(Last Updated on : 27/02/2019)
owes its splendour to its natural settings and dazzling heritage. The state government has given tourism the status of an industry
. A plethora of delightful attractions are comprised in the historical palaces
, rock cut carvings
, stone sculptures
and Buddhist temples
, wildlife sanctuaries
and tribal people
. The state has several places of tourist importance like Agartala, Unakoti
, Udaipur, Tripura Sundari Temple
, Ujjayanta Palace, Neermahal, Jampui Hill
, Bhuvaneswari Temple
, Sepahijala, Kamalasagar Kali Temple
, Deotamura and Dumboor Lake.
Moreover, there are the Buddhist monasteries in Agartala, Pecharthal, Kanchanpur, Manu Bakul, Pilak and Boxnagar.
Pilgrimage Tourism in Tripura
The entire origin of the land of Tripura is steeped in religion
. The temple of Tripura Sundari in Udaipur, Tripura is one of the foremost religious shrines in Tripura. The state itself derives its name from the mother goddess. Most of the temples in Tripura are located at hilltops. Besides the Hindu shrines
, Tripura is also the abode of Buddhist
pilgrimages. Benuban Vihar in Agartala is one of the most attractive Buddhist destinations of Tripura.
Nature Tourism in Tripura
Tripura is endowed with natural landscape of hilly terrain, green vegetation
and flowing rivers
. It is marked by low ranges running in a north-west to south-east direction. These ranges reach up to 3000 feet. On the road to Udaipur
, 35 km south of Agartala, the nature reserve at Sepahijala
extends over 18 square kilometers, with a lake
and botanical garden
s, and is home to primates including the Hoolock gibbon
and golden langur
and around 150 species of birds
. Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary
is located 100 kilometres away from Agartala in South Tripura District
. Besides these the travellers can also explore Dumboor Lake
, near Agartala
and Rudrasagar Lake
, near Melaghar.
Leisure Tourism in Tripura
The State Museum at Agartala displays interesting ethnographic and archaeological exhibits. One of its galleries is completely devoted to the excavations at Unakoti in the forests
of northern Tripura.
The Tribal Cultural Research Institute and Museum at Supari Bagan lies well hidden in the backstreets of Krishna Nagar district
, near the Jagannath temple
The water palace of Neermahal
, in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake is located at 55 km south of Agartala. It was built in 1930 as a summer residence for Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya.
in Agartala was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1901. It is an important historical building.
Kunjaban Palace is famous for the Rabindra Kanan. It was built as a place to retreat by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya.
Visiting Information on Tripura
Tripura has only one airport
at Agartala that connects the place with Guwahati
. There are 15 railway stations
in the state of Tripura. National Highway
44 connects Agartala with Guwahati by road. By car it would take 24 hours for the travellers to reach Tripura via Shillong
. The state transport corporation and private tour operators run regular buses that connect the state with the nearby towns and cities
both within and outside the state.