WELCOME TO TRIPURA
PLACES TO VISIT
The capital city of Tripura is tucked in the north eastern part of India. Set close to the neighbouring state of Bangladesh, Agartala is rich in flora & fauna, the legendary state of Tripura is a beautiful world in itself. Agartala in Tripura is a laid back administrative centre, gained prominence when Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifted his capital here in the 19th century. This market town for rice, tea, jute, and oilseed, is the commercial center of the region surrounding it. Agartala in Tripura also owns an airport with connections to Kolkata.
Ujjayanta Palace, Kunjaban Palace , Neermahal are the main tourist attraction place in the city.
Tripura Sundri Temple :-
Tripura Sundri temple or Mata Tripur Sundri (Maa Kali) temple is situated at a distance of 3 km going towards south from Udaipur town. This temple is regarded as one of the 51 Shaktipithas and was built by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 1501 on a Hill rock.
The Bhubeneshwari temple is very ancient holy place, visited by people from all the sects. Near to this temple is the Gunabati group of temples - the Durga temple, Mahadev temple and other several famous temples are located here.
Sepahijala-the wildlife sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary is about 25 km from Agartala, covering an area of about 18.53 sq km. It houses about 150 species of birds and the unique spectacled monkey.
Unakoti Tirtha :-
is a unique place, which can not be compared to any other place in the country in terms of absolute grandeur and artistry. Unakoti is deservedly reputed for its 7th - 9th century AD stone and rock cut images, deep in the forests near Kailashahar. Unakoti literally means one less than a crore (10 million) i.e. 99,99,999. The place does not have that many rock-cut sculptures, but these hundreds of massive rock-cut sculptures and those made out of sandstone, besides scattered ruins of ancient temples make Unakoti a unique place.
According to Hindu mythology, when Lord Siva was going to Kashi through this place, along with one crore other gods and goddesses, he spent a night here. He had asked his followers to wake up before sunrise and proceed for Kashi . But, unfortunately, no body woke up, except for Lord Siva himself . He cursed them to become stone images. That is why we have one less than a crore stone images there.
Nestled in the lush green valley dotted with paddy-fields, sparse human habitation and occasional uplands, Pilak in South Tripura's Belonia subdivision holds the key to Tripura's ancient history. Pilak in Tripura is a place of attraction for its archaeological remains of 8th & 9th centuries AD. Located at a distance of 100 km from Agartala in Tripura, Pilak seems like a shrine of Hindu and Buddhist art. The Hindu and Buddhist Sculpture can be seen at its best here. The area displays numerous terracotta plaques, sealing with Supa and sltone images of Avolokiteswara, including the images of Narasimhan, found there dating back to Buddhist period. The images found here reflect survival of heterodox creeds and sects portraying both Hinduism and Buddhism. Pilak is closely associated with Mynamoti and Paharpur in Bangladesh. Recently, further excavation has been taken up by Archaeological Survey of India to know more about the region and its history.
Jampui Hill :-
in Tripura is the highest hill range of the state, situated at an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level. Various view points in the Jampui Hill range in Tripura provide excellent panoramic views of the valley and villages of Mizoram. The sunup and sundown from various view point of the Jampui Hills captivates many tourists to this place from all around. From the watchtower at the highest peak, Betlingchip (3200 ft high), the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the Kanchanpur - Dasda valley other hill ranges of Tripura and Mizoram unfold an enigmatic scenic vista.
Situated amidst picturesque hills packed with vegetation, the Dumboor Lake is one of the major attractions of Tripura, India. With 41 sq km of water surface, the lake possesses 48 islands and a hydel project located close to it. You can find numerous migratory birds of all kinds in winters. The lake also acquires a rich reservoir of natural and cultured fishes.
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