Tripura is a small province of India in the cosy lap of the Himalayas. It is a small state but its smallest is mainly in its size and its population but not in varieties of nature. In fact, it is a wonderland of natural beauty with its sounding cataracts, deep valleys, running streams and rivers. Its forests also abound in wild animals like elephants, leopards, bears, wolves, deer monkeys and apes. Apart from natural beauty, Tripura is also famous for its architectural beauties of the historical building and the sculptures on their walls.
The dense wilderness of the forests provides a relief and release from the feeling of boredom of dull day to day life. It attracts the tourists to have an enjoyable outing amidst the woody greenery. They can also have a nice boating at moonlit nights on the rippling rivers like the Gomoti, the Bhairabi, the Dhalai, the Sonai, the Khowai etc. Those who do not want to enjoy the wild beauty of nature may visit the beautiful temples and palaces of Tripura. There are the temple of Tripureswari at Matabari, Kasba Kalibari on the bank of Kamala Sagar lake, Mahadebbari in Udaipur and Lakshminarayanbari in Agartala. The ruins of Jagannath temple is also an attractive tourists spot. But the greatest attraction for the tourists is the Unakoti ruins beside the river Gomoti. Thousands of statues of the gods and goddesses are curved out on the stones of the hills by devoted unknown sculptors.
Top 10 Places to visit in Tripura
Though they are mostly broken by the ravages of time, they do not lose their attractions for the tourists. The famous palace Ujjayanta Palace and Neermahal Palace also offer magnificent sights till today. Here we’re going to share some best places to visit in Tripura.
1. Ujjayanta Palace
The palace was previously located within 10km of the main city of Agartala. But due to a massive earthquake, it was destroyed in 1897 and reconstructed in 1901AD by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya. A spectacular Mughal garden is the main attraction of this palace which comprises musical fountains, artificial lakes, verdant grassy blanket and the royal existence of majestic ancestry. So, if you’re planning a trip to Tripura, we would like to suggest you to visit this great attraction of Agartala.
2. Neermahal Palace
In the centre of Rudrasagar Lake in Tripura, the palace is a must-see tourist destination for all travelers. This palace is known as Neermahal Palace which means water palace. Among the seven wonders of India, this Neermahal Palace is one wonder. Martin & Burns Co. was the founder of this palace which contains royal Antar Mahal, courtyard, guest room, playing room etc.
One less than a crore means Unakoti which indicates that number of rock carvings and murals of Hindu deity are available here. Basically, it is a Saivite pilgrimage where Gods and Goddess are stoned by the curse of Lord Shiva.
4. Jagannath Temple
In the center of the Ujjayanta Palace ground, Jagannath Temple is situated. The exterior of the temple, the Islamic architecture can be seen, on the other hand, the interior part of the temple is beautifully decorated with Hindu style. It is needless to say that Lord Jagannath is the main deity of this temple but Balaram and Devi Subhadra is worshipped along with Jagannath Dev.
5. Tripura Government Museum
In 1970, Tripura Government Museum was established for exhibiting Tripura culture and heritage. This museum is enriched with the unique collection of stone carvings, archeological objects of Tripura, old coins and many more. Even the travel enthusiast can experience many evidence of the past and present Tripura’s lifestyle.
6. Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary encircles near about 19km area and contains approximately 150 varieties of local and migratory birds, orchids, wild creatures, boating amusement, elephant ride, botanical garden, coffee and rubber plantation and many more. The spectacle monkey is the unique and extra attraction of Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary.
7. Rabindra Kanan
Silently snuggled southern part of Raj Bhawan, the spreading “Rabindra Kanan”, a recreation ground with rich frondescence and plethora of flowers is the favorite place for youngsters and teenagers. Besides varieties flowers, the “Puppet House” is the main attraction of Rabindra Kanan.
8. Nehru Park
Nehru Park is located in P.N Complex at Gurkhabasti in Tripura. Being a very calm and quiet surrounding this park allures thousands of travelers. Variety collections of colorful flowers, artworks and statues beckon lovers and youths to roam everywhere in the park. This park offers peaceful staying on the lap of nature.
9. Jampui Hills
Jampui Hill is resided 200km away from the capital of Tripura, Agartala. It is the highest range which borders Mizoram. The eye-catchy vistas and invigorating climate is the main attraction of Jampui Hills. Besides beautiful climatic welcome, marvelous orange orchard, sunrise and sunset point, verdant foliage attracts travel enthusiasts throughout the year.
10. Rose Valley Amusement Park, Agartala
The location of Rose Valley Amusement Park, Agartala is Amtali, Madhuban which is very nearer to the Agartala. With myriads of amusements and entertainments, this park allures millions of globetrotters in all seasons. To complete the total trip to Tripura this park must be visited.
How to reach Tripura by Air, Train and Road
Tripura, the state located in the northeast of India. We present some information on how to reach in Tripura by Air, Rail and also by Road.
By Air : The main airport of Tripura is Agartala Airport. Direct flight are available from Kolkata, Guwahati, and Silchar to reach Agartal, the capital of Tripura. The state has also three more airports at Khowai, Kamalpur and Kailashahar.
By Train : The major Railway station of Tripura are Agartala, kumarghat and Dharumnagar. Agartala Lumding Express and Agartala Silchar Passenger are well connected with Assam.
By Road : Tripura is well connected through Guwahati(Assam) by the National Highway No. 44. The Capital Agartala is 560 km’s from Guwahati and it takes 12 hrs, 30 mins(approx) to reach.
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Where to Stay in Tripura
Various type of hotels and tourist lodges available in Tripura. We have listed here some Govt. tourist lodges and private luxury and budget hotels.
Govt. Tourist Lodge :
Sagar Mahal Tourist Lodge : Melaghar, Sonamura
Gunabati Tourist Lodge : Matabari, Udaipur
Eden Tourist Lodge : Vanghmun, Jampui Hill
Uttarayan Pantha Niwas : Kumarghat, Near Railway Station
Private Hotel :
Hotel Ginger : Lichubagan, Agartala
Hotel Amber : Sukantala Road, Agartala
Hotel Welcome Palace : Basak Road, Agartala
Hotel Somraj Regency : Swasti Bazar, Agartala