Tripura is a mesmerizing tourist destination located in Northeast India. Sharing its borders with Bangladesh, Assam and Mizoram, it is one of the seven sister states of Northeast India. Its natural beauty, gardens, hills, wildlife, palaces and temples never fail to capture the hearts of tourists who come here from far and wide. Once ruled by the kings, Tripura finds mention in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, the Puranas and pillar inscriptions of Emperor Ashoka. According to the legend Tripura originated from 'Tripura Sundari', the main deity of the state. Agartala is the capital city of Tripura.? Kokborak, Bengali, Hindi and English are the languages spoken here. The ethnic tribal culture is one of the main attractions of this state. Travel to Tripura and for sure you will cherish the experience for long.
Main Attractions of Tripura
Built in the 19th century by Radhakishore Manikya Bahadur, this palace is a wonderful blend of Mughal and Indo Greek architectural styles. The palace is surrounded by manicured gardens with pools and fountains. This three storied structure has majestically decorated interiors.
Ideally located amidst Rudra Sagar lake, Neermahal palace reflects the beauty of Hindu and Mughal styles of architecture. This extremely beautiful castle is divided into two sections: one on the western side is known as Andar Mahal (inhabited by the royal family) and the other one on the eastern side is inhabited by the security personnels and servants. You can also enjoy light and sound show at the palace. There is a museum in the palace where royal belongings of the erstwhile rulers are on display.
Tripura Government Museum
Established in Agartala in the year 1970, this museum showcases the rich heritage of Tripura in the form of various arts and crafts. Some of the displayed items are? coins(gold,silver and copper), sculptures, terracotta, copper inscriptions, bronze images, oil paintings, sketches and drawings and jewelery.
Art and Handicrafts
Tripura is famous for its wonderful and fine handicrafts. Most of the handicrafts available her are made from cane and bamboo. The tribes of the state are perfect in making amazing handicrafts out of these natural raw materials. Some of the other items available in the markets are? jewelery, furniture of cane, lamps, bamboo dining table and floor mats and ornamental articles.
Best time to visit
From September to March.
Tripura offers both luxury and budget hotels. The best hotels of the state are located in the capital city Agartala.
How to Reach
Air: The nearest airport is Agartala which is connected with cities like Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Kumarghat and Dharama Nagar, connected with Lumding and Guwahati which in turn are connected with rest of the cities of India.
Road: Good network of road connect it with Silchar, Guwahati, Shillong and Dharmanagar.
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