palace located in the capital city of Agartala was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in 1901.
The palace, standing amidst a Mughal style garden, is now functioning as the State Legislative
Assembly. This is the largest building in the state, and arguably the
largest in the country covering 1 sq
km. The peculiarity of this palace is its Chinese room with carved wooden
ceilings, tiled floors and sculpted front doors.
Jagannath temple, built in 19th century is across on the artificial lake in
front of the Ujjayant palace. Architecture of the temple is remarkable.
Visit : weekdays 1000- 1700. This museum located in the
heart of Agartala city, contains some of the rare
stone images, old coins, archaeological articles from Tripura and adjoining areas,
Bengal Kantha embroidery, sculptures and the 8th-10th century Buddhist sculptures
Temple of Chaturdasa Devata
Located 6 kms from Agartala city in Puran Agartala (Old
Agartala), Chaturdasa Devata temple is dedicated to 14 gods and goddesses,
represented by their heads. It is built in Bengali architectural
style. But it has a Buddhist type stupa on top. This is where the popular
festival Kharchi puja
is celebrated annually in July for a week. Thousands of devotees attend the
This is a water-palace built in Rudrasagar Lake. It is like a fairytale castle with towers and
pavilions. It also has moats and bridges. Rudrasagar lake with 5.3 sq.km
of water area is located 55 kms from Agartala near Melaghar. The palace was
built in 1930 A.D by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya as his summer
residence. Migratory birds visit the lake during winter and a boat race is held
here annually in July- August. There are facilities for boating in the lake.
Sipahija Wildlife Sanctuary and Zoo in an area of 18,532 km is located 25 km south of Agartala on
Agartala- Udaipur main road. The sanctuary is home to about 450 animals belonging to 46 different species. There is a botanical garden here as well. The three decade
old deer park here has over 400 dears. There is a facility for Elephant rides
through the sanctuary. There is a lake with boating facilities.
langur (locally known as Chashma Banar) primate which is a rare species seen
here, has been used as a
bespectacled Mascot in the Natural Interpretation Centre (NIC) set up here. It narrates, through a compact disc, the
salient features of the sanctuary to the visitors and also guides them
(Forest Bungalow) and Cottages run by Forest Department are available for stay.
A Saivite pilgrimage center located in Unakoti hill, 178 km
from Agartala, and 8 km from Kailashahar, district headquarter of North Tripura
district. As the name 'Unakoti' meaning 'One less than a crore', suggests, the
place is an archeological marvel with numerous remarkable rock cut images of
Gods and Goddesses dating back to 7-9 centuries found here.
There is an interesting legend behind the rock cut carvings.
Lord Shiva was going to Kashi with one crore gods and Goddesses and they halted
for the night at this location. But the next morning nobody got up before
sunrise as per Lord Shiva's instruction, and he left for Kashi cursing the Gods
to be turned to stone. Of the carvings, the central 30 ft high Shiva head - 'Unakotiswara
Kal Bhairava', three images of Nandi bull half buries in the ground and huge
Ganesh figure are impressive.
pilgrims from different parts of the state assemble to offer Puja during the
Ashokashtami fair at Unakoti thirtha in March- April every year.