Located on the outskirts of the town of Sibsagar about 4 kilometres away is the Talatal Ghar, the palace of the Ahom rulers. It is considered to be one of the grandest architectural marvels built during the Ahom dynasty. It is the largest of all the Ahom monuments. This palace was constructed by the Ahom King Swargadeo Rudra Singha when he shifted his capital from Garhgaon to Rangpur (present day Sibsagar).
The construction was started in the year 1698 and was completed by 1702-03 when the capital was shifted. The seven storey-ed structure has three storeys below the ground which served as the storage facility for the king and his subjects.
After Swargadeo Rudra Singha the future rulers also added to the palace. It is one of the most popular destinations in Assam and throws light into the grand past of the Ahom rulers. The canons, staircase and the terrace of the palace are very popular with tourists.