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Kareng Ghar


Situated at Garhgaon(Gargaon) which is around 15 kms away from Sivasagar Town.


Kareng Ghar is the remains of royal palace of Ahom kings when Garhgaon was their kingdom's capital.

Garhgoan was the principal seat of the Ahoms for more than four centuries. The chronicle sources refer that Suklengmung, the 15th Ahom king established the capital at Garhgoan and constructed a palace with wood and other impermanent material in the year 1540 AD. Later, king Pramatta Singha constructed a brick wall and masonry gateway in the capital complex. The present multistoried edifice was built by king Rajeswar Singha in 1752 AD. The fort and the royal complex were badly damaged and disfigured due to procurement of raw materials for building from the monument. The structural remains in the fortified complex stand as a mute testimony of the Ahom kings of the bygone days.
Front view of Kareng Ghar

Kareng Ghar - A Retro View

The monument is four- storied building and arranged in gradually receding tiers. The top floor has dome like roof with a chamber. It had four watch towers originally of which now only two can be seen. The ground floor has three west facing halls and provided with a front and rear chamber. The palace was well secured by digging canals around it and then building fort like walls on the canals bank with soil, which is called 'Garh'. The place was named as Gargaon after the huge 'garh'. There were four main gates to the palace called as 'Singhduar'(Lion's Gate).There believed to be a secret underground tunnel from Kareng Ghar to 'Talatal Ghar' in Rangpur which is many kilometers away from this and across the Dikhow river.


'Garh' surrounding Kareng Ghar

The Kareng Ghar is a must visit for the tourists to North-East India or Assam. It also carries historical and archeological values to the researchers.

Front view of Kareng Ghar

Kareng Ghar (Photo - Rupak Adhikary)

Front view of Kareng Ghar

Inside Palace (Photo - Rupak Adhikary)

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