Sunday, 15 January 2017

Kareng Ghar,Assam,India

Karenghar and Talatarghar is the largest monument of the Ahom Kingdom which was built under the leadership of King Rudra Singha during the period from 1696 to 1714.
Kareng Ghar is a Royal House of the Tai-Ahom kings, which is situated in Gargaon, the third capital of the Tai-Ahoms. Gargaon was founded by King Siuklenmung, known as Gargayan Raja son of king Siuhungmung sometimes in A.D. 1539-43.
Kareng Ghar is a seven-story construction. Though the three levels that are below the land are known as Talatal Ghar, the remaining levels over the land level are renowned as the Kareng Ghar. Two underground passageways are present in the Talatal Ghar.
This chronological memorial of Assam is at a distance of 6 km from the central municipality. It was constructed at this juncture to make sure security to the Gargaon fortress, the house of the Ahom kings. The descendants of the ruler Rudra Singha prepared much modifications and embellishments to the unique construction of the Kareng Ghar & Talatal Ghar.
The structural glory of the constitution catches the attention of many visitors and analyzers each year.
How to Reach
It is 30 minutes drive from Sibsagar town towards Nazira town. It is located on the way.
By Air
A number of airports are situated close to Sibsagar. The nearest one is the Rowriah airport in Jorhat. From there, Sibsagar is only one and a half hours journey, by road. Besides this, airports are also located in Dibrugarh (Mohanbari airport), Dimapur (Dimapur airport) and in Tezpur (Salonibari airport). The distance between Dibrugarh and Sibsagar is only 76 km and can be covered in 3 hours.
By Rail
The nearest railway station from Sibsagar is Simaluguri, which is only 16 kms away. Apart from this, an important railway station is also located in Dibrugarh town, where trains are available on a regular basis, connecting the town not only to the other areas within the state, but also to places like Calcutta and Delhi.
By Road

In accordance with the rule passed by the National Highway Act, NH-37 was constructed in Assam, with the sole purpose of making communication by roadways easier and more convenient. The highway traverses the entire width of Assam and covers places like Guwahati, Nagaon, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dinjan, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. ASTC or the Assam State Transport Corporation provides regular bus services to Sibsagar. In addition to the normal daytime and night super buses available for the plain routes, the corporation provides special mini buses for traveling to the hilly areas.

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