Everything in the world relates to the word ‘Love’. Today we will introduce a place that is based on an amazing history of love and departed soul.
What is Agnigarh?
Agnigarh is a Hillock situated on the bank of the river Brahmaputra in Tezpur of Assam, India. The word ‘Agnigarh’ comes from the word ‘Agni’ which means fire and ‘Garh which means fortress or wall. It is believed by Hindu mythology, the Agnigarh is the site of a fortress built by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha in isolation. From Agnigarh visitors will get a birds-eye view of the city Tezpur and it has become one of the main tourist spots in Tezpur
What is the history of Agnigarh?
According to the Hindu religious myth, the history of Agnigarh is associated with romance. The fortress ‘Agnigarh’ was built by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha in isolation. The grandson of Lord Krishna Aniruddha and the daughter of King Banasura Usha had fallen in love with each other. But the King Banasura did not accept their relationship, imprisoned Aniruddha, and kept his daughter Usha in this place in isolation. It is believed that the isolated place had a boundary of fire and no one could pass the boundary without the permission of Banasura and here comes the name ‘Agnigarh’ or fort of fire.
What are the inside and outside views of Agnigarh?
The inside view of the Agnigarh is amazing, it cannot be expressed in words. The place expresses such a deep meaning of love. There is a round stairway that will lead the visitors to the crest of the hill where there is a statue of Aniruddha abducting Usha and the battle led by Krishna where thousands were killed to free them. Assam State Government alternated the hill with a beautiful park with many statues, mythological Hindu scenes such as the marriage scene of Aniruddha and Usha, the abduction, battle for love, and many others. The outside view of this place is mesmerizing. From the hill, the visit will get the view of the whole Tezpur city. Along with the sights of the beautiful river Brahmaputra. From the hill, the Bhumura bridge can also be seen which luster like a necklace on the river Brahmaputra.
Why are people attracted to the Agnigarh?
Agnigarh is one of the famous tourist spots to visit in Assam. Every day many visitors from all around the world visit the hill and feel the deepness of ‘Love’. Visitors experience the history of the significant love story of Aniruddha and Usha and it is mostly loved by the experience seeker visitors. As the place is based on Hindu mythology it has great religious importance. God-loving people also visit the hill. The hill is also attractive to the people because from the hill visitors will get the birds-eye to get the view of the Tezpur city and the river Brahmaputra. The Assam State Government took the initiative and made the hill a stunning park. It is a perfect place to spend some quality time with loved ones.
Is it safe to visit Agnigarh?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to visit this place. Visitors from all around the world visit the hill daily.
Is photography allowed in Agnigarh?
Yes, photography is allowed in this place.
What are the entry fees of Agnigarh?
There are no entry fees in this place.
What is the best time to visit Agnigarh?
Visitors can visit Agnigarh throughout the year. The best time to visit this place is from November to March. During that time the whole weather remains pleasant and it is the perfect time to visit. The atmosphere remains clear to get the best view from the hillock.
What is the visiting time of Agnigarh?
The visiting time of this place is flexible. Visitors can visit from any time from sunrise to sunset.
How many days does Agnigarh remain open in a week?
This place remains open every day in a week.
- Inaya Mughlai
- Radheshyam Hotel
- Saffron Restaurant Bar and Banquet
- Maaihang by KRC
- The Vintage Hut
- The Silver Spoon
- Le Green Cafe
- Arunima’s Takeaway
Also, there are many restaurants near.
- Hotel Palazzo Prime & Kopou Restaurant
- HOTEL BIKRAM
- The Greenwood Hotel, Tezpur
- Hotel KRC Annexe
- Hotel Palazzo Prime
How to reach:
By Road: Agnigarh hill is only 5 km away from Tezpur city. Visitors will get a bus, car, or cab easily to reach the destination.
By Railway: The nearest railway station of Agnigarh hill is the Rangapara North Junction. The station is 35.4 km away from the hill and it will take approximately 59 minutes to reach the destination.
By Airport: The nearest airport of Agnigarh hill is the Tezpur Airport which is 12.8 km away from the hill. It will take around 28 minutes to reach the hill from the airport.