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Monuments of Assam
Monuments of Assam are timeless remnants of historical masterpieces which reflect the architecture of ancient Assam.
 
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 Monuments of Assam are innumerable and constitute those of national significance and are known as ASI or Monuments of National Importance. The Archaeological Survey of India is responsible for supervising the maintenance of these several unique monuments of the Eastern Indian state of Assam.

Monuments of Assam Agnigarh in Assam
Agnigarh is one of the most magnificent tourism centres in Assam and it is said to be the dreamland, particularly for young lovers. This place is legendary. As per the legend, the daughter of King Bana, Princess Usha was confined in this palace. Today, Agnigarh is represented by a hillock which faces the Brahmaputra River. Tourists receive a spectacular view of the town of Tezpur as well as that of the river.

Cachari Ruins in Assam
The ruins of Cachari include some historical remnants of a small, incomplete residential house, Shan Mandir, Baradwari, Ranahandi Temple and about seven or eight little temples, Singh Darwazam and East Wall.

Monuments of Assam Ahom Raja's Palace in Assam
Also known as Kareng Ghar, Ahom Raja's Palace is situated in the area of Rangpur, at a distance of nearly 4 km from the modern-day Sivasagar. This royal palace is believed to be one of the grandest instances of Ahom architecture.

Rang Ghar in Assam
Meaning the 'house of entertainment', the Rang Ghar is an Assamese building which is two-storied which was utilized as the royal house where Ahom kings and nobles assembles to witness sports like buffalo fights and many others activities related to sports. During the festival of 'Rongali Bihu', these royal personalities gathered at this place to enjoy other kinds of sports at the Rupahi Pathar (pathar implying fields as per the Assamese languages).

Other Monuments in Assam
Assam consists of several other unique monuments like Lt. Creswell's tomb, the monument which has been constructed over the grave of Mr.B.J Stow, tombs at Jogighopa region, pillars and inscriptions on the Island of Urvasi which is located amidst the Brahmaputra River, adds the historical beauty.

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