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Introducing Hailakandi

Best time to visit : October to March
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A culturally rich and religiously significant location loaded with abundant natural beauty and pilgrim attractions, Hailakandi is a popular tourist destination in India. Visiting the town is indeed an enchanting experience for nature lovers, with tea gardens, fruit orchards, long sprawling fields and dense forest adorning the city. Hailakandi is renowned as a hill station in Assam due to its ample greenery, wonderful climate and hills. Hailakandi is the melting point of various caste, creed and religion. People from varied culture and religion like Bishnupriya, Kuki, Meitei and indigenous Muslims dwell in Hailakandi. Kuki festivals such as Chavang Kut, Sikpuiruoi, Chawn le Han and Ka’ng ka’p are celebrated with great enthusiasm in the city accompanied by Kom Cultural Dance and Vaiphei Cultural Dance. For more tourist information, read the below sections!


Hailakandi is a town located in the Indian state of Assam (North-East India). It is claimed that almost 50% of Hailakandi is under forest cover, of which majority of the part is yet to be explored. Bengali (Bangla) is the official language of the town. The city is popular as a hill station blessed with serene environment. The town is best known for trekking. It is believed that Kuki tribe was the first to dwell in this town and the word ‘Hailakandi’ is derived from Kuki words – ‘Halam’ means small state and Kundia means small settlement meant for impermanent ploughing. The region receives a tropical monsoon climate.

Eating out is a popular activity in Hailakandi, with a number of popular restaurants like Sri Durga Hotel, Loknath Restaurant, Mahamaya Hotel and Riya Hotel serving the best authentic cuisines of Assam. Sali paddy is the staple food of Hailakandi. The crop is grown in abundance here. Buy a city guide map to locate the top restaurants.

Shopping is fun in the city. The city popularly sells beautiful handicrafts made of bamboo and cane, wooden masks, wooden carvings; also colourful handlooms. The Hailakandi market houses many affordable stores like Aruna Stores and Asha Lata Stores. One can also shop for super quality tea leaves at an affordable price in the town.

Nearby Places:
  • Silchar (about 48 km.) – Considered as the economic hub of the state of Mizoram, Silchar is a beautiful holiday destination know for its vast stretching greenery. The first polo club in the world was formed in Silchar. 
  • Kolasib (about 106 km.) – The place is popular for boating and fishing among tourists and locals. River Tiwang and Tam Lake are the two most important streams where you can try these activities.
  • Kailashahar (about 153 km.) – Popular as an important pilgrim spot. Unakoti is an important place popular for its huge rock cut idols of Lord Shiva.   
  • Karimganj (about 82 km.) – Known for its abundant natural beauty, lush green forests, and gently flowing rivers. It is one of the great Hindu learning centers.




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