Sivasagar is a beautiful town surrounded by tea gardens was the capital of the Ahom kingdom which reigned supremacy for six hundred years before the advent of the British.
The town, which literally means 'the ocean of Lord Shiva', is strewn with the tell-tale ruins of a powerful empire. About 369 km from Guwahati - Sivasagar a historical city. The most remarkable landscape of the town is the 200 year old Sivasagar tank. On its banks are three temples-- the Shivadol, the Vishnudol and the Devidol-- all three built by Queen Madambika, wife of Siva Singha, in the year 1734. The Shivadol is believed to be the highest Siva Temple in India. The tank is situated in the heart of the town but the water level is above the level of the town. On the banks of sivsagar tank, there are three significant temples - Shivadol, Vishnudol and Devidol.
Travelling on foot is the best way to explore Sibsagar city. It is a very calm and serene town away from busy city life. spending time on the bank of Sibsagar tank or Gauri Sagar tank and visiting Rang Ghar and Kareng Ghar you would fill like a time travel back to the Ahom era. Another important attraction "Charaideo Maidam" also located 30km away from Sibsagar. Known as "Pramids of Assam" it was the burial ground of Ahom kings and queens. Maidams are basically hemispherical mounds where kings and queens were buried with all their accessories, foods etc.The "Gorgaon Palace" or "Gorgaon Kareng Ghar" is another architecture marvel located 15 km away from Sibsar city.
Rang Ghar was an ancient amphitheatre built by King Pramatta Singha. This two storeyed ovals shaped pavilion is one of the largest of its kind.
Kareng Ghar is a historical monument built by King Rudra Singha during 1696 AD. It is a seven-storied palace having three storeys underground- known as Talatal Ghar and the upper storeys known as Kareng Ghar.
Shivadol is an ancient Shiva Temple build in 16th century, located in the heart of Sibsagar city on the banks of the Sivasagar tank. It is one of the tallest Shiva temples in India.
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Sibsagar located in the Upper Assam was once the capital of the Ahom kings. At that time, its name was Rangpur. Ahom kings rule for more than six hundred years and successfully defended the repeated attacks of rulers of Bengals and Mughals.
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