the state capital, is connected by road with Guwahati via Shillong
by National Highway No. 44. It takes about 24 hrs. by road from
Guwahati to reach Agartala.
There are flight connections with Calcutta and Guwahati. Ujjayanta
Palace is a modern building of the royal house of Tripura and is
located in the heart of Agartala, sprawling over a half sq.kms.
This two storeyed mansion has a mixed architecture with three high
domes (the centre one being 86' high). The magnificiant tiled floor,
carved wooden ceiling and beautifully carfted doors are particularly
noteable. The palace was built by Radha Kishore Manikya in 1990.
Its well laid out gardens have two large tanks on either side of
and the fountains are laid out in the patterns of the Mughal gardens.
The palace is floodlit at night.
Palace, situated 1km. Ahead on a hillock was constructed in 1917
and named as Pushbanta Palace by the then ruler, Maharaja Birendra
Kishore Manikya. It is said that the known poet Rabinder Nath Tagore
stayed in the eastern apartment of this palace. The southern side
is now open to public and is known as Rabinder Kanan. While the
rest of the palace is now the official residence of the governor
of the state.
a summer resort built in 1930 by the late Maharaja Birbikram Kishore
Manikya Bahadur is about 55 kms away from Agaratala. It is built
in the middle of a lake called Rudrasagar with a total area of about
5.35 sq.km away from Agartala. It is the only lake palace in Eastern
of the palace isan open garden used as an open-air theatre and the
other half on the western side is called the Ander Mahal, used by
the royality. It had 15 rooms and was approched 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
place. 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.
is huge and have been carved on open vertical walls at Unakoti,
Debtamura and Pilak. Unakoti is about 178 kms from agaratala, 8kms
from Kaliashahar. The name Unakoti, means one less than a crore
and legand. It is a Shiva piligrimage 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.
75kms from Agartala, is situated in the banks of the river Gomati,
between Udaipur and Amapur. The rocks on the banks of the river
are also called Chabimura and are images of Shiva, Vinshu, Kartik,
Mahisasur, mardini Durga and other deities. The imges data 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. Coloursal stone images
of Avalokiteswar and narashima have also been found here. Excavation
are continuing at these sites.
tripureshawari Temple at Udaipur located about 58kms from Agartala
and 3kms from Udaipur, is considered one among the 51Pithasthans
of India according to Hindu mythology.
fourteen Goddess Temple is situated about 14kms from Agartala at
a place which is known as the old Agaratala because the capital
was temporarily shifted to to the place while Maharaja Krishna Manikya
was at war for a long time with Shamser Gazi. Here during the month
of July every year and visited thousands of piligrims.
Temple on the right banks of the Gomati River was built by Maharaja
Krishan Manikya was at war for a long time with Shameser Gazi. Dumboor
is a famous spot, located 110kms away from Agartala in the midst
of picturesques hills. The lake hass an area of 41 sq. Kms with
48 islands within. Tirthamukh is the name given to the hydel project
at the mouth of the river Gomati where the pous Sankranti Mela takes
place in January every year.