Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Rang Ghar,Assam,India

The meaning of Rang ghar is an Amusement house. Ahom kings of Assam had constructed this important and famous amusement amphitheater. The Rang ghar building has two floors. Often The Royal family used The Rang ghar building for the witness various games which was organized during the celebrations of Rangauli Bihu with the adjoining of Rupahi Pathar.
The architectural structure of Rang Ghar is one of the oldest structures of Assam. The structure has a great importance for historians as well as architects as it shows the architectural taste of that time. The structure has been built on lines of the royal boat Ahom. The shape of the roof of the Rang Ghar resembles the same. A pair of crocodiles made up of sculpted stones is found on the roof of the Rang Ghar.
Series of entrances are built at the base of Rang Ghar. The Ahom people were not aware of mortar and cement in those days, hence it has been constructed with mixture of eggs and rice along with baked bricks. The inner surface of Rang Ghar has been lined using the powdered lime with bricks.
Often referred to as the Colosseum of the East,Rang Ghar is one of the oldest surviving amphitheaters of Asia. It is located near Rangpur Palace at a distance of 3 km from Sibsagar town. The name translates to House of Entertainment and dates back to 1746 A.D.
Owing to such rich historical importance, Rang Ghar was used as a logo for the 33rd National Games held in Assam in 2007. Presently, the condition of this monument is fragile. 
How to Reach
It is located near Rangpur Palace at a distance of 3 km from Sibsagar town.
By Air
There is no airport in Sibsagar itself but, the nearest airport to the place is the Jorhat Airport which is located at a distance of around 67 km from the city. The airport is well built and connected to many major cities of India like Banglore, Mumba and Delhi. From the airport, you can easily hire a taxi to reach Sibsagar within two hours.
By Train
There is a railway station in Sibsagar called Sibsagar Town Railway Station which is closely located at a distance of 2 km. It is well connected to nearby cities like Guwahati through regular trains. From the station, you can easily walk or hire a taxi to reach the city within ten minutes.
By Road
Sibsagar is readily available via a good network of road transport. There are regular bus services that operate between Sibsagar and nearby cities like Guwahati. However, bus connectivity from some towns is infrequent. Alternatively, many taxi services ply which connects the place to neighboring cities.

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