Group of Four Maidams

There are four Maidams under the Archeological Survey of India at Charaideo. These are Maidam No.1, No.2, No.3, and No.4. Though Maidams are found in all the districts of Upper Assam, Charaideo, the first capital of the Ahoms was the necropolis of almost all the Ahom Royals. Ahoms traditionally buried their dead. The Maidams are the burial mounds of the Ahom kings, queens, and nobles. The word Maidam is derived from the Thai word Phrang mai-dam or mai-tam.

Phrang mai means to put into the grave or to bury, and dam means the spirit of the dead. The exterior façade of the Maidams is hemispherical in shape. A Maidam consists of three major features: a massive vault or chamber, a hemispherical earthen mound covering the chamber with a brick structure (Chow-Chali) over it for annual offerings and an octagonal boundary wall around the base of the mound having an arched gateway on its west.

About Group of Four Maidams

There are four Maidams under the Archeological Survey of India at Charaideo. These are Maidam No.1, No.2, No.3, and No.4. Though Maidams are found in all the districts of Upper Assam, Charaideo, the first capital of the Ahoms was the necropolis of almost all the Ahom Royals. Ahoms traditionally buried their dead. The Maidams are the burial mounds of the Ahom kings, queens, and nobles. The word Maidam is derived from the Thai word Phrang mai-dam or mai-tam.

Phrang mai means to put into the grave or to bury, and dam means the spirit of the dead. The exterior façade of the Maidams is hemispherical in shape. A Maidam consists of three major features: a massive vault or chamber, a hemispherical earthen mound covering the chamber with a brick structure (Chow-Chali) over it for annual offerings and an octagonal boundary wall around the base of the mound having an arched gateway on its west.

Monument Information

Address

Charaideo, Sivasagar, Assam

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Dibrugarh Airport Dibrugarh Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station : Simulguri Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Simulguri Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Average Rainfall: 2197 mm (85.49")

    Summer : Average Temperature: 31.8°C

    Winter : Minimum Temperature: 9.8°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : October to March.

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages (In Braille as well).
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman.
  • Benches
  • Ramps for differenly abled
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Audio Guides Facility.

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

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

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.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax