Udaipur is a small but famous town lying south of the small north eastern state Tripura. It is also the headquarters of South Tripura district. Udaipur, which shares its name with the more popular destination in Rajasthan, is very different from the desert city in the west.
Udaipur is known for its many temples. Devotees come thronging to the temple city to worship the local Goddess, Tripura Sundari and many other deities. Udaipur is also known as the Lake City because of the many lakes that enhance the beauty of the place. All the lakes in Udaipur are artificially made, and some of them are Dhani Sagar, Mahadev Dighi, Jaganath Dighi, and Amar Sagar.
Udaipur, the second largest city in Tripura after Agartala, is the headquarters of the South Tripura district. The Gomati River flows across the city and makes the land fertile and suitable for agriculture. Udaipur is located 55 kilometres away from Agartala and can be easily reached on private vehicles and state transport buses.
Among the many temples in Udaipur, the Tripura Sundari temple, built in the year 1501 is the most popular and most visited temples in the state. Also known as Matabari, it is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas according to Hindu mythology. The Kalyan Sagar lies adjacent to the temple is a large lake. The other temple which devotees visit while in Udaipur is the Bhubaneshwari Temple dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari.
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Another place of interest in the Nazrul Granthagar, a public library named after Kazi Nazrul Islam, the famous Bengali poet.
Udaipur is accessible by road and rail
The best season to visit Udaipur is during the months of October to May. Since Udaipur is known for its temples and hence ideally tourists should visit during Diwali.