Agartala is the capital of Tripura. The core of the city is an urban hub of crowd and commerce, the tiny hillocks covered by deciduous trees and rubber plants make up for the peripheries.
The city is busy but never harried. This makes it an ideal place for tourists, barring during the summer when the city experiences a real tormenting weather.
The chief attraction in Agartala is the Ujjayanta Palace(1901) where lived Tripura’s ruling Manikya dynasty until the state’smergerwith India in 1949. Guess what: none other than poet Rabindranath Tagore had named this all-white marble Palace that looks far more attractive than the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
Ujjayanta Palace served as the Tripura Assembly from 1973-2011, and since 2013, it is a full-fledged state museum showcasing the lifestyle, arts, culture, tradition and utility crafts of communities residing in northeast India.Global Connection will bet, it’s worth your time and money.
Largest in the northeast and one of the most enriched in India, the museum has 22 galleries displaying sculptures, terracotta figurines, coins, copper and stone inscriptions, bronze images, textiles, oil paintings, sketches and drawings, tribal ornaments, and musical instruments.
Photographs, letters, and other memorabilia portraying Tagore’s close bonding with the Maharaja of Tripura are an added attraction.
Located close by Ujjayanta Palace is the famous Laxmi Narayan Temple constructed about a century ago by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. Located on the banks of a beautiful large lake overseeing Ujjayanta Palace, the Temple is a revered pilgrimage for the Hindus. C
Gedu Mia's Masjidlocated at Shibnagar area in Agartalais another place of attraction. Built around 1943, it is an exquisitely beautiful white marble mosque having a large number of minarets, towers, and artworks on doors.
Next is Venuban Vihar that houses a Buddha shrine. The shrine’s metal idol of Lord Buddha was primitively created in Myanmar and later shipped to Agartalafor installment into this shrine.