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Silchar Tourism and Travel Guide

Silchar: From the History Records

SilcharThe lushai expedition 1871-72 "silchar the sudder ie principal station of cachar district is a small place boasting only of a few brick buildings, including the cutcherry or court house, and church. "There is a large native bazaar, the houses in which,as well as those of most of the european residents , are built of bamboo and mud. There are two large European shops, which, taking advantage of the necessities of the troops that composed the Expedition, raised their prices inormously."

Silchar in 'Imperial gazetteer of India'. "The population of cachar is entirely engaged either in rice cultivation or on the tea gardens. There is only one town with a population of more than 5000 souls, SILCHAR, the civic station and head quarters of a regiment of Native Infrantry, which in 1881 contained 6567 inhabitants. In conjunction with the neighboring villages, Silchar has been constituted a municipalaity, with an income, in 1881-82 of 1167 POUNDS. A trading fair is anually held here in January, attended by about 20000 people.

Railway comes to silchar The Assam Bengal Railway brought Silchar intothe railway map in 1899. The railline entered into Cachar near Badarpur Jinction'across Sylhett. A branch line from Badarpur, through the souht bank of Barak pushed upto Silchar, past Katahal , Salchapra and gagra . The mainline crossed the Barak crossed the barak by the magnificient bridge, 454 yards in length immediatly after Badarpur and then made its way up the Jatinga valley. through North Cachar Hills , into Assam.

SilcharHow to Reach
Aizawl is connected to Kolkata, (1 hr) and Imphal (30 min) and Guwahti. Indian Airlines (Alliance Air) flights Kolkata - Aizawl - Kolkata ( daily service ) and Kolkata - Aizawl - Imphal - Aizawl - Kolkata (Monday, Wednesday, Friday ), Guwahati - Aizawl (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday).

By Rail: Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam (184 km away)
From Guwahati, travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. The journey takes about 19 hrs.

By Road: Nh - 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl (6-8 hrs). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati.
Road Distances from Aizawl

Guwahati - 506 km
Imphal - 374 km
Kohima - 479 km
Shillong – 450 km
Agartala - 443 km

Hotels in Silchar

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