6 amazing places to be in Tripura

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The north eastern state of Tripura, maintains a low profile in any tourist radar majorly cause of its geographical isolation from mainland India. Surrounded by Bangladesh to the north, south & west and the Indian states of Assam & Mizoram to the east, Tripura is the third smallest state in the country. While it’s a little difficult or rather time taking to reach Agartala by road, its well connected by air. Above all, the city has a special place in our hearts as Rupali has spent two most memorable years of her life in Agartala when she did her MBA from NIT Agartala. Hence its all experience as we pen down 6 amazing places to be in Tripura.

A small city, Agartala in Tripura is a relaxed urban town. Most of its major attractions are within a day’s reach from here.

Glowing in white speaking of the opulence of the Maharajas of Tripura, Ujjayanta Palace stands with all its might in the heart of the city. This former royal palace is now a state museum & is managed by the Tripura government. The palace houses artefacts and belongings of the royal kingdom and is built alongside a lake and a large Mughal style garden. Visit the palace in the evening if you want to see it lit in light purple giving it a spectacular look. The grandeur & history that lies in its walls makes the palace one of the amazing places to be in Tripura

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Unakoti

Unakoti

Centuries old, mythological and archaeological wonder – Unakoti is Tripura’s best kept secret. Around a 170 kms from the main town of Agartala, lost in the forests of Raghunandan hills lies huge rock cut sculptures dating back to the 7th & 8th centuries. Hundreds of deities carved in rocks and stones amidst sprawling forests and gushing waterfalls. According to a legend, Lord Shiva cursed a crore Gods & Goddesses who were accompanying him to Kashi into becoming stone images as they failed to get up in the morning before sunrise in order to proceed to Kashi. Unakoti is therefore considered to be a Shaivite pilgrim – A place dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva.

Although a little challenging to reach as the nearest airport is Agartala (180kms far), however daily trains runs from Agartala to Kumarghat railway station which is roughly 20kms from Unakoti. The myths, the legends, the marvellous historical carvings make Unakoti one of the amazing places to be when in Tripura

Jampui Hills

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Famous for the orange festival that takes place every year during October December – Jampui hills is the highest hill range in Tripura. Around 200 kms from Agartala, Jampui is a picturesque hamlet consisting majorly the Mizo community. Vast acres of untouched greenery, wild flowers blooming beautifully, orchid farms, trees laden with oranges and very few people, Jampui hills is the best getaway to take a break from life and spend some quality time with yourself and family. The place also has a government-built Lodge with all major amenities for a comfortable stay

Indo – Bangladesh Border

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Agartala is bordered by Bangladesh from three sides, nonetheless finding zero line is not a big deal. Not very far from the main city, lies the official Indo – Bangladesh Border. People walk by this border flashing their passports. You can pay a quick visit to technically end of India at its eastern front. Visit in the evening to see flag taking off ceremony and the march.

Neermahal

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The summer residence of the Maharaja of Tripura, Neermahal literally meaning water palace is a royal abode built in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake. This one of a kind palace is beautifully designed and has several rooms, gardens, courtyards, fountains, and even an open-air theatre. It is said to be the largest water palace in India and the only one in eastern India. A boat ride through the lake takes you to the palace entrance. Exploring the entire palace gives you a good peep into the history of the Manikya Dynasty and Maharaja Bir Bikram’s great vision to blend Muslim and Hindu Cultures together. Even though, not very highly maintained Neermahal hands down  is one of the most amazing places to be in Tripura

Tripura Sundari Temple

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This ancient temple is the abode of Devi Tripureshwari. The temple is considered one of the holiest Hindu shrines and is one of the 51 shakti peethas. As per Hindu mythology, the right foot of Goddess Sati fell at this place. The temple is situated alongside the Kalyan sagar lake where fishes and tortoises of huge sizes are seen. These tortoises come up to the lake shore to feed on biscuits that people give them.

Not very touristy cause of the geographical barrier that this city faces, Agartala is still less explored. But that means it has a lot to offer. Rupali’s two years at Agartala were one of her best days as she got to explore places she rather might not even have thought visiting.

Apart from the above six, there are many other places to visit and things to do when in Tripura. Get in touch with us to know more!!!!

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Rajni & Yogesh
2 years ago

We haven’t been to Tripura but the places you mentioned itching us to plan a visit post this Covid fiasco. All places are beautiful but Jampui Hills and Unakoti stole our heart. We definitely going to add these in our Tripura trip.

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The Exploring Eyes
2 years ago
Reply to  Rajni & Yogesh

that is awesome guys, do let us know if you need help in planning

Parita
2 years ago

Tripura is so far off from traveling for me because of the distance and less knowledge. Thank you for this guide. Please help me with internal travel tips and cost though.

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The Exploring Eyes
2 years ago
Reply to  Parita

sure Parita, you can dm us when you need the details. would love to help

Amrita
Amrita
2 years ago

Tripura is such an underrated destination. I loved every moment I spent there. Ujjayanta Palace, Neermahal, Unakoti were all spectacular. Did you see the Flag downing ceremony at the Indo-Bangladesh border? That was a great experience. I had only not visited Jampui Hills and I plan to do that soon. Loved reading this!

Arnav Mathur
2 years ago

Tripura is indeed an underrated destination. Truth be told, somehow it never figured on any of my travel plans. But now its on my radar. I love visiting border towns, as there is a contrast in a matter of meters. Would definitely take your cue and walk into Bangladesh by just flashing my passport.

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The Exploring Eyes
2 years ago
Reply to  Arnav Mathur

that would be a great idea Arnav, let us know if you need any help in planing

Navneeth & Shishira
2 years ago

We’re very curious to visit this state! And that border with Bangladesh – what’s that like? Have you guys crossed over? 🤓

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The Exploring Eyes
2 years ago

no no we havent crossed over 😀
But one can upto a certain distance we guess

Avantika Chaturvedi
2 years ago

I’ve been wanting to visit Tripura for a long long time. When travel to northeast is considered, only a few states like Meghalaya and Nagaland are talked about, while the rest are conveniently left aside. It’s so great to see someone exploring these lesser talked parts of India too! Will definitely use your guide once travel is possible again. Thank you for this 🙂

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The Exploring Eyes
2 years ago

you will love it Avantika…parts of NE are real hidden gems when it comes to explore India. Let us know if you need any help in planning

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