Pilak is nestled in the lush green valley dotted with paddy-fields, sparse human habitation and occasional uplands. Pilak in South Tripura's Belonia subdivision holds the key to Tripura's ancient history. Pilak in Tripura is a place of attraction for its archaeological remains of 8th & 9th centuries AD. Located at a distance of 100 km from Agartala in Tripura, Pilak seems like a shrine of Hindu and Buddhist art.
The Hindu and Buddhist Sculpture can be seen at its best here. The area displays numerous terracotta plaques, sealing with Supa and stone images of Avolokiteswara, including the images of Narasimhan, found there dating back to Buddhist period. The images found here reflect survival of heterodox creeds and sects portraying both Hinduism and Buddhism.
Pilak is closely associated with Mynamoti and Paharpur in Bangladesh. Recently, further excavation has been taken up by Archaeological Survey of India to know more about the region and its history.
By Air: The Airport is 12 km to the north and leads on to Agartala. Agartala is well connected with Pilak.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Kumarghat, from where one can easily reach Pilak by road.
By Road: 100 km from Agartala .By bus from Agartala to Julaibari in Belonia Sub-Division only. Then by auto rickshaw or rickshaw ( 5 km ).
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