Also known as white ant hillock, Haflong in Assam is situated 310 km from Guwahati. Known for its beautiful Haflong hills, landscapes, valleys, and mountains, Haflong is popular among campers and nature enthusiasts. It is situated at an altitude of 680 m above sea level and is ideal for a peaceful holiday.
Haflong is famous for its lakeside resorts, and is visited primarily for the adventure activity options it offers; trekking and paragliding are some of the popular ones. DO SEE 11 Less explored camping destinations in India!
Serving as the headquarters of North Cachar Hills district, Haflong is a production center for horticultural produces like pineapple and oranges. Like other hill stations of India, Haflong’s architecture reflects the British colonial past. Some of the places to visit in Haflong are the Orchid Garden, Borail Range, Maibong and Jatinga.
Haflong Lake is one of the largest natural water bodies in Assam and is situated in the heart of the town. It is also Haflong’s most popular tourist spot. Jatinga is another famous tourist spot located located on a spur of the Haflong ridge which is famous for the phenomenon of bird suicides. It is popular with the tourists are the ruins of Mailbong, the erstwhile capital of the Dimasa Kachari kingdom. CHECK OUT 7 places in India and their unusual mysteries
Haflong celebrates Chavang Kut, its harvest festival in November every year.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN HAFLONG
Accommodation options are limited in Haflong and range from budget to medium range hotels along with Assam Tourism’s Tourist Lodge. Silchar offers better options, but camping in Haflong is an heavenly experience for sure.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN HAFLONG
There are very few eateries in Haflong. Small roadside shacks and stalls offer basic refreshments and some local cuisine.
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