Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Assam  /  Tezpur  /  Parks  /  Agnigarh Hill

Agnigarh Hill, Tezpur

(60 reviews on the web)
Garden
Agnigarh is a hillock located in Tezpur, Assam, India. In Hindu mythology, it is the site of the fortress which was built by Banasura to keep his daughter Usha in isolation. The name itself is derived from the words 'Agni' and 'garh' in Sanskrit.MythologyLegend has it that this fortress was surrounded by fire at all times so that nobody could go in or out of the perimeter without permission. Usha fell in love with Aniruddha in her dreams, not knowing who he was. Her companion Chitralekha identified him by painting his portrait from Usha's description. Chitralekha Udyan in Tezpur also known as 'Kol Park,' the biggest park in Tezpur, is named after her. Chitralekha was not only an artist but one possed with mystical powers. Anirudddha was Krishna's grandson and Usha, the daughter of an Asura king, therefore was no way any side would consent to their love. She flew one night and brought Aniruddha to Usha's place while he was still sleeping, using her powers. When Aniruddha opened his eyes and saw Usha, he fell in love immediately. However, Banasura was furious on knowing this, and tied him with snakes and imprisoned him. Lord Krishna, however had agreed for their marriage and had wanted for Banasura to consent for the same. Banasura was a great devotee of Lord Shiva, and as a boon had asked him and his entire family to guard the gates of his city, Tezpur. He therefore was not at all scared by Lord Krishna's wrath. A war ensued between the Hari (Lord Krishna and his followers) and the Hars (Lord Shiva and his followers), rivers of blood flowed and the city was named Tezpur (City of Blood). Both sides were nearly wiped out and a final battle followed between Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna, Lord Brahma requested both of them to stop the war by putting him between them. A discussion followed in which Lord Krishna made Lord Shiva see that Banasura was acting wrongly in imprisoning his grandson, and had even disrespected Lord Shiva himself in asking him and his family to be his gate keepers. Lord Shiva agreed, and Banasura was brought. Fearing his life he immediately agreed to the marriage.
A visit to Agnigarh Hill represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tezpur itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
Source
Create a full Tezpur itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Tezpur

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Tezpur by other users

3 days in Guwahati & Tezpur BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Assam BY A USER FROM INDIA December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Tezpur, Mawlynnong & Shillong BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Tezpur & Shillong BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Assam BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Northeast India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is one of the most popular places of Tezpur. A good place to spend some quality time. We can also see the Kalia- Bhumura bridge from the top  more »
  • Good exercise of walking through - small picnic spot and at the top Bramhaputra banks are seen - In the morning and sun set it gives scenic view  more »
  • Agnigarh is top most hill of Tezpur. Good tourist spot. One can see Bharamputra also from the top. Good place to visit with family.  more »
Google
  • It is the most popular place of Tezpur which has historical values too. The whole hill was sorrounded by artificial steps with several nice artitecture made with water effects. There is a ridge in the top of the hill and a children park. One will get the mesmerizing view of whole tezpur city and the Kaliabhomora Setu on the mighty Brahmaputra river (the biggest river in India). Should not miss
  • Very beautiful hilltop. famous tourist spot of Tezpur.
  • Good place for spending times. And also a romantic place.
  • High point nice place go in the evening by 3 pm its preferable
  • Great place especially during sunset! The sunset here is around 4:30 pm though. Nice view of Brahmaputra River.