Charaideo, also known as Che-Rai-Doi, is a town in Charaideo district, Assam, India. It was also the first capital of the Ahom empire, which was founded in 1253 by the first Ahom emperor, Chao Lung Siu-Ka-Pha. Despite the fact that the capital was shifted several times during Ahom’s 600-year reign, Che-Rai-Doi remained the emblem of Ahom supremacy. It is currently famous for its collection of maidams, or burial mounds, of Ahom rulers and nobles.
Chairdom had also remained the symbolic centre; it contains sacred burial grounds of Ahom kings and queens, as well as ancestral Gods of the Ahoms. The 42 tombs (Maidams) of Ahom kings and queens at Charaideo hillocks are comparable to the Pyramids of Egypt and are objects of wonder, displaying the excellent architecture and skills of Assam’s sculptors and masons during the mediaeval period.