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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.
- 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 wherever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
Famous for its silk weaving. Muga silk and Pat silk are extremely popular.
Poor drainage systems in monsoons. Very limited accommodation options.
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.
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. (Read More)