Situated on the Surma (Barak) River, and known for its scenic beauty and natural splendor, Silchar is surrounded by Manipur on the east, Bangladesh on the west, Mizoram on the south and the Barail hills on the north.
Silchar is the 2nd largest town in Assam and is one of the most stable areas in the North-East and hence locally referred as the Island of Peace. It is also one of the most developed areas with its own airport and institutes of higher education. Due to its picturesque location, Silchar is also used as the gateway to the neighbouring areas of Manipur and Mizoram. Approximately 90% residents of Silchar are Bengalis who speak the Sylheti dialect, the rest being Bishnupriya Manipuri, Dimasa Kachari (Barman), Manipuri (Meitei), Marwaris, Assamese and some tribal groups like Nagas. Silchar is popularly known as Barak Valley.
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Beautiful tea estates. Natural beauty and gorgeous trails. Easy to reach, as it is connected via all modes of transportation. Accommodations are easily available. Connected to nature while having modern facilities like malls. An all-weather city.
Limited options in terms of cuisine. Floods are common during the rainy season. Silchar can appear a bit bland as compared to other Assam cities like Majuli and Jorhat if you are searching for cities which can give you more landscape views.
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