• Sivsagar
  • Assam
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Charaideo, Sivsagar Overview

Charaideo needs no special introduction. It is a remarkable and must-see travel destination in Assam. It has a great historical significance that makes it an interesting destination. It served as the first ever capital of the Ahom dynasty. The first Ahom King, Chao Lung, laid the foundation of this city in the early 12th century. Many tourists from different parts of Assam visit this place.

Why Is It Famous?

Charaideo is famous because of its historical significance. It was the first capital of the Ahoms. As the empire expanded, the kings shifted their capitals but Charaideo remained an iconic center. It is a beautiful place with a serene ambiance and lush green vegetation.

The tombs and cenotaphs of all the Ahom royal families are located here. It also includes the temples of the Ahom Gods.

There are many graves in Charaideo but only 30 are protected by the ASI. The unprotected ones are damaged and are undergoing restoration.

Best Time To Visit:

Charaideo attracts the visitors on a huge scale. Every day, many tourists and locals visit this place alike. Not only as a travel destination but people visit this place as a recreational spot. The serene ambiance of Charaideo is enough to provide some mental calmness.

Watch Out!

Littering is a punishable offense at Charaideo. This place is listed among the heritage sites in Assam and no one is allowed to create a mess in any manner. So, use the waste-bins for dumping the trash.

Reaching There:

Sivasagar is the nearest city to Charaideo. People can reach here via state-run buses, broad gauge trains, and flights due to its wider connectivity in Assam. One can travel within Sivasagar via local transit.

Nearest Railway Station - Sivasagar Town Railway Station

Nearest Airport - Jorhat Airport

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