sibsagar assam

Sivasagar

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 kms from Guwahati - Sivasagar an 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 their are three significant temples - Shivadol, Vishnudol and Devidol.
Rang Ghar

Rang Ghar

Kareng Ghar

Kareng Ghar

Shivadol

Shivadol

Places to visit in Sivasagar are:

Kareng Ghar & Talatal Ghar : These historical monuments were built by King Rudra Singha during 1696-1714 AD was the military station of the Ahom Kings. It is a seven storied palace having three storeys underground- known as Talatal Ghar and the the upper storeys known as Kareng Ghar. The entire structure are of historical and architectural interest.

Gargaon Palace: Gargaon, the erstwhile capital of the Ahoms, lies 13 km east of Sivasagar. The old palace built in 1540 was destroyed, and the present seven-storeyed palace, known as Kareng Ghar, was rebuilt around 1762, by king Rajeshwar Singha.

Rang Ghar : This amphitheatre was built by King Pramatta Singha. This two storeyed oval shaped pavilion is one of the largest of its kind.

Charaideo : An another old capital of the Ahom kings, Charaideo, built by the founder of the Ahom dynasty, Sukapha lies 28 km east of Sivasagar. It is famous for the 'maidans' or burial vaults of the members of the royalty.

Joysagar : Joysagar, believed to be the largest man-made lake in India, sprawls over 318 acres on the edge of Sivasagar town. Another highlight is the Ahom Museum on the bank of the Sivasagar, which houses artifacts of the Ahom rulers, which include clothes, swords, manuscripts, goblets and platters.

Jaysagar Tank and Temples : The Jaysagar tank was built by king Rudra Singha in 1697. On its bank are three highly revered temples - Joydol, Shivdol and Devidol.

Gaurisagar Tank and Temples : The Gaurisagar tank was built by queen Phuleshwari Devi. Standing on its bank are three temples - Vishnudol, Shivdol and Devidol.

Rudrasagar Tank and Temples : The Rudrasagar tank was built by king Lakshmi Singha in 1773. It is 8 km from Sivasagar.

Namdang Stone Bridge : The Namdang bridge, cut out from a single solid rock over the Namdang river, was constructed by king Rudra Singha in 1703. Today, the National Highway 37, passes over this bridge.

Best Time to visit Sivasagar

Summer

The summer season start from the month of May and last till September, day temperature ranges between 27°C and 38°C. You can expect few dazzles of light rain in this season.

Spring is the best time to visit Sivasagar. The splendorous Bohag bihu celebration on the Rang ghar in mid April is a must visit.

Monsoons

The monsoon season begins from the month of June and lasts till September. Rainfall is extensive during July and August and the weather remains humid. The day temperatures range between 31°C and 38°C.

Winter

Winter season start from the month of December and last till February. The minimum temperature ranges from 10°C to 12°C. Maximums stay around 20°C to 24°C. The month of February remains pleasant and comfortable.

How to reach Sivasagar

Sivasagar by Air

The nearest airport is Rowriah airport in Jorhat,it is only one and a half hours journey from Jorhat.
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport, is the major airport in all of North East India. It takes 6hrs drive to reach Sibsager from Guwahati. Frequest bus and Train is availbe to Guwahati and Jorhat to Sivasagar.

Sivasagar by railways

The nearest Railway Station is Simalguri Railway Station which is 16 Kms from Sivasagar. Apart from this, an important railway station is also located in Dibrugarh which is well connect by major cities in India like calcutta, Delhi, Puri etc.

Sivasagar by road

Sivasagar is well connected with major cities of Assam state by road. It takes 56 Kms from Jorhat, 83 Kms from Dibrugarh,376 Kms from Guwahati and is linked through Assam State Road Transport Corporation (ASRTC) and lots of private travel services like Network, Green Valley etc. Very well mainatined night super is also available to Sibsagr from Guwahati.

Nearby Tourist Places near Shivasagr

Majuli

Majuli

Majuli the natural & cultural hub of Assam is a most sought after tourist destinations in India. It is honoured as a one of the largest river island in the world. With river Subansiri on the north bank and river Brahmaputra covering most of the areas, Majuli attracts plenty of birds both local & migratory. A trip to Majuli is a memorable one including one hour ferry ride over the mighty Brahmaputra river.
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Panidihing Wildlife Sanctuary

Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary

Located at a distance of 22 km from Sivasagar Town, it is the home of more than 150 species of birds. The rare Griffon and White-rumped Vultures have also been seen here. It is a safe harbour for several migratory birds. It is a treat to eye to witness different varieties of water birds as well as migratory birds. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between November to April.

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Situated at a distance of 35 km from Sivasagar, kaziranga National Park is one of the most well known tourist destinations in Assam. kaziranga National park is the natural habitat of the one-horned rhinoceros. This vivid mosaic of habitats wet and dry, plain and hills, forests and grasslands supports numerous plant and animal species. During winter various types migratory birds are also seen here.
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Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Dibru Saikhowa National Park

Located at a distance of 82 km from Sivasagar, it is a bio-sphere reserve surrounded by three of India's easternmost rivers, the mighty Brahmaputra, the Lohit River in the north and the Dibru River on the South. Encircled by the mighty Brahmaputra and Dibru River, the island and its bank has become an internationally acclaimed BIRDING area famous for migratory birds, see dolphins and Feral Horses.
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Mon, Nagaland

Mon, Nagaland

Mon, is a beautiful hilly town located at a distance of 100 km from Sivasagar, only home of head hunter Konyak Naga tribes. One can witness the fearless Konyak warriors with their tattoos signifying the number of heads they had hunted still sport these tattoos as proudly as trophies proving their bravery. In their homes horns, elephant tusks and Hornbill beaks or random human skulls put up as decorative trophy.
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Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, formerly known as Hollongapar Reserve Forest is situated at a distance of 57 Km from Sivasagar situated at at the foothills of the Patkai mountain range, surrounded by tea garden and human settelments. It houses Indias only ape family Hollock Gibbn and 7 differnt apes specices such as the rare stump tailed macaque, pig tailed macaque and assamese macaque, bengal slow loris as well as capped langurs and a variety of birds and animals.

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