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Five facts about Haflong, Mini Switzerland of Northeast India

Feb 09, 2017 19:45
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Haflong is a spectacular hill station of Assam, which has been acknowledged as the Mini Switzerland of Northeast India’ and is named as ‘Haflong’.

Located at an altitude of 680 m above the sea level. It stands as the Headquarter of the North Cachar District and is around 345km away from Guwahati, the main city of the State.

Related: Mini Switzerland of Northeast India – Haflong

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.

Related: Places in Northeast that are safe for solo women travelers

#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..

Related: Top Scary Ghost stories from Haunted places in North-East India

#5. The breathtaking Haflong lake is located at the heart of the hill station and it is one of the largest natural water bodies of Assam.

Image Credit: welcomenri,panoramio,wkimedia | Source: TNT-TheNortheastToday

Feb 09, 2017 19:45
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