(Last Updated on : 20/07/2013)
By exploring the monuments of Tripura one can gather ample information about the state itself. These monuments are the witness of the royal past of Tripura. The former Maharajas of this state had built wonderful monuments in different cities which provide a glimpse of the history of the princely states to thousands of tourists. The major historical monuments are Ujjayanta Palace, Malancha Niwas, Neermahal and Kunjaban Palace. Apart from the historical monuments Tripura is dotted with lots of religious monuments. The most noteworthy of them are Fourteen Goddess Temple at Old Agartala, Mata Tripureshwari temple at Udaipur, Benuban Vihar at Agartala, Bhuveneshwari Temple at Udaipur and many others.
Tripura is the only Hindu tribal princely state in India fringed by majestic hills of northeast. It is famous for its exotic beauty that wakes up with sprinkles of Vedanta in the morning and listen the azaan from its neighboring country Bangladesh which is only 5 kms away from its capital city.
The major monuments of Tripura are located in its capital city Agartala. It is embellished with heritage monuments of the Maharajas and British Empire of bygone era with a wonderful architectural style. The presence of colonial brick bungalows bounded by bougainvillea hedges, the palaces, mansions, and ancient temple monuments of different religions makes the Agartala city attractive.
One of the major historical monuments of the city is the magical Ujjayanta Palace, constructed in 1901 by the ruling king of that period. It resembles to the Victoria Memorial of Kolkata and has an amazing feature of four-storeyed tower or shikhara of the 19th century. This palace has been converted to State Assembly. Another famous historical monument is the Maharaja Bir Bikram College which was constructed by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarma. It is another great example of monument of Tripura constructed in the old architectural tradition.
Thus, the marvelous rock carvings, beautiful murals, waterfalls, the view of sun rising and sun setting from the hills and above all the wonderful heritage monuments of Tripura are the major tourist attractions.