Haflong, Guwahati: Haflong is a hill-town and headquarters of North Cachar Hills District (administrative division) in Assam. Located at 25.18°N 93.03°E, Haflong has an average elevation of 1700 feet above sea level.
Haflong is 100 kms north of Silchar - Headquarters of Cachar District in Assam; 280 kms southeast of Shillong - the former Capital of Assam State and the current Capital of Meghalaya State; and 305 kms southeast of Guwahati and Dispur - Assam State Capital.
Haflong means 'hillock of white ants' in the local language of 'Dimashi' which is spoken by the local Dimasa tribes.
Haflong is an awesome Hill Station of Assam which is untapped by the tourism industry and is lesser known in the tourism circuit. Perched at 1700 feet above sea level, Haflong makes for an excellent all-year holiday destination with just green hills, rivulets and waterfalls under the blue skies and no tourist-traffic in between. You will gaze at miles of scenic hills in the horizon. It's just green and blue everywhere.
Many varieties of fruits such as Pineapple, Pera, Peaches, and Oranges and 2 lakh flowers - especially Blue Vanda Orchids grow in Haflong.
Infact, Haflong will remind you of Mirik - the hill town of Darjeeling District. Both Haflong and Mirik are quiet, beautiful hill stations with large natural water Lakes in their centres and plush Orange orchards on the periphery.
Haflong is a small and quiet Victorian hill which was under the British reign - remnants of which are still visible in the British Architecture of the Fiangpui Church, Don Bosco High School, and other British-built Bungalows that dot the Haflong Hillscape. Dimasas, Himar, Kukies (Thados), Hrangkhols (Halam), Mizo, Sakachep (Khelma), Jaintias, Baiteis, Karbies, and Rongmei Naga tribes inhabit Haflong apart from Buddhists and Christians.
Not far from Haflong, is the Borail Range where adventure sports have recently been launched. Tourists who visit Haflong can now indulge in trekking, hang-gliding and para-gliding at the Borail Range. 30 kms east of Haflong is River Mahur where river rafting is slowly gaining grounds.
Lanka (129 kms north), Nagaon (190 kms north), Nellie (235 kms northwest), and Guwahati (305 kms northwest) are the nearest bigtowns to Haflong.