Deopahar / Deoparbat Ruins

Historical

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Distance (From Kohora Bus Station): 38 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: At Numaligarh Town

Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Numaligarh, 38 km from Kohora and 30 km from Golaghat, Deoparbat Ruins, also known as Deopahar Ruins is an archeological site situated at Numaligarh town in Golaghat district of Assam. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Assam and among the best places to visit in Kaziranga National Park.

The Deopahar Ruins are archeological remains of a Shiva Temple and Lakhowgart Fortress that belongs to 8th - 9th century CE. The ruins of Deopahar tell about the culture of Assamese ancestors and the Ahom people. According to the mythology, Deopahar is part of the Kingdom of Jarasandha, who related to the great epic Mahabharata. The statues of this temple are scattered on a hill top, from where visitors can get a view of the Numaligarh tea estate and nearby Karbi Anglong hills. Though in ruins, the grandeur and beauty of the place is something that you would remember forever. Climbing the Deopahar is quite tiring especially on a hot day.

Covering a total area of 133.45 hectares of land, the Deopahar Reserved Forest is the home to quite a good number of wild animals. As it is contiguous to Kaziranga National Park and the Karbi hills, elephant movement in the area is a frequent occurrence. The Government of Assam has declared it a reserved area. There is also a great butterfly park present here which is known as 'PakhilaUdayan'.

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Free