Neermahal the water palace, built in 1930 by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya as summer resort is located at a distance of about 53 km from Agartala. It is one of the good blend of assimilation between Hindu and Muslim architectural, design.
In the heart of the city, spread across an area of almost one sq km, this mighty palace was founded in Indo-Saracenic architecture by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya Bahadur between 1899-1901. It houses the State Legislative Assembly. The ceiling of the Chinese room, the carved doors, the water pools arid the fountains portrays the grandeur of the past days.
Magadha King Bimbisar had built Venuban Vihar or monastery at his pleasure-garden for Buddha to live in. This was the first gift of the king as obeisance to his preceptor. Buddha, too, had lived at Venuban for some monsoons. Excavation revealed the past. Though, today it is a Deer Park and a Zoo.
The huge lake here was excavated by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya Bahadur in the late 15th Century while the Kali Temple atop the hillock dates back to the 17th Century. Famous for the great fair held in October, this place is equally popular with the picnickers.
By Air : Connected with Guwahati and Calcutta by Indian Airlines. The Airport is 10 K.M. away from the City.
By Rail : The nearest Rail head is Kumarghat on NorthEast Frontier Railway. It is i475 K.M. from Calcutta-via- Guwahati.
By Road : 1808 K.M. from Calcutta. 597 K.M. from Guwahati, 496 K.M. from Shillong and 308 K.M. from Silchar. Agartala is connected by regular bus services with all Sub-divisional towns of Tripura. Besides, bus service is also available for Silchar, Guwahati, Karimganj and Shillong. Taxi are also Available on hire.
Hotels & Accomodation
Accommodation is not a problem at Kumarghat, Tripura. One can all levels of accommodation for all types of travelers, though not too fancy. The accommodations available provide comfortable setting nad good service to the satisfaction of the tourists.
(Last Updated on : 04-10-2019)
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