Tripura State Museum; Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala, West Tripura
The gleaming white Ujjayanta Palace located in the capital city of Agartala evokes the age of Tripura Maharajas. The name Ujjayanta Palace was given by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. It is a unique experience to witness living history and Royal splendour within the walls of Ujjayanta Palace.
This Palace was built by Maharaja Radha kishore Manikya in 1901A.D; this Indo-Saracenic building is set in large Mughal-style gardens on a lake front. The palace has three domes each 86 feet high stunning tiles floor curved wooden ceiling and wonderful crafted door decor. There are many temples set around the Palace. Floodlight in the evening enhances the attraction of this edifice. It housed the State Legislative Assembly up to 2011. Today the Royal Palace houses the State Museum with an impressive collection of Royal and cultural artefacts.
Location: Agartala, West Tripura
Distance: In the heart of the city
Accommodation: Geetanjali Tourism Guest House, Kunjaban, Agartala, Phone No: - 0381-2410009/ 2410016
Neermahal Water Palace, Melaghar, Sepahijala District
Neermahal literally means Water Palace. The place is a picturesque fairytale Royal mansion located in the middle of the Rudrasagar Lake which is 53 km South of Agartala. Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya built the palace in 1930 A.D as his summer residence being inspired by Mughal Style of Architecture. Viewing Neermahal from the back of Rudrasagar reminds one of the famous and enchanting ‘Jagniwas Palace’ in Pichola Lake at Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is a fascinating sight to view the reflection of the palace on the placid water of the Rudrasagar Lake. The dome-shaped miners of the palace have attributed a fort-like look to the mansion. The ‘Darbar Hall’ of the palace even today stands as an epitome of past Royal pomp and grandeur. Rudrasagar Lake covers an area of about 5.3sq.kms and is home to variety of resident as well as migratory birds. Facilities for boating and water sports are available and boat festival is held every year in Rudrasagar in the month of July/August.
Location: Melaghar, Sepahijala District
Distance: 53 km from Agartala
Accommodation: Sagar Mahal Tourist Lodge, Melaghar, Phone No: - 0381-2524418
Bhubaneswari Temple, Udaipur, Gomati District
Bhubaneswari Temple (55 km from Agartala) located on the eastern fringe of Udaipur town by the bank of river Gomati. To reach the Temple one has to cross over Gomati River. Bhubaneswari Temple is now under the control and supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India. Maharaja Govinda Manikya (1660-1676) built the Temple. This Temple is immortalized in Rabindranath Tagores famous plays known as Rajarshi and Bisarjan. Maharaja Govinda Manikya also features as an important character in Tagore plays. While approaching Bhubaneswari Temple one also finds the ruins of the palace of Govinda Manikya. Down below the Temple quietly flow the river gomati offering a placid sight.
Location: From Agartala 55 km and Udaipur 1.5 km.
Accommodation: Gunabati Yatri Niwas, Matabari, Gomati Yatri Niwas, Udaipur, Phone No: 03921-267939
Akhaura Integrated Check Post, Agartala, West Tripura
The first Integrated Checkpost along Agartala - Akhaura, India - Bangladesh border was jointly inaugurated on 17 November 2013 by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir. The chief Mister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar was also present on the occasion.
The Agartala-Akhaura check post is the second largest trading centre with Bangladesh after Benapole and Petrapole in West Bengal. This integrated checkpost has been created to facilitate easier movement for the goods and passengers across the border and this will help in promoting the relations between India and Bangladesh. The Agartala-Akhaura border is not only a big trading point between India and Bangladesh; it is also an important tourist spot. People travel especially to the border to witness the ceremony in which the flags of the two countries are lowered by security personnel with a mutually coordinated performance.
Wagah-like infrastructure, including a mini-stadium, would be created at the Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) border to organise a Beating Retreat ceremony like that at the Wagah border with Pakistan. After creation of the proposed infrastructure, the tourist attraction would increase to a large extent.
Location: Agartala, West Tripura
Distance: 2 Km from heart of the city
Accommodation: Geetanjali Tourism Guest House, Kunjaban, Agartala, Phone No: - 0381-2410009/ 2410016 and other private hotels at Agartala.