Places To Visit
The main attractions in Agartala are Ujjayanta Palace, StateMuseum, Tribal Museum, Sukanta Academy, M.B.B. College,
Laxminarayan Temple, Uma Maheswar Temple, Jagannath Temple, Benuban Bihar, Gedu Mian Mosque, Malanch Niwas, Rabindra Kanan, Purbasha, Handicrafts Designing Centre, Fourteen Goddess Temple, Portuguese Church etc.
This royal house, which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering 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 and tiled floors. Flood lighting and fountains have also added to its beauty.The magnificent tiles floors, ceiling of the Chinese room crafted by artisans brought from China, of the palace which now houses the State Legislative Assembly, may give some idea of the opulence and splendour of the original setting of the building. It has recently been adorned with a spectacular musical fountain at its foreyard.
A picturesque hillock that Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya Bahadur constructed ( 1909 -1923 ) as his country palace for private retreat, now serves as the Raj Bahavan, official residence of the Tripura Governor. Rabindra Nath Tagore stayed there in his seventh and last visit to the state. Poet Rabindranath
Tagore stayed in the eastern apartment of
this palace during his 7th and last visit to
the state in 1926.This palace was the mute
witness to many of the great poet's
creations including a number of popular
songs. There are well laid gardens and lawns
inside the palace which is the official
residence of the Governor of Tripura now.
The southern side of the garden has been
made open for the public and has been named
as 'Rabindra Kanan'
The Bungalow adjacent to Kunjaban palace situated on a hillock was originally a kaccha house where Tagore stayed during his visit in 1919. The pucca construction was subsequently built and given the name of Malancha Niwas.
Fourteen Goddess Temple
It is located about 14 Km. away from Agartala at a place called Old Agartala. In the face of continued fight with Shamser Gazi, Maharaja Krishna Manikya had shifted the capital from Udaipur to Old Agartala. It continued to be the capital till it was shifted to Agartala. Near the sacred 14 goddess temple during the month of July every year a Kharchi festival is organised and thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this festival.
It is a local saying that one who visits Tripura Fourteen Goddess Temple once comes in Agartala fourteen times more.
Places of Interest in Agartala
A small museum where sculptures are displayed as imaginatively as if they were in an art gallery. On display are somerare stone images, old coins, Bengal kantha and archaeological findings from Tripura and adjoining areas. Also interesting are the life size portions of the former rulers of Tripura. Closed Sundays and Government holidays. Timings: 1000 to 1700 hrs.
Purbasha T.H.H.D.C. Ltd -
Hanks of newly dyed yarn hang on bamboo racks, drying in the sun, while craftspeople work at their trade in large sheds in this place. The showroom here is an Alladin's cave of handlooms including some woven in polyester; woodcarvings and a wonderful display of stools, chairs, room dividers, basket and wall plaques made of bamboo and cane. Here, again, visitors should make it a point to look up at the ceiling of cane woven in interlacing patterns.
Durgabarri coperative Tea Estate
Postoffice Tebaria Agartala , West Tripura --- This Tea Garden is very nicely maintained with the factory processing unit. A must watch Tea Garden for the Nature Lover . It is approximately 25 K.Ms from Agartala.
Tripura has rich cultural heritage of 19 different tribal communities, Bengali and Manipuri communities. Each community has its own dance forms which are famous in the country.
Tripura university epitomizes the aspirations of the state's people for academic excellence at the highest level and questfor knowledge. It is axiomatic that knowledge alone forms the basis of progress and development in the present internet-driven world. What, however, is of crucial importance is successful dissemination of knowledge and making it easily accessible to learners. With its cryptic motto
'pursuit of excellence' Tripura university has dedicated itself to this noble task ever since it had been launched on October 2 1987. The dream of the state's people had come true on the birth anniversary day of the
'Father of the Nation'. A flash-back to the historical background of the university sheds fascinating light on the series of developments that culminated in the setting up of the university. The state's first institution of higher education, MBB college, had commenced functioning from 1947 with affiliation from Calcutta University but in the immediate aftermath of partition the population of the state registered a steep growth and so did the number of students aspiring for higher education.
Akhura Check Post / Experience of Routine BORDER PARADE
Akhaura checkpost , standing in pastoral seclusion on the western edges of Agartala,handles the largest number
of visitors to and from neighbouring Bangladesh . Till the partition of the sub-continent in 1947 the narrow strip of seven kmroad from Agartala to Akhaura and the train services from the railway junction there would provide the people of Tripura
access to the mainstream of India across the vast plains and waterscape of Eastern Bengal .The partition of 1947 created a permanent barrier and the Assam-Agartala national highway No-44 had to be built in the early fifties of last century to secure Tripura's link with the Indian heartland. But since the momentous partition Akhaura has emerged as the nerve centre of legalized cross-border movement and , of late, a hub of border trade. A visit to the quiet environs of around Akhaura checkpost is an eye-soothing experience for all tourists.
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.
Famous not only from the pilgrims point of view, this temple is also a remarkable architectual feat with its octagonal baseand its impression pradhkshin patha round the sanctum. The pillars are crowned by square and pyramidal cones.
Laxmi Narayan Temple
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.
The branches of the Tamal tree have spreaded so nicely forming like a Canopy, which is indeed attractable. Every year, the Janmasthami festival is observed with great sublimity.
Nagicherra Rubber Wood Processing Centre
Tucked away in splendid isolation from the heat and dust of urban life, Nagaicherra ,a sleepy hamlet 12 KMs southeast of Tripura's capital town , symbolises the state's rapid and confident march along the fast highway of development and enterprise sponsored by the government . Long seven years ago Tripura Forest Development and Plantation Corporation (TFDPC), a susidiary of the forest department, had launched a rubber wood processing centre.
With prudent investment and management the project has already achieved unblemished success, providing bread and butter to hundred odd people including skilled carpenters who contribute to the growth and development of the Centre. Disposing rubber wood at the end of the life-cycle of the plants had long been a headache for public and private planters because till recently rubber wood was considered useless. But from Kerala, India's premier rubber-producing state, the TFDPC officials had come to know that rubber wood could be converted into excellent raw materials for durable furnitures, boards and doors through processing
Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishor Manikya Bahadur, the last illustrious king of Tripura was the architect and founder of this pioneering institution of higher learning in the state which was established in the year 1947. Affiliated with the University of Calcutta, the college, since its inception, has maintained a high standard of academic excelle
nce establishing itself as one of the prominent members of the Calcutta University family. The college, which once served as the nucleus of the states own university as a center of Post-Graduate teaching, is now affiliated with the Tripura University.
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 andHandicrafts sales Emporium in any of the tourist centres including Agartala.
Nehru Park Is Situated at the Northern part of the Town situated on a high Tilla Land . It is developed and maintainedby the state Govt. It is the most beautifull park covered with natural beauty,fountain,stream, pond . This Park is the most beautifull park among the parks of the North-Eastern states full of flower & rare species of plants
Agartala Railway Station
Newly Constructed. It is Just 8K.ms from the Heart of the City. It has a resemblance of the Ujjayanta Palace, so don't get confused. The Rail Route Covers places which are full of natural beauty and worth seeing.
ROSE VALLEY AQUA PARK:
The said Park is one of its kind in the entire North-east. It is promoted byROSE VALLEY. At AMTALI. The park provides great entertainment including fun- Games, Water Games, various rides etc. A must visit place for Tourists visiting Agartala.