The Rang Ghar is said to be the oldest amphitheater in Asia.The base of the monument has a series of arched entrances and atop the roof is a decorative pair of carved stone crocodiles. In many of these, only the brick framework exists with vestiges of sculptural adornments here and there. The Ahoms, who used special thin baked bricks, did not have the use of cement and, therefore, used a paste of rice and eggs as mortar for their construction.
The Rang Ghar in Assam is known to be one of the earliest such pavilions of India. This outdoor stadium was constructed between the years of 1744-1751. It was built by the king Pramatta Singha. This a fascinating structure. During the early days the Rang Ghar of Assam was mainly used for watching elephant fights.
The pavilion is 10 meter in height. Its length and width are 27 meter and 11 meter respectively. There is a wonderful ground just in front of the Rang Ghar. Probably it was the venue for the different sports that the royal personalities used to watch from the pavilion. A very steep flight of steps will reach you to the higher points of the pavilion. These were supposedly the places from where the kings and other royal dignitaries used to enjoy the sports competitions.
The Rang Ghar was the logo of the recently concluded 33rd National Games that was held from 9 to 18 February, 2007 in Guwahati, Assam.
Where To Stay in Sivasagar:
1) Circuit House, Roadside of Sivasagar tank.
2) Tourist Lodge, Roadside of Sivasagar tank, Phone : +91-3772-222394
3) Hotel Brahmaputra, BG Road, Near ONGC Colony, Phone : +91-3772-222200
4) Hotel Siddhartha, BG Road, Near ONGC Colony, Phone : +91-3772-224281
5) Hotel Atlanta, Babupatty, Phone : +91-3772-223218
6) Hotel Ranghar, Babupatty, Phone : +91-3772-222304
7) Hotel Amaravati, In front of Assam State Transport Corp. bus stand(ASTC), Phone : +91-3772-223240
How To Reach Rang Ghar:
By Road : Sivasagar is well connected with all over Assam. From Sivasagar town Rang Ghar is about 7 km far. There are large numbers of public and government bus services abailable from Guwahati(State Capital) to sivasagar
By Rail : Sivasagar is also well connected with Indian Railways Network. Sivasagar staion is situated in the middle of the town from where daily and wekkly tains connected to Guwahati, Delhi, Kolkota and other states of India.
By Air : Sivasagar doesnt have own airport. The nearest airport is in Rowriah Airport at Jorhat which is near about 60 Km from sivsagar town and other one is in Mohanbari Airport at Dibrugarh which is near about 80 Km from sivsagar town. Booth the airports are well connected all the major cities of India. One can hire a cab from the airports in reasonable price.