Kamrup District, Assam
Sualkuchi, 30 km by road and 12 km by river ferry from Guwahati is the place for silk weaving in Assam. Here lies the renowned seat of Assammese 'muga' - golden hued silk, ‘pat' - white silk and the warm toned 'eri' ...
The village has a rich culture of folk and traditional art forms - Bihu and Bagurumba dance, performed with delicate grace and measured steps; Naam, Borgeet, Jikir & Jari folk music - devotional songs of different communities.
The perfect base to explore the village lies perched atop a hill... where three cottages built in the local style with bamboo and mud offer a stunning panoramic view that unfolds the Brahmaputra infinitely. The picturesque Sualkuchi Forest range on the opposite side, well-tended agricultural fields and the village fishing pond complete the rustic setting, fauna and all.
See & Do
Marvel at the ecological diversity along the Brahmaputra bank: forest, riverine and wetland eco-systems, birds, flora and fauna. Enroll in Gurukul programmes in traditional forms of weaving. Ride out on the river to catch a glimpse of the Gangetic dolphin. Learn local fishing and agricultural practices, brewing of local drinks. Try on a traditional dress: mekhela chador
(men). Celebrate Bihu: Bohag Bihu (Apr) marks the sowing of grain, Kaati Bihu (Oct) is at transplantation, Maagh Bihu (Jan), is the harvest festival. Relish the ‘Asomiya Thali' - fish, vegetables and poultry tantalizingly spiced and eaten with; an array of accompaniments... Enjoy the traditional boat race on the birth day (Aug / Sept) of Srimanta; Sankar Deva, renowned Religious and Cultural Guru of Assam.
- 3 cottages in the village, on the crest of the hamlet
- ‘Little Paradise', a private farm
On the Spot
- Airport: Guwahati. (30km)
- Rail link: Kamakhya (29km)
- Waterway: Fancy Bazar Jahaj Ghat (20km)
- Contact Simanta Kalita/Pranjal Mudoi, Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
- Tel: 0361.2667382, 2665722, +91.9435117414, +91.9954444745
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