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Away from the blaring noises of cities, Karimganj, located at a distance of 313 Kms from Guwahati, is a small sleepy town of Assam steeped in the beauty of nature. Karimganj is the biggest city and administrative headquarter in the district. Situated in the southernmost part of the state, the region majorly consists of wetlands and farms for which it is known as one of the major agricultural districts in Assam. It is an important centre of trade and commerce with important resources that it exports to several states in India. With a thick cover of trees, forest produces are a very important means of resource for the livelihood of the people, Karimganj has an intense pool of culture associated with local tribes, languages, and traditions that are exclusive to their place of origin.

Sharing its border with Bangladesh, the town is adorned with two major rivers Kushiara and Longai. A long rumbling canal called Noti Khal is also featured by the place which helps connect the two rivers creating a balance of the water level. The several forests near the town harbouring a variety of flora and fauna are great for easy hikes and explorations.

Things to do in Karimganj

1. Chhatachura Range

Chhatachura Range
Chhatachura Range that flanks the town arises from south east side of the district. Its highest peak is 2087 ft above the sea level with its middle part known as Saraspur which is 1000 ft high.

2. Duhalia Range

Duhalia Range
Separating the valleys of Longai and Chargola, the Duhalia Range is the 3rd range passing through the district of Karimganj. Popularly referred to as the Pratapgarh Range; its highest hill is 1500 ft (Read More)above the sea level.

3. Shopping in Karimganj

Shopping in Karimganj
Karimganj is a small town all wrapped in natures beauty. However, it is not a place to shop much but offers some of the best jute products and handicrafts that are exclusive to the town.

4. River Kushiara

River Kushiara
River Kushiara separated by River Barak flows from Karinganj to Bangladesh. The river serves as an international border separating Assam from Bangladesh.

5. Malegarh Crematorium

Malegarh Crematorium
A chivalrous reminder of the past, Malegarh Crematorium is a place where the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the 1857 mutiny were cremated here.

6. Adamail Range

Adamail Range
Adamail Range forming a border with Bangladesh is also referred to as the Patharia Range. Marking the western border of the district, the range is spread over a length of 45 km, with its highest peak (Read More)elevated at about 800 ft above the sea level.

7. Bird watching

Bird watching
Karimganj is a beautiful place flanked by two rivers and beautiful meadows, and a haven for bird watchers. Different kinds of birds are spotted around the scenic beauty of Karimganj, rendering it as E (Read More)lysium for photography and bird watching enthusiasts.

8. Trekking in Karimganj

Trekking in Karimganj
The lush, untouched beauty of Karimganj makes it necessary for one to be encouraged to don their walking shoes, pack in some stuff for the day and set off to explore a little section of the beauty of (Read More)the seven sisters.

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How to Reach Karimganj

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Given the sleepy town that Karimganj is, Regular cab and bus services ply to and fro Karimganj;, buses being owned by both private and government players. There is no direct flight, or rail connectivity, however, to Karimganj. Approximately 230 km away is the Shillong airport, which is the nearest airport accessible to Karimganj, while BadarpuJunctionon is the nearest accessible railway station, barely 25 km away from Karimganj.

How to reach Karimganj by flight

Karimganj is a small town without its own airport. The airport at Kumbhirgram in Silchar serves at the nearest air base to the town located at a distance of about 85 km. One can avail a taxi from outside the airport till the required destination.

How to reach Karimganj by road

This small town is easily approachable from other cities of the state via a network of well-maintained roads. State owned buses, as well as private buses, runs regularly to Karimganj from Silchar.

How to reach Karimganj by train

Badarpur junction in the Karimganj District serves as the nearest railway station to the town at a distance of 32 km. In fact, this railway head serves as the main centre for the Barak Valley as well as southern Assam. One can easily avail taxi or bus from outside the station to the sleepy town of Karimganj.

Local transport in Karimganj

Karimganj is a place where one can easily hire taxi to commute from one place to another. With Silchar only 32 kms away, the transportation in and around the town is quite easy. However, make sure you plan your trip while keeping the weather conditions in mind and try travelling during the winter season.

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What is famous about Karimganj?

A peaceful vacation spot full of scenic beauty. Negligible pollution.

What is not so good about Karimganj?

Limited options for accommodation. The cuisine is predominantly Assamese which might be a problem for some travellers.

Who should visit Karimganj?

Karimganj is an ideal destination for people looking to relax and unwind amidst lush green surroundings. It is for nature lovers who love the idea of going to offbeat places. It is perfect for families, friends and couples. Bird watchers and photographers must visit this sleepy town in Assam. 

What is the best time to visit Karimganj?

Karimganj experiences hot and uncomfortable summers (March, April, and May) with maximum temperature going up to 32 degrees Celcius. The winters (October-January) are moderately cold but pleasant enough to enjoy and explore the town. Hence, it is best to visit the town between the months of October and February. The monsoon season in the area receives heavy rainfall i.e. during the months of July to September, and thus it is recommended to avoid travelling during this time.
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What is the local food in Karimganj?

Being located in the state of Assam, Karimganj serves mainly Assamese cuisine. Kholasapori Pitha, Till Pitha, Dhaniar Bor, Tenga and Macch Bojha (Fish Fry) are among the famous dishes of the town.
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What is the best way to reach Karimganj?

Given the sleepy town that Karimganj is, Regular cab and bus services ply to and fro Karimganj;, buses being owned by both private and government players. There is no direct flight, or rail connectivity, however, to Karimganj. Approximately 230 km away is the Shillong airport, which is the nearest airport accessible to Karimganj, while BadarpuJunctionon is the nearest accessible railway station, barely 25 km away from Karimganj.

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What are the things to do in Karimganj?

The top things to do in Karimganj are Chhatachura Range, Duhalia Range, Shopping in Karimganj, River Kushiara, Malegarh Crematorium, Adamail Range. You can see all the places to visit in Karimganj here

What are the places near Karimganj?

The top places near to Karimganj are Hailakandi which is 30 km from Karimganj, Shillong which is located 91 km from Karimganj, Jowai which is located 66 km from Karimganj, Silchar which is located 45 km from Karimganj, Cherrapunjee which is located 81 km from Karimganj

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Kumar Kislay

4 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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