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Tripura Tourism – The Lake Town of Udaipur

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In the southern part of Tripura lies a small hamlet of Udaipur which is not known among many travellers. This town which shares its name with the desert city in Rajasthan has unfortunately lost its prominence with the passage of time.

Travellers wondering about the place should know that it still holds a few ruins of the Manikya Dynasty that ruled the place and those coming here can explore the ruins and wonder at the rich culture and heritage.

Today, a silent town, it is visited mostly by scholars and historians who come here in seeking knowledge. Here is a guide to the small hamlet of Udaipur - Tripura.

Tripura Sundari Temple

The Tripura Sundari Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is also one of the 51 'Shakti Peethas'. It is believed that the right foot of Sati fell here. It is crowded by devotees who come here to seek the protection of the gods and pay respects to Goddess Sati.

Tripura Sundari Temple

View of the temple.
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Bhuvaneswari Temple

The Bhuvaneswari Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneswari and has gained prominence thanks to the novel 'Rajarshi' and drama 'Bisharjan', scripted by the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

The temple was constructed by Maharaja Govinda Manikya who was a ruler in this region. Devotees come to this temple to pray to the goddess and seek her blessings.

Bhuvaneswari Temple
  

The temple in a dilapitated condition.
Photo Courtesy: Tripura Tourism

Kalyan Sagar

The Kalyan Sagar is a large lake situated close to the Tripura Sundari Temple. This man made lake has many varieties of fish that can be seen here.

It also houses few rare species of tortoises. Devotees and tourists coming here are strictly prohibited from fishing in these waters. You can however feed the fishes, an activity that proves to be quite entertaining!

Kalyan Sagar
  

Visitors feeding the fishes.
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Nazrul Granthagar

The Nazrul Granthagar is a renowned library here. It is a storehouse of all kinds of books ranging across various topics, including; educational, spiritual, religious and more.

Many of the books here are said to have belonged to the Manikya Dynasty as well. The library is visited by students, scholars and historians.

Tourists coming here can read up about the history and local culture of the place.

Nazrul Granthagar
  

View of the library.
Photo Courtesy: Tripura Tourism

How to Reach Udaipur-Tripura

By Air: Udaipur doesn't have an airport. The nearest airport to Udaipur is in Agartala (53 km). It is connected to Kolkata and Delhi.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Udaipur is in Agartala. Tourists can reach Guwahati and board an inter-city to reach Lumding or Silchar and take another train to reach Agartala.

By Road: The national highways are the lifeline to the tourist destination of Udaipur. NH-44 which runs across the length and breadth of Tripura connects Agartala to Udaipur. Since Udaipur is a must-visit destination in Agartala, there are various kinds of transport facilities that are readily available.

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