Sualkuchi

#9 of 11 things to do in Dispur

Sualkuchi is endearingly alluded to as the Manchester of the East. Arranged on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra, it is well known for its hundreds of years old legacy of weaving. The weaving custom in this villa can be followed to the eleventh century when lord Dharma Pal, of the Pala tradition, supported the art and brought 26 weaving families from Tantikuchi to Saulkuchi. The town came to fruition as a weaving town when the SHAMS involved Sualkuchi crushing the Mughals in the mid-seventeenth century.