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It’s a topping in cake to find a hill station in the enchanting greenery of Assam. Haflong, which means an ant hill in local language, is the sole hill station of Assam. It is 513 meters above the sea level and experiences humid subtropical climate. Therefore, neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summers. A perfect place to have a good time with your family without experiencing the wrath of god.

Haflong can visited throughout the year. Best time could be between the months of March and October.

Places of Interest

Haflong Lake

Haflong Lake is one of the major attractions of Haflong town. It is one of the largest natural lakes of Assam. Nature lovers are surely to find this place interesting. The lake is situated at the heart of the Haflong town. A Hanging Bridge overlies the lake so that one can have a closer look in the water. The lake is open to various water sports like angling and boating. It is managed by Dima Hasao tourist / forest department and Dima Hasao Autonomous Council.

Jatinga Bird Observatory

If not anything else Jatinga bird observatory is to bring most ornithologists and nature lovers to Haflong because a mysterious thing happens here. Jatinga is a small village on the top of a ridge about 9 kilometers from Haflong town in Dima Hasao Districts of Assam. It is known for its mysterious phenomena of bird suicide. Every year in the late monsoon months between September to November between 7 pm to 10 pm people see mass suicides of local and migratory birds in this area. The birds are attracted to village light on a well-defined strip of Jatinga and fly with full speed towards the buildings and trees meeting their death. This happens when there is fog, cloud or mist and in the late monsoons. The villagers have been witness of this phenomenon for a couple of years and believe that it is the doing of evil spirits. However, scientists believe that flood conditions and destruction of water habitat is responsible for mass suicide of regional birds. 44 species of birds are susceptible to this phenomenon including Kingfishers, Pond Heron, Black Bitten, Tiger Bitten, etc. They have also observed that long distance birds are not affected by this phenomenon. Mass bird suicides are not unique to this place. Indian state of Mizoram, and Philippines and Malaysia also witness such events. 

It has a bird observatory centre with accommodations.

Maibong

Maibong is a small town on a hilly area of Dima Hasao district of Assam. It is situated on the banks of Mahur River at an average elevation of 355 m. Initially, it was the capital of Kachari kingdom from 16th to 18th century. Presently, it contains the ruins of Kachari kingdom. Some sculptures and carved block of this kingdom are still preserved in the Haflong District Museum. The main attraction of the town is a two-roofed monolithic temple called Ramchandi Temple bearing inscriptions dating back to 1761 AD. Other tourist attractions in the place are Rasbari and Maibong waterfall.

Map of Haflong

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