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Tripura Tourism – The Historical Town of Agartala

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One of the important cities in the state of Tripura is its capital, Agartala. The city is known to share its boundary with Bangladesh and is hence a highly protected region.

The place is blessed with dense fauna and flora and has its own history to tell. There are several tourist places in and around Agartala where tourists can go and enjoy themselves.

Being the second largest city in Tripura it is highly urbanised and travellers find it easy to travel around. Here is a small guide to the places you must visit in this wonderful city.

Jampui Hill

Jampui Hill

The Jampui Hill is famous for its oranges. The word Jampui when translated means the 'Eternal Hills of Spring' and this in a way is true as the hill sees a pleasant climate throughout the year. It is at times referred to as the 'Kashmir of Tripura'. Tourists coming here can roam the open hill and also visit the orange farms here. Should you be lucky then you would be able to participate in the plucking of the oranges during the harvest season.

Photo Courtesy: Ellen Levy Finch

Pilak

Pilak

Pilak is a village in Agartala famous for its archaeological remains, which are said to date back to the 7th and 8th century. The remains denote that it was a small hamlet where people followed Hinduism and Buddhism. It is a major hub for archaelogists who come here in order to unearth more secrets of this lost town.

Photo Courtesy: Tripura Tourism

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary was built in 1972 in order to protect the deer in the region. This sanctuary is also visited by over 150 species of migratory birds. It is a haven for bird lovers who come here to see these birds here. It is also a perfect place to go with your family for a picnic.

Photo Courtesy: Sam Greenhalg

Neermahal

Neermahal

The Neermahal was the residence of the royal family of Tripura. The speciality of this lake is that it is built right at the center of the Rudrasagar Lake. The palace is very beautiful and you will certainly stop to think of the engineering excellence it showcases. Tourists can reach this palace by a boat and go ahead and explore it.

Photo Courtesy: Soman

Jagannath temple

Jagannath temple

The Jagannath Temple was constructed during the Manikya Dynasty and is located on the banks of Dighi river. It attracts a lot of devotees throughout the year. A unique feature of this temple is its architecture, which is said to have an Islamic influence in its design. It is the second biggest Jagannath temple in India after the Puri Jagannath Temple. Devotees come here to pray to the lord and offer worship to him.

Photo Courtesy: Tripura Tourism

How to Reach Agartala

How to Reach Agartala

By Air: Agartala has a fully-functional airport at Singerbhil, 12 km from the city. The airport is well-connected by all major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore via Guwahati and Kolkata.

By Train: The Agartala Railway station is about 5.5 km from the city. To travel to Agartala by a train, one has to break the journey from Guwahati onwards. All major cities are well-connected with Guwahati.

By Road: Agartala is well-connected to the rest of the country via NH-44 that connects the city to Assam. NH-44 and NH-44A connect the city to Silchar, Guwahati and Shillong. There is also a bus service to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Apart from buses, private taxis are also available.

Photo Courtesy: Abhinav Phangcho Choudh

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