Tripura is a state nestled in the remote northeast hills of India bordering Assam (Asom) and Mizoram. The state of Tripura is rightfully a heavenly place and a veritable paradise on earth. The quaint mist-clad hills and the rolling verdant valleys of Tripura are refreshingly different from the rest of India. The natural beauty, the pleasant weather, the rich flora and fauna, orchids and orange gardens, grand architecture and rich cultural heritage truly makes its an enchanting tourist attractions for visitors from all around the world.
Below is the list of the top 5 Best Tourist Destinations with maximum buzz in Tripura, India. Have a look!
Agartala, the Capital State
The capital of the state of Tripura, Agartala houses the beautiful Ujjayanta Palace. It is the royal residence of the Manikya Kings of Tripura and features massive Mughal style gardens, splendorous tile floor, lofty ceilings and aesthetic doors of curved wood. There are two temples – Umanneshwar and Jagganath on the grounds of this palace. The city is also flooded with State Museum, Tribal Museum, a number of temples and Buddhist sites.
Kunjaban Palace located at a distance of 1 km from the Ujjayanta Palace on a picturesque hillock is another tourist attraction spot. The Palace is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura. The exquisite southern part of the Palace known as Rabindra Kanan is open for public viewing though.
Neermahal, a water palace in Tripura is located about 55 km from Agartala. It is a summer resort built in the middle of a lake named Rudrasagar, spread over a physical area of about 5.35 sq km. The lake depicts a blend of the Hindu and Mughal architectural styles.
Deotamura with its Rock-Cut Images
Deotamura is famous for its rock-cut images. It stands on the banks of River Gomati. The locals call it as Devtamura which means the peak of God’s. It has an enchanting series of images carved on the hills facing the river Gomati amidst lush green vegetations. The images of all major Hindu deities like Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu, Kartikeya, Mahishasur Mardini Durga and other gods and goddesses are skillfully carved out of stone and thus form huge part of tourist attraction. There are about 37 rock cut images located on the hill. There are boat travel organized for the tourist for a tour for the scenic view of the hill and its sculptures.
Unakoti, a Unique Tourist Attraction
The Unakoti Tirtha is a unique tourist place famous for its rare stone and rock cut images of the 7th – 9th century AD. Three enormous images of Nandi Bull are found half exposed and half buried in the ground. Again a three-eyed figure of Surya or Lord Vishnu is also seen. Most archeologists opine that the sculptures must have also been influenced by several other cults like Tantric, Shakti, and Hatha yogis. A host of tourist flock this place every year to see the awesome creation of nature amidst the scintillating greenery.
Pilak, the Gateway to Ancient History
Pilak is the gateway to the city’s ancient history. It is situated in the lush green valley amidst rich paddy-fields with scanty human habitation and occasional uplands. This place is mostly visited because for its archaeological remains of 8th and 9th centuries AD. Pilak is actually a combination of shrines of Hindu and Buddhist faiths. The plethora of images here proves the part where there is said to be a peaceful coexistence of different creeds and sects in Tripura.
A few other Tourist Attractions in Tripura
Kamala Sagar is an ideal picnic spot and the Kali Temple situated atop the hillock attracts draws streams of devotees. The Temple dates back to the 17th Century. Again the Jampui Hill in Tripura is the highest hill range of Tripura – situated at an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level and forms a major tourist attraction spot. The sunrise and sunset from different points on the Jampui Hills is an optic feast that does not deserve a miss.
Tourist also crowds the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary for its rich flora and fauna. The Wildlife Sanctuary also entertains rare breeds of spectacled monkeys, deer and as many as 150 species of birds. Ujjavanta Palace, spread across an area of almost one sq km reflects Indo-Saracenic architecture built during 1899-1901 which is worth a visit.
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