Sualkuchi In Assam Is Known For The Gold-Hued Silk- Muga. 5 Ways In Which You Can Explore This Weavers Village | HolidayIQ Blog

Sualkuchi In Assam Is Known For The Gold-Hued Silk- Muga. 5 Ways In Which You Can Explore This Weavers Village

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35km from Guwahati, there is a picturesque village inhabited by weavers who produce the best quality silk in Assam. You are guaranteed to hear the sounds of wooden weaving machines while you pass the huts of this village. Why not spend a day in the village with the weavers to understand their life, overlook their art, relish some local delicacies and explore the village? HolidayIQ Travellers list things that you can do in Sualkuchi.

Sualkuchi In Assam Is Known For The Gold-Hued Silk- Muga. 5 Ways In Which You Can Explore This Weavers Village:

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1. Hear The Rhythmic Sound Made By Looms & Flying Shuttles While You Pass The Village Huts

Hear The Rhythmic Sound Made By Looms & Flying Shuttles While You Pass The Village Hutssource: indebo.com

This picturesque village on the banks of Brahmaputra has a population of nearly 50,000 people. Most of them are engaged in weaving on their looms. Golden, glossy and textured Muga, white Pat and warm Eri are the types of Assam silk  that the villagers create. Hear the sounds made by the looms and the flying shuttles, watch men and women at work while you walk along the village lanes. The movements of hands & legs on looms turn silk threads into beautiful fabrics, with the help of punched cards surfacing gorgeous woven motifs. Another common motif is of the ‘Jaapi’ or the traditional Assamese hat. Can you believe this?  Hand weaving a saree takes 6 days or more.

HolidayIQ Traveller S. Bhatacharjee shares, “I purchased Assam silk for my wife and 'Mekhla' for my daughter.”

2. Engage In Traditional Fishing With Jakoi & Khaloi

Engage In Traditional Fishing With Jakoi & Khaloisource: deccanherald.com

Watch the folk engage in traditional fishing using hakoi and khaloi. The village pond and beels are awesome for fishing. Fish is a venerable part of their cuisine.

3. Enjoy A Feast Of Traditional Asomiya Meal at the Food Museum

Enjoy A Feast Of Traditional Asomiya Meal at the Food Museumsource: indiawrites.org

Enjoy a traditional asomiya meal at the food museum of the village, the community managed restaurant. The fish curry cooked in a unique style is a must have dish. The food is prepared with minimal use of spices and oil and this gives a distinct flavour to it. Mutton, duck, chicken and pigeon dishes with rice is a staple. Accompany your meal with the variety of sweet and tangy chutneys.

HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “ I would say that the food here is exceptional in its own way North-East india.” “ Rice is the staple diet of the people of Assam. It is also used to make variety of sweets and snacks, as well as beer. Fish also plays a major role in the cuisine of Assam. Uncanny ingredients like bamboo shoot, Khar (banana tree ashes), etc are used to cook the various delicacies of Assam,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Ravinder Deekona.

4. Do Not Leave Without The Traditional Assamese Jaapi & Bamboo Crafts

Do Not Leave Without The Traditional Assamese Jaapi & Bamboo Craftssource: static.sify.com

If you are visiting Sualkuchi, it is a sin to leave without buying the traditional jaapi. It is a traditional umbrella prepared with leaves and bamboos. Bamboo products are used and crafted throughout the village.

HolidayIQ Traveller Neelam Chaudhary from Jaipur shares, “Assam’s culture, natural beauty, traditional dressing ( mekhla chaddar)always attract me. Love being at Sibsagar( eastern Assam). Kaziranga is well known wildlife sanctuary, famous for rhino & most famous part of Assam is Guwahati for its world famous Kamakhya temple.”

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5. Watch The Sunset At Brahmaputra

Watch The Sunset At Brahmaputrasource: hotshotstockimages.com

A view of the sunset from the bank of Brahmaputra in Sualkuchi is a must. View of a lovely red and yellow sunset along with dark clouds in the sky over the Brahmaputra River is simply awesome.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ashish says, “Take an evening boat ride at the Brahmaputra and enjoy the beautiful sunset.”

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