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Sualkuchi Tourism

Sualkuchi is a small sleepy village that displays the culture and traditions of Assam in its best form. The weaving village is however, best known for its skills and craftsmanship for producing one of the best kinds of silk in the state and thus earning its self a nickname of 'Manchester of East'.

One can witness the ethnicity and rustic view of the village in form of the bamboo houses and walls covered with mud in order to maintain cool in summers and warmth in winters. Also rich in flora and fauna, Sualkuchi is an ecologically diverse area inhabiting not only the local exotic animals and birds but also varied species of migratory birds. Dotted with temples, namghars and monasteries at every step, the village is a wholesome package for tourists. Silkwork is yet another feather in Sualkuchi's hat. Some very fascinating and intricate designs are developed on the naturally golden Muga silk in the karkhanas or workshops that can be found beside almost every house. The village of Sualkuchi situated on the northern banks of River Brahmaputra with sprawling green hills all around is a beautiful place to visit, exhibiting a charm that will leave you completely awe-inspired.

Things to do in Sualkuchi

1. Shopping in Sualkuchi

Shopping in Sualkuchi
Sualkuchi is a crafts village where you will find some of the best specimens of craftsmanship.

2. Hatisatra

Hatisatra
A beautiful monastery of Sualkuchi, Hatisatra is also one of the biggest monasteries in the village. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the place spreads the splendid message of Vaishnavism culture.

3. Sidheswar Devalaya

Sidheswar Devalaya
Sualkuchi is a village where many God and Goddess are worshipped. Sidheswar Devalaya is one of the major temples of this silk village dedicated to Lord Shiva and was renovated by the Ahom king Shiba S (Read More)ingha.

4. Brahmaputra River

Brahmaputra River
Nestled in the bosom of the great Himalayan mountains, the Brahmaputra is a 'Trans-Boundary River' that flows through China, India, and Bangladesh. Among the many towns and cities, it covers on the wa (Read More)y, is the quaint town of Sualkuchi. Sualkuchi is situated in the Kamrup area in Assam. The lush scenery of the Sualkuchi Forest range shielding the massive breadth of the river bed is a sight to behold! The agricultural fields that stand in stark contrast also present an enchanting view. A visit in the evening to the banks of River Brahmaputra will leave you in a complete trance. The sight it offers is spellbinding with the sunset bathing the river in multiple hues of the dusk.

5. Ganesh Bigrah Temple

Ganesh Bigrah Temple
Ganesh Bigrah is an ancient temple which is believed to be established in 11th century by king Ratnapal. Situated near Ghatia Hills, this temple houses a very majestic stone sculptured idol of Lord Ga (Read More)nesha along with the stone idol of Har-Gouri and a Shivalinga.

6. Hajo

Hajo
Another sacred place located just 1 km from Sualkuchi, Hajo is a land of great religious significance to Hindus as well as Muslims. Presenting great relics of spiritualism, devotees and tourists trave (Read More)l here to pray at one of the oldest temples of country i.e. Hayagriva Madhava Temple and a holy Muslim shrine known as Powa-Mecca.

7. Hayagriva Madhava Temple

Hayagriva Madhava Temple
An architectural grandeur, Hayagriva Madhava Temple is one of the most ancient temples of India. Situated on a small hill, the temple is also considered to be of a great importance to Buddhists lamas (Read More)as well.

8. Poa-Mecca

Poa-Mecca
A celebrated holy shrine of Muslims, Poa-Mecca is situated just next to Madhav temple. As per the inscriptions on the wall of the mosque, it was built in the year 1657 by Mir Lutufullah-i-Shiraji unde (Read More)r the rule of Shahjahan.

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How to Reach Sualkuchi

How to Reach Overview

Sualkuchi is well connected to the main cities of the North East via roadways and railways. There are regular buses connecting cities in the North East to Sualkuchi.

How to reach Sualkuchi by flight

Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati serves as the nearest airport to Sualkuchi. The airport is well connected to many major cities in India by regular flights. You can take a cab from outside the airport to the village for a comfortable ride.

How to reach Sualkuchi by road

Sualkuchi is well connected to Guwahati (30 km) by a well-maintained road as well as the other cities of Assam. If you are travelling from outside the state, you have to first reach Guwahati by air, rail or road and then can take a bus or avail Trekker service from the city. Machkhowa bus stand and Paltan Bazaar bust stand are nearly 33 km and 38 km away from the village of Sualkuchi.

How to reach Sualkuchi by train

Railway station at Kamakhya serves as the nearest station to Sualkuchi lying at a distance of about 30 km. You can easily avail a taxi or a bus from Kamakhya to the village.

Local transport in Sualkuchi

Cab is the perfect way to commute in and around the village of Sualkuchi. Cabs are easily available and make sure of your comfort during the road journey. There is also a private transport company that offers a commutation through water to and fro between Sualkuchi and Fancy Bazaar Jahaj Ghat.

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FAQs on Sualkuchi

What is famous about Sualkuchi?

Famous for its silk weaving. Muga silk and Pat silk are extremely popular.

What is not so good about Sualkuchi?

Poor drainage systems in monsoons. Very limited accommodation options.

Who should visit Sualkuchi?

Popular for its centuries long weaving tradition, Sualkuchi is a must visit for silk lovers. The small village also attracts tourists who wish to explore the culture and traditions of Assam.

What is the best time to visit Sualkuchi?

Sualkuchi experiences warm summers while the winters in the city are quite cool. Occasional rainfall during the winter season brings down the temperature by few degrees. Monsoon beginning from the month of June receives heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorm. Carry woollens while travelling in winters and make sure to avoid visiting the city during monsoon season. It is best to visit the town between the months of November and March.
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What is the local food in Sualkuchi?

Sualkuchi, like any other village of Assam serves delicious Assamese cuisine. The main ingredient of all the dishes is which is used in many forms like different type of rice or rice powder.
Mostly non-vegetarian dishes are served in restaurant but the vegetarian food is equally delicious. Fish and meat are also important part of the cuisine.
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What is the best way to reach Sualkuchi?

Sualkuchi is well connected to the main cities of the North East via roadways and railways. There are regular buses connecting cities in the North East to Sualkuchi.

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What are the things to do in Sualkuchi?

The top things to do in Sualkuchi are Shopping in Sualkuchi, Hatisatra, Sidheswar Devalaya, Brahmaputra River, Ganesh Bigrah Temple, Hajo. You can see all the places to visit in Sualkuchi here

What are the places near Sualkuchi?

The top places near to Sualkuchi are Shillong which is 73 km from Sualkuchi, Guwahati which is located 16 km from Sualkuchi, Hajo which is located 10 km from Sualkuchi, Dispur which is located 22 km from Sualkuchi, Nalbari which is located 33 km from Sualkuchi

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Rohit Shroff

4 years ago
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season owing to heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms.
- Winters are cold, so carry extra woollens.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of whe (Read More)rever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
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