Assam is one of the most beautiful and blissful states in the northeast of India. The state is known for its tea plantations, scenic natural beauty, Assam silk, and one-horned rhinos. But did you know it’s also a great spot for history buffs?Yes! Assam is home to some of the most historical places in India. So here is a list of 10 such places for your next trip to Assam.
10 Places In Assam
1. Talatal Ghar
The Talatal Ghar is also known as the Rangpur Palace and talks about the beauty of Tai Ahom architecture. This beautiful monument was made using bricks and organic cement. Organic cement is made using duck eggs and rice powder. This monument is the largest of all the Ahom monuments in the world and, hence, a must visit.
2. Rang Ghar
Rang Ghar is known as Asia’s oldest surviving amphitheatre, It is fondly called the “Colosseum of the East.” This historical place translates to “House of Entertainment” and was a two-story building. It was used as the royal sports pavilion back then, in 1746 AD. The splendour that this place holds is worth a visit.
3. Surya Pahar
Surya Pahar translates to “Hill of the Sun.” The place is known as an archaeologist’s gold mine. The locals claim that this was a sun worshipping cult with 99,999 Shivlingas. The place is known to be home to many mysteries and treasures. The place holds religious importance for Jains, Hindus, and Buddhas.
Khaspur is one of the most known historical places in Assam. The place talks about the rich cultural heritage of Assam and the ever shining glory of Khaspur. According to history, this place was ruled by Dimasa Kachari. It is famous for its Kachari Fort, which is known to be the royal seat of the Kachari Dynasty.
According to history, Charaideo was the capital of the Ahom dynasty. It was built by the founder of the Ahom dynasty, Sukhapa. You find 42 tombs of kings and queens on the top of the hills. These tombs are made using stones and bricks, depicting how the people of the Ahom rulers lived years ago.
6. Sukapha Samannay Kshetra
Sukapha is known as the founder of the Ahom dynasty which ruled for 600 years. He was a Thai prince who came to this place by crossing the Patkai river. He was the one who united tribal and non-tribal people. This historical place was built in the memory of Sukapha, speaking about his leadership.
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7. Hajo Powa Mecca
Hajo Powa Mecca is known as one of the most religious historical places in Assam. The foundation of this religious place was laid using soil that was brought from the holy land of Mecca. The name translates to one-quarter, which is why people believe that visiting this place blesses them with one-quarter of God’s blessing.
These are institutional centres situated on one of the largest inhabited river islands in Majuli. If you want to understand Assamese culture, this is the perfect place. These are large prayer halls with a shrine. They also have dormitories for monks and bathing tanks. The first one was built in the 15th Century.
9. Ladai Garh
Ladai Garh is a fortified structure that was built by King Pratap Singh. He built it to protect his kingdom from other neighbouring kingdoms. Mera Garh is one of the three sections of the Garh and is located in Majuli. Ladai Garh is on the southern side, while Swalat Garh is on the northern side.
10. Patharughat Swaheed Minar
Patharughat Swaheed Minar is about 16 kilometres from Mangaldai.It is one of the most important places in Assam. The Jallianwala Bagh incident victims of Assamese descent were honoured by having this minaret built in their honour.
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