Silchar is one of the important cities of Assam, located in the Cachar District. This place is mostly inhabited by Bengali people speaking the Sylheti dialect of Bengali. Other ethnic groups are Assamese, Manipuri, Dimasa Kachari, Nagas, Bishnupriya Manipuris, and Marwaris. Tea cultivation is the major economic activity here. There are around 125 tea gardens located around Silchar. Some of the major products contributing to the economy include natural gas, oil, tea, rice, cane, and bamboo. Some of the other developments taking place here include medical facilities, education, commercial enterprises, and real estate.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Silchar Airport is located on the outskirts of Silchar, essentially at the foothills of the Barail range. This civil enclave is under the direct control of the Indian Air Force. On a yearly basis this airport handles around 230,000 passengers. Every week, thirty flights depart from this airport to destinations such as Agartala, Kolkata, Imphal, Jorhat, and Guwahati. Airlines operating from here are Air India, JetKonnect, Jet airways, and Air India Regional.
Important airport facilities present at Silchar Airport are night-landing facility, Instrument Landing System, restroom, two conveyor belts, four check-in counters, handicraft shops, eateries, cafeterias, etc. At a time, the terminal is capable of handling 300 passengers, including 150 arriving and 150 departing. Taxis, private cars, and buses are available from the airport.
More Information on Silchar
Silchar is spread over an area of 20 sq km, while the population here is over 172,710. The languages spoken and understood here are Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, and English. The must-visit places in and around Silchar:
- Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited
- Maniharan Tunnel
- Kachari Fort
- Bhubaneswar Temple
- Sri Kancha Kanti Devi Mandir
- Martyrs' Tomb
Comfortable weather throughout the year makes this place perfect for a visit at any time of the year.