Amongst lush greens of North-East India lies the beautiful town of Silchar, which, by its literal translation, means “Bank of Stone”.
A politically stable town in the state of Assam, Silchar is located 343 kilometres south-east of Guwahati. Quite interestingly, the town has earned the title ‘Island of Peace’ from Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. The town has an average elevation of 25 metres i.e. 82 feet with a total area of 257.5 sq km. Silchar belongs to the Cachar district of Assam, and under the rule of the Kachari, it was more of a village. Having said this, the town offers some naturally breath-taking tourist destinations that the Silchar tourism department has very well preserved. However, during the British rule, the ships were docked at the bank of the Barak River, which led to the development of a market at the bank. Gradually, this turned out to be a major place for economic activity. Since the bank of Barak River was covered with stones, the residents started to refer to the place as Shiler Chor, which means the ‘Bank of Stones’. As time passed by, Shiler Chor was further simplified to Silchar. It was during this time that the British officials started to use the name in their official documents to mention the surroundings of the market. The history of the place can be explored through one of the Silchar travel packages offered by travel companies.
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