Nazira is a town in Sivasagar district in the Indian state of Assam. Nazira is an authentic town on the bank of the River Dikhow. It is around 18 km from Sivasagar city, 3 km from Simaluguri Jn. furthermore, 78 km from Jorhat Airport. It is the Sub-divisional Head Office of Nazira Sub-division. Nazira was an imperative place amid the administration of Ahom Kingdom. Adjacent Gargaon was the capital of Ahom Kingdom over an extensive stretch.
As indicated by legends Nazira got its name from 'Now-Jeera', which in Assamese actually implies resting spot of water crafts. The student of history Sarbananda Rajkumar states that 'Nazira' is a TaiAhom word: Na implies Land,Zi-Inclined and Ra-Much. In this way, Nazira implies a much slanted land. He additionally composes that once the imperative spots of Nazira were Ganak Village and Nazirahat. Being in the region of the Dikhow waterway and the capital of Ahom kingdom Gargaon, it is said that vessels used to rest in this place after their long adventure through the stream. The Kareng Ghar a royal residence from the Medieval time frame work by King Rajeshwar Singha, a leader of the Ahom kingdom remains as a declaration of the former time.