If you are looking to explore a place that includes museum, parks, temples and churches just plan a trip to Agartala. This beautiful city which is the capital of the Indian State Tripura is known for its glorious past. It is located on the banks of the river Howrah or Haora. The place is very close to the Bangladesh border. It is a place where you can find people of all religions and hence has several temples, churches mosques and Buddhist pilgrimage centres.
The place has several areas of tourists' interest. There are loads of palaces, temples and orchards that one can visit. Also, the festival of Durga Pooja is celebrated with lots of pomp since the place has a predominant Bengali culture. One can also enjoy watching wildlife and beautiful migratory birds in Agartala.
There are plenty of places of tourists' attraction in Agartala like:
At a distance of 55 kms from Agartala is the Tripurasundari Temple. It is one the Shakti Peethas and is the holiest place in the city. You must also visit the Ujjayanta Palace. It is built in Indo-Greek fashion and has musical fountains and beautiful lighting. It has the State Museum which gives an insight into the culture and tradition of Tripura.
The place called Unakoti which means one less for crore which is located 175 kms from Agartala has plenty of lovely stone idols. The Neermahal Palace is located in the centre of the Rudrasagar lake. It has beautiful architecture. One can also see lots of migratory birds at the lake.
The Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see lovely wildlife. The place has a zoo, lake and a botanical garden. The archaeological site Pilak is close to Agartala where you can see several Buddhists and Hindu sculptures.
The Jampui hills are 240 kms from Agartala. Here you can see beautiful orchids and oranges. Beautiful views can be seen from this hill range. Tourists also enjoy the ropeway here. The Heritage Park is a must visit place. It has a miniature model of all the places of tourists' interest in Tripura. The Kalapania Nature Park is beautiful and has nice hillocks and lakes. It is in the Sabroom division. It is a nice place to picnic with family and friends.
This scenic place has lots to offer. Come and experience the striking and vivid culture of this wonderful capital city of Tripura.
Visit ancient Tripurasundari temple to offer prayer in a calm atmosphere.
Visit ruins of ancient civilizations at Pilak to witness the ancient images and sculpture.
Visit Jampui Hills to lose yourself in its breathtaking beauty.
Visit Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary to spend a day amidst vast flora and fauna.
Visit Orange Festival held in the month September to December at Jampui hills.
Visit Tripur Heritage Park to witness the miniature models of all tourist attractions in Tripura.
Summers are hot and there can be rainfall during these months. The scorching heat begins from April and can get extended up to August or even September.
The place has a monsoon-influenced climate and the region and the rains can be extremely heavy.
Winter is short and pleasant and lasts from October to March.
It is best to visit this place between the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant.
Agartala airport is well connected with major cities like Kolkata, Imphal, Delhi, Silchar, Aizwal, Guwahati, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Agartala railway station is well connected by rails from Guwahati Railway station. To visit Agartala by railway you need to board the railway at Lumding junction of Assam.
Agartala is connected to Assam by NH 44. It is connected to Silchar, Guwahati, Shillong, Dharmanagar and Aizawl through NH44 and NH 44A.