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Haflong

Switzerland of East

Also known as the white ant hillock, Haflong is the only hill station of Assam. Interestingly Assam acquired its sobriquet 'Land of Blue Hills' from Haflong. Located in Dima Haso district of Assam, Haflong is full of virgin beauty. Acknowledged as the 'Mini Switzerland of Northeast', this town sits around the beautiful Haflong lake. Here, the clounds hang low and surronds you in a gentle mist.

A short drive to the south of Haflong will lead you to Jatinga- the spot famous for curious phenomenon- bird suicides. On a lighter note, Jatinga is also known for its orchid diversity. Some gorgerous purple flower welcomes visitors to Jatinga.

Thuruk, 38 km from Haflong is a trekker's paradise. This is the only place in the district of Dima Hasao to witness snowfall in winter.

The religious headquarter of Dima Hasao, Maibang, once capital of Dimacha Kingdom is situated 50 km from Haflong. Maibang's famous attraction is the Ramchandi Temple.

One of the least explored waterfalls of Assam, Panimoor, flows at a distance of 120 km from Haflong. Panimoor is best known for the surging waterfall formed by River Kopili.

The sleepy Umrangso Valley falls on the route between Shillong and Haflong. There is a hot water spring in River Kopli, believed to have healing power.

Switzerland of East Air

Air

Silchar Aiport (105 km/3 hrs) connected with Kolkata, Guwahati and Tezpur is the closest airport

Switzerland of East Train

Train

Haflong Station is the nearest railhead.

Switzerland of East Bus

Bus

NH54 connects Guwahati and Haflong via Barakhala and Jatinga. State and private buses ply from Guwahati and Lumding. Tata Sumo services are also available from Silchar.

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