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Sibsāgar (India)

Practical information on Sibsāgar

  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1 hour from Jorhat and 2 hours from Dibrugarh by bus
When to go
From October to April
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Sibsāgar

Julie Olagnol Seasoned Traveller
145 written opinions

Like Jorhat, Sivasagar is a border-crossing town with Assam, located near to the Brahmaputra River. We pass it to go to Nagaland from Majuli or from Kaziranga.

My suggestion:
Sivasagar is also a platform for bus transport. No need for a jeep in the surroundings.
My review

I've never really understood why simply mentioning Sivasagar caused hilarity among my fellow anglo-saxon travellers. There isn't much to do in this town, aside from the three rather original Ahom temple-towers: Devidol, Vishnudol and Shivadol.

Some tourists choose to spend a night to visit these monuments as well as to make a stop on the route to Nagaland, or returning from there. For me, Sivasagar is limited to two lunch stops opposite the bus station (pratical).

If you go to Nagaland on the road, don't miss any of the tea picked by women dressed in coloured saris. Then very quickly, you leave the Hindu Assam to drive into the crests of Nagaland. From the border, I found that the landscapes, the architecture of houses and the faces of indigenous people changed a lot compared with the rest of my trip to India.

Shivadol in Sivasagar