Ranghar Assam

Historic places of Assam

Author: Debahuti Gogoi
Date: 2020-08-04

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Engulfed with greenery from all sides, Assam is one of the most beautiful states of India. Nestled in the North-Eastern part of India, Assam is home to the mighty Brahmaputra River, the spiritual Kamakhya Temple, attractive landscapes, the famous Kaziranga National Park, and many others. The state is also popular for its rich historic culture, which also includes the influence of the Ahom dynasty.

Let’s take a look at some of the popular historic spots of Assam. 

Rang Ghar in Sivasagar

Located in Sivasagar, Rang Ghar is one of the classic examples of Ahom architecture and is still standing tall. Tracing back to when the Ahom dynasty ruled Assam, Rang Ghar was believed to be the house of entertainment for the Ahom royals. Thus, this monument is a major historical site of Assam. 

Talking about its architecture, it is a two-storied building, which was constructed during the rule of King Swargadeo Pramatta Singha. Many kinds of activities including various sports were witnessed here. If you are planning to visit Assam, Rang Ghar should be on your check-list. 

The best time to visit Rang Ghar is October and November.

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Rang Ghar in Sivasagar

Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

 

Located in the western region of Guwahati, Kamakhya Temple is one of the most popular holy places of Assam. The temple has an intense history associated with it. According to Hindu mythology, India has four important Shakti Peethas and Kamakhya Temple has one of them. The monument was constructed and rebuilt many times. It has a beautiful design and a huge dome, which makes it worth a visit.

The best time to visit the temple is during the Ambubachi Festival, which takes place in the month of June every year.

 

Talatal Ghar in Sivasagar

Another magnificent monument of the Ahom dynasty is the Talatal Ghar, which is located in Sivasagar. It vividly depicts the rich Assamese culture and is a must-visit place for all those who love to watch inspirational and creative architecture. 

What fascinates me about Talatal Ghar is that it is believed to have three underground floors and two secret passages, which were earlier used for war purposes. Another interesting fact about Talatal Ghar is the kind of cement being used for the construction of the monument, which is rice powder and swans’ eggshells. Isn’t that amazing?

The best time to visit Talatal Ghar is October and November.

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Talatal Ghar in Sivasagar

Agnigarh in Tezpur

Agnigarh is a small hill situated in the middle of Tezpur town of Sonitpur district, Assam. This site is famous for the historical love story of Usha and Aniruddha. According to historical facts, this hillock was covered with fire by Usha’s father from all sides to restrain her from meeting Aniruddha. Thus, Usha was kept away from Aniruddha in Agnigarh by her father. However, this site has turned out to be a very popular tourist destination. There are seats for people to spend some time on the hill and enjoy the spectacular view of greenery all around. 

The best time to visit Agnigarh is during the winters as climbing on a hot sunny day might be difficult for some. 

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Agnigarh in Tezpur

Deopahar Ruins 

 

Just 30 km from Golaghat district of Assam is the Deoparbat Ruins, which is one of the famous places that depict Assam’s rich history and architecture. The site consists of the ruins of a Shiva Temple and the Lakhowgart Fortress. There are many wide spaces within the temple, which gives people a chance to soak in the beautiful view of nature. 

 

The best time to visit this place is during the winters and spring as the summers are quite hot. 

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Deopahar Ruins

Charaideo 

With an eminent 600 years of rule, the Ahom dynasty plays a very important role in Assamese history. Apart from being the capital of the Ahom kingdom, it is also famous for a collection of maidams which are the burial ground of the Ahom royalty. This ground consists of 42 tombs of the kings and queens who died in that period. The main spot of the place is the floral design done on the underground dome, and each of these domes is covered with mounds. This reflects the grandeur and vision of the Ahoms!

The best time to visit Deopahar Ruins is during the winter, which starts from November and continues till February. 

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Charaideo

Joysagar in Sivasagar

 

The interesting part about this lake is that it is a man-made lake and is a huge one. It is situated inside the town of Sivasagar and has some of the famous Ahom architectures near it. Some of these monuments include Shiva dol, Vishnu dol, and Devi dol. This lake is also home to many migratory birds during the winters. Thus, Joysagar is one of the most visited tourist spots of Assam. 

 

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Joysagar in Sivasagar




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