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Hailakandi Tourism

Hailakandi, located 312 kms south of Guwahati is a beautiful destination nestled in the heart of Barak Valley of Assam. The town is the administrative headquarters of the district of Hailakandi. It is a town with several legends attached to it and serves as a melting pot of various cultures and traditions, all existing at one place in great harmony with each other.

This culturally rich place is also adorned nature's bounty serving as a perfect base for people looking for peace and tranquility. Owing to its religious significance, devotees flock to this place in large number. A visit to this place will help you to unwind and relax with a perfect natural setting all around. Blessed with thick cover of lush green forest, sprawling tea gardens, lovely fruit orchards and gurgling river, Hailakandi has many hidden troves waiting to be explored.

Things to do in Hailakandi

1. Shopping in Hailakandi

Shopping in Hailakandi
The town of Hailakandi is not basically a shopping paradise. However, the place is famous for its beautiful wooden handicrafts, masks and carvings that are completely exclusive to this town.

2. Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir

Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir
Situated at Badarpur Ghat, Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir is a popular temple dedicated to Siddyashar Bari.

3. Pach Pirr Mukam

Pach Pirr Mukam
Offering a splendid view of the River Barak, Pach Pirr Mukam is another famous spot of the town situated in South Hailakandi. The huge cropland near the place adds charm and beauty to the site.

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Assam's Hidden Trove

Situated in the heart of the Barak Valley in Assam, Hailakandi is a perfect blend of various cultures. Adorned with gurgling rivers and dense forests, the hill station is visited all through the year by a huge number of devotees. A picturesque city, Hailakandi is also a hotspot of diversity and rich in flora and fauna, which adds beauty to this hidden hill station. The extensive sprawling tea gardens is also a major attraction in Hailakandi.

Restaurants and Local Food in Hailakandi

Hailakandi is a small town where Assamese cuisine is quite predominant. People there are very fond of the rice, tea and maach (fish) which tagged as the popular food of the town.
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Suggested Itinerary for Hailakandi

Hailakandi is a secluded area packed with nature in form of lush green forests, meandering rivers and fruit orchards. One day in this place is enough to relax and unwind your tired mind and body. Begin your day early in the morning with a stroll in the wilderness of the area.

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, your first stop of the trip is Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir, a temple dedicated to Siddyashar Bari. The next stop of this place is Pach Pirr Mukam, a popular attraction of the town. The view of the river and huge croplands from the place are quite mesmerising. A place like Hailakandi is a must visit and an unforgettable experience.

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How to Reach Hailakandi

How to Reach Overview

Hailakandi has no railway station or airport. Roadways is the only way to reach this hidden hill station.

How to reach Hailakandi by flight

The nearest airport to Hailakandi is located in Kumbhirgram in Silchar. The airport is well connected to many other major cities like Kolkata, Aizawl, Guwahati and Agartala. Once you reach the airport, you can hire a taxi or a bus to the required destination.

How to reach Hailakandi by road

Hailakandi is well connected to Guwahati via road located at a distance of about 330 km. To visit the town, you can arrive at Guwahati via air, rail or road and can further take a bus to Hailakandi which is readily available.

How to reach Hailakandi by train

Badarpur in Silchar serves as the nearest railway station to the Hailakandi. Taxi, bus and Max service can be availed from outside the station till the town.

Local transport in Hailakandi

Hailakandi is a small town where hiring a cab is the best option to commute within the city. For short distance ride, auto-rickshaws are also an option. And if you are up to some fun and sightseeing, cycle rickshaw can be used for commutation. At the end of the day, whatever transportation you use, this place will never disappoint you with its beautiful culture and nature's bounty.

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FAQs on Hailakandi

What is famous about Hailakandi?

Beautiful landscape, rich culture. Untouched by tourists.

What is not so good about Hailakandi?

The local transportation is not very well-developed. Limited options for accommodation.

Who should visit Hailakandi?

An idyllic hill station, located far away from the crowd of tourists, Hailakandi is ideal for offbeat travellers and trekkers.

What is the best time to visit Hailakandi?

Hailakandi experiences hot summers with maximum temperature ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celcius. The area also receives heavy rainfall during the season with high level of humidity of about 85%. The winter season is quite cold with the temperature falling to 6 degrees Celcius during December and January. With such weather conditions, it is recommended to visit the town during winters.
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What is the local food in Hailakandi?

Hailakandi is a small town where Assamese cuisine is quite predominant. People there are very fond of the rice, tea and maach (fish) which tagged as the popular food of the town.
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What is the best way to reach Hailakandi?

Hailakandi has no railway station or airport. Roadways is the only way to reach this hidden hill station.
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What are the places near Hailakandi?

The top places near to Hailakandi are Karimganj which is 30 km from Hailakandi, Silchar which is located 27 km from Hailakandi, Shillong which is located 120 km from Hailakandi, Kolasib which is located 51 km from Hailakandi, Cherrapunjee which is located 111 km from Hailakandi

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Devyani Chandra

5 years ago
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season owing to heavy rainfall.
- Winters are quite cold, so carry extra woollens.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wherever you go sights (Read More)eeing or have a guide with you.
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