In Sonamura, West Tripura :Very recently after denudation of a natural forest area, ruins of a brick-built building emerged in the northwestern part of Sonamura subdivision on the edge of the border with Bangladesh.
This is near Boxnagar market. The local people initially attributed the remains to an ancient temple of Manasaa – the goddess of Snake. It was in a dilapidated condition. When attention of Archaeological Survey of India was drawn to it, they took over the site but in fact nothing was done towards its protection and proper preservation.In July’97 Dr. Jitendra Das, Superintending Archaeologist came to Tripura and visited this site. He discovered there an idol of Lord Buddha and confirmed that it had been a Buddha Temple. He gave assurances of of immediate excavation of the site to find out the hidden story. At present the site is well protected by barbed wire fencing and preservation work is on.
Location: 32 Km from Agartala and 8 Km from Sonamura.
Accommodation : Sagarmahal Tourist Lodge, Melaghar.