With booming tea and oil industries, tourism is an additional bonus point for the town of Sivasagar. The literal translation of Sivasagar stands for “Ocean of Shiva”. This travel destination in Assam is popular for its Ahom monuments and palaces which are quite exquisite. One of the top things to do in Sivasagar is to visit Sivasagar Sivadol Temple which gave this town its name and was built during the year 1734 by Kuwori Ambika, the wife of Swargadeo Siba Singha.
If planning your holidays around the time of Shivratri, you have the opportunity to witness and enjoy the grand celebration by the devotees of Lord Shiva. You can also visit Devidol which is dedicated to Devi Durga and hosts Durga Puja during the months of April-May and September-October; Vishnudol that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; and Ghanashyam Dol, which is a marvellous temple built from terracotta and a part of its original path way still exists. Amongst palaces, you can visit the Talatal Ghar that was originally built to be an army base and comprises of several hidden passageways constructed underneath till the Rangpur Palace.
One of the sightseeing places of Sivasagar is the Sivasagar Tai Museum which houses several artefacts from Ahom Dynasty and its rulers. There are also several tanks which you can visit during your tour in Sivasagar like Joysagar, which is reckoned to be the largest artificial lake ever made in an area of 1.29 km2; and Rudrasagar and Gaurisagar, out of which Rudrasagar is more beautiful one and has been built around a Shiva temple.
Another one of the must visit places is Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary which prior to 1984 was a reserve forest. It houses more than 143 migratory and local bird species who visit here every year. It is a diverse, wet ecosystem that is surrounding the River Brahmaputra and has several lakes speckled across its 34 kilometres property. As because of annual flooding, this piece of land is left uninhabited and away from the illegal and pestering interference of human beings. You can also visit the Namdang Stone Bridge that was built centuries ago on a single rock boulder and is still operable as National Highway 37.
We, at Tour My India, offer you several holiday packages that cover the North East India and feature some of the popular tourist places, including Sivasagar.