Important monuments and landmarks in Assam

Assam is the place in India where you can find some of the most beautiful and famous landmarks in the country. Here, we will try to cover some of these tourist destinations and monuments in detail.

Namghar Temple 

This is a temple that was built by Ahom king Purandar Singha near Jorhat town in Assam. It is a large temple with rich architecture and is said to be one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in India.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Garden

This is not just a garden but also a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi's visit to Assam during which he laid foundation stones for projects including this garden and Assam Medical College at Jorhat, Sukdev Vihar Hospital at Silchar, and Silchar.

Kamakhya temple 

Kamakhya temple in Assam is situated at the bank of river Brahmaputra, in Guwahati. This temple is the holiest and most ancient Shakti Pitha or Kamakhya Devi Temple.

The Kamakhya temple is one of the most celebrated temples in Assam. The temple has been a center of pilgrimage since ancient times. It is dedicated to the mother goddess, Durga, who is worshipped as Mohini-Devi, or the divine enchantress.

Bhupen Hazarika Setu - Dhola-Sadiya Bridge

The Bhupen Hazarika Setu - Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April 2018, is the longest bridge in India. It has become instrumental in connecting the far-flung areas of Assam.

The bridge was constructed under the National Highway Development Project (NHDP) scheme. It is named after singer and popular folk musician Bhupen Hazarika who wrote many popular songs like 'Jhumri Teli.'

This bridge has become an important part of development efforts for northeastern region of India which is geographically distant from mainland India.

The Bogibeel bridge

The Bogibeel bridge in Assam is an important bridge which has become the second longest bridge in India. The total length of the bridge is 965 meters and it also includes two different types of bridges, the cable-stayed suspension bridge and cable-stayed cable-tensioned suspension bridge.

Bogibeel bridge is the longest road-rail bridge in the world. It is also one of the most expensive bridges, costing more than Rs. 12,600 crore (1.2 billion).

Agnigarh Hill

Agnigarh Hill is a fort located in Assam. It was built by the Ahom king, Swargadeo Rudra Singha. In the fort, there is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. A beautiful view of the Brahmaputra River can be seen from this hill.

Agnigarh Hill, also known as Agni-Ghar, is situated in Assam. It is one of the most important locations in the state. The hill was the site of a series of battles between British and Indian troops during 1817-1818. The site has never been visited by any British general since then.

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