Pilak - Tourist Places of Tripura

About Pilak

Pilak is famous for archaeological relics and art like statues, carvings, stone stupas, terracotta plaques and stone figurines of Avalokiteshwara and Narasimha all reminiscent of the history of the 8th and 9th centuries, and the amalgamation of the Hindu and Buddhist culture. Situated in the Belonia subdivision of the South Tripura district, Pilak boasts of the serene view of the lush green paddy fields.

How to reach

By Road : Pilak is 100 kms from Agartala. State transport buses are available from Agartala to Jolaibari in Belonia sub-division.  From there by autorickshaw or van-rickshaw to Pilak which is about 3 kms from Jolaibari. 
By Rail : The nearest railhead is at Kumarghat from where you can easily reach Pilak by road. 
By Air : The nearest Airport is Agartala, from where buses and local transport are easily available to reach Pilak.

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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit this place is during the winters (October to March) as winters here are very pleasant and comfortable for sightseeing.

  • What to Eat
  • Local cuisines can be tried at the nearest town of Jolaibari which is about 2 kms from Pilak, or one can try from the varied cuisines offered at the Pilak Tourist Lodge which is also in Jolaibari.

  • Attractions
  • - Pilak Chhara- a hilly rivulet flows through this place, known for its scenic beauty. 
    - Pilak festival, held in the month of January every year, visited by both people from all over the state and country.
    - The art form and sculptures bear resemblance to the style of sculptures in Bengal and of Bangladesh too.
    - Important rock carvings are- Shyam Sundar Tilla,Deb Bari, Thakurani Tilla, Balir Pathar, Basudev Bari and Sagar Deba.

  • Activities
  • - Certain artefacts, pictures, handmade products, small replicas of the Buddhist sculptures can be found in local shops around here. As this place is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, and excavations are going on to excavate newer remains of the ancient era, some of the excavations can be sighted when visiting here.

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