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Agartala

It is the state capital which is connected by road to Guwahati via Shillong by National Highway No. 44. There are flight connections to  important cities like Guwahati, Kolkata and Silchar.

Places to visit in and around Agartala :

Ujjayanta Palace : This royal house, which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering an area of one sq.km. area was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1901.It is a two storied mansion, having a mixed type of architecture with three high domes, the central one being 86’ high.

The magnificent tiled flooring, carved wooden ceiling and beautifully crafted doors are particularly notable. The palace is set within   huge Mughal style gardens.

The Kunjaban Palace : The Kunjaban Palace (formerly known as the Pushbanta Palace) was constructed in 1927 for the King Birendra Kishore Manikya”s retreat. It is a marvellous monument which reflects the rich and artistic taste of the erstwhile ruler. The Palace was handed over to the Government of India after dissolution of the monarch states into  the Republic India and is presently being used as the official residence of the Governor of the State of Tripura. A part of the Palace is open for public viewing.

State Museum : Tripura Government Museum was established in  1970 and is  situated in the heart of the town. It  preserves some rare images, epigraphs numismatic evidence which throw light on the glorious past of Tripura and some of the adjoining States.

Tripura Government Museum is important to the tourists, students, general public and research scholars who want to learn  the history & culture of the State. Most of the sculptures acquired and displayed so far are from Udaipur, Pilak, Jolaibari and other sites of Tripura Out of them, the sculptures from Pilak are the most exquisite collections, depicting a mixed culture of both Hinduism & Buddhism.. The sculptures  mostly date back to the 9th  & 13th century A. D. Most of the sculptures and made of sand stone and due to  that are  very crude in nature

Buddha Vihar : The shrine though small in size, preserves some beautiful metal idols of Lord Buddha.

Brahmakunda : It is situated at a distance of 45 kms north of Agartala and is famous for its colourful fairs held every year in the month of March - April and November. The deity installed inside the temple is of Lord Shiva.