Agnigarh

A hillock located on the banks of River Brahmaputra, Agnigarh or the fort of fire is one of the best places to get a bird's eye view of the city of Tezpur. It has been developed as a beautiful park that houses a number of statues depicting scenes drawn from mythology.

 

Legend has it that this place was constructed by Asura Banasura to isolate his daughter, Usha, from her lover and Lord Krishna's grandson, Aniruddha, by creating a boundary of fire. As a tribute to the lovers, statues of Usha and Aniruddha stand atop the hill, which can be reached by a circular staircase. Other places of interest include, an open-air stage, giant mushrooms and a splendid waterfall. The place is truly a romantic spot, preserving the memory of the young lovers.

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