About Haflong

Haflong is the headquarter of North Cachar Hills districts of Assam. It is the only hill station in Assam. Haflong is characterized by hills, mountains, streams and waterfall. Due to the presence of beautiful landscape Haflong is called the Switzerland of the East.

Haflong

The headquarters of Dima Hasao district, Haflong is a state of Assam. The name ‘Haflong’ is derived from ‘Hafloong’ which means ‘ant hill’ and it is a Dimasa word. The origin of the word Haflong is rather confusing for some believe that it is even derived from a person by the name Haflong whereas others believe that it was a name given by the British owing to its beautiful landscapes. One of the well known hill stations of north east India, Haflong attracts a lot of tourists owing to its mesmerizing location.

History of Haflong

Until 1947, it was the British and the people from the kingdom of Dimacha who had all the political influence in Haflong. During the mediaval century, initially Maibong was the capital of Dimacha kingdom with Haflong being a part of Dimacha but later on the capital got shifted to Dimacha at the on the orders of King Siuhungmung of the Tai-Ahom kingdom.

In the year 1895, Haflong was made the headquarters by the British. British schools were also set up in the year 1911 and then finally after 1947, Haflong was made a part of Assam.

Geography and Climate of Haflong

Haflong is a hill station. The weather of the town remains pleasant throughout the year. Haflong receives heavy rainfall during monsoon. The climate here is humid subtropical. The land area is of 2668km². Haflong is situated 85 km from Silchar and 345 km from Guwahati.

Demography of Haflong

As per 2012 census, the population of Haflong is 43756 with male constituting 45% and females 55%. The average literacy of the town is 92% which is very high and much more than the national literacy rate 59.5%. The town consists of people belonging to different tribes and races. Apart from tribes, non tribes also reside in this place in sizeable amount. The languages spoken by the people here are Haflong Hindi, Dimasa, Zeme Naga, kuki, Khasi, Biate, Hmar, Bengali, Assamese, and Nepali .

Culture of Haflong

A town of tribes in Dima Hasao district, Haflong is filled with people of different caste and culture. People here live together celebrating different festivals and following different ethnic rituals.

The main festival celebrated here is the Bushu. Agriculture being their primary mode of economy, their festivals are also agrarian based. The tribes have their own ethnic ways and rituals and every tribe has been successfully practicing their respective festivals and keeping the roots intact. With the passing of time many of the rituals got infused with Hinduism and still continue to be practiced amongst them. festivals here are local as well as community based. Other festivals celebrated here are Khorongfang Gerba, Rajini Gerba, Maisalai Gerba, and Hor-ni Gerba.

Since it has a lot of tribes, thus music and dance are also of various forms here. Folk dance and music comprise of it mainly. Some of the folk dances of Haflong are Haripivelim, Johumpeselim, Kanguibelim, Kerapsaplim, Hakalim, Nbzchuinelim.

Services in Haflong

Any town is provided by all the necessary services required for a civilized society to function properly. Haflong thus is also provided with all the necessary services by the government administration. Utility and emergency services like ambulances, fire services, police stations, banks, etc are important part of any society. Thus given below are details about necessary services in Haflong.

Haflong Fire Station
Near Sipra Clinic
Fire Station Road,
GIP Colony,
Haflong- 788820
Phone No.: (03673) 239204

Banks in Haflong

Banks are inevitable for any location and hence Haflong has banks set up in its town for the benefit of the people here.

State Bank Of India

Address:
Hagjer Nagar,
Haflong,
Assam 788819
Phone:1800 425 3800

Central Bank
Address:
P W D 1st Colony,
Hagjer Nagar,
Haflong,
Assam 788819
Phone:1800 200 1911

Bank of Baroda
Address:
State Highway 20,
Dibarai,
Haflong,
Assam 788819
Phone:1800 22 3344

Bank Of India ( B O I )
Address:
near Govt Girls School,
near Sambodhan Statue,
Haflong, Assam 788819

SBI,Haflong Market Branch
Address:
Kalibari Bazar,
Haflong,
Assam 788819

Langpi Dihangi Rural Bank
Address:
Haflong Bazar,
Kalibari Bazar,
Haflong,
Assam 788819

UBI Bank
Address:
Haflong,
Assam 788819

Healthcare in Haflong

Hospital services are inevitable for any society. Haflong too has its own healthcare services so that sick people can get the necessary treatment here.

Haflong Civil Hospital
1, Civil Hospital Road,
Near Rajeev Automobiles
Haflong Ho,
Haflong - 788819
Phone No.: +(91)-3673-236555

Holy Spirit Hospital
Address:
Haflong, Assam

Choto Hospital
Address:
Haflong, Assam 788819

Civil Hospital
Address:
Haflong, Assam

Urban Health & Family Centre
41, Jod Office,
Haflong Main Road,
Near Telephone Exchange
Haflong Ho,
Haflong - 788819
Phone No.: +(91)-3673-236361

NGOs in Haflong

Every town needs to set up NGOs in order to work towards making a better society and offer the best help to the needy and in despair. Haflong too has a few NGOs scattered around the town that gives the best help possible to its residents.

ngo


Blue Hills Society
P. Phonglo,
P.O. & P.S. -Haflong,
Disgao Raji,
Haflong,
Haflong Ho,
Haflong - 788819
Phone No.: +(91)-3673-237071

Faihriem Bapui Developement Society
Upper Moulhoi,
Haflong,
N.c.hills,
Haflong HO,
Haflong - 788819
Phone No.: +(91)-3673-236996, +(91)-9957497352

Friend For Rural Empowerment Society
P.o. Box No. 18,
Huonveng,
N.C. Hills,
Haflong HO,
Haflong - 788819
Phone No.: +(91)-3673-236702, +(91)-9957000831

Society for Integrated Rural and Urban Development,
Main road,
Haflong,
N.C.Hills,
Assam-788819
Phone No.: 03673-238700, 9435077257
Email     drnirmal@sify.com

Jingai Ngo
Sarkari Bagan,
P.O & P.S: Haflong,
Dima Hasao District,
Assam 788 819

Hmasawn Na Pawl
Haflong,
NC hills
Assam
Phone No.: 0673-236821
Email: cscd03@rediffmail.com

Karbi Anglong N C Hills Rastrabhasha Prachar Samity
Lower Haflong PO
Phone No.: 03673-230000
Email: dip.purkayastha@gmail.com

1091
  • SHARE THIS
  • TWEET THIS
  • SHARE THIS
  • COMMENT
  • LOVE THIS 0
  • E-mail

Comments / Discussion Board - About Haflong

Loader