Kareng Ghar

Sivasagar, AS - 785685

Type: Landmarks
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Kareng Ghar, also known as the Gargaon Palace, is a historical monument located in the Sivasagar district of Assam, India. Built by the Ahom kings, who ruled the region from the 13th to the 19th century, Kareng Ghar served as the principal palace and administrative center of the Ahom dynasty.

Constructed in the 18th century by King Rajeswar Singha, Kareng Ghar is an architectural marvel known for its unique design and strategic location. The palace complex consists of several structures, including the royal residence, audience halls, temples, and secret tunnels, all surrounded by fortified walls and moats.

Kareng Ghar reflects the rich cultural heritage and royal grandeur of the Ahom dynasty, with its intricate carvings, ornate decorations, and majestic architecture. The palace complex also houses a royal treasury, armory, and other administrative buildings, offering insights into the political and social life of the Ahom rulers.

Today, Kareng Ghar stands as a symbol of Assam's glorious past and serves as a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors from far and wide to admire its architectural beauty and historical significance. The palace complex is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the rich history and cultural heritage of Assam.

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