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Agartala - Quick Facts

Area: 76.504 Sq. Km.
Population: 5,22,613
Altitude: 12.80 mtr.
Season: October to March
Clothing: Summer- Semi cottons, Winters- Warm woolen
Rainfall: 2100 mm
Language: Bangali, Kakborak and English

Agartala the state capital of Tripura is surrounded by hills on three sides. The international border from Agartala is just 5 km away. Agartala is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. It lies on the Haora River and is located 2 km from Bangladesh. It has several temples and palaces. The population of Agartala was 367,822 in 2004 after the municipal expansion (189,327 in the 2001 census).

By Air
The main airport of the state is located at Agartala the state capital. Many public and private airlines operate regular flights to and from Agartala. From Kolkata and Guwahati, it takes less than 45 minutes to reach Tripura by air. The state has 3 more airports at Khowai, Kamalpur and Kailashahar where small chartered-planes can land easily.

By Rail
Kumarghat is the nearest railhead, which is at a distance of 140 Km. away from Agartala. Kumarghat is linked by railways to Guwahati, which is in turn connected to the rest of the country. One can approach Guwahati from most major railway stations in India.

By Road
National Highway No.44 connects Agartala to Guwahati via Shillong in 24 hours. But the location of the state makes it more convenient to reach Tripura from Bangladesh by road.

Ujjayanta Palace
This royal house, which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering one sq.Km area was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1901.It is a two storied mansion, having a mixed type of architecture with three high domes, the central one being 86’ high. The magnificent tile floor curved wooden ceiling and beautifully crafted doors are particularly notable. The palace is set with huge Mughal style gardens, beautified by pools and gardens and tiled floors. Flood lighting and fountains have also added to its beauty.

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.

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’.

Malancha Niwas
The Bungalow adjacent to Kunjaban palace situated on a hillock was originally a kaccha house where Tagore stayed during his visit in 1919. The pucca construction was subsequently built and given the name of Malancha Niwas.

It is Shaiba pilgrimage and dates back to 7th – 9th centuries if not earlier. The marvelous rock carvings, murals with their primitive beauty, waterfalls are not to be missed. Unakoti means one less than a crore and it is said that these many rock cut carvings are available here. As per Hindu mythology, when Lord Shiva was going to Kashi along with one crore gods and goddesses he made a night halt at this location. He asked all the gods and goddesses to wake up before sun rise and proceed for Kashi. It is said that in the morning, except Shiva himself, no one else could get up so set out for Kashi himself cursing the others to become stone images as a result we have one less than a crore stone images and carvings at Unakoti.These carvings are located at a beautifully landscaped forest area with green vegetation all around which add to the beauty of the carvings.

Treasure house of Hindu and Buddhist Sculpture It dates back to 8th and 9th centuries. Beautiful images scattered in an area of about 10 Sq.Km. have been found. The images, terracotta plaques and sealing found here reflect survival of heterodox creeds and sects representing both Hinduism and Buddhism. Colossal stone images of Avolokiteshwar and Narasimha have been found here.

Tripura Sundari Temple
Tripura Sundari Temple is located in Udaipur, the district headquarters of the South Tripura district.This temple is one of the 51 pithasthans in India as per Hindu mythology.In the eastern side of the temple, there is a famous Kalyan Sagar where large fish and tortoise are found and devotees feed them with "muri" and biscuits. Fishing is not permitted in the Kalyan Sagar.Every year on Diwali, a famous Mela takes place near the temple which is visited by more than two lakhs pilgrims.

Fourteen Goddess Temple
The Fourteen Goddess Temple is located at a distance of 14 Km from Agartala at a place called Old Agartala. Near the sacred 14 goddess temple during the month of July, every year a Kharchi festival is organised and thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this festival.

Neermahal is the only lake palace in eastern India. The palace was constructed in the 1930 by Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur. The construction of the palace was undertaken by Martin & Burn Co. The palace is built in the middle of a natural lake called Rudrasagar.

Bhuvaneswari Temple
The Bhuvaneswari Temple is situated at Udaipur. The temple finds close literary reference in Great poet Rabindranath Tagore’s novels and drama namely ‘Bisharjan’ and ‘Rajarshi’.

Sepahijala is a wildlife sanctuary in Tripura. The wildlife sanctuary is 25 km from Agartala on Agartala Udaipur main road.More than 150 species of residential birds, migratory birds, orchid garden, boating facilities, wild life, botanical garden, zoo, elephant joy-rides, rubber and coffee plantation attracts the visitors. The famous spectacled monkey is found here.

Trishna Wild Life Sanctuary
Trishna Wild Life Sanctuary is located at about 100 Km. away from Agartala in Belonia Subdivision of South Tripura District. The main attraction in this sanctuary is the Bison.

Everyone wants to take back some souvenirs and gifts for the near and dear ones from a great holiday. So if there is not much to shop in the destination traveled, it is a bit disappointing. But Agartala would not disappoint you anyway. Actually, shopping in Agartala is a pleasant experience for the avid shopper. The region has a rich tradition of handicrafts. The vast forestland that covers the region produces a wealth of wood and bamboo, which serve as the raw material of the traditional handicrafts. Clay and palm leaves are also popular medium for crafts. The ace craftsmen of Agartala and around make exquisite artifacts from cane, bamboo, clay, palm leaves and an admixture of all these. Watch out for Tablemats, floor mats, room dividers while shopping in Agartala. Made of bamboo or cane, these utilities are durable and have aesthetic value.

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