State : Tripura, in the north eastern part of India.
Best time to Travel : September to March.
Weather Conditions : Summer- Max. 35, Min. 21.7; Winter- Max. 25,
Min. 10.1; 22.4 cms (June to August).
Location : Agartala is the capital city of Tripura. It is at a
distance of 2 km from the neighbouring country Bangladesh.
Agartala, 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.
Airport : Agartala is connected by airlines flights with
Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.
: The two nearest railway stations are
Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama
Nagar (200 kms). Both the stations on the North-East Frontier Railway,
connected with Lumding & Guwahati,
where as Lumding and Guwahati
are connected with Calcutta and other major stations in India.
Road Transport : Good motorable raods connect Agartala with
Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati
599 kms, Shillong 499 kms,
Dharmanagar- 200 kms. Tripura Road Transport Corporation buses connect
Silchar, Shillong and Dharma
Nagar to Agartala.
Hotel Resorts and Staying in Agartala, Tripura
Agartala has a small but decent selection of hotels. The travel accommodation at
Agartala are nothing very extravagant, but something for every traveler
coming to Agartala, Tripura. All places are comfortably made for the
tourists coming from all over. Choice of eating places is very limited - your hotel
is the obvious place.
Ujjayanta Palace Attractions
The major attraction of the town is the Ujjayanta Palace travel, which was
established in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style in 1901 by Maharaja
Radhakishore Manikya. It is a two-storeyed mansion, with 28 hectares of
parkland, and now occupies the office of the State Legislative Assembly. In
the grounds, there are two temples - Umanneshwar and Jagganath - both of
which are ochre in colour.
Another major tourist attraction is the Kunjaban Palace built in 1917 by
Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. Travel distance of 1 km from the Ujjayanta
Palace on a hillock. The Palace is the official residence
of the Governor of Tripura. The southern part of the Palace is open to the
public and has been named as Rabindra Kanan.
Neermahal Travel Destination
Located about 55 km from Agartala is Neermahal, Tripura's major travel
destination. It is a summer resort built in the middle of a lake named
Rudrasagar, with a total area of about 5.35 sq km. It is the only lake
palace in Eastern part of India and has been built in a blend of Hindu and
Mughal architectural styles.