Located 360 km north-east of Guwahati is Sivasagar, known for its Ahom palaces and monuments. It is now popular as a prominent tea and oil industry. Sivasagar’s main feature is a huge water body – a 257-acre tank, also known as the Borpukhuri. Located at a higher elevation than the rest of the town, the Borpukhuri boasts of three temples, called “Dol”s in Assamese, built on its banks. The most prominent of the three is the 104 ft tall Sivadol, which is one of the best places to witness the Shivratri festival. The other temples, Vishnudol and Devidol, are also popular tourist attractions.
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The palatial amphitheater, Rang Ghar, takes you back to the time when the Ahom rulers used it as a building to watch sports and other festivities. The Tai Ahom museum is another favorite among visitors as it showcases artifacts like swords, goblets and manuscripts from the Ahom kingdoms.
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