar is the biggest town in Barak Valley which comprises of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi – three Bengali dominated districts of Assam. Some of the notable tourist attractions worthy of visiting in Silchar include Maniharan tunnel, Gandhibag Park, Kachari Fort and Bhubaneswar Temple, which attracts tourist a lot. One can easily visit these locations by hiring a cab for a day or via private vehicle. Apart from these, there are several tea estates like Dolu which is a good long drive and a picnic location too. Although there are not many industries, Silchar is a major business hub for rice, tea, fishes and other agricultural items. When it comes to cuisines, Silchar has many options to offer. The local people love fishes, shutki, shidol but you can get good punjabi food too. And if you happen to be street food lover specially momos, then you will love the streets of Silchar. Silchar is a peaceful place and although it doesn’t boast of happening night life, but it’s safe for girls none the less. If you want to run away from the hustle and bustle of metro life and are on a tight budget, Silchar can be a perfect holiday destination.
Staying in SilcharSilchar has something to offer to everyone. Whether you are here on a business trip and looking for luxury or short on budget, Silchar has hotels ranging from low - medium budget to business class. Borail View Hotel (Park Road), Shatabdi Hotel (Ukilpattu), Hotel Rose Valley (Ukilpatty Silchar), J C International Hotel (Circuit House Road), Mohini Hotel & Restaurant (Park Road), Ellora Hotel (Club Road), Hotel Kalpataru (Circuit House Road), Silchar Tourist Lodge (Silchar), Indra Prastha Hotel (Lochan Bairagi Street), Krishna Hotel (N.S Avenue), Center Palace Hotel (Central Road), Sharda Hotel (Narsing Tola) and Geetanjali Hotel (Club Road) are medium and budget accommodations. Apart from these hotels you can also find lots of affordable lodges in Sonai Road, Sadarghat and Ram Nagar areas of Silchar.
How to Reach SilcharSilchar is well connected to many of the major cities in India by air and train. Kumbhirgram airport which is located just 25 kms away from Silchar is connected to major cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, Imphal, Tezpur and Agartala through Air India, Air India Regional and Jet Airways. The other nearest Domestic Airport from Silchar is Imphal Airport, 264 Kms from Silchar. It has regular flights from Silchar to Aizawl, Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata. The newly inaugurated broad gauge train connects Silchar to Guwahati, Agartala, Kolkata and New Delhi. Finally there are many private and state owned buses plying between Silchar and Guwahati, Shillong and Imphal.