Dramatic if largely unadorned, this 1752 brick palace is the last remnant of the Ahom kingdom’s pre-Sivasagar capital. The unique four-storey structure rises like a sharpened, stepped pyramid above an attractive forest-and-paddy setting. Its isolated location also means you'll likely have the monument mostly to yourself. It’s about 15km along the Sivasagar–Sonari highway down a village road: turn left just before Gargaon. A reserved car from Sivasagar town will take you on a return trip for about ₹300.