Agartala - Tourist Places of Tripura

About Agartala

Agartala, the capital city of Tripura lies on the banks of River Haora, just 2 kms from the country border of Bangladesh, reminiscent of the ancient and heritage past that is adorned by temples, mosques, churches, rock carvings, caves, lakes, green valleys, forests and beautiful palaces. The name Agartala comes from ‘Agar’- means a perfumed tree and ‘Tala’ means a store-house, which literally translates to the store house of perfumed trees. And why should not it be, as Agartala boasts of various species of exotic plants, herbs and shrubs which give the land its unique greenery and beauty.

How to reach

By road : The only major highway running through the city of Agartala is National highway 8 or NH-8 which is connected with major cities of India. State buses and private buses are available which are connected with other cities and towns of Tripura with Agartala. 
By rail : Agartala has its own railway station which is connected with Delhi and Kolkata, and then there are kumarghat, dharmanagar stations which are connected with Guwahati, Shillong, Aizawl and other parts of the country. 
By Air : Agartala has its own Airport which is located in the outer side of the city, being one of the busiest airports in north east India and connected with almost the whole of India.

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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit Agartala is between October and April. Intermittent showers give a refreshing touch to the place during this period.

  • What to Eat
  • Being the state capital of Tripura, Agartala has many eateries and restaurants that offer delicious spread of local as well as cuisines from neighbouring states. The cuisine here comprises of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare. Some of the best restaurants are-
    - Momos & More
    - Garam Tawa
    - Kurry Klub
    - Ginger Hotel

  • Attractions
  • The major attractions in and around Agartala are-
    - Tripura Government Museum, which houses artefacts, souvenirs and remains of the ancient and glorious past of Tripura.
    - Heritage Park, inaugurated in November 2012, which has the mixture of both the tribal and non-tribal culture of Tripura. It has three areas- mini-Tripura at the entrance showcasing the tourist spots, roads, hillls and highways, central area raised as a natural forest and a plain area with medicinal plants and herbs. 
    - Nehru Park situated on the northern part of Agaratla decked with fountains, ponds, streams and flower beds
    - Ujjayanta Palace is a greek style palace situated about 50 kms from Agartala and presently houses the state legislative assembly.
    - Gedu Mian Mosque, built during the 14th and 15th century by the Mughals
    - Neermahal or the water palace, about 55 kms from Agartala, situated in the middle of Lake RudraSagar, is a blend of both Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. 
    - Rose valley Aqua Park, a one of a kind amusement park in entire North-east India.
    - Baptist Church, the oldest Church situated in Krishna nagar town of Agartala.
    - Sukanta Academy, a science museum and cultural centre situated in the heart of Agartala city.

  • Activities
  • - Several fairs and pujas are held throughout the year in Agartala which include the tribal pujas like Kharchi, Ker, Garia and popular ones like Durga puja, Saraswati Puja, Pous Sankranti mela which draws visitors from across the country. Activities like bird watching, photography of the beautiful landscape, boating in the lakes, buying handloom and bamboo materials can be engaged on a visit to Agartala.

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