Sibsagar is a historically important part of Assam, lying East of Jorhat. Being the capital of the former rulers, the Ahoms, it has had a major impact in the culture. It is a town of decorated monuments and temples.Sibsagar gets the attention of history enthusiasts who've looked to understand the East of India better. It has also played a significant role in Indian history and therefore is an important destination for historical tourism. A few architectural marvels at Sibsagar are the Talatal Ghar, Rang Ghar and the Rangpur Palace.
Sivasagar is the land of important important temples - the three most important ones are the Shiva-dol, the Vishnu-dol and the Devi-dol. These stand by by the Sivasagar Pukhuri, a 200-year old man made tank. One can also find the lasting imprints of the Ahoms, the former rulers of the land, in every aspect of the town.
The closest airport is Jorhat Airport located at Jorhat, 75 km from Sivasagar. The airport is connected via regular flights to cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi. Sivasagar is also connected to Dibrugarh and Shillong. Another option for getting here is via Dibrugarh Airport, located at a distance of 95 km from the city. There are frequent flight services to both Jorhat and Dibrugarh. Taxis to Sivasagar are available from either airport.
The New Tinsukia - Bengaluru Weekly Express connects the Sibsagar Town railway station. Dibrugarh-Agartala Express connects Sivasagar town directly with Barak Valley and the state of Tripura and runs twice in a week. Kamakhya-Dibrugarh intercity Express connects Sivasagar to the State capital daily. Rangiya Dibrugarh Express thrice a week also connects Sivasagar to Lower Assam . The nearest railway station on the Tinsukia-Guwahati sector of the North East Frontier Railways is located at Simaluguri, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Sivasagar. Buses ply regularly from Simaluguri towards Sivasagar. It is approximately a half-hour bus ride from Simaluguri town. Simaluguri JN is well connected with many cities across the country.
Sivasagar is well connected by road with the rest of the state. State-run buses connect it to Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and other places from the Assam State Transport Corporation's (ASTC) bus station in Sivasagar. Private buses are also available. Taxis are also available for hire. AC and Non AC Luxury buses to Guwahati, Itanagar, North Lakhimpur, Tezpur are available daily.
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