Agartala gained prominence when Maharaja Krishna Kishore Manikya shifted his capital from old Agartala to the present site, in 19th century.
Agartala can serve as a comfortable base for seeing the rest of scenic Tripura, which has wildlife sanctuaries, rock-cut religious sculptures and fabulous ancient temples, including the Temple of Fourteen Deities in Old Agartala, the former capital 5 km to the east, which draws thousands of devotees for the Karchi Puja in the month of July.
A number of lakes in different parts of the city add to the charm of Agartala.
Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya built this royal house over a one Sq. km property in Agartala between 1899 and 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 and tiled floors.
Ujjayanta Palace, now is the state Legislature Assembly officeKunjaban Palace
Built by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya in 1917, it was called Pushbanta Palace then. Now it is the governor's residence. It is located on the northern side of Agartala. This place was frequented and cherished by poet Rabindranath Tagore.Malancha NiwasThe Bungalow adjacent to Kunjaban palace situated on a hillock was originally a 'kaccha' house where Tagore stayed during his visit in 1919. The 'pucca' construction was subsequently built and given the name of Malancha NiwasState Museum
It has on display some of the rarest stone images, old coins, Bengal Kanthans and archaeological findings from Tripura and adjoining areas.Old Agartala8 kms from the main city and the former capital of the state, Old Agratala is famous for the ritual worship of the fourteen presiding deities of the Royal House in “Chaturdasa devta” temple.Tripurasundari Temple.
Temple of goddess Kali (locally known as matabari)
Located at Udaipur South Tripura approx. 80Km from AgartalaSipahijalaWild life sanctuary 15 Km from Agartala.
Agartala has a small but good selection of hotels - nothing fancy, but something for everyone. The choice of eating-places is more limited, there are hardly any eat-out restaurants or food parlors- the hotel where you would stay is the obvious place. There are a number of cheap dhabas and staple sweets like Rasagollas, Channa paayesh, sandesh are available at every corner of the city.
Mentioned below are some of the restaurants and hotels at TripuraAbhishek
Durgabari RdPanchali RestaurantRajdhani, BK RdRoyal Guest House
Palace CompoundRajarshi Badsha Hotel & Resorts
Near Circuit HouseHotel Star
All the major Indian festivals are celebrated here with pomp and gaiety. The Durga Puja season is generally the busiest time of the year and one can then experience the richness of Indian cultural extravaganza. Agartala is also known for its tribal festivals like Karachi, and Garia Puja.
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