The Sukreswar Temple is an important Shiva temple in the state of Assam constructed in 1744 by Ahom King Pramatta Singha. King Rajeswar Singha who also promoted cause of the Saiva cult made financial provisions for the Sukreswar Temple in 1759. Leading down from the temple compound is a long flight of steps to the Brahmaputra river from where one can view the picturesque Umananda Island, the smallest river Island in the world, or enjoy the scenery of sun setting on the river, boats moving across the river, people performing puja in honour of their relatives who have left this world, children and older people bathing, far removed from the din and noise of the city.
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At a distance of 1.5 km from Guwahati Railway Station,Sukreswar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in Guwahati, Assam. Perched atop Sukreswar hill, it is one of the famous Shiva temples in Guwahati and among the top places to visit in Guwahati.