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Sivasagar

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Best Time: Oct-Mar Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Jorhat Check Flights

"Imprints of Ahom Dynasty"

Sivasagar Tourism

Dating back to the Ahom dynasty, this cultural town is full of historic tourist attractions from forts with underground architecture to numerous temples.

Sibsagar is a state ofÊAssamÊthat 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, a man-made lake, Ahom Museum, Rudrasagar tank and temples, Gaurisagar tank and temples. One can also visit the Kareng Ghar and the Rang Ghar.

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Disangmukh and the Disang Festival

Disangmukh is located around 10 km away from Sibsagar, and a place tourists should visit. In this area, you will find people belonging to Mising community, one of the colourful communities of Assam. Here, the River Brahmaputra joins river Disang and you can also see a variety of migratory birds. The different culture of Mising community and serenity of Disangmukh allures tourists.

The Disang festival is other major attraction. It is celebrated once in every two years. In this festival, various fun games and sports are enjoyed on the sand beside river Disang. Also, products of Self-Help Groups and agricultural commodities of local growers are sold. This festival depicts the unique culture of the Mising community. You can witness their dance styles and different types of food famous amongst the community.

Restaurants and Local Food in Sivasagar

The dishes here, like any other part of the state are a breather from typical spices and elaborate cooking and are flavoured with herbs which are indigenous to the region. Rice is an essential part of the meals. One can find here the popular items of the state's menu such as Khar, Tenga, Pokori, Poitabhat, Pitika, Laksa as well as a number of snacks to go with the finest of Teas that the area offers. The local snacks that one can try are Jolpan, Pitha and Laru. One might want to end their meal with Paan which is a significant part of the food culture here.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Sibsagar by morning and check into your hotel. After freshening up, you can start your day with Ahom Museum. After exploring the museum, you can head out to Shivadol Temple. Then, have lunch and visit Rang Ghar. If you are not exhausted, you can head out to Talatal Ghar. It is close to the central city so that travel time will be less. In the evening, you can relax by the shores of Sibsagar Lake.

Day 2: Get ready early and visit Charaideo. After this, you can go to Gaurisagar Tank. Temples are surrounding this place so that you can go through them. Then, in the evening you can head out to Joysagar Tank and Temples.

Day 3: If you are here for one more day, make sure to visit Disangmukh, just 10 km away from Sibsagar.

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What's Great?

Mild winters. Various historical monuments. Has architectural beauty.

What's Not So Great?

No adventures. Scorching summers. Poor accommodation facilities. Language problems.

For Whom?

Sibsagar is perfect for history buffs and especially for those who are keen to know the history of Assam. Beautiful place for nature lovers. Ideal for religious people.

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How To Reach Sivasagar

An important part of Assam, Sibsagar is well connected both by road as well as rail. The closest railhead is located at a place called Simalguri, which is situated around 16 km from the town. Taxis will be available from Simalguri to Sibsagar in about 200 INR. The Jorhat airport is the closest airhead. The airport is connected to nearby cities like Dispur, Shillong, Kolkatta, Bangalore, etc. The Dibrugarh airport too is an option. It is located 80 km from Sibsagar. The state buses are cheap and regular. They ply from Dibrugarh, Guwahati and Jorhat on a daily basis. Tickets from Jorhat are as cheap as INR 50 per head.

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Brahmani Keni 1 year ago
Remember the hometown of Wonder Woman ? Sibsagar ( now Sivasagar) is a city in the amazonas region covering all shades of blue,brown and green of nature. One can discover and learn about the powerful Ahom kingdom that rules for 600 years. Other places such as the Unnakoti cave, Talatal Ghar, Rang Ghar and others also have great stories to share. It is a must visit for out of the box experience!
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