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Government Of Assam Biswanath District

Places of Tourist Interest Outside Biswanath Town


River site view of Agnigarh Park


        In the district of Tezpur, Assam, there is a hillock on the bank of the River Brahmaputra called Agnigarh hill. The place is well known for the mythological romance associated with it. According to Hindu mythology, the grandson of Lord Krishna Aniruddha and the daughter of the asura king Banasura, called Usha had fallen in love with each other. Banasura however, did not approve of the match and imprisoned Aniruddha in another place and kept his daughter Usha in seclusion in this place. It was believed that this place had a boundary of fire, which no one could cross without the permission of Banasura, and thus, it was called, Agnigarh or the fort of fire. At present this is one of the most well known tourist spots in the area. A round stairway takes you to the crest of the hill where you will find the statue of Aniruddha abducting Usha, and the battle which followed, where hundreds and thousands were said to be killed. There is a platform on the hill from where you will get a bird’s eye view of the city of Tezpur.