Sibsagar, also known as 'Sivasagar', literally means as the 'the ocean of Lord Shiva'. This spiritual and historical city is situated in the state of Assam in Sibsagar district and located to north east of Guwahati. The small town is renowned for its historical monuments, Ahom Palaces and important centre for oil and tea trading. There is a 129- acre artificial tank known as the Sibsagar Tank around which the town is built. In fact, the presence of historical monuments belonging to the Ahom times is considered as the pride of this place. Some of the famous tourist attractions present here include Shivadol, Joysagar Tank and Temples, Gaurisagar Tank, Rang Ghar, Ahom Museum, Talatal Ghar and Gargaon Palace. If you are planning a visit to this stunning city, then choose the best Sibsagar holiday packages and get ready to explore its charm!
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Around 6 KM from Sibsagar is an immense seven storeyed palace, three of which are below the ground level - known as Talatal Ghar - and the rest of the storeys above. There are two secret tunnels here.
Kareng Ghar & 'Talatal Ghar
These are historical monuments were constructed by King Rudra Singha during 1696- 1714 AD was the military station of the Ahom Kings. Kareng Ghar is a seven storied palace with having three storeys underground- known as 'Talatal Ghar' and the upper storeys known as 'Kareng Ghar'.
Gargaon, the previous capital of the Ahoms lies 13 KM east of Sibsagar. This old palace constructed in 1540 was destroyed, and the present seven-storeyed palace, known as 'Kareng Ghar', was rebuilt about 1762, by King Rajeshwar Singha.
It is an amphitheatre that was constructed by King Pramatta Singha. The two storeyed oval shaped in pavilion is one of the largest of its type.
Another old capital of the Ahom kings, Charaideo was constructed by the founder of the Ahom dynasty, 'Sukapha' and located 28 KM east of Sibsagar. This place is popular for burial vaults or the 'maidans' of the members of the royalty.
Known to be the largest man-made lake in India, Joysagar sprawls over 318 acres on the edge of Sibsagar town.
Another highlight is the Ahom Museum, located on the bank of the Sibsagar that houses artifacts of the Ahom rulers, which include swords, clothes, manuscripts, platters and goblets.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Jaysagar Tank (and Temples), Gaurisagar Tank (and Temples), Rudrasagar Tank (and Temples) and Namdang Stone Bridge are some of the other important tourist attractions which you must mark a visit to your Sibsagar tour itinerary.