It is the only hill station in Assam.
Here are five facts about the ‘Mini Switzerland of Northeast India’:
#1. The name was derived from two Dimasa words, Haflau which means the ‘White Ant Hillock’ while few people believe that it might have been derived from another word Hangklong meaning ‘enriched land’.
#2. Several ethnic groups, including Dimasas, Hmars, Nagas, Karbis, Khelmas and Mizos, belonging to different religions inhabit the place, giving it a beauty of diversity.
#3. Maibong was the ancient capital of the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom, which existed from mid-sixteenth to mid-eighteenth century.The word Maibong means ‘abundance in paddy’ in Dimasa language. The Mahur River also flows by Maibong, which offers a great tourist attraction.
#4. Commonly spoken languages are Haflong Hindi, Dimasa, Hmar, Zeme Naga, Kuki, Khasi, Biate, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali and Hrankhol..
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