Ambassa - Tourist Places of Tripura

About Ambassa

Ambassa is the headquarters of the Dhalai district of Tripura, which is the youngest district of the state formed in 1995. It is a place lined with natural landscapes comprising of hills and forests, temples, lakes and the picturesque surroundings that attracts tourists who visit here for a day or two to relax and rejuvenate.

How to reach

By Road : The nearest bus stop is in Teliamural which is in the Dhalai district which is about 17 kms from Ambassa. There are also state buses from Agartala which is 66 kms away. 
By Rail : The nearest railhead is at Ambassa which can be reached by boarding a train from the Kumarghat or Dharmanagar stations or from the Lumding-Agartala route to Agartala then by road to Ambassa. 
By Air : The nearest Airport is in Agartala which is  connected with all the major cities and towns of India.

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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit Ambassa is between October and March.

  • What to Eat
  • The food here reflects the regional influence comprising both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Although there are very few options to eat, local food cooked in authentic tribal way is very rare here. Regular meals like rice or Mai/Mami in KokBorok language (the local language of the Tripura tribes), curries and other dishes are also available here.

  • Attractions
  • There are several interesting and worth visiting places in Ambassa. 
    - LongTharai Temple- The word ‘LongTharai’ in the tribal language of KokBorok means ‘Lord Shiva’. Legends say that Lord Shiva rested here in the hills of LongTharai on his way to mount Kailash. The temple here is dedicated to lord Shiva and is a famous tourist spot in the Dhalai district. 
    - Kamaleshwari Mandir- situated in the Kamalpur Nagar Panchayat in the district of Dhalai, this temple is located in the heart of the town and is an important pilgrimage spot. The town has been named after this temple dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Kamaleshwari Maa. This temple is about 35 kms from Ambassa. 
    - Raas fair and festival of Manipuri community celebrated in the month of December, depicting the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Sri Radhika. Clay models show various phases of Lord Krishna’s life.

  • Activities
  • - Activities to engage around Ambassa include buying wooden, bell metal, cane and bamboo articles, incense sticks are also famous here and handloom made coloured shawls. Tourists can also enjoy the local dances of the tribal communities- Lebang Bumani and Hajang (Reang tribe), Dhamail of Bengali community.

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