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Karimgunj is the main town of Karimgunj district which links to Latu in Bangladesh. Latu is one of the historically interesting village of Karimganj, this place played an important role in the freedom movement. Karimgunj is connected with Silchar and is very close to the border with Bangladesh.

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Place of Interest / Things to do
Badarpur fort

A Mughal era fort on the banks of the river Barak in Assam’s Karimganj  district. Badarpur Fort is located in the Karimganj district of Assam, Badarpur Fort is an important tourist destination. It was built during the Mughal era. It is situated along the banks of Barak River. Badarpur Fort is around 27 km from Karimganj city and you get buses and cabs to reach this fort. One can avail taxis from Silchar Airports to reach this fort. State buses and private buses ply between Karimganj and nearby towns and cities on regular basis and the bus stands have enough taxis and auto rickshaws to take you to the fort.

Melaghar Tila

Maleghar Tilla War Memorial is a memorial along with the graves of the Indian Soldiers who dided during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. As the legend goes British soldiers met the rebels near Latu bazar. The rebels took shelter on the malgar (treasury) hillock on the bank of the river and started firing on the British soldiers. The soldiers were stationed on the bank bellow. SubedarAjodhya Singh showed great skill and won the battle. The incident is known as the battle of Latu. The rebels left behind them 26 of their comrades who were dead and hid themselves in the jungle.

Son Beel

The beautiful and mesmerizing lake, Son Beel also called as Shon Bill is the second largest seasonal wetland in Asia and the largest wetland in Assam.The most amazing thing about Son Beel is that it becomes a farm land for rice cultivation during winter till March and then the land fills with water and becomes a lake. The less depth of the lake makes it overflow during rainy season and the water meets Kushiara River through Kakra River and flows to Bangladesh. The lake gives a picturesque landscape with hills on both east and west sides. The inlet and outlets of Son Beel is River Shingla that originates in Manipur. Son Beel is famous for its fishery and it is one of the main producers of fish for the entire district in southern Assam. Son Beel is best visited during rainy season that is March onwards till the beginning of winters. Till then the lake is full of water and offers a view that is hard to find elsewhere.


In the year 1706, the Kachari king, Tamradhaja whose capital was at Maibong on the bank of the Mahur River now in Dima Hasao district of Assam, was invaded by the most powerful Ahom king, Rudra Singha. Defeated by the Ahom king, Tamradhaja fled southwards to Khaspur. From then onward, the Kachari princes settled in the plains of Cachar with their court located at Khaspur. It was originally named the Hirimba kingdom in memory of the demoness Hirimba, the wife of the Pandava Bhima, who was said to have resided in the region.

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