The headquarters of Cachhar district is Silchar, inhabited mostly
by the Bengalis. The Barak River flows by the extreme east of the
town. The sunrise amid charming nature from Surma valley in Silchar
is incomparable. The first rays of the sun rising from behind the
hill changes its colours every moment in the river waters.
Sri Sri Kancha Kanti Devi Temple
From Silchar, 17-km away on the way to airport, at Udharband is
situated the famous temple of Sri Sri Kancha Kanti Devi. The Goddess
is widely known as very potent and that she is a union of Goddess
Kali and Goddess Durga. Being commanded in the dream, the king established
this four-armed gold image of the image of the Goddess in 1806.
There are various legends centering around the Goddess. The old
temple is no more present on the site instead a new one had been
built up. Fulfillment of one's desire is assured under the dream-commanded
tree at the Ashram of Brajamohan Goswami, 2-km further ahead. Devouts
may have their prasad at noon. That too is a legendary one.
3-km away is Khaspur on the left from Brajamohan Goswami Ashram.
It was the capital of the kings of Cachhar in 1690. The ruins of
the capital are of great importance and a visiting spot for tourists.
The original palace is in a state of non-existent, but its subsidiaries,
the main entrance gate, the 'Suryadwar'; 'Debalaya' are still there
intact. The entrances are of elephant-patterns. Take a city bus
and get down at Salganga or visit by taxi / auto.
50-km away is Bhuban hill, on which is situated the Bhubaneswar
temple. The god & goddess are 'Hara-Parvati'. From Silchar it
is 37-km away in Bhuban Nagar and one can reach over here by bus
and cover the rest of the distance walking along the hill track.
5-km north of the Bhubaneswar temple is Maniharan tunnel and it
is believed that God Sri Krishna used to use this tunnel. Holy Tribeni
River flows down the tunnel. There is also a temple complex over
here and Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Garurha, and Hanuman are being worshiped
in those temples. Festivals are held over here on the eve of Dol
Purnima (full moon night of Doljatra), Baruni and Shivaratri.
Other Attractions Some other attractions include: the newly developed
medical college; 11 martyr's tombs at Gandhi Bag on the bank of
the lake, who dedicated their lives on the eve of language movement
in 1964, 11 monumental pillars are erected there for the 11 martyrs.
A little further are Harisava and the temple of Goddess Lakshmi
Silchar's airport, 13-km away, can be reached by shared taxi from
outside the Indian Airlines office in club road. One can catch regular
flights of Indian Airlines to Calcutta and Imphal from here.
The railway station is situated 3-km out of town in Tarapur, with
regular trains to Haflong and Lumding, where one can catch a connected
train for Guwahati.
The state bus stand, near Devdoot cinema, where the Central Road
and Club Road meet the Circuit House Road, is the terminus for Assam,
Meghalaya and Tripura State Bus Services.
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