Sri Surya Pahar Archaeological site

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The ruins of the Sri Surya Pahar hills occupies a significant place both in the religious and the artistic history of Assam. Located about 12 km southeast of Goalpara town and about 136 km northwest of Guwahati, the ruins are significant yet relatively unknown archaeological site in Assam, India. Rightly called ‘a picture gallery of the archaeological remains’ here one comes across sculptural representations belonging to the three sects of Hindus, Saivism, Vaisnavism and Saktism. At the foot of the hill and covering the extensive area are found a good number of Siva Lingas cut out of granite stone. As a local tradition has it, there were about 99,999 lingas and these were established with a view to make this town a second Kasi.

If you are interested in history and archaeological sites, Sri Surya Pahar is a must visit place in the country. There is an annual mela, which is a big crowd puller. Once you reach there you can go on your own exploring spree, as the place is full of ruins. One would have to climb the several hundred steps up to the peak of a hillside to see the entire archaeological site. But the real achievement after climbing so many steps is the great view of the plains below with the amazing river taking a serpentine turn. Sri Surya Pahar can also be called a garden of medicinal plants, though most of which awaits identification. All this together makes it a favored destination for naturalists and adventure tourists, in addition to religious tourists. Surya Pahar is fascinating experience for History Lovers, Photography Lovers. All religion – Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism all seem to have left their mark on this very sacred destination. Add to that its scenic beauty, wildlife and a live archeological spot at Pagletak : Surya Pahar has something to offer to everyone. Sri Surya Pahar is open to visitors on all days, except on Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a must see destination for the whole family, especially if you are interested in history.

Another famous attraction nearby is Dadar Hill, which also has a temple at its peak dedicated to Lord Shiva.

How to Reach

The nearest airport is Guwahati. The nearest railway is situated at Guwahati which is 128 kms from the Surya Pahar. Guwahati is well connected with regular bus services from all the major cities in and around the states. Accommodation facilities are available at reasonable prices in Guwahati with options varying from luxury to budget hotels.

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JayB

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1 Comment

  1. Abdul Motleb

    April 25, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Beautiful place I like that

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