magnificent tiled floor, curved wooden ceiling and beautifully crafted doors are
particularly notable. The palace was built by Radha Kishore Manikya in 1901. Its
well laid out gardens have two large tanks on either side and the fountains are
laid out in the patterns of the Mughal gardens. The palace is floodlit at night.
, situated 1 km. ahead on a hillock, was constructed in 1917 and named as
by the then ruler, Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. It is said that the known
poet Rabindra Nath Tagore stayed in the eastern apartment of this palace. The
southern side is now open to public and is known as Rabindra
Kanan, while the rest
of the palace is now the official residence of the Governor of the State.
Neermahal, a summer resort, built
in 1930 by the late Maharaj Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur is about 55
kms away from away from Agartala. It is built in the middle of a lake called Rudrasagar with a
total area of about 5.35. sq. kms. A perfect blend of Hindu and Mughal
architecture it is the only
Half of the palace is an open
garden used as an open-air theatre and the other half on the western side is
called the Andar Mahal, used by the royalty. It has 15 rooms and was approached by
boat from the Rajghat towards two sets of steps, one for the Maharaja and one for
the Maharani. Flood lighting has been used to illuminate the palace. The state
Govt. has plans to add a Sound & Light show and introduce water sports to add
to the facilities of their tourist resort on the banks of the Rudrasagar.
The Rock-Cuts and stone carvings
of Tripura are huge and have been carved on open vertical walls at Unakoti,
Debtamura and Pilak. Unakoti is about 178 kms. from Agartala, 8 kms. from
Kailashahar. The name Unakoti, means one less than a crore and legend. It is a
Shiva pilgrimage site dating back to the 8th or 9th Century.
The Central Shiva carving known as the Unakotiswara Kal Bhairava is about 30 feet
high, its head dress is 10 feet in height. Every year, a big festival known as
Ashokastami Mela is held in the month of April.
kms. from Agartala,
is situated on the banks of the river Gomati, between
and Amarpur. The rocks on the banks of the river are also called Chabimura and are
images of Shiva, Vishnu, Kartik, Mahisasur, Mardini Durga and other deities. The
images date back to the 15th and 16th Century
Pilak, 100 kms away from Agartala
towards the southern end of Tripura, is also said to be of the 8th and
9th century, where, within an area of about 10 sq. kms., carvings were
found mostly in stone and in terracotta plaques. Colossal stone images of
Avalokiteswara and Narashima have also been found here. Excavations are
continuing at these sites.
located about 58 kms. from Agartala and 3 kms. from
, is considered one among the 51 pithasthans of
according to Hindu mythology.
It is also known as Kurma Pith
because of the shape of the temple resembling the tortoise. The idol of Maa Kali
is made of reddish black stone and is in the Soroshi form. Another smaller version
of the idol is also seen here which was usually carried by kings during their
hunting trips or war, This idol is known as Chotto Maa.
is situated about 14 kms. from Agartala at a place which is known as the old
Agartala because the capital was temporarily shifted to this place while Maharaja
Krishna Manikya was at war for a long time with Shamser Gazi. The famous Kharchi
Festival is celebrated here during the month of july every year and visited by
thousands of pilgrims.
, on the right banks of the
, was built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya during 1660-75. It finds reference in
Radindra Nath Tagore’s poetry and drama namely Bisharjan and
temples to visit in Agartala are the
one could visit the
Sepahijala Wild Life Sanctuary,
is about 25 kms. from Agartala covering an area of about 18.53 sq. kms. It houses
about 150 species of birds and the unique spectacled monkey. Inside the sanctuary
a forest Dak Bungalow called Abasarika offers accommodation and. There is also a
botanical garden, zoo, lake and boating facilities nearby.
The Trishna Wild Life Sanctuary
is located about 100 kms. away from Agartala. The bison is the main attraction of
this sanctuary apart from some resident and migratory birds. Dumboor is a famous
spot, located 110 kms. away from Agartala in the midst of picturesque hills. The
lake has an area of 41 sq. kms. with
48 islands within. Tirthamukh is the name given to a hydel project at the mouth of
the river Gomati where the Pous Sankranti Mela takes place in January every year.
This lake is a confluence of the
rivers Raima and Sarma and it has a reservoir of natural and cultured fish. This
is also another reason for the large number of migratory birds which flock here
, about 55 kms. from Agartala near Melaghar, is about 5.3 sq.
kms. in area and has
the privilege of having the only
of the North-East in it, the Neermahal. A boat race is organised every year around
July or August, but boating otherwise is available to tourists throughout the
, 27 kms. from Agartala, was excavated by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in the 15th
stands on the banks of the lake and is said to have been built during the 16th
is the city of lakes and one could come across any one of the following at close
proximity, namely Amarsagar, Kalyansagar, Jagannath Dighi, Mahadev Dighi and
200 kms. from Agartala, bordering
Mizoram, are Jampui Hills- an important tourist attraction. The hill range
comprises 10 villages inhabited by tribes of Mizo stock Lushai & Reang. The
highest peak of the range is about 3,000 ft above sea level and is lush green.
The climate is so good that
Jampui is known as the land with a permanent spring. Each new season has its own
growth of either fruits or orchids and the colour of the hills changes with the
colour of the season.
The best time to visit :- The best
time to visit Agartala is between September
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