A Bonus Trip to Silchar with Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

By Tushar [12/Dec/2023]

Introduction: Nestled in the heart of Assam, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary stands as a testament to the region's rich biodiversity. This sanctuary, often called the "Green Oasis on the Brahmaputra," offers a captivating glimpse into the diverse flora and fauna of the area. Spanning over 38 square kilometers, Pobitora is renowned for its high population of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros, making it one of the most significant habitats for these majestic creatures. As you venture into the sanctuary, you'll be greeted by a symphony of bird calls and the rustling of dense foliage, providing a haven for bird enthusiasts. The grasslands and wetlands within Pobitora create a unique ecosystem, fostering not only rhinos but also wild buffaloes, elephants, and various species of deer. For wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary promises an immersive and unforgettable experience in the heart of Assam's natural wonders.

If you are interested in exploring the hidden gems of Assam, then discover the wonders of Silchar in Assam, a hidden gem tucked away 301 km from Pobitora National Park. Nestled amidst Assam's lush landscapes, Silchar offers a captivating fusion of culture and history. Often overlooked in favor of more prominent Northeast Indian destinations, Silchar unveils a trove of unique experiences. Situated along the Barak River, this small town, known as the "Island of Peace," serves as the headquarters of the Cachar district. Take a train from Guwahati Railway Station to Silchar Railway Station which will take about 11 - 13 hours.

Read on to acknowledge the enchanting spots for a visual feast in Silchar along with How to Plan Pobitora .

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1. Dolu Lake - Dolu Lake, situated at an elevation of 1650 meters above sea level, is a pristine freshwater lake offering crystal-clear waters. Surrounded by verdant forests, tea gardens, and rolling hills, this picturesque lake has become a favorite retreat for solo travelers seeking a tranquil escape in close communion with nature. Its serene ambiance makes it an ideal spot for solo explorers to enjoy some quiet moments. The breathtaking backdrop also makes Dolu Lake a perfect setting for picnics, providing a delightful space for quality time with family and friends. Capture the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views, attracting avid photographers to seize those magical moments. However, it's advisable to steer clear of the lake during the monsoon season due to slippery conditions in the area.

2. Kachari Fort - Located in Khaspur, the former capital of the Kachari Empire, Kachari Fort stands as a renowned historical monument, bearing testimony to the opulent cultural legacy of its bygone era. The fort's remnants vividly showcase the imprint of non-Aryan culture. In the 18th century, following the demise of the Koch king without a successor, Kachari rulers seized control of Khaspur. Subsequently, they chose Khaspur as their capital and erected the impressive Kachari Fort, solidifying its significance in the annals of history.

3. Shri Kanch Kanti Mandir - Devoted to Mother Goddess Kachakanti, a divine amalgamation of Goddess Kali and Goddess Durga, the Kanch Kanti Kali Mandir stands as a sacred pilgrimage site in South Assam. Legend has it that the temple was constructed in 1806 by the then Kachari king, prompted by a divine dream wherein Goddess Durga instructed him to craft a four-armed idol and establish it within a temple. Both deities symbolize Shakti, the divine feminine energy. Although the temple faced destruction due to natural calamities, it underwent restoration in 1978 and continues to hold profound significance. The temple premises also host additional shrines where visitors can offer their prayers. For those with a religious inclination, a visit to this revered site is a must when exploring the top tourist places in Silchar.

Other places of interest in Silchar include Chandighat Tea Estate, Kumbha Tea Estate, Chatla Lake, Iskcon Temple, Srikona Waterfall, and Son Beel. You can also opt to plan a separate visit to Silchar where you will book your accommodation for 2-3 days as there are a lot of activities you can indulge in on reaching Silchar. The enjoyment of your stay at Silchar begins with enjoying the local cuisine and then followed by attending cultural festivals, exploring tea gardens, shopping for handicrafts and souvenirs, bird watching and nature trails, boating in River Barak, engaging with local communities, visiting the religious sites and so on.

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Aditi Paul

A degree holder of B.A. and M.A. in English from University of Calcutta, Aditi is an enthusiastic and professional content writer. Being a keen travelling and tourism fanatic herself, she has contributed to the website of Global Tourism of India pvt ltd. with her well researched and fact-based valuable blogs and articles. With sheer dedication to exploration she is well-versed about general tourism and wildlife tourism of India.