The only hill station of Assam, Haflong is known for over 2,00,000 varieties of flowers. Unique orchids, rivers, rare species of birds, pineapples, oranges and pera attract tourists here. Haflong is also referred as a 'Land of Blue Hills'. It caters well to the needs of adventure seekers as gliding, para gliding and trekking are among the major activities in Haflong.
Mid December to Mid March
Places to see in and around Haflong
Chail is a very small village but the various sceneries and sightseeing locations here are extraordinary. Chail is also known as a paradise for hikers.
- Muolhoi- It is the cultural treasure house of the tribal people in Haflong.
- Maibang- Located at a distance of 53 km from Haflong it is famous for the ruins of Kachari Kingdom and Ramchandi Temple.
- Jatiga- It is famous worldwide of a bird mystery according to which the birds migrate to this place during August and November and commit mass suicide.
- Umrongso- Located 112 km away from Haflong the biggest Hydel plant under North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) is situated here.
- Garampani- It is a hot water spring near Umrongso which is believe to have therapeutic properties and is also famous for the exquisite scenic views and boating
- Borail Hills- Trekking point
- Haflong Lake- This place is at its best in the evenings.
- Panimoor- Situated 120 km away from Haflong and is known for its waterfall formed by Kopili river.
How to Reach Haflong
Barapani Airport in Shillong, around 252 km from Haflong.
Nearest Railway Station
Lower Haflong has Haflong's own railway station. Lumding Junction, 60 km from the town is also a conveniently accessible railhead.
Like any hill station, Haflong also offers a wide variety of wooden handicrafts among which, bamboo and cane products are quite popular. You may also spend on traditional handloom products. Haflong is a known producer of exclusive silk.
Last Updated on : 15/10/2013