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"MAIDAMS" are the burial ground of the royals and aristocracy of the medieval Ahom Kingdom in Assam. The royal maidams are found exclusively at Charaideo Dist. of Assam where as many others are scattered in different places of upper Assam.Earlier it was under Sibsagar dist but now a new dist. is created by the title name. These moidam are situated on Sibsagar-Sonari road and around 90km away from Jorhat Airport.
The Cheraideo Maidam as it is called is still having the charm of its origin. These maidam consists of vaults with one or more chambers.The vaults have a domical superstructure that are covered by a hemispherical earthen mound that rises high above the ground with an open pavilion at the peak called chow chali. An octagonal dwarf wall encloses the entire maidam.The Maidam at Cheraideo is scared burial ground of different Kings & queens of Ahom dynasty.It is also associated with their ancestral god. Maidams are associated with the Ahom ancestor worship and the f…
Festival of Festivals  ” Hornbill Festival ” Its Called Festival of Festivals and the name is HORNBILL FESTIVAL. This
Annual event held from 1st to 10th of December every year. This festival showcases the 16 Ethnic tribes of Nagaland. The culture and traditions of every tribe is different from others and they showcases it through this in series of celebrations throughout these to days extraveganza. Food, dance, attire and daily routine of these tribes are shown in a miniature representation. 
A photographers delight and to know about the ethnic life style of Naga tribes one must visit this Hornbill festival.
Other attractions near Hornbill is Dzukou vally trekking, Khonoma heritage village, Kohima war memorial etc.
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