Historical Monuments in Assam

Hajo Powa Mecca, Rang Ghar Sibsagar, Talatal Ghar Sibsagar, Surya Pahar Goalpara, Khaspur Silchar, Patharughat Swaheed Minar Darang, Ladai Garh Jorhat, and many more.

The historical places of Assam take you on a tour down the timelines and give you a chance to explore the breathtaking work of arts and heritage of India. Assam is home to some of the beautiful temples, heritage monuments, religious sites, and natural viewpoints. The Hajo Powa Mecca is one of the most significant sites for Muslims and it is believed that the holy soil from Mecca was used during the foundation works.

The Rang Ghar is yet another heritage site which was constructed in the 1746 AD and is popularly called as the Colosseum of the East. The monument was constructed by the Ahom rules and was used as a royal pavilion to watch many sports events like buffalo battles. Popular monuments in Assam like Surya Pahar which is known to be an archaeologist’s gold mine because of its huge number of ancient findings.

Here is the list of best historical places in Assam:

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Historical Places in Assam


Hajo Powa Mecca

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Powa Mecca, which is considered to be one of the most sought after monuments in Assam, figuratively alludes to possessing some of the sanctity of Mecca. This is where Pir Giasuddin Auliya, an Islamic pioneer, is buried.

During the reign of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, it was built by Mir Lutufullah-i-Shiraji in 1657. It is also thought that the earth imported from Mecca was used to lay the foundation of the Mosque here.

Location: 6GRR+P3V, No.1 Bhelkar, Assam 781102

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Rang Ghar, Sibsagar

Rang Ghar, also known as the 'Colosseum of the East,' is one of Asia's oldest remaining amphitheatres and one of the popular monuments in Assam. The name means 'House of Entertainment,' and it dates from 1746 A.D., when the Ahoms ruled present-day Assam. This monument is a significant structure that exemplifies the architectural perfection and majesty of the period.

Originally, Ahom emperor Swargadeo Pramatta Singha erected the two-story structure to be utilised by Ahom kings and nobles to watch events like buffalo battles and other sports staged at the adjacent Rupahi Pathar. During the Rangauli Bihu celebration, it was used as a royal sports pavilion.

Location: Rang Ghar Rd, Joysagar, Dicial Dhulia Gaon, Assam 785697

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Talatal Ghar, Sibsagar

The Talatal Ghar, also known as the Rangpur Palace, is one of the most remarkable examples of Tai Ahom architecture. It is located in Assam's northern area and it is the world's largest Ahom monument, not just as a memorial to Assamese culture and history, but also as the largest of all Ahom monuments.

Talatal Ghar should be on the bucket list of history and architecture enthusiasts. The upper ground level of the Talatal Ghar with a classic Mughal architecture style is known as Kareng Ghar and was utilised as a live-in palace by the Assamese king. Swargdeo Rajeswar Singha's successor, Raja Swargdeo Rudra Singha, added these top levels to the Talatal Ghar during his reign.

Location: Duboroni Ali Rd, Joysagar, Dicial Dhulia Gaon, Assam 785697

Timing: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Surya Pahar, Goalpara

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Surya Pahar in Assam is known as an Archaeologist's Gold Mine due to numerous archaeological findings. Surya Pahar, 12 kilometres from the Goalpara district is a lesser-known historical site in Assam that you should visit. Surya Pahar, which translates to "Hill of the Sun," is supposed to have been associated with the cult of sun worship.

In addition, the items discovered at this location have been displayed at a local museum. According to locals, there are 99,999 Shiva Lingas at this historic Assam location. They also claim that this is one of Assam's hidden historical sites, full of stories, riddles, and hidden treasures.

For Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains, this location is historically and religiously significant. Surya Pahar is even designated as one of Assam's most important ancient remnants heritage sites.

Location: 4P55+896, Bhatiapara, Assam 783101

Timing: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Satras, Darang

If you're in Darang, make a point of visiting Satras to learn about Assam's unique and diverse culture. Sankardeva and his followers founded Satras, which were similar to monasteries in construction. Apart from performing Bhagawatee Baishnav, it also displays a variety of art forms that were and are being fostered here, one of which is Satriya Art.

In Darang, there are two Satras: Khatara Stra, which is one of the oldest and is located 22 kilometres from Mangaldai in Dilipa, and Dihing Satra, which is 45 kilometres from Mangaldai in Kurua.

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Khaspur, Silchar

Khaspur, a lovely village in Assam's Cachar district, is barely 20 kilometres from Silchar. It is one of the most visited historical places of Assam and is home to the Dimasa Kingdom's ruins, which are a spectacular sight to behold. A king's temple, a Lion Gate, and a Sun Gate, all of which are centuries old, may be found here. Although the king's palace is nearly defunct, the massive entrance gates still stand tall.

These gates are designed in the shape of an elephant. Khaspur was ruled by a tributary monarch when it was a part of the Tripura Kingdom. After Koch's influence crumbled, it became self-governing.

The control of Khaspur passed to Kachari monarchs after the last of the Koch rulers died, and they relocated their capital to Khaspur.

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Charaideo, Sibsagar

Charaideo, one of the most sought after historical places of Assam, was the capital of the Ahom dynasty, and it was founded by Sukhapa. It is approximately 28 kilometres away from Sibsagar. The 'Assam Pyramids', located in Nagaland's foothills are a popular name for this location. Many of the Ahom emperors' and queens' graves are located here, and they are considered to be exceedingly holy.

On the hilltop of Charaideo, there are around 42 tombs of kings and queens. The architecture of these tombs is comparable to Egyptian pyramids, and it displays the outstanding work of Assamese masons throughout the mediaeval period. The major attraction of this site is its burial vaults, which contain a great deal of information about the Ahom monarchs' lifestyles and cultures.

The octagonal dwarf that completely covers the entire tomb or maidam is the tomb's principal architectural element. The flowery architecture on the underground vaults will enchant you, and the chambers are completely covered in clay mounds.

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Sukapha Samannay Kshetra, Jorhat

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Sukapha Samannay Kshetra is one of the notable historical places of Assam that is dedicated to the first Ahom ruler of Assam, Sukapha. Between Mohbandha, near Jorhat and Dergaon, is the Sukapha Samannay Kshetra. Sukapha was the founder of the Ahom monarchy, which lasted over 600 years.

Sukapha, a Thai royal, arrived in the area after climbing the Patkai mountain range and he was the driving force for the region's tribal and non-tribal peoples coming together. The Sukaphas Samannay Kshetra was constructed in an attempt to honour and maintain Sukapha's illustrious leadership.

Location: AT road, Mohbondha Rd, Jorhat, Assam 785006

Timing: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Ladai Garh, Jorhat

Ladai Garh, one of the must visit historical places of Assam, is a braced building located about 13 kilometres from the destination. The Swalat Garh is located to the north, while the Ladai Garh is located to the south. Ladai Garh, built by ruler Pratap Sinha is a revitalised building that was built to protect the village from intruders.

Ladai Garh is around 13 kilometres from Jorhat's city centre. The fortification is divided into three sections, each with its own heading - Mera Garh, Swalat Garh, and Ladai Garh are the three portions.

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Patharughat Swaheed Minar, Darang

The Darrang district's principal attractions are its stunning temples, sanctuaries, and ancient ruins. The Patharughat Swaheed Minar is one of the district's historical landmarks. This tourist attraction is roughly 16 kilometres from Mangaldai and is regarded as one of Assam's most important destinations.

This minar was built in honour of the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh incident who were of Assamese descent. A visit to this location is a statement of appreciation for those noble spirits who have shaped our Indian history.

The minar's architecture is magnificent, and it is a work of art created by the engineers of the time. The presence of flora that surrounds the entire area adds to the attractiveness of the monument.

Location: 16 kms away from Mangaldai

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People Also Ask About Assam

  1. Which are the best places to visit in assam?

    1. Kaziranga National Park: Two-thirds of the world's population of one-horned rhinoceros live at Kaziranga National Park. Aside from that, this national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a prominent tourist attraction in Assam. Its dynamic, well-preserved, and sustainable ecology, as well as its diverse biodiversity, help to keep this region at the top of the list of tourist attractions in Assam.

    2. Kamakhya Temple: 
    The Kamakhya Temple, one of India's 51 Shakti Peeths, is said to shield pilgrims from evil sight. Due to its remarkable Tantric worship, it is one of Assam's most popular and well-known tourist destinations for pilgrims and tourists alike. Lord Shiva and the Daksha Yagna are the major deities of this temple, which is located atop Nilachal Hills. This temple is unquestionably one of Guwahati's most cherished.

    3. Majuli Island: 
    Majuli Island happens to be one of the most popular tourist destinations of Assam that tourists love to visit because of its breathtaking natural beauty. Majuli is considered to be one of the best sites in Assam for birding because of its huge population of Asiatic birds. 

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  2. What are the best things to do in Assam?

    1. Explore the largest river island of Majuli: Majuli is the world's largest river island, surrounded by the Brahmaputra River and recognised for its varied cultures and customs. While the island is suffering from soil erosion as a result of environmental difficulties, its beauty is still worth seeing and photographing.

    2. Admire the lush green tea at the gardens of Dibrugarh: 
    Assam's tea fields are nearly synonymous with the northeastern state, and appreciating them is surely one of the best things to do in India. While each district has a light or dense plantation, Jorhat is the finest place to see the most natural beauty in all of its grandeur. 

    3. Spot One-Horned Rhinos at the Kaziranga National Park: 
    Kaziranga National Park is a huge draw because visiting it is one of the top things to do in Assam. It is home to the great Indian one-horned rhinos and many other exotic species. The park's extensive terrains are covered in lush foliage and beautiful flora. Apart from rhinos, tigers, swamp deer, leopards, hoolock gibbons, and other species can be seen.

    4. Indulge yourself in the vibrant Bihu and Tea Festival: 
    This is Assam's most well-known festival, held three times a year to welcome and appreciate the many seasons' offerings. If you're visiting Assam for a vacation, make sure you participate in the festivities because you'll be able to see everything here, from folk music to beautiful clothing.

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  3. What is Assam famous for?

    Assam is famous in the tourist map of India for a number of reasons. It is very much famous for its refreshing tea gardens, silk production, enthralling natural beauty, and for being home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Assam is home to the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, as well as wild water buffalo, pygmy hogs, tigers, and a variety of Asiatic birds, and is one of the last remaining wild habitats for Asian elephants.

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  4. What is the best time to visit Assam?

    The best time to visit Assam would be from the month of November to the month of May. The weather is ideal, with fresh breezes sweeping from the Himalayan foothills, which help to keep the heat and humidity at bay. It's a time of great delight for the locals who are busy celebrating Bihu, the harvest festival.

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