Sivasagar Travel Guide– What a strange phenomenon when we find a great city! All we need to do is a stroll about with our eyes open. There is always something about arriving in a new city, wandering empty streets with no destinations.
When you slowly starting to explore there’s much more to experience, to witness in every city in the world. Such a great city to explore is Sivasagar or you are allowed to say Sibsagar too.
In a country like India with the world’s highest number of monuments, every city has something special to showcase. Similarly, district Sivsagar holds the highest popularity in terms of history and heritage site among the other districts in Assam.
There is something very special that you may hardly find in any other district of Assam. When a place like Majuli can give you a beautiful idea about the nature of Assam and a great feeling of standing on the world’s biggest river Island, Sibsagar will let you know about the great Ahom kingdom and their creativity that still shines in the book of history and eye of people.
SUGGEST SIVASAGAR TRIP
We often seem to be in a rush to get started and finish, however, I would like to suggest you reserve at least a week to explore the great city of Sivasagar. Either you can arrive in Guwahati, Jorhat or Dibrugarh from your origin location and then head towards Sibsagar.
If your travel plan falls between November to April don’t forget to visit Kaziranga national park and witness the exclusive Rhinoceros.
HISTORY OF SIVASAGAR
In the earlier days, Sivasagar was known as Rangpur. It was the capital of the mighty Ahom Kingdom who ruled Assam for more than 6 hundred years from 1228 to 1826 before the advent of the British. According to history, Sivasagar was additionally known as ‘Kalansupar‘ after the name of ‘Kalansu Gohain‘ who resided in a village that originally existed in the place where currently the Sivasagar tank is located.
After the province was conquered by the British back in 1825 Sivasagar was divided into three subdivisions for administrative purposes. Talking about sub diversion the complete district has a population of nearly about 6 lakhs and has a total area of 4996 square meters.
Besides being a famous city with a great history, Sivasagar has a nice climatic condition with mild and moderate and even enjoys an average annual rainfall of about 93 inches. Check out the official website for more detail on Sivasagar
The lands are mostly plain and in the surrounding, you will find the hills and mountains. In 1960 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation started its operation in Sivasagar and since then the city is also known as the oil basin of Assam. It is famous as one of the greatest oil production sites in India.
START YOUR TRIP TO SIVASAGAR
I would mention “starting from my location” but this is my lovely home city so I don’t have to go anywhere. In your case, since Sivasagar is located in the very east of India, you can land on Guwahati and then pick a Bus to Sivasagar. Or you can pick a flight to Jorhat or Dibrugarh just to save a couple of hours. Again if you prefer to train journey Sivasagar town station should be your destination.
The city is located in between Jorhat and Dibrugarh touching the Brahmaputra river in north and Naga Pahar (Naga Hill) in the west. You can see the exact location in the map below.
After entering the Sivasagar district bus will take you to ASTC Sivasagar, which I recommend as a good destination because you can easily find hotels, markets, restaurants, etc. Moreover, all the main attractions of Sivasagar share equal distances from the ASTC. So it works like a true center point with all-in-one benefits.
THINGS TO DO IN SIVASAGAR
After getting your hotel room you can now comfortably visit the main attractions. As I have already mentioned that historic monuments are the main attractions in Sivasagar, you can start from the nearest location Siva Dol and Sivasagar Tank.