Kailashahar - Tourist Places of Tripura

About Kailashahar

It is a city and the headquarters of the Unakoti District of Tripura. It was once the capital of the ancient Tripuri Kingdom. This city is recognized by its ancient past the remains of which can be still seen around. Legends say that the name Kailashahar came from the abode of lord Shiva who had stopped here on his way to Kailash, therefore Kailash means abode and Har means Shiva.

How to reach

By Road : The nearest town is Unakoti from where state buses are available to reach Kailashahar. Buses are also available from Agartala towards Kailashahar. 
By Rail : The nearest station is Kumarghat which is 27 kms from the town which is connected by 34 trains from across the country, and there is Dharmanagar which is 15 kms from Kailashahar which is connected by 14 trains across the country. 
By Air : The nearest Airport is Agartala which is 93 kms from Kailashahar.  From here cars or buses can be hired to reach the destination.

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  • When to visit
  • October to April is the best time because monsoons and summers are uncomfortable and humid.

  • What to Eat
  • The food that is on offer here are Bengali, Indian and Chinese cuisines. Local cuisines include preparations of rice and fish cooked in mild spices. One of the famous restaurants here that offer variety of cuisines is Ginger Restaurant.

  • Attractions
  • Lakshmi Narayan Bari- dedicated to Lord Krishna, this temple was made by Krishnananda Sevayet.
    Tea estates- traditional tea and organic tea are grown here. There are 16 tea estates which were started in 1916. 
    14 deities’ temple or Choudo Debotar Mandir- This temple is dedicated to Amma or Maa Tripuri, the mother of people of Tripura and other gods and goddesses. It is also known as ‘Kumir Pith’ as it is situated atop a tortoise-shaped hill with Lake Kalyansagar on its eastern side.
    Unakotiswara Kal Bhairava- situated in the town of Unakoti, this is a rock-cut carving of a central Shiva head with a height of 30 feet and a headdress of 10 feet. There are also other rock carvings and sculptures of Ganesh, Vishnu, Hanuman, Durga, etc. to name a few.

  • Activities
  • - Trekking can be done in the nearby hills which are of a considerable height. The tea estates are another place where tea can be seen cultivated as well as bought. Local shops offer handicrafts and bamboo products which can be bought.

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