Kunjaban - Tourist Places of Tripura

About Kunjaban

Kunjaban means bower or a small garden in a bower. Kunjaban is a small green hillock situated 1 km to the north of Ujjayanta Palace, another famous palace built by the Manikya dynasty. In this small hillock lies the famous Kunjaban Palace, built by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya in 1917, which was then known as ‘Pushvanta Palace’, as a retreat for himself and his guests. There are beautiful gardens, flower beds and the wondrous architectural style here is a treat to the eyes. This palace is now the official residence of the Governor of Tripura.

How to reach

By Road : There are state buses from Agartala towards Kunjaban. The distance is about 50 kms. 
By Rail : The nearest rail head is at Agartala-Lumding route. Other stations are at Kumarghat and Dharmanagar which is 192 kms and 170 kms to Kunjaban by road.
 By Air : The nearest airport is at Agartala.

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  • When to visit
  • Throughout the year.

  • What to Eat
  • The nearest town is Kunjaban where local, Chinese, and tribal cuisines are available in small hotels and eateries.

  • Attractions
  • The worth visiting attractions of Kunjaban are :
    - Southern side of the palace garden open for public known as ‘Rabindra Kanan’ Park. 
    - The eastern apartment of the palace, ‘Malancha Niwas’ where Nobel laureate and poet Rabindranath Tagore stayed in 1926 during his 7th and last visit to Tripura and composed many of his songs and poems here. 
    - The Gol Verandah, or the circular balcony inside the Palace which bears testimony to several songs and poems being composed here.
    - Buddha temple where idols of Buddha and Bodhisattva can be seen. The idols are said to be of Burmese (present Myanmar) origin.

  • Activities
  • - Kunjaban is a perfect place for resting, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful green landscape comprising of gardens, flower beds, parks, and temples in a small area away from the busy life of the city.

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