About Eight Cannons of the Ahom Period

Slip back in time as you visit the Eight Cannons of the Ahom Period located near the Kareng Ghar in Sivasagar, Assam. The Ahoms were a clan of people who were credited with great feats of bravery. The Kareng Ghar is a part if a magnificent palace built by King Rudra Simha. It was also used as a citadel. The premise was later renovated by King Rajesvara Simha – an original seven storied monument with three floors beneath ground level that was used as a garrison in those times. The Ahoms were known for their deft architectural styles and mesmerising designs. The cannons are now placed at the Talatal Ghar, a house that’s connected by underground tunnels. You will find these cannons to be in a myriad of different sizes, each serving a specific purpose. The cannons are of various sizes. The largest cannon measures 5.70 meters long with a circumference of 3 meters. Some of them have inscriptions with the date in Saka between 1590-1615 corresponding to CE 1668-1693.

Outstanding Universal Value

It is said that the Ahoms ruled Assam valiantly across the course of the Bhramaputra valley for 6 centuries.

Monument Information


Joysagar, Dicial Dhulia Gaon, Assam 785697

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Jorhat Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Simaluguri Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Sivasagar Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 6:00 AM
  • Closing Time :7:00 PM


  • Monsoon : Minimum: 26°C, Maximum:32°C

    Summer : Minimum: 32°C, Maximum: 38°C

    Winter : Minimum: 8°C, Maximum:20°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (November to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Visitor circulation path
  • Electricity
  • Brochure/guide book
  • Basic facilities available.

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Shri Bikas Das
  • Phone: 91-3772-222453, M-98640-22057
  • E-mail: subcirclesiv.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.