Agartala the capital of Tripura is arguably one of the most diversely populated cities of India. Tripura has always been a home to various mixes of tribes and all these tribal amalgamation has led to an influx of people representing their own clan. Agartala, with its verdant forest cover, near perfect green backdrop, great tourist sites and laid back attitude presents a sight of an ideal tourist destination. The rich and varied tribal culture thriving on the high mountains and vast and alluring green valley adds its own charm to the attraction of the state.
Propelled into limelight after Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifted the state capital here in the 19th century, Agartala is not only forests, hills, lakes and wildlife sanctuaries. This city presents life in a totally distinctive way, very unlike the life we in our so called big cities endure. Replete with religious and historical monuments directly involving great personalities like Gurudev Ravindranath Tagore, Agartala presents a new-fangled aspect of tourism to the visitors for exploration. Located at an altitude of 3,600 ft above the sea level is the highest peak of Agartala region, Beltingchhip (32 km from Vanghmun).
Agartala city, though the most developed in the state is still a far distance away from the other metros in the country, thus one can be assured of a pleasant and clean atmosphere, fresh air and unpolluted minds throughout the year. The city is central market for various commercial goods (tea, rice, jute and oilseed) for the surrounding region. A stroll down the market is a must for the ardent shoppers for the sheer variety of handicraft and woolen articles for display and sale. Watch out for the tribal ladies with their special wares roaming the market and clinch a steal you will remember for your life.
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by Madhav Srinivasan on Feb 02, 2012
Agartala, the capital of Tripura lies along the foothills of the Great Himalayas. It is a beautiful and captivating travel destination where history has left its imprints. However, the charm of this picturesque is still undiscovered by tourists.
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