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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.