Apart from the usual beach getaways and mountain escapes, heritage tourism is one branch that has seen quite an unexpected growth in India in recent times. The very fact that a ruins site like Hampi has emerged as a popular backpacking destination speaks volumes of the growing interest in our past amongst millennials.
But if you happen to be someone who's done and dusted with Hampi and looking for a 2.0, look no further. What if I told you that merely 4km from present-day Sivasagar, Assam has a gorgeous ruin site that has been hiding in plain site all along! Say hello to Assam's best kept secret—one of the grandest examples of Tai Ahom architecture—say hello to Talatal Ghar!