Sivasagar(Sibsagar) is an important historic and industrial town of Assam. A leading centre for oil production, this region was once the capital of the mighty Ahom rulers, who reigned over the Assam for about 600 years since 1228. Previously known as Rongpur, Sibsagar (or Sivasagar) is famous for the unique Ahom architectures, big man made tanks etc and now is an important tourist spot. It is situated at a distance of about 55 kilometers from Jorhat.Sivasagar, formerly known as Rangpur, was the capital of the Ahom Kingdom from 1699 to 1788. The Ahoms ruled Assam for six centuries, until their kingdom fell to the Burmese in 1819 and their ruling class was all but wiped out.
What to see:
Majuli , one of the world’s largest inhabited river island nested in the lap of the mighty Brahmaputra. Majuli is the nerve centre of Neo Vaishnavite religion, Art and Culture in Assam. Its rich cultural heritage, ethnic diversity and natural beauty- all combine to make Majuli an ideal gateway from the dreamy existence of the city life. In the 16th century the great Assamese social reformer Mahapurush Sri Srimanta Sankardeva along with his chief disciple Sri Sri Madhavdeva laid the foundation of Satra Culture in Majuli.Majuli fall under the tropical climate zone and it has a very rich flora and fauna. Majuli has been declared as one of the important Bird Areas(IBA) of India.
What to see:
Kaziranga National Park
The Kaziranga National Park, a word heritage site hosts two-thirds of the world's great one horned rhinoceroses. Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tiger among protected areas in the world. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is recognised as an important bird area by Birdlife International for Conversation of avifaunal spies.Comapred to other protected area in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation.located on the edge of Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species and visibility. The park is about 80 Km from Jorhat.