Agartala

Agartala, the capital city of Tripura is tucked in the north eastern part of India. Set close to the neighbouring state of Bangladesh, Agartala is rich in flora & fauna, the legendary state of Tripura is a beautiful world in itself. Agartala in Tripura is a laid back administrative centre, gained prominence when Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifted his capital here in the 19th century. This market town for rice, tea, jute, and oilseed, is the commercial center of the region
surrounding it. Agartala in Tripura also owns an airport with connections to Kolkata.

Agartala has a small but decent selection of hotels. The accommodation at Agartala are nothing very extravagant, but something for every traveler coming to Agartala, Tripura. All places are comfortably made for the tourists from all over. Choice of eating places is very limited – your hotel is the obvious place.

Sightseeing in Agartala

Ujjayanta Palace – The major attraction of the town is the Ujjayanta Palace, which was established in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style in 1901 by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya. It is a two-storeyed mansion, with 28 hectares of parkland, and now occupies the office of the State Legislative Assembly. In the grounds, there are two temples – Umanneshwar and Jagganath – both of which are ochre in colour.

Kunjaban Palace – Another major place of attraction is the Kunjaban Palace built in 1917 by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. It is located at a distance of 1 km away from the Ujjayanta Palace on a hillock. The Palace is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura. The southern part of the Palace is open to the public and has been named as Rabindra Kanan.

Neer Mahal – Located about 55 km from Agartala is Neer Mahal, Tripura’s major tourist destination. It is a summer resort built in the middle of a lake named Rudrasagar, with a total area of about 5.35 sq km. It is the only lake palace in Eastern part of India and has been built in a blend of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles.A good combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture is noticed on the domes of the palace. There are mainly two parts of the palace – one on the western side known as Andar Mahal which was used by the royal family and another on the eastern side which was used for the security personnel and servants. There are 15 rooms in the main Andar Mahal. There is a beautiful garden laid in the western side of the palace. In the garden there is an open stage where drama, theatre, etc. use to be organised.

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