P.C: Fabrizio Conti
Kamalpur, snuggled in the Dhalai district of the eastern side of Tripura, is studded with stunning pastures, cascading waterfalls, and glittering lakes all throughout. With mesmerising vistas, a pleasant climate and unique indigenous aspects of its ethnic roots, Kamalpur is nestled amidst the hills and lakes of North-east India. This place is not just visually alluring but the authentic culture of the North-east and the home-like hospitality of the tribes, all secretly conspire to make Kamalpur slide into your checklist of must-visits. Away and alienated from the maddening city hustle, the place is not completely alienated from the urban touch. It offers the best of both worlds and if you want to sneak-a-peek into the cultural ethnicity and lifestyle of the tribal people, come check out our list of must-visit places when in Kamalpur.
How To Reach Kamalpur:
By Air: The Kamalpur Airport, regardless being a small airport is well connected to other cities of the country. This makes the town accessible through the airways.
By Rail: Kamalpur Railway Station is the town's railhead and if you are travelling by train, then the rail junction is frequented by a lot of trains well-connected to other parts of the country.
By Road: Kamalpur's bus terminal is the Kamalpur Bus Stop, which is well connected to other cities.
Best Time To Visit Kamalpur:
The weather is pleasant and temperate in the winters, making it a destination favourable for tourists and travellers in the months of Nov-Jan. With an average temperature ranging from 10°C to 20°C, the weather in Kamalpur at this time of the year is the most flattering.
The literal meaning of Unakoti translates into ‘one less than a crore' in Bengali. Dating back to the 7th century, Unakoti is a revered religious site devoted to the Hindu mythological figure of Lord Shiva. Its architectural grandeur is breathtaking, with age-old timeless carvings adorning the hilly slants of the place. Legend has it that the brilliant sculptor Kallu Kumar had carved these figures, as Lord Shiva had instructed him to do so in a dream. There are idols of other Hindu mythological figures as well, like Lord Vishnu, Ganesha, Nandi, Narsimha, Hanuman and many other Goddesses, of which many deities remain unidentified.
2. Raima Valley
P.C: Mario Álvarez
The verdant Raima valley of Kamalpur is rich in natural splendour and has breathtaking views. Raima is more popularly known as the mother of the residing local tribes of Tripura. The Raima river cuts through the lush green valley and makes for a serene view to look at. Ensconced by emerald green trees and shrubs, the Raima valley is the perfect place for a relaxed day-out in Kamalpur.
3. Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary
Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, sprawling over an area of 86 hectare of land, is ensconced by lush green rainforests and an abundance of flora and fauna. The Khasi tribes being the caretakers of the place, the sanctuary is a tourist hotspot with its rich heritage of biodiversity. Home to more than 120 species of wild animals and exotic birds, the sanctuary is a rich reserve of exotic wild plants, botanical shrubs, age-old trees and fodders as well.
4. Heritage Park
P.C: Olivier Guillard
The Heritage Park is a two hours' drive from Kamalpur. Being the only recreational park in the town, the park is a premium tourist destination for tourists and travellers alike. With well-carved pavements, fruit-bearing gardens and medicinal plants, the park sprawls out for an area of 12 acre of land. The Heritage Park bears a stark resemblance of the history, heritage, traditions and culture of tribal and non-tribal Tripura. It parades out exceptional architectural displays of landmarks and important sites of the state in a miniature form.
5. Kamaleshwari Mandir
P.C: harivrat Parashar
With exceptional architectural beauty, the Kamaleshwari Mandir, located at the heart of the town, is an ode to the Hindu deity Goddess Kali. Owing to its name, Kamaleshwari is just another name for Kali. The town gets its name from this very Goddess and the temple. The very peaceful atmosphere of the place makes this spiritual sanctum a must-visit spot for the travellers. The temple is also home to a number of priests and tantriks, who usually perform several rituals for the fulfillment of the desires of the devotees. The temple is always busy with tourists and devotees from all around the world and makes for a popular tourist destination in Kamalpur.