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Location Name: Ujjayanta Palace
This royal house, which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering 1(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 tile floor, curved wooden ceiling and beautifully crafted doors are particularly notable. The palace is set with huge Mughal style gardens, beautified by pools and gardens. Flood lighting and fountains have also added to its beauty.

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Location Name: Kunjaban,Agartala


Buddha Temple, Benuban Vihar in Agartala : It is one of the most attractive Buddhist destinations of Tripura, located at Kunjaban area in northern part of Agartala town.The Buddhist shrine, namely “Benuban Vihar”-though small in size-preserves some beautiful metal idols of Lord Buddha. Buddha Jayanti or the day of Buddha’s advent is celebrated on Buddha Purnima day with great enthusiasm. A visit to this monastery can be a peaceful experience.
It is a two storied mansion, having a mixed type of architecture with three high domes, the central one being 86’ high.
Benuban Bihar bears testimony to the fact that from remote past Tripura has been extending hospitality and patronage to the religion and culture of its neighbors. The quiet monastery is an abode of eternal peace and tranquility to all tourists and visitors.

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Location Name: MBB College,Agartala


Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishor Manikya Bahadur, the last illustrious king of Tripura was the architect and founder of this pioneering institution of higher learning in the state which was established in the year 1947. Affiliated with the University of Calcutta, the college, since its inception, has maintained a high standard of academic excellence establishing itself as one of the prominent members of the Calcutta University family. The college, which once served as the nucleus of the states own university as a centre of Post-Graduate teaching, is now affiliated with the Tripura University.
The sprawling college campus is spread over an area of 234 acres with lush green fields bordered with exotic varieties of trees and winding lakes haunted by migratory birds in winter. Amidst these bounties of nature stands the imposing main college building, a fine specimen of Mughal architectural style designed by late Maharaja himself. On the whole, the college campus forms a major tourist attraction. The many faculties with dedicated staff and students, the rich library with its vast collection of books and journals, the well-equipped laboratories, amenities and opportunities for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and above all, its uninterrupted tradition of over half a century as centre of higher learning have earned this premier college of North-East its present fame. The motto of the college, culled from the treasure house of the Upanishadas is "Vidayamrtamasnute" (Knowledge is the key to immortality). This premier institution has been perennially striving to keep up to this motto by imparting and disseminating knowledge to the young minds.

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Location Name: Rabindra Kanan,Agartala


Quietly nestled south of Raj Bhawan, the sprawling ‘Rabindra Kanan’, a park with lush greenery and an abundance of flowers, is home to children and young people, looking for a peaceful nest for heart-to-heart chatting.
Apart from the colourful flowers, what heightens the beauty of the park is a ‘Puppet House’ for children who enormously enjoy the puppet shows. The visitors to the park draw a bonus in the form of delicious food served by the Assam Rifles canteen, west of it.

 

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Location Name: Purbasa


Tripura is noted for its exquisite and beautiful bamboo, cane and wooden handicrafts including cotton, silk, polyester.Visitors can watch the craft persons at work and end up shopping at ‘Purbasha’ and any of the Handloom and Handicrafts sales Emporium in any of the tourist centres including Agartala.  

 

 

 

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Location Name: Sukanta Academy

It is a science museum located in the heart of Agartala town. A small planetarium has also been set up within the complex to attract students, research scholars and scientist.
In order to achieve the objectives of promoting Science, Arts & Culture through the active involvement of the children in Science, Arts & Culture, the Government of Tripura took a decision to develop a centre named Sukanta Academy with necessary infrastructure in Children’s Park of Agartala. The foundation stone of the said was laid down by Sri Nripen Chakroborty, the then Chief Minister of Tripura in the year 1986.

 

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Location Name: Neheru Park

The reddish glow of the toxic top-soil on the bare strip of land in Gorkha Basti area, north of Agartala town, would hurt the eyes till a few years ago. It was the time when the state government was looking to shift a part of its administrative setup out of the heart of the town. Quite naturally the choice fell on the government land in sprawling Gorkha Basti area. It was then that the idea of building a park occurred to the authority of the forest department.The result is today’s Nehru Park in front of ‘Aranya Bhawan’, headquarter of the forest department. It had taken lot of efforts and expenses to process the soil and prepare it for varied floral plants with spaces for seating in the emerging green cover. The Park, inaugurated in the year 2003, is now a happy hub of people of all ages tired of living in ‘city pent’.

 

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Location Name: Mahamuni Pagoda

Buddha temple at Manu Bankul, South Tripura: Mahamuni is situated at the Manubankul village, north Eastern part of Sabroom Sub-Division of south Tripura. It is famous for its ancient Buddhist monastery. The monastery bears the Buddhist idioms of expressions in religious architecture, and was constructed under the leadership of Mathu Mog and others a long time ago. A beautiful pagoda was also built at Mahamuni. A famous week long fair is held every year in the month of March-April. The Temple attracts thousands of Buddhist and non Buddhist pilgrims from every corner of the state as well as from neighbouring countries like, Myanmar, Thailand, Srilanka and Bangladesh. Traditional Mahamuni festival & ‘Owha’ festivals, originally a Buddhist festival, but nowadays one of the most cheery festivals of the state come off every year with spontaneous participation from people.During the festival Lord Buddha is worshipped in the monastery by both Buddhist and Hindu Communities. Mahamuni is dominated by people belonging to the Mog tribal community.Actually the ethnic Chakma, Mog and Barua tribal communities of Tripura have been traditionally Buddhists. Located in the serene environs of Sabroom subdivision, 155 KMs from Agartala airport and 255 KMs from the nearest railhead Mahamuni can pride itself on excellent facilities for tourists like a tasty and well-furnished tourist lodge and a cafetaria.

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Location Name: Gedu Mia's Mosque

"Gedu Mia's Maszid" is the pride of place for the minority Muslims of Tripura. This imposing ‘Maszid’, located in Shibnagar area of Agartala bears testimony to the devotion and piety of a remarkable individual. Gedu Mia, the founder of the ‘Maszid’, had commenced his eventful career as a humble ‘Mahut’ (elephant driver) and then became a motor garage worker and a driver. But Gedu Mia’s stars smiled on him late in life when he bagged a lucrative contract of Rs 7 lakhs from Tripura’s last princely ruler Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya (1923-1947) for construction of an airport in Narsingarh area, northeast of Agartala town in the year 1942. He accomplished his task and made a huge profit, a part of which went into building this mosque at Shibnagar. Built of imported white marble stones, this exquisitely beautiful mosque is endowed with a large number of minarets, towers and art works on doors, fronted by a sprawling green space for religious congregations including weekly ‘Jumma Namaz’.

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Location Name: Chaturdash Debta Temple

It is located about 6 Km. away from Agartala at a place called Old Agartala. At the end of twelve year rule by a usurper Shamsher Gazi (1748-1760) the then king Krishna Manikya realized the vulnerability of Udaipur to predatory raids by brigands from the plainlands in Eastern Bengal and shifted the capital to ‘Puran Haveli’ or old Agartala in the year 1760. It continued to be the capital till it was shifted to present Agartala town in the year 1838. Near the sacred 14 goddess temple during the month of July every year ‘Kharchi festival’ is organised and thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit the festival site and the accompanying fair.

 

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Location Name: Kamalasagar (Kashaba) Kali Templ

Kamalasagar Kali Temple, was built on a hill-top by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in the late 15th century. It is situated just deside the Bangladesh border, The lake in front of this temple rightly enhances its beauty. The large ‘Kamala Sagar’ lake dug by king Dhanya Manikya (1490-1520) and the two wavy blue water lakes in front of the ‘Ujjayanta palace’, abode of Tripura’s erstwhile princely rulers in the heart of capital Agartala will form inevitable itinerary of trourists fond of waterscape. Princely Tripura’s erstwhile capital and present headquarter of south Tripura District, Udaipur is also known as a ‘lake-town’ because of the surfeit of large lakes, dug by different princely rulers, that dot the town. These lakes coupled with the river Gomati that flows by Udaipur will enthuse tourists to have a pleasant outing.

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Location Name: Durgabari Tea Garden

The agro-climatic conditions in Tripura are suitable for development of tea tourism. The soils are generally fertile, without any major problems of toxicities or deficiencies. The average annual rainfall is about 2100 mm, with a fairly even distribution over the year. Tripura has a history of tea plantations going back to 1916. In fact,Tripura is categorized as a traditional tea-growing state with about 60 Tea Estates and 3,000 small tea growers, producing about 7.5 million kg. of tea every year.This makes Tripura the 5th largest, among the 14 tea producing states, after Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu & Kerala. There is considerable scope to increase the area under tea plantation as well as productivity. The tea currently produced in Tripura is recognized for its good blending qualities. Some plantations in the state are going for organic production of tea. There is considerable scope for investment in tea tourism sector in the State.

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Location Name:Bhubaneswari Temple

On the southern bank of river Gomati at Udaipur is found the ruins of a big palace built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya (1660-75 A.D.). The Bhubeneswari temple is situated close to this palace. This temple and an important historical episode of king Govinda Manikya’s rule form the plot of Rabindra nath Tagore’s famous novel ‘Rajarshi’ and drama ‘Visarjan’.

 

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