Up in the rugged terrain stands Assam’s only hill station Haflong, where one can see the rainbow down below. It is the District Head Quarter of North Cachar Hills District. The hills emerge from the heart of Assam like a chorus of silent hymns and rise up to the sky like the crescendo of music. The sportive clouds play around the cliffs like gleeful children. The limitless green rolls away to distant horizon in a beautiful rhythm. Hilly Assam is a land of sensuousness. The mountains float in the distant sky. The clouds descend and snugly lie below one’s feet. Haflong is set at an altitude of 1000-1200 metres above the sea level, the temperature of the place never rising above 25″ celcius or dipping never below 40 celclus.
The North Cachar Hills have the potentiality of providing adventure tourism events like trekking, hang gliding. The green valley and the hilly treks are most suitable for these events, which are exciting games in modern tourism. There are 400 species of orchids in North Cachar Hills and other adjoining hill terrains.
The beauty of the Haflong Lake, the orange orchards of Jatinga, the Hill Railway are all sights to experience in a life time.
Best time to Travel Haflong : October to April.
Weather Conditions : The average mean maximum temperature varies from 24o C to 30o C. The average mean minimum temperature varies from 10 degree Centg. to 14 degree Centg.. Rainfall is heavy during the months from May to September, but it is not evenly distributed throughout the district. Climate condition is also not uniform.
Attractions of Haflong
Haflong Lake, is one of the two lakes on the only hill station of Assam. This large and beautiful lake adds a celestial beauty to the hill station which is regarded as the ‘Scotland of Assam’. Haflong is famous for the Jatinga village, just 9 km away. Boating on the lake and Garampani, a hot-water spring, are captivating to the tourists. The lake, Jatinga and the surroundings offer a haven for hundreds of migratory birds in winter.
Maibong, the administrative headquarters of North Cachar Hills District in Assam, is a small town situated on the banks of Mahur and is 47 km from Haflong in Assam. The city was the past capital of the Kachari kingdom from the 16th to 18th century. The remnants of the kingdom can still be seen on the eastern bank of Mahur and to the south of Maibong. Apart from the ruins, Maibong is famous for the 12th century monolithic Ramchandi Temple.