The Sukreswar Temple is one of the must-visit places for anyone coming to Guwahati. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was constructed in 1744 by Ahom King Pramatta Singha. The temple also saw the contribution of King Rajeswar Singha from 1744 to 1751 and serves as an important chapter in Assam’s history.
The temple promoted the cause of the Saiva cult. The temple is located on the Sukreswar or Itakhuli Hill on the south bank of river Brahmaputra near Panbazar, one of the prominent localities in Guwahati.
The long flight of steps to the river Brahmaputra is one of the favourite places with the tourists visiting this temple. Tourists can enjoy the scenery of the sun setting on the horizon of the river. It is an equally popular place among the young and the old. The stone structure also gives you a glimpse into the architecture that prevailed during the rule of the Ahom dynasty.