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Agnigarh Hill in Tezpur

The name Agnigarh suggests a fire fort. People often come here for picnic or simply to enjoy the scenes and sights. There is a very famous legendary story behind this place. This renowned mythological place is connected with the romance of Prince Aniruddha and Princess Usha. Aniruddha was the grandson of Lord Krishna, whereas Usha was the daughter of Banasura, the famous Asura king and prime devotee of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Agnigarh is the very place where a fortress was built by the Asura king, to keep his daughter in isolation. Currently Agnigarh is present in Tezpur in the form of a small hill facing River Brahmaputra. This hill provides a complete view of the city. It is also surrounded by a clean and green park displaying certain sculptures related to the couple along with giant mushrooms and a waterfall.

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Location:
Tezpur
Assam, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
26.6173369°N, 92.8018456°E
Distance from Tezpur city center to Agnigarh Hill
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Read traveller's reviews about Agnigarh Hill..

Overall Rating:3.8

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  '5' out of 5
"Awesome Park. The view from the top is very good. Well maintained and very clean. "
  '3' out of 5
"Good park to stroll around. The place where an attempt was made to kill the Pandavas by burning the palace they were staying in"
  '5' out of 5
"Beautiful encient monument but one has to climb lots of steps."
  '2' out of 5
"Nothing special. Its a well maintained park with some statues. The statues depict the ancient mythology that you can read it in wikipedia. Not really a tourist wow spot. Entry - Rs.20 Parking - Rs.10 foe bike and Rs.20 for car. "
  '5' out of 5
"......nice place."

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 24, 2016