Haflong is a spectacular hill station of Assam, which is located at an altitude of 680 m above the sea level. It serves as the district headquarters of North Cachar Hills, one of the 23 districts of Assam. It is located at a distance of 85 km to the north of Silchar and 345 km from Guwahati. Haflong is a land of nature manifested in its true spirit. It has greenery all around, with varieties of flowers and fruits. The town looks awesome with its azure blue hills, unique orchids such and bright green rivers.
The breathtaking lake of the Haflong is located at the heart of the hill station. It is one of the largest natural water bodies of Assam. The lake offers a variety of leisure activities, like boating. Jatinga village, another famous tourist spot, is hardly 9 km from this lake.
Jatinga, famous for the mysterious migratory birds, is located hardly 20 km to the south of Haflong and thus, can be covered as a short excursion from the place. Jatinga is covered with Blue Vandas Orchids. It is well known for being the mysterious place where hundreds of migratory birds commit suicide every year, between August and November. One can also see the beautiful sunrise from the Hempeopet peak in Jatinga.
Maibong was the ancient capital of the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom, which existed from mid-sixteenth to mid-eighteenth century. The place is located at a distance of about 45 km from Haflong and retains the ruins of the kingdom even today. It also boasts of 12th century monolithic Ramchandi Temple of Kachari Kings. The Mahur River also flows by Maibong, which offers a great tourist attraction.
Adventure Activities at Haflong
The major adventure activities and adventure sports at Haflong are – Gliding, Para-gliding and Trekking.