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Tour to Agartala (West Tripura)
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Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala (West Tripura)Jampui Hill, Agartala (West Tripura)Chaturdash Debta Temple, Agartala (West Tripura)Neermahal, Agartala (West Tripura)Nehru Park, Agartala (West Tripura)Kamalasagar (Kashaba) Kali Temple, Agartala (West Tripura)Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Agartala (West Tripura)Malancha Niwas, Agartala (West Tripura)Baramura Eco Park, Agartala (West Tripura)Ramkrishna Mission, Agartala (West Tripura)

Welcome to Agartala (West Tripura),

Agartala is the capital as well as the largest city of the Indian state of Tripura. It is the headquarter of the West Tripura district. Agartala is a component of two words, namely "Agar", a kind of oily valuable perfume tree, + suffix "tala", a store house. Agartala lies on the bank of the Haora River and is located 2 km from the Bangladesh Border. Agartala is India's third international internet gateway after the ones in Mumbai and Chennai.

The land is rich in natural beauty and also boasts of being home to various tribes. Hence, it is a colorful representation of various cultures. Agartala is famous for beautiful palaces, monuments, temples and handicrafts. It has a rich past too. The monuments here are stunning reminders of the glorious past of Agartala. If you intend to tour Tripura, do not miss the top attractions in Agartala. The Durga Puja season is generally the busiest time of the year and one can then experience the richness of Indian cultural extravaganza. Agartala is also known for its tribal festivals like Karachi, and Garia Puja.

Holiday Tour
Baramura Eco Park
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This park is located at about 37 km from Agartala in Baramura Hill Range through which 44 National Highway winds its way to Shilong and Guwahati. It is an area surrounded by sylvan green forest with a stream flowing through it. this park has got a lot of other attractions of panoramic environment. This is an ideal destination for eco-lovers.


Bhubaneswari Temple
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On the southern bank of river Gomati at Udaipur is found the ruins of a big palace built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya (1660-75 A.D.). The Bhubeneswari temple is situated close to this palace. This temple and an important historical episode of king Govinda Manikya's rule form the plot of Rabindra nath Tagore's famous novel 'Rajarshi' and drama 'Visarjan'.


Buddha Temple, Benuban Vihar
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It is one of the most attractive Buddhist destinations of Tripura, located at Kunjaban area in northern part of Agartala town.The Buddhist shrine, namely "Benuban Vihar"-though small in size-preserves some beautiful metal idols of Lord Buddha. Buddha Jayanti or the day of Buddha's advent is celebrated on Buddha Purnima day with great enthusiasm. A visit to this monastery can be a peaceful experience. Benuban Bihar bears testimony to the fact that from remote past Tripura has been extending hospitality and patronage to the religion and culture of its neighbors. The quiet monastery is an abode of eternal peace and tranquility to all tourists and visitors.


Chaturdash Debta Temple
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It is located about 6 Km. away from Agartala at a place called Old Agartala. At the end of twelve year rule by a usurper Shamsher Gazi (1748-1760) the then king Krishna Manikya realized the vulnerability of Udaipur to predatory raids by brigands from the plainlands in Eastern Bengal and shifted the capital to 'Puran Haveli' or old Agartala in the year 1760. It continued to be the capital till it was shifted to present Agartala town in the year 1838. Near the sacred 14 goddess temple during the month of July every year 'Kharchi festival' is organised and thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit the festival site and the accompanying fair.


Chittangong Hills
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The Chittangong Hills is a place of its own with its picturesque and enchanting scenery and surroundings. The hills spawn a large area and consist of many small mountains, deep valleys and a mini canyon formed by the meanderings and movement of the seven rivers (Chengi, Feni, Matamuhuri, Karnafuli, Kassalong, Myani, and Sangu) across the ranges. The sight of the playful rivers, green valleys plus the surrounding hills makes it one memorable lifetime visit.


Chowda Devta Temple
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Chowda Devta Temple, also known as the Temple of Fourteen Gods, is located 8 km east of the modern town of Agartala, near Old Agartala. As the name suggests, this temple is dedicated to 14 gods and goddesses, each of which is represented by his or her head only. The architecture of this temple is a confluence of Bengali Bankura style and Buddhist stupa type structure. This temple is also the site for Kharchi Puja, which has evolved from a tribal festival. The festival attracts worshippers from all over Tripura in July.


Debtamura
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Debtamura is situated at 75 km away from Agartala, on the banks of the river Gomati, between Udaipur and Amarpur. These are carved with images of Hindu Gods like Shiva, Vishnu, Kartik, Mahisasur, Mardini Durga and other deities. These images date back to the 15th and 16th century.


Dumboor Lake
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Dumboor Lake, situated amidst beautiful hills packed with lush vegetation, acquires a rich reservoir of varieties of natural and cultured aquatic life. Sprawling across the water area of 45 sq. km, this lake paves way to 48 islands within it. It is regularly visited by migratory birds of all kinds from far countries during the winter season. This lake is formed by the convergence of two rivers, namely Raima and Saima. With a hydel project in the vicinity, this lake attracts tourists from across the world with its beautiful gardens, water sports and entertainment facilities. On the 14th January each year, the lake is crowded by tourists and locals for the 'Pous Sankranti Mela'.


Gedu Mia's Maszid
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Gedu Mia's Maszid is the pride of place for the minority Muslims of Tripura. This imposing 'Maszid', located in Shibnagar area of Agartala bears testimony to the devotion and piety of a remarkable individual. Built of imported white marble stones, this exquisitely beautiful mosque is endowed with a large number of minarets, towers and art works on doors, fronted by a sprawling green space for religious congregations including weekly 'Jumma Namaz'.


Heritage Park
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The Heritage Park, spread over twelve acre of land,is located at the centre of the city, on the northern side of Raj Bhawan on the Agartala-GBP Hospital road. This park was inaugurated on the 30th November 2012 by the Hon'ble Chief Minister, Tripura. Entrance to the park has an imposing gate constructed with depicting the rich tribal, nontribal mixed cultural heritage of Tripura, both tribal and non-tribal. The park has three parts, viz. (i) mini-Tripura located in about three acre of land at the entrance, (ii) central area being raised as natural forest, and (iii) a plain table land with medicinal plants, herbs and shrubs. There is a walking track of 1.1 kilometer running along the periphery of the park.


ISKCON, Math Chowmuhani
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ISKCON Math Chowmuhani is located on the Agartala road at Banmalipur. The society is engaged in spreading Krishna consciousness among the public of Agartala. A lot of work has already been done to improve the life of the people of Tripura especially that of the poor Bengali Brahmins. ISKCON society always wants to build more and more temples for the benefit of the devotees and ISKCON Agartala is not an exception. Sri Sri Radha Govind Mandir a pet project of ISKCON is underway. Once fully done the Mandir will have a conference hall, Prasadam Restaurant, gift shop, library, offices and a guest house and residences for Pujaris. The open terrace on top will have a jewel like altar, crystal panels and doors, tulsi garden and 'kirtana' halls. Presently Pujas are done in the old Mandir.


Jagannath Temple
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Famous not only from the pilgrims point of view, this temple is also a remarkable architectual feat with its octagonal base and its impression pradhkshin patha round the sanctum. The pillars are crowned by square and pyramidal cones.


Jampui Hill
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It is situated about 200 Km. away from Agartala and is the highest hill range in the state bordering Mizoram. This permanent seat of eternal spring is situated at an altitude of 3000' above sea level. Jampui is famous for its charming landscape and bracing climate. The excellent climatic condition, green forests, beautiful orange garden, view of rising and setting sun are wonderful sights for tourists.The hill range has 11 villages inhabited by Mizo (Lushai tribes) and also by Reang tribes. Population of the hill range is about 8,000 and the main occupation of the villagers is orange cultivation. The temperature variation in the hill range is very nominal in all seasons and is ideal for the purpose of tourism. The sunrise and sunset in the hill range offer a delightful sight . The natural beauty, the pleasant weather, various species of trees, orchids and orange gardens, hospitable people and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal destination for the tourists.


Kalibari Temple
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The Kalibari Temple is a 17th century temple which is situated 27 km from Agartala, on a hill overlooking the Kamalasagar Lake. This is the reason it is also called the Kamalasagar Kali Temple. Kamalasagar Lake is a huge lake near the border of Bangladesh. According to legend, the lake was excavated in the 15th century by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya. The deity in the temple which is made of sandstone is similar to that of Durga but is primarily worshipped in the form of Kali.


Kamala Sagar Lake
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A vast lake on the edge of the border with Bangladesh was excavated by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 15th century. On the river bank of kamalasagar, there is a famous temple of Goddess Kali dating back to 16th century. It is one of the excellent picnic spots in the state with scenic beauty.


Kamalasagar (Kashaba) Kali Temple
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Kamalasagar Kali Temple, was built on a hill-top by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in the late 15th century. It is situated just deside the Bangladesh border, The lake in front of this temple rightly enhances its beauty. The large 'Kamala Sagar' lake dug by king Dhanya Manikya (1490-1520) and the two wavy blue water lakes in front of the 'Ujjayanta palace', abode of Tripura's erstwhile princely rulers in the heart of capital Agartala will form inevitable itinerary of trourists fond of waterscape. Princely Tripura's erstwhile capital and present headquarter of south Tripura District, Udaipur is also known as a 'lake-town' because of the surfeit of large lakes, dug by different princely rulers, that dot the town. These lakes coupled with the river Gomati that flows by Udaipur will enthuse tourists to have a pleasant outing.


Khumlwng Eco Park
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This park has been developed at Khumlwng, head quarter of the Autonomous District Council (ADC). Khumlwng means valley of flowers. The park has a very beautiful spacious garden along with a natural water body with boating facilities. One children park is also there with many funny objects. This draws large number of picnickers every holiday.


Kunjaban Palace(Pushbanta Palace)
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Kunjaban Palace, formerly known as Pushbanta Palace, is a recreation palace that was constructed by King Birendra Kishore Manikya in 1917. Located 1 km north of the Ujjayanta Palace, this enormous building on the hillock currently serves as the official residence of the Governor of Tripura. To the south of the palace is a large park, named Ravindra Kanan, which is open to the public throughout the year. The plan of the palace and its adjoining garden was drawn by the king himself. Reflecting his artistic taste, this palace is characterised with beautiful carvings and innovative construction. This palace basks on the hallowed memory of Rabindranath Tagore, who has composed many songs at this retreat. After the dissolution of the monarch state into a republican country, the palace was handed to the Government.


Laxmi Narayan Temple
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Icon of Lord Krishna was installed by Krishnananda Sevayet of Laxmi Narayan temple more than 45 years ago. The temple is also registered under Indian antiquitity act like monument. The main temple was constructed with some financial assistance of the royal family of Tripura. According to the legendary tale of the Bhagavata Tamal tree is closely associated with the life sport of Lord Krishna, probably considering this aspect, the sevayet planted Tamal tree in front of the temple about 35 years back.


Mahamuni Pagoda
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The monastery bears the Buddhist idioms of expressions in religious architecture, and was constructed under the leadership of Mathu Mog and others a long time ago. A beautiful pagoda was also built at Mahamuni. A famous week long fair is held every year in the month of March-April. The Temple attracts thousands of Buddhist and non Buddhist pilgrims from every corner of the state as well as from neighbouring countries like, Myanmar, Thailand, Srilanka and Bangladesh.


Malancha Niwas
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Malancha Niwas is the bungalow where Rabindranath Tagore, the famous Bengali poet, had stayed on a visit to Agartala in 1919. Located adjacent to the Kunjaban Palace, the house was originally a 'kaccha' house which was later rebuilt with concrete.


Mariyam Nagar Church
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Mariyam Nagar Church, standing amidst the verdant natural surroundings is situated 7 km east of Agartala. Located in this sparsely populated pastoral scenario, this Catholic Church holds rich heritage as it had been once used by Portuguese settlers.


Nazrul Kalashetra
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Located on Math Chowmuhani - Jail Road near Purbasa is a sprawling culture complex of the city with a sophisticated auditorium. It will also comprise a film development laboratory, a screening hall and a library.


Neermahal
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Located 53 kilometres from the main city, Neermahal is a magnificent palace built by King Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya. Neermahal was used as the summer resort for the Maharaja and is located right in between the Rudrasagar Lake. The palace is renowned for its fusion architecture as it combines Islamic and Hindu traits in its design.


Nehru Park
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The reddish glow of the toxic top-soil on the bare strip of land in Gorkha Basti area, north of Agartala town, would hurt the eyes till a few years ago. It was the time when the state government was looking to shift a part of its administrative setup out of the heart of the town. Quite naturally the choice fell on the government land in sprawling Gorkha Basti area. It was then that the idea of building a park occurred to the authority of the forest department.The result is today's Nehru Park in front of 'Aranya Bhawan', headquarter of the forest department. It had taken lot of efforts and expenses to process the soil and prepare it for varied floral plants with spaces for seating in the emerging green cover. The Park, inaugurated in the year 2003, is now a happy hub of people of all ages tired of living in 'city pent'.


Pilak
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Pilak is located at a distance of about 100 km from Agartala and is famous for its carvings in stone and terracotta plaques. These belong to the 8th and 9th century and are spread within an area of 10 sq. km. There are mammoth stone images of Narasimha and Avlokiteshwara to be seen here.


Puratan Agartala
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Puratan Agartala, or Old Agartala, is the second capital of Agartala. It is 7 km east of modern day Agartala and is mostly known for the Chaturdasha Devata Mandir. The temple is dedicated to fourteen gods and goddesses who are represented only by their heads. The architecture of this temple is a mix of the Bankura style and the Buddhist stupa style. The temple hosts the week long Kharchi Puja in July every year which draws a large number of people.


Purbasa
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Tripura is noted for its exquisite and beautiful bamboo, cane and wooden handicrafts including cotton, silk, polyester.Visitors can watch the craft persons at work and end up shopping at 'Purbasha' and any of the Handloom and Handicrafts sales Emporium in any of the tourist centres including Agartala.


Rabindra Kanan
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Located beside the Raj Bhawan, Rabindra Kanan is an expansive spread of lush green gardens. The garden is thronged by people of all ages, while some use it as a place for recreation many others use it to play around and have a good time. Apart from the colourful flowers, what heightens the beauty of the park is a 'Puppet House' for children who enormously enjoy the puppet shows. The visitors to the park draw a bonus in the form of delicious food served by the Assam Rifles canteen, west of it.


Ram Thakur's Ashram
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Ram Thakur's Ashram is dedicated to the saint and preacher Ram Thakur who was born in the Faridpur district of present day Bangladesh. Also known as Sri Sri Kaibalyanath and Sri Sri Satyanarayan he worked for the spiritual uplift of humankind. His followers came from all classes of society and all religions and he preached perseverance and penance to obtain realisation of the Self.


Ramkrishna Mission
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The Ramkrishna Mission has its campus in Dhaleshwar, near Agartala. Ramkrishna Mission is the twin organisation of Ramkrishna Math which was founded by Swami Vivekananda. It is a voluntary organisation which has its branches worldwide and provides services in the fields of education and culture, health care, disaster and relief management etc.


Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
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Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary encompasses an area of 18.532 km. More than 150 species of residential birds, migratory birds, orchid garden, boating facilities, wild life, botanical garden, zoo, elephant joy-rides, rubber and coffee plantations beckon the tourists all through the year. The added visual incentive for animal-lovers is the famous spectacled monkey which is now a rare species.


Sri Sri Radha Govind Mandir
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Sri Sri Radha Govind Mandir, run by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), is situated at Banamalipur area in Agartala. The approximate cost of the temple is Rs.10 crore. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The pillars and walls of the temple are decorated with pictures of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The temple is situated in a three-storey building. Jewel-like Garbha Griha (altar) with crystal panel walls is situated in the terrace floor. The terrace floor also has temple hall, tulasi garden and kirtan hall besides the dome.


Sukanta Academy
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It is a science museum located in the heart of Agartala town. A small planetarium has also been set up within the complex to attract students, research scholars and scientist. In order to achieve the objectives of promoting Science, Arts and Culture through the active involvement of the children in Science, Arts and Culture, the Government of Tripura took a decision to develop a centre named Sukanta Academy with necessary infrastructure in Children's Park of Agartala. The foundation stone of the said was laid down by Sri Nripen Chakroborty, the then Chief Minister of Tripura in the year 1986.


Tripura State Museum
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The Tripura Government State Museum, built in the year 1970, has a large collection of artifacts recovered from excavation sites around Tripura that portray the dying art and culture of Tripura. The museum has four galleries showcasing various categories like archaeology, painting, Indian sculpture and tribal culture. The varied collection includes coins, sculptures, terracotta, copper inscriptions, textiles, bronze images, stone inscriptions, oil paintings, sketches, jewelry and drawings belonging to different centuries. The reference library within the museum has a variety of books and manuscripts related to archaeology, architecture and history of Tripura. The museum has an exquisite collection of sculptures depicting both Hindu and Buddhist styles mostly dating back to 9th century and onwards. Some of the unique ornaments, musical instruments and garments used by ethnic tribes are displayed by life size models.


Tripura Sundari Temple
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This temple is one of the 51 holiest 'Shaktipeeths' (Shrine of the goddess of power ) in India as per Hindu mythology. The Goddess 'Kali' is worshipped in her incarnation as 'Shoroshi' (sixteen year old girl) in the temple by professional priests. An idol of smaller size of Maa Kali called 'Chotto Maa'who stands beside the presiding deity used to be reportedly carried along by the kings during hunting expeditions and also during war for improrptu worship in tents. The temple consists of square type sanctum of the typical Bengali hut structure with a conical dome. The temple was constructed in 1501 A.D. by the then Maharaja Dhanya Manikya.In the eastern side of the temple there is the famous 'Kalyan Sagar' lake where fishes and tortoises of huge size are found and devotees feed them with "Muri" (puffed rice) and biscuits. No fishing is permitted in the Kalyan Sagar.Every year on 'Diwali', a famous 'Mela' or fair takes place near the temple which is visited by more than two lakh pilgrims.


Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary
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Trishna Wild Life Sanctuary is located about 100 Km. away from Agartala in Belonia Subdivision of South Tripura District. Bison is the main attraction in this sanctuary, in addition to the resident and migratory birds.


Ujjayanta Palace
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This royal house, which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering 1(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. Flood lighting and fountains have also added to its beauty.


Umamaheswar Temple
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Umamaheswar Temple is one of the many temples, which are housed inside the complex of Ujjayanta Palace. As a matter of fact, Tripura is greatly influenced by West Bengal; hence, the Gods and Goddesses in the two states resemble each other. Located opposite the Jagannath Temple on the green stretches of grass, this temple is painted in orange.


Unakoti
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Unakoti is located at a distance of about 178 km from Agartala and is a pilgrimage site for Shiva worship. It dates back to the 8th and 9th century. It is surrounded by waterfalls on all sides. In the center is a 30-feet-high statue of Lord Shiva who is called Unakotishwara Kal Bhairava. The main attraction of this place is the Ashokasthami festival, held every year in the month of April.


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