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If you take one of our Brahmaputra river cruises, one of the places you will be able to stop at is Silghat. There is a lot to love about this beautiful location, which can be found on the southern banks of the Brahmaputra, in Nagaon district, Assam. Below, we are going to reveal everything you need to know about this destination and why it’s somewhere worth stopping at during your trip.

View of the Brahmaputra River from SilghatView of the Brahmaputra River from Silghat

Overview of Silghat

This is located a distance of 48 km from Nagaon town, which is a popular location in India. It is a picturesque and critical river port, which lies on the south bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. This port town maintains pre-communication links across the Brahmaputra of Central Assam. Not only does this area play host to the Assam Co-operative Jute Mill, but there are a number of different temples, which visitors often marvel over.

Some of the best attractions to enjoy in this part of India

There are some great attractions to enjoy while making a trip to Silghat. Below, we are going to take a look at two of the main ones in further detail to give you a better understanding of what you can expect here.

Visiting the huge Samantagiri hillock

Firstly, we have the Samantagiri hillock. This is an attraction that draws in massive crowds from everywhere, because it was the seat of the Doboka kingdom. The views here are truly magical, so you will definitely want to make sure that you have got your camera with you for this part of your cruise trip.

The Hatimura Temple

There are a number of different temples in this part of India, yet most would agree that the standout is Hatimura Temple. This is a shakti temple, which was built in 1667 Sakabda, which is 1745-46AD. This is during the reign of Pramatta Singha, who was an Ahom king. In ancient Assam, this used to be a vital centre of Shaktism. For those who are unaware, Shaktism is a vital tradition of Hinduism. This is whereby the metaphysical reality is deemed metaphorically feminine, with the supreme godhead being Shakti. At the Hatimura Temple, Durga is the presiding goddess, who is known as Mahisamardini at the temple. She was the goddess of war. It is believed that human sacrifice was made at the altars of the temple.

As you can see, there are a number of different reasons why you should consider stopping at Silghat while taking a river cruise. This is a part of India that has a lot to offer, and many people have plenty of good things to say about incorporating this area into their holiday plans. The temples here are a particularly highlight, offering a unique insight into what life was like in ancient times in this part of India.

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