Top things to do in Sivasagar

Ruins in Sivasagar

Talatal Ghar

The Talatal Ghar palace was the heart of an Ahom capital complex founded by King Rudra Singha. Built in the 1750s over an earlier wooden palace, it originally had seven storeys, three of which were underground (incl…
Monument in Sivasagar

Rang Ghar

About 4km south of central Sivasagar along AT Rd, look right to see the rather beautiful Rang Ghar, a two-storey, oval-shaped pavilion that has been impeccably restored. Built by King Pramatta Singha in 1746, its gl…
Tomb in Sivasagar


Charaideo was the first Ahom capital, established in 1228 by the dynasty's founder Sukapha after his arrival in eastern Assam while seeking new lands with his royal retinue from Yunnan (southwestern China). The site…
Hindu Temple in Sivasagar

Ahom Temples

Three typical Ahom temple towers rise proudly above the partly wooded shore of Sivasagar tank. The centrepiece (and tallest) is the 33m-high Shivadol, dedicated to Shiva. One of Assam's most important temples, it wa…
Palace in Sivasagar

Kareng Ghar

Dramatic if largely unadorned, this brick palace is the last major remnant of the Ahom kingdom’s pre-Sivasagar capital at Garhgaon. You can climb to the top of the unique four-storey structure, which rises like a st…
Hindu Temple in Sivasagar

Gauri Sagar

The somewhat grandiose complex of Gauri Sagar comprises an attractive tank and a trio of distinctive 1720s temples – Vishnudol, Shivadol and Devidol – built by the Ahom queen Phuleswari along its north bank. The mos…
Multicuisine in Sivasagar

Sky Chef

Smartly appointed and featuring a good range of well-prepared North Indian and Chinese dishes, this classy restaurant is a great place to enjoy dinner after a long day sightseeing.