Itakhuli or Sukreswar Hill is a small hill on the south bank of the
Brahmaputra at Guwahati. The past official residence of the Deputy
Commissioner of Kamrup District of
Assam was located on top of this
hill. The D.C. bungalow was vacated for the
Brahmaputra river side
development. Adjacent to it in the western side of the D.C.'s bungalow
is the Sukreswar Temple.
Itakhuli hill have always have been of
strategic importance it was the seat of the viceroys and a garrison
since the early days of Kamrup from Ahom, to Mughal and to the
British. If one stands on the lawns on the back side of the D.C.
Bungalow one can have a panoramic view of
Brahmaputra River with the
Karmanakha rocks and
Uma Nanda Temple
Uma Nanda Temple on the Peacock island in the
middle, with hills of Nilachal or
Kamakhya on the west and Agiathuri
hills far off in the north west, Manikarneswar hill and Aswaklanta on
the north bank of the river, the Kurua hills on the northeast.
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