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Visit the Unseen at Agartala

by Madhav Srinivasan 1888 days ago

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.

Agartala is situated along the banks of River Haroa, towards the western part of Tripura offering a wide range of opportunities of recreation, sightseeing and adventure. Agartala is also the most popular commercial activities hub in the area primarily for the trading in tea, jute, rice and oil seeds. The city represents a blend of diverse communities, rich culture and regional tribes. The Indo-Bangladesh border is just 2 km from the city, therefore the behavior, culture and attitude of the people is also affected by the Bengali traditions and culture. Agartala is blessed with a very pleasant climate and the best time to visit this place is all year round.

What to see in Agartala

There are a number of tourist attractions in Agartala that are known to very few. The tourist attractions range from archeological sites, magnificent palaces and wildlife. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Agartala are:

1.       Ujjayanta Palace: Ujjayanta Palace is the prime attractions for the tourists. This palace, one the residence of the Manikya Kings exhibits splendid architecture. It has gardens made in Mughal style that add more charm to the astonishing beauty of this palace.

2.       Kunjaban Palace: This palace is situated on a green-coated hillock. This palace brings forth the memories of Shri Rabindranath Tagore. He composed several of his songs in this palace used to be his favorite place of retreat in Tripura.


3.       Pilak and Venuban Vihara: These locations remind of the spread of Buddhism in this Indian part long time ago. In this place you can find huge statues of Lord Buddha and Bodhisattva that has its origin in Burma. This Pilak also contains huge stone idols of Avolokiteshwar and Narsimha.

4.       State Museum: The Tripura state museum houses some hard to find images, archeological sites and epigraphs.

There are many more attractions for the tourists in Agartala that can be when explored.

How to Reach Agartala

Agartala can be reached by air, rail and road. Agartala being the capital of Tripura has its own airport which is connected to other airports, such as Guwahati and Kolkata. Since it is close to Bangladesh, it can be easily accessed from Dhaka. Agartala is connected to other cities by a well connected network. Among the close by cities are Guwahati (599 km), Shillong (487 km), Silchar (317 km) and more. The closest railway station from Agartala is Kumarghat (140 km). It is connected with Guwahati, which acts as the gateway to the northeastern part of India and connects to several other important cities of the country. 

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