Brahmaputra River, Sualkuchi
You can find Brahmaputra River in the heart of the great Himalayan mountains. This River flows through China, India, Bangladesh, the beautiful town of Sualkuchi, as well as some other towns and cities.
You can find Sualkuchi in the Kamrup area in Assam. The river is such a sight to behold, that no matter the time of the day you visit it gives inner peace and is capable of lifting up a depressed soul. Come have a view of its beauty for the first time you’ll love to keep visiting. Its sight is mesmerizing with the sun showering the river in so many awesome ways
In summary, the Brahmaputra River is well-known for its incomparable beauty.
Sualkuchi is well-known for its textile industries. The major contribution of this town in this industry is that of Sualkuchi silk or Assam silk, which earned it the title ‘Manchester of Assam’ You won’t want to miss visiting here to get a taste of the local lifestyle or tap into its spiritual experience at the various Temples, Namghars and Monasteries. Nature-lovers should visit Sualkuchi for a fun, peaceful and exciting weekend getaway they’ll never forget the experience in a hurry.
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The Silk fabric of Sualkuchi
Sualkuchi has so many industries but one industry that it’s very well known for is the silk industry which was established in the 17th century. This industry is known for making use of quality fabrics such as the Muga, Pat, Eri and mostly kaleidoscopic silk fabrics, Silk making is what they use to earn a living, that you can barely walk through the roads of the village without hearing the sounds of their machines weaving away. They are good at what they do and it is popularly believed that it is a generational gift to the people by their forefathers.
Speaking with one of the skilled weavers we found out that the process of creating a saree is an interesting process they start with drawing out the designs on paper and follow the designs drawn to the latter. They draw their inspiration from nature and beautiful creatures around them like, peacocks, deer, and rhinos. more often than not they get their design inspiration from one of their costumes called the Assamese hat which shows little structural characteristics of their tradition. It could take a week or more before one single saree is finished but the end result is always something to look forward to as it comes out perfectly.
Apart from silk, cotton and Khadi textiles are also woven, but silk it the most popular. One other important activity Sualkuchi is popularly associated with is their annual boat race, also known as the Naw – Khel which is held in the months of July-August it’s always a delight to tourists and travelers from all parts of the world, It is an event organized in remembrance of the death anniversary of the great poet, Shrimanta Shankardev. The best months to visit the Brahmaputra river is from July- August as this is the period the great sporting event takes place, with the river being the venue. Boat riders from all of the different communities always take part in the boating event which is also known as the Naw – Khel, this makes the event so much fun. In general, it enhances peace and harmony of the society as a whole.
The climax of the event is usually seeing the tiny boat race against each other on the shallow mountains and in the cool blue waters of the Brahmaputra. A boat ride tour is one great way to relax and refresh yourself, you get to see big blue dolphins, and experience how the locals and fishermen fish.
What really goes on in the Brahmaputra at Sualkuchi?
There are lot of interesting activities to look forward to in Sualkuchi as a tourist. We have mentioned just a few. If the art of silk – weaving is of interest to you, there are programmes organized for people interested in learning weaving techniques in the village workshops, all you need do is to register in Gurukul programmes.
How to Get to Brahmaputra River There are buses that go from Guwahati to Sualkuchi occasionally. You can also visit the river using a ferry in Sualkuchi which passes the banks of Northern Guwahati.