Nestled among the blue hill of the Barail range Haflong, Assam’s only hill station offers breathtaking views which will leave you wonderstruck. Haflong is translated to White Ant Hillock in the local Dimasa language is serene and calm and at the same time rustic and wild. Haflong is a tourists’ delight and offers many sights that will make you come back for more.
1. Haflong Lake
Haflong Lake is a large clean well-maintained lake. It is one of the largest natural water bodies in Assam and is situated in the heart of the town.There is a hanging bridge to cross the lake by foot, a boating facility, and a nice walking path to stroll around.
(pic credits: Anupama Ganguly)
2. Borail Wildlife sanctuary
For the wildlife enthusiasts, the Borail Wildlife sanctuary near Haflong offers a wide diversity of wildlife. Mammals include Himalayan black bear, India’s only ape species, Hoolock gibbon, clouded leopard etc. Birds found include hornbill, partridge, and pheasants. Also, a large variety of orchid species is found making this sanctuary a treat for the senses.
Jatinga is 20 km south of Haflong located along the beutiful Jatinga valley. Jatinga s famous because as the place where lots of migratory birds are said to commit suicide between August and November. One can view the suicides from an obervatory tower here.
(pic credits : Beautiful Haflong)
Located on the bank of the river Mahur 53 km from Haflong, Maibang was once the capital of Kachari Kingdom. Top attractions include Stone house, Ramchandi Temple, the Mahur Lake & other ruins of the kingdom.
(pic : ruins of Maibong)
5. Panimoor falls
About 120 km from Haflong, the Kopili River turns into a thrilling waterfall, rolling over the rocks of Panimoor, which are also known locally as Koka falls. it is a popular picnic spot and is easily accessible by road