Hailakandi is a district & the district headquarters town. Hailakandi is located in the southernmost corner of Assam. With the scenic splendour of nature and meandering river, Hailakandi is a treasure trove of cultural and religious tourism.
Hailakandi is located 330 km away from Guwahati. The nearest airport Kumbhirgram is a 50 km drive. Hailakandi is connected through a meter gauge rail network with Lumding (Assam) and Agartala (Tripura) through the Katakhal Railway Station.
The district of Hailakandi is spread over 1326 sq. Km and lies at an elevation of about 680 meters above sea level. Hailakandi is situated on the banks of the Barak River which is popularly known as Barak Valley.
The most common language spoken here is Bengali, especially the Sylheti dialect of Bengali. Hindi, Manipuri, Dimasa, Khasi etc. is also spoken widely. Tea is the main industry of the district and maximum livelihood is generated by working in the tea gardens.
What to see
The primary attraction of Hailakandi is its natural beauty and serene lifestyle of people, you can visit the numerous tea gardens and forests surrounding the town. There are not too many sightseeing points at Hailakandi, the whole region can be an attraction in itself.
Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir – This temple is located in the Badarpur Ghat region.
Pach Pirr Mukam – is located on the southern side of Hailakandi.