The atmosphere carried the wavering chants and hymns that echoed against every wall in the surrounding.

Sivasagar, previously spelled Sibsagar, is a city in the Sivasagar District of Assam, about 360 kilometres northeast of Guwahati. It is the headquarters of the Sivasagar district. This city is surrounded by the Dehing rainforest, where the Dihing and Lohit rivers meet.

History and Culture

Sivasagar, formerly known as Rangpur, was the capital of the Ahom Kingdom. The Ahoms ruled Assam for six centuries, until their kingdom fell to the Burmese in 1819 and their ruling class was all but wiped out. The province was conquered by the British in 1825, and was completely annexed in 1826. For administrative purposes it was divided into three sub-divisions.

This cultural town is full of historic tourist attractions from forts with underground architecture to numerous temples.It provides various tourist attractions related to architectural marvels, history and culture. Some of the most popular places here include a water tank called Bhorpukhuri along with Joysagar, the Shiva Dol, Ahom Museum, the Kareng Ghar and the Rang Ghar.


The most convenient time to explore the place is the winter season, particularly in October-November when the weather is comfortable, and the beauty is also mesmerizing.

Best Time
  • October - November

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