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Agartala , Tripura

Ruled by kings and nestled in the scenic north eastern part of our country and lying on the Haroa River, Agartala is a very fitting capital for the state Tripura. A city known for its various cultures, the reason for which is its proximity to the Indo- Bangladesh border. The two attraction of this place is the Ujjayanta palace which now houses the State Legislative Assemby and the Kunjaban palacewhich is the official residenc e of the Governor of Tripura . These reflect the splendour and grandeur that always accompany a princely state. The other must see is the Neermahal. It is a sumer resort in the middle of the lake Rudrasagar and is a wonderful mixture of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Quite a sight to behold indeed. If in Agartala you should visit the rock carvings around the city. On the banks of river Gomati, Debtamura has some 15th and 16th century carvings of Hindu Gods. 178 km from the city is Unakoti which has a 8th century temple of lord Shiva and astounding view of surrounding waterfalls. Pilak located 100 km from the city is famous for its 9th century terracotta and stone plaques. And the Jampui hills are known for being the land of permanent springs and the sights you see here are simply a feast to your eyes. Agartala consists of a charming mixture of Bengali and Tripura tribal cultures. Thus the festivals celebrated here are Durga Puja and Karachi and Garia Puja. With a queer amalgamation of the old and new, the hustle bustle and peace, Agartala is a beautiful city which offers you a break from urban madness into the serene lap of old world, secular and eclectic charm

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /81.0°F 163 mm 50feet 6251.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

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Places of Interest


  • Jampuri Hill


    "Jampui Hills is located in the north eastern part of Tripura state bordering the state Mizoram in the east. Jampui Hills refers to the hill range that stretch from North to South and the average altitude of the hill range is approximately 1000 metres from sea level. There are 10 small villages in Jampui hills and most of the habitants are the Mizo community.The villages are (from North to South) Vaisam, Hmawngchuan,Hmunpui, Tlaksih, Vanghmun, Behliangchhip, Bangla Zion, Tlangsang, Sabual and Phuldungsei. Vanghmun is the headquarters of Jampui R.D Block and there is a police station too. Besides these, UBI Bank and State Cooperative Bank have their branches functioning at Vanghmun. The whole of Jampui hills falls within Kanchanpur sub-division under North Tripura district with its headquarters located at Dharmanagar. There is a black topped road to Jampui Hills which is being developed to make it an interstate highway connecting with Mizoram. The nearest village, Hmunpui is 23 km (Approx) far from Kanchanpur, the Sub-Divisional Headquarters. Jampui hills have been inhabited since the late 17th Century by the Lushai or Mizo. Many old artifacts have been found buried in the ground beneath the present Villages. Although no serious historical research are done yet, it is widely believed that 200 years ago, Jampui hills was inhabited by the Zadeng tribes, one of the sub-tribes of the Mizo. Very old iron implements, knives, spears, pottery, etc have were uncovered in many places of Jampui. The summit of the Jampui Hills commands a breathtaking natural view of the towns nearby. Jampui lies at [North Tripura]] district in the Indian state of Tripura."

    Jampuri Hill

  • Raima vally


    "The Raima Valley, also known as the mother of the tribals of Tripura is actually a huge volume of enclosed space created due to the formation of a pleat within the mountain folds permitting the commissioning of the Gumti hydel project on the Raima river. This project caters for augmenting deficit power supply of the state and has a large catchments of water within the Raima valley. The area in general and the Raima valley in particular has seen development as a favored tourist spot over last decade. The valley has been tastefully decorated with Gardens and plantation of verdant vegetation.\nTo visit and experience Tripura hassle-free, view Tripura Tour Packages."

    Raima vally

  • Gondacherra Wildlife sanctuary


    "Gondacherra Wild Life Sanctuary is good place to forget all your past worries and get lost in the pleasing green forest and pure atmosphere of nature at its primitive best. The wildlife sanctuary, provides an opportunity to travel deep inside the park where untouched by the human interference the natural habitat of many inhabitant animal (tiger, Bison, Deers, various primates, even a few wild horses) has created a world straight out of Time Travel movies. Apart from the forestry few water bodies along the sanctuary act as the attracting magnets for the inliving as well as the Migratory birds. A trip to this part is sure to rejuvenate and recharge the batteries for world ahead (if at all you decide to leave this place).\nTo visit and experience Tripura hassle-free, view Tripura Tour Packages."

    Gondacherra Wildlife sanctuary

  • Kunjaban Palace


    "A green hillock known as Kunjaban ( a bower) for its scenic beauty stands to the north of Ujjayanta palace at a distance of about 1 Km. Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya (1909-1923) selected this beautiful place for building a suburban palace for retreat and constructed a palace in 1917 which was named as 'Pushbanta Palace'. The Maharaja himself being gifted artist is said to have drawn the plan of the palace and its adjoining garden. Though not far away yet being a palace came to be regarded as ideal for relaxation and pleasure strolls in the past for its green beauty, green gardens, orchard and a small zoo. Poet Rabindranath Tagore stayed in the eastern apartment of this palace during his 7th and last visit to the state in 1926. This palace was the mute witness to many of the great poet's creations including a number of popular songs. There are well laid gardens and lawns inside the palace which is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura now. The southern side of the garden has been made open for the public and has been named as Rabindra Kanan'. \nAround varandh attached to this eastern part, named as Gol Varandah was the most favourite place for its distant view of Baramura Hills on the eastern horizon. This varandah had been the mute witness of many a dear moment when the poet composed a number of popular songs which were in corporated in Vaikali series, or remained obsorted in silence. This palace has been taken over by the Government of Tripura and is being used as the official residence of the governor-Raj Bhavan"

    Kunjaban Palace

  • Ravindra kanan


    "The King Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya was not only fond of constructing Palaces for himself but was also equally graceful when it came to his close knit circle of friends from the literary and academic societies. The King order construction of a palatial house for his friend Ravindranath Tagore. The house was called Ravindra Kanan and many old timers recall watching Gurudev Ravindranath Tagore lounging or strolling outside the Palace where beautiful stretches of green grass lawns, water fountains, gardens and a sit-out was specially created for the great poet to ruminate and come up with exquisite literary pearls.\nTo visit and experience Tripura hassle-free, view Tripura Tour Packages."

    Ravindra kanan

  • Buddha Temple


    "The Buddha Temple popularly known as the Buddha Mandir is located at the heart of the city. The temple is one of the important religious center and provides ample evidence regarding the influence of Buddhism on the populace. The shrine houses two beautiful idols of Buddha and Bodhisattva. The peaceful and serene idols are believed to have a Burmese origin. Shifted from the Royal palace, the idols adopted their new home, the Buddha Temple constructed in 1946. The atmosphere around the temple is as serene as inside the temple and the beautiful lawns and flower beds decorating the premises compels the visitors to relax and ruminate."

    Buddha Temple

  • Ujjayanta Palace


    "The Ujjayanta Palace or Ujjoyonto Prashad stands on the banks of a small lake surrounded by the lush greenery of Mughal gardens in Agartala. During 1899-1901, Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya built the palace in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style which now serves as the state legislative assembly of Tripura. The name of the palace was given by the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. Sprawling over 28 hectares of parkland, the exotic palace has several Hindu temples dedicated to Lakshmi Narayan, Uma-Maheshwari, Kali and Jagannath. The main block includes public halls such as the Throne room, the Durbar hall, Library and the Reception hall. A Chinese room was later added by Sir Alexander Martin of Messrs Martin & Co., designer of this neoclassical palace. The palace is set with superbly tiled floors, intricately carved front doors, wooden ceiling, two large artificial ponds, musical fountain. The night time floodlights accentuate the beauty of the palace."

    Ujjayanta Palace

  • Jagannath Temple


    "Jagannath Temple is one of the most renowned as well as the biggest temples of Orissa. Established in the 12th century, the temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), Lord of the Universe. The credit for laying the foundation of the Jagannath temple of Puri goes to Raja Ananta Varman Chodaganga Dev. The temple is located at a distance of 60 km from Bhubaneswar, on the coast of Bay of Bengal, and is greatly revered by the devotees following the Vaishnava traditions.\nThere is an interesting legend associated with the Jagannatha temple of Puri. It is said that King Indradyumna, the ruler of the territory, saw Lord Jagannath in his dreams and following the Lord's wishes, as told to him in his dreams, he got the Jagannath Puri Temple constructed. Situated in the heart of the holy city, the temple is visited by devotees from farthest corners of India as well as the world. It exudes splendor and its tall spires lend it a magnificent aura. The walls are embellished with exquisite carvings.\nThe pillars that provide support to the temple are adorned with pictures depicting the life of Lord Krishna. In the list of the most splendid monuments of Orissa, Jagannath temple occupies a supreme position. One of the most popular attractions of the Jagannatha Temple of Puri comprises of its Rath Yatra that is organized every year. It is basically a chariot festival, where idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, the main deities of Srimandir, are taken to the Gundicha temple in bejeweled chariots and are brought back to the mandir in the same way."

    Jagannath Temple

  • Ummaneshwar Temple


    "The Ujjayanta Palace milieu houses various temples revered by the populace. The temples of Jagganath and Ummaneshwar are located opposite to each other on the green stretches of grass within the Palace yard. Culturally and geographically Tripura identifies itself more with West Bengal, than the other North East states. Thus it is common to find Gods, Goddess and temples resembling each other in these two states. The Jagannath and the Ummaneshwar temple are both Orange in colour (actually saffron mix of orange) and stand out against the lush green lawns and perfectly white backdrop of the Palace."

    Ummaneshwar Temple

  • State Museum


    "The museum's forerunner was the Museum of Art and Science (Museum fur Kunst und Wissenschaft), inaugurated in 1856 in the presence of George V of Hanover.[1] Based in the present-day Hanover Kunstlerhaus, it was later renamed the Museum of the Province of Hanover or Provincial Museum. The museum soon ran out of space for its art collections, prompting the construction of the current building, on the edge of the Maschpark, in 1902. It was designed by Hubert Stier in a Neorenaissance style.[2] The building's relief frieze, titled \"Key Moments in the Evolution of Humanity\" (Hauptmomente in der Entwicklung der Menschheit), was created by the Hanoverian artist Georg Herting in partnership with Karl Gundelach and Georg Kusthardt.\nIt was renamed the State Museum in 1933, and finally the Lower Saxony State Museum of Hanover in 1950.\nThe cupola above the central risalit was destroyed by Allied bombs during the war. Extensive renovations and modernisations were carried out in the building's interior from 1995 to 2000. The reopening took place on 13 May as part of Expo 2000."

    State Museum

  • Venuban Vihar


    "At a distance of around 2 Km from the city of Agartala is located the Venuban Vihar where a Buddha shrine houses a metal idol of Lord Buddha. The idol was originally created in Burma and was later transferred to Venuban Vihar for installation into this shrine. The occasion of Buddha Poornima is annually celebrated with full colour and fervor. The celebrations are followed by a big fair. The atmosphere inside the shrine is serene and that outside is that of anticipation. Though the shrine is small in size the special idol and surroundings attract hordes of religious groups and tourists."

    Venuban Vihar

  • Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary


    "The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 35 km from Agartala. Spread over an area of 18.5 sq km the Sanctuary boasts of abounding congregation of wildlife, especially birds and primates. The Sanctuary also house Botanical garden, zoo, a lake and abundance of diverse species of trees. The terrain is absolutely green throughout the year and so is the beautiful weather except for the two humid summer months of March and April. \nThe primate section consists of 5 species (Rhesus, macaque, Pigtailed macaque, Capped langur, and Spectacled langur). The crab eating Mongoose (last sighted about 75 years ago) has been resuscitated. The sanctuary has been developed both as a wildlife sanctuary and as an academic and research centre. \nThe Sanctuary also boasts of about 150 species of birds and also migratory birds which visit the sanctuary in winters. Initiated in 1972 the Sanctuary has five distinct sections Viz. (i) Carnivores section (ii) Primate Section (iii) ungulate section (iv) Reptile section (v) Aviary section. Various lakes adorn the Sanctuary and also act as the thirst quenchers for the inhabitants. Infact the Abasarika and Amrit Sagar lakes have boating facilities. Besides, toy train facility is also available in this sanctuary."

    Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Domboor Lake


    "Watching a lake break the green forest cover and carve a niche for itself is mesmerizing; imagine a lake of the gigantic proportions of water area of 45 sq.km. and paving way to 48 islands within it. That's Lake Domboor for you; a calm and serene lake replete with varieties of natural as well a cultured aquatic life and regular visits by Migratory birds from far countries. Water sports facilities enchanting gardens and entertainment facilities are an additional incentive for visiting this beautiful lake which boasts of a Hydel Project in the vicinity. 14th January every year witnesses a surge in crowd at the lake for the 'Pous Sankranti Mela'. The lake formed due to the convergence rivers Raima and Saima is a treat to visit and enjoy."

    Domboor Lake

  • Neermahal


    "Neermahal (??????, meaning Water palace) is a former royal palace built by King Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman of the erstwhile Kingdom of Tripura in the middle of the lake Rudrasagar in 1930. It is situated 53 kilometers away from the Agartala, the capital of Tripura. The palace is situated in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake and assimilates Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.\nThe palace is the 2nd largest of its kind in India after the Jalmahal in Rajasthan and the only one in Eastern India. There are only two water palace in India.\nKnown as 'lake palace' of Tripura, Neer-Mahal was constructed as a summer residence. It was Maharaja Birbikram Bahadur's idea to build a palace in the beautiful Rudrasagar lake and in 1921 he accredited the British company Martin and Burns to construct the palace for him. The company took nine years to complete the work. Maharaja Birbikram Bahadur belonged to the 'Manikya Dynasty' which is supposed to be the second longest dynasty from a single line in the world today.\nThe palace is the establishment of Maharaja's great taste and his fascinating idea of blending Hindu and Muslim traditions and cultures.\nThe palace is divided into two parts. The western side of the palace is known as Andar Mahal. It was made for the royal family. The eastern side is an open-air theatre where drama, theatre, dance and other cultural events were organized for the enjoyment of Maharajas and their royal families. The palace has 24 rooms in total.\nNeer-Mahal has two stairways inside leading down to a landing on the water of Rudrasagar Lake. Maharajas used to go by motor boat to the palace from 'Rajghat'."

    Neermahal

  • Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary


    "The Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary spread over an area of 197.7 sq km, was officially notified in 1988. Rich in vegetation and fauna the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary Tripura boasts of forest reserve with abundant patches untouched by human presence. The sanctuary has been carefully premeditated to act as an educative and informative tools for the younger generation visiting the Sanctuary. The main attraction of the Park, is the Indian Gaur (Bison) in addition to many resident and migratory avian guests. Apart from a large collection f primates and animals the park plays host to several bird species viz. Pheasant tailed Jacana, Red Jungle Fowl, White breasted king Fisher, Indian Black drongo, etc. The park is also endowed with few water bodies within its premises and these spots have been marked as special zones for Animal and Bird familiarization and behavioral study."

    Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Chittangong Hills


    "The Chittagong Hill Tracts conflict was the political conflict and armed struggle between the Government of Bangladesh and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (United People's Party of the Chittagong Hill Tracts) and its armed wing, the Shanti Bahini, over the issue of autonomy and the rights of the indigenous peoples and tribes of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Shanti Bahini launched an insurgency against government forces in 1977, and the conflict continued for twenty years until the government and the PCJSS signed the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord in 1997.[2] [3][4][5][6]\nThe actions carried out by the armed forces and the paramilitary groups helping them have been described internationally as genocide and ethnic cleansing.[7][8][9] And there have been reports of mass rapes by the militias, known as Ansars, which has been described as \"genocide by other means\" by Mark Levene and he has compared these attacks to the mass Rapes during the Bangladesh Liberation War.[10]\nAccording to Amnesty International as of June 2013 the Bangladeshi government had still not honored the terms of the peace accord nor addressed the Jumma peoples concerns over the return of their land. Amnesty estimate that there are currently 90,000 internally displaced Jumma families.[11][12]"

    Chittangong Hills

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