The legacy of this place as a focal point continues from the days of yore when this hillock and its surroundings along the river was called Itakhuli, and was the base camp of the most powerful BorPhukan of the Ahom Kingdom. It was this hillock from where the legendary Lachit BorPhukan surveyed the battle with the Mughal army, and despite him being unwell, led a charge with his men for the decisive attack against the Mughals. The bravery of his decisive attack, witnessed by the River Brahmaputra, changed the course of the battle and the Mughals were pushed back forever. As and when the campus expands in the future, a proposed memorial dedicated to the memory of Lachit BorPhukan will be located at the far side of the hillock, with a clear view of Saraighat.
The artistic and thematic concept of the Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Center has been formulated by Shahnaab Alam, and also extends itself to the logo that has been specially designed by a Guwahati based Artist and Graphic Designer, Manav Dutta Barua. The architectural design to conserve and restore the Heritage Bungalow was done by Smita Makhija and Zia Hussain, and the restoration process was executed under the supervision of Jagat Ranjan Goswami. MBRHC has its own dedicated car-parking space, with an overhead Walkway connecting both the sections.To maintain this serenity of the place vehicular traffic has been prohibited, and the visitors are encouraged to walk around and explore the campus. For the convenience, silent electric passenger carts will ferry visitors from the main Entry Gate into the campus and back.