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 Agartala (Tripura)

Introduction: The city of Agartala is vastly enriched with flora & fauna. The state of Tripura provides an exotic world that is full of suspense. gartala is the capital of Tripura and climbed on the ladders of being known as one of the prominet states in Tripura only after Maharaja Krishna Manikya made Agartala his capital. History: Agartala was once part of a Hindu kingdom, until the state was taken over by the Mughals in 1733. The British took over the reigns of governance in 1808 and Tripura was a princely state until 1956, when it became a Union Territory. When Tripura gained statehood in 1972, Agartala became the state capital. Description: This state of Tripura is surrounded on north, west and south by Bangladesh and on the east by the state of Mizoram, and on the northeast by the state of Assam. Agartala, offers a lot of various activies for the tourists with beautiful palaces, gardens, hills, temples and lakes, all this and much more is what attracts tourists to visit this city over and over again.

Agartala Quick facts

  • Agartala Geography and Climate

    Agartala is located at [show location on an interactive map] 23.84° N 91.28° E[3]. It has an average elevation of 16 metres (52 ft). The city is situated in a plain along the Haora River, though the city also extends to the low lying hills on its northern parts. Agaratala has a pleasant climate throughout the year with no extremes of temperature. Summer : (March to June) - Warm Monsoon: (July to September) - Warm and humid Winter : (October to February) - Cold

  • Best time to visit Agartala

    The best time to visit Agartala is between October and April. Towards the extremes of this period, one might experience a few showers, but they are quite refreshing.

  • Agartala Near Getaways

    Dumboor is a picturesque lake 110 km from Agartala offers a motor or country boat ride in a vast body of water dotted with 48 islands. 57 km from Agartala, 25 km from Neermahal, Udaipur has several temples to Lord Vishnu, lakes and ruins of an old palace. It was the ancient Hindu capital. 4 km away is the Tripura Sundari temple built in Bengali hut style architecture in 1501, a `shaktipeeth? (power of the female goddess).

  • Agartala Distance(s)

    The most prominent and important cities near Agartala, are Guwahati, Kolkata, and Dhaka, the capital of the neighboring country Bangladesh.

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  • How to reach Agartala by Road

    Good motorable roads connect Agartala with Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati- 599 kms, Shillong- 499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms.

  • How to reach Agartala by Rail

    The two nearest railway stations are Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). Both the stations on the North-East Frontier Railway, connectedby 203/204 Tripura Passanger with Lumding & Guwahati, where as Lumding and Guwahati are connected with Calcutta and other major stations in India.

  • How to reach Agartala by Air

    The Airport is 12 km to the north and leads on to Agartala via the Ujjyanta Palace. Agartala is well connected with Guwahati, Silchar, Udaipur, Melaghar and Unakoti.

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    Agartala Festivals and culture

  • Agartala Festivals

    The Durga Puja season is generally the busiest time of the year and one can then experience the richness of Indian cultural extravaganza. Agartala is also known for its tribal festivals like Karachi, and Garia Puja.

  • Agartala Culture

    The city mainly consists of Bengalis and Bengali culture and language predominates the city. The main festivals of city such as Durga Puja and Saraswati puja reflect the influence of the culture of the Bengali's. There is though a growing population of the tribal people in the city.

  • Agartala Religious Places

    Unakoti: It is located at a distance of about 178 km from Agartala and is a pilgrimage site for Shiva worship. It dates back to the 8th and 9th century. It is surrounded by waterfalls on all sides. In the center is a 30-feet-high statue of Lord Shiva who is called Unakotishwara Kal Bhairava. The main attraction of this place is the Ashokasthami festival, held every year in the month of April. Mata Tripureshwari Temple: This is among the 51 pitha stalas according to the Hindu mythology. It is situated at a distance of 58 km from Agaratala. It houses the statue of Goddess Kali. Since it is in the form of a tortoise, it is also called the Kurma Pith. Chaturdas Devta Bari Temple: It is at the distance of about 14 km from Agartala is located the Chaturdas Devta Bari Temple. The famous tribal festival of Karachi is a major attraction of this temple and is held in the month of July annually. Maa Bhubaneshwari Temple : It was built on the right banks of the Gomti River by Maharaja Govinda Manikya in the 17th century. Jagannath temple - this is located within the grounds of the Palace, across a man-made lake. The 19th century temple has a magnificent four-storeyed tower or shikara. Across the gardens is the Ummaneshwar temple. Venuhan vihar: The Buddhist temple about 1 km north on Airport road. Chowda Devta Temple: Agartala has a famous temple dedicated to 14 deities ? Chowda Devta. The 14 deities are represented only by their brass heads, a combination of Hindu faith and tribal cults.

  • Agartala Monuments

    Debtamura: It is situated at 75 km away from Agartala, on the banks of the river Gomati, between Udaipur and Amarpur. These are carved with images of Hindu Gods like Shiva, Vishnu, Kartik, Mahisasur, Mardini Durga and other deities. These images date back to the 15th and 16th century. Ujjayanta Palace: The major attraction of the town is the Ujjayanta Palace, which was established in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style in 1901 by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya. It is a two-storeyed mansion, with 28 hectares of parkland, and now occupies the office of the State Legislative Assembly. In the grounds, there are two temples - Umanneshwar and Jagganath - both of which are ochre in colour. Kunjaban Palace: Another major place of attraction is the Kunjaban Palace built in 1917 by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. It is located at a distance of 1 km away from the Ujjayanta Palace on a hillock. The Palace is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura. The southern part of the Palace is open to the public and has been named as Rabindra Kana

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    Agartala Entertainment and Night Life

  • Agartala Nightlife

    Agartala has no nightlife because of the intermittent insurgency.

  • Kidding around Agartala

    Kumarghat: It is in North Tripura District of Tripura. It is know for its extensive pineapple cultivation. This being the prime occupation of the inhabitants. Kamala Sagar - this is a beautiful lake about 27 km from Tripura. There is a Kali temple with a 12th century Durga deity here. Sepahijala Nature Reserve: this is a small wildlife sanctuary also with a lake, mini-zoo and horticultural park. Although small, the zoo has a good collection of animals and is well-maintained. But you should definitely try and see hoolock gibbons and the spectacular golden langur in the surrounding wild areas of the reserve. Neermahal Water Palace: The former summer palace of the Tripura kings is situated on an island in the middle of the beautiful Rudrasagar Lake. It is 55 km south of Agartala and makes a nice day trip. The palace is crafted out of sandstone and marble and has a profusion of towers, balconies, pavilions and bridges.

  • Agartala Shopping

    Agartala is renowned for its excellent hand woven cotton fabrics; indeed weaving is a widespread, household occupation among the tribal people. This is the place to buy all sorts of woven material with colourful and unusual tribal motifs. The other worthwhile products are cane and bamboo furniture, woodcarvings and decorative handicrafts like lampshades, toys and tribal jewelry.

  • Famous To Eat at Agartala

    Consisting of and pertaining to the Bengali community, people of Agartala love fish. Diverse cuisines of fish are produced for any celebrations in this region of Tripura, India. Cuisines of North-East India have delectable delicacies of all the tiny eight states

  • Agartala Museum and Hill Stations

    Pilak: It is located at a distance of about 100 km from Agartala and is famous for its carvings in stone and terracotta plaques. These belong to the 8th and 9th century and are spread within an area of 10 sq. km. There are mammoth stone images of Narasimha and Avlokiteshwara to be seen here. State Museum - there are several ancient archaeological remains on display at this museum. You can also see rare stone statues, including Buddhist sculptures from the 8th-10th century. There is a fascinating display of Bengal Kantha embroidery work in one gallery. Tribal Museum - this has an interesting display of tribal artifacts and costumes.

  • Gardens and Parks at Agartala

    There are Orange gardens, pineapple garden, cashew, jack fruit and lichi gardens are around in the Agartala.

  • Lake at Agartala

    Dumboor Lake: It is Situated amidst picturesque hills packed with vegetation, the Dumboor Lake is one of the major attractions of Tripura, India. With 41 sq km of water surface, the lake possesses 48 islands and a hydel project located close to it. You can find numerous migratory birds of all kinds in winters. The lake also acquires a rich reservoir of natural and cultured fishes.

  • Agartala Seasonals

    Tripura may offer good quality Pineapple for Utilisation in fresh form and processing purpose. Pineapple fruits of Tripura are products of organic farming.Two varieties of Pineapples are available in Tripura during mid-May to mid-September.The varieties are Queen and Kew. Jampui hill ranges with an altitude of 600 Mtrs. with moderately cool climate round the year. Tripura Orange are well known for its high juice content and special sweetness. Tripura Orange secured highest honor several times in the all India "Citrus Show". Fruits are available from later part of October to last week of December. Tripura Jackfruit has its unique flavor and reducing sugar content ranges from 18 to 20%. Fruits are consumed mostly in fresh form and the pericarp is lured for Cattle feed. Litchis are grown in Tripura with least care. There is no pest and disease problem. A full grown Litchi tree produces about 5000 to 10000 fruit annually. Tripura soils have been found suitable for growing Cashew. Plantation of this crops is expanding fast due to its high market demand. Present level of production is around 4000 M.T. of Raw-nut. Horticultural wing of the Agri. Deptt., Government of Tripura is processing a special type of Cashewnut manually.

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    Agartala Tips

  • Agartala Travel Tips

    Pack light cotton clothes for summer and light woolens for winter. Rainwear is a must if you are visiting between June and September.

  • Agartala Tourist Offices

    Tripura Bhavan, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110011 (Ph: 91-011-301 5157) Tripura Bhavan, 1- Pretoria Street, Calcutta (Ph: 91-033-242 5703) Tripura Tourism, Palace Compound Agartala (Ph: 91-0381-225 930/223 893)

  • Agartala ATM's

    Major Indian banks serving Agartala are SBI, PNB, UTI Bank, ICICI Bank, Vijaya Bank, Canara Bank,etc

  • Must do at Agartala

    Pine apple gardens, lichi gardens, Cashew gardens and the orange gardens which are mostly near to Agartala are the important to visit in which things important to do at Agartala.

  • Not to do at Agartala

    As Zoo is one of the places to see around the Agartala so while in the Zoo so please follow the rules of the Zoo management such as do not tease the animals and do not feed the animals.

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