Top Places To Visit In Silchar
Silchar unfolds before you its culture and ancient history in various forms. The serene atmosphere and the depth of its rich culture and architectural brilliance make Silchar one of the most favored tourist destinations. It is indeed the ways of the world as you find a land that promotes integrity, which is highlighted in Hajo encouraging three faiths and then you have Martyr’s tomb that stands a sad proof of the oppression of one sect over the other. Silchar has however, overcome all of that to present you with some of the best tourist attractions.
Sri Kancha Kanti Devi Temple
Situated 17 kms from Silchar, Sri Kancha Kanti Devi temple is a very famous temple, which is considered very powerful. Dedicated to a Goddess who is the combine of Kali and Durga, the temple was said to be built by a Kachari king on receiving a command in dream. The temple was constructed in 1806 but what we see now is a new temple built in place of the old temple, which was destroyed due to natural disaster.
Maniharan Tunnel is situated in Bhuvan hills. It is believed that Lord Krishna had used this tunnel. Maniharan temple, which is dedicated to Krishna, is seen here. Underneath the tunnel flows the Triveni River, which is considered holy by pilgrims.
Kachari Fort is situated at Khaspur, which was the capital of Kachari Empire. The fort is a famous historic monument that stands proof of the rich cultural heritage of the bygone era. The ruins reflect the influence of non-Aryan culture. During the 18th century, Khaspur was conquered by Kachari rulers following the death of Koch king without heir to the throne. After conquering Khaspur, Kachari rulers made it their capital and constructed Kachari Fort.
Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd.
Situated near Silchar, Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd. is one amongst the largest paper mills in Asia. It was established during 1960. It is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Silchar.
Language is the identity of a person. And, if a language is not given the status it deserves, it is quite natural to expect the population that speaks the language to protest. Such was the circumstance in Silchar, when Bengali speaking population had to protest against the local government’s decision to make Assamese the only official language ignoring the significant percentage of Bengali people living in the state. In the protest that followed, police killed 11 people. The incident occurred in the year 1961 after which Martyr’s Tomb was built in 1964 to dedicate to the martyrs of Language Movement of Assam.