Pilak, Agartala

Pilak is a small town located about 100 kilometres away from Agartala. It is notably famous for its archaeological remains that date back to the 7th and 8th century AD. Pilak is also considered a pilgrimage site by the Hindus as well as the Buddhists. Pilak falls under the South Tripura’s Belonia subdivision.

The archaeological remains hints of a rich, bustling culture that must have existed here several hundred years ago. Among the remains are Hindu and Buddhist sculptures made of terracotta. These terracotta plaques also have a sealing made in a stupa-style and are probable stone images of Hindu gods Avolokiteswara and Narasimha. These evidences signify that the heterodox creeds and sects that represented both the Hindus and the Buddhists.

Since Agartala is 100 kilometres away, buses and taxis can be boarded to reach Pilak. The nearest railhead is at Kumarghat, whereas Agartala has the nearest airport.

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