Formerly known as Rangpur, Sibsagar was the capital of the powerful Ahom Kingdom for over six centuries, before the onslaught of the Burmese. The town takes its name from its key feature, the 200-year-old Sibsagar tank. On its banks are three Dols or temples – the Shivadol, the Vishnudol and the Devidol. Multi-level palaces with their secret tunnels, one of the largest amphitheaters, bridges carved out of stone and enormous man-made lakes are other pieces that help weave the history of Assam.
A city of historic and architectural importance, Sibsagar welcomes its visitors with a rich aroma of the tea leaves, that not only contributes to the overall grandeur but also to the state economy. Today it is an important center for tea and oil industries.
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