Charaideo happens to be the foremost capital of the Ahom kingdom, established by the first Ahom king Chao Lung Siu-Ka-Pha in 1228. The site is located about 30 kilometres from Sibsagar town.
The capital of the Ahom dynasty kept on moving several times but this place remained a symbolic centre for the Ahom dynasty. There are several burial grounds of Ahom royal family and it is also the place of ancestral Gods of the Ahoms. The burials are shaped as hillocks that resemble the Pyramids of Egypt.
There are close to 150 burial sites or maidams in Charaideo
Charaideo is a famous tourist destination for people visiting Assam and the burial grounds reflect the excellent architecture and skill of the sculptors and masons of those days. Around 30 maidams are under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India and Assam State Archaeology Department. This is a must visit place for any tourist coming to Sibsagar.