The small state of Tripura is bordered by Bangladesh on its west, north and south while Assam and Mizoram join it on the east side. It is well known for its beautiful scenic locations, lush valleys and green forests. It is inhabited by several tribes having their unique culture and traditions. The presence of several archeological sites, religious sites and palaces make it a hot spot for tourists from around the globe. The capital city, Agartala has many magnificent palaces and historical places. In fact, the only lake palace Nirmahal, is also located in Agartala. The climate is hot in summers and cold in winters with the temperature ranging between 35°C and 10°C.
Places To Visit In Tripura:
Agartala: It is the capital of Tripura sharing its boundary with Bangladesh. This famous hunting ground became the capital of the state during the reign of Maharaja Krishna Kishor Manikya (1830-50).
Ujjayanta Palace: It is a two storied mansion situated in the heart of the town. The palace is a perfect example of mixed architecture having three domes in total. The highest dome is about 86 feet high. It was built in 1899 characterized with two large tanks on either side, well laid gardens and fountains.
Kunjaban Palace: It is just a few minutes away from the Ujjayanta Palace with a picturesque hillock known as Kunjaban on the north side. The palace was built by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya(1909-23) containing some beautiful gardens and artistic splendors. It is an ideal place for relaxation.
Jagannath Temple: It is situated near Kunjaban Palace attracting visitors from different religions. It is famous for its peculiar octagonal structure of basement. It has ‘Pradakshinapatha’ going in clockwise direction round the shrine.
Sipahijola: At a meagre distance of about half an hour is this beautiful Zoological Park spreading in an area of about 18.532 km. It houses more than 150 species of residential as well as migratory birds and wild animals including tiger, leopards and spectacled monkey. It is a beautiful picnic spot surrounded with greenery and rubber plantation.
Tripura Sundari Temple (Udaipur): It is one of the oldest pilgrimage places in North East India. It was built in 1501 AD by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya. The temple is also known as ‘Matabari’.
Nirmahal: The Nirmahal Palace is situated at a distance of about 53 Kms from Agartala. The palace is surrounded by Rudra Sagar Lake on all sides offering a spectacular view to the visitors.
Kamalasagar Lake: It is a beautiful artificial lake close to Bangladesh Border. On the bank of the lake is situated the famous Goddess Kali Temple dating back to 16th century.