Tripura is an ancient state. And I its days of glory, it had
formed matrimonial alliances with the most powerful of the royal houses of
India. Every today Tripura exudes an air of princely grandeur with innumerable
royal palaces and temples. In the heart of Agartala is the Ujjayanta palace. It
estate covers an area of one sq km. spread out in font of the palace are two
large tanks, separated by an exquisite Mughal garden.
Eight km away is old Agartala. Here is the famous temple
known as the Chatudash Devatabari. It contains the deities once located at
Tripura’s old capital, Udaipur. Standing beside the temple is the old palace.
Tripura’s famous roaring water fall and the
Over 100 km from Agartala is Tripura’s famous `roaring’
water fall, the Dumbur falls. Its water flows out to emerge as the Gumti River.
To reach it, you journey to Natanbazar, from where a 10 km path through
picturesque country takes you to the splendor of Dumbur. Nearby is Tirthamukh,
holy place where pilgrims congregate for a holy dip on the occasion of
Resembling India’s famed lake palace at Udaipur (Rajasthan)
is the Neer Mahal of Tripura. About 56 km from Agartala, this spectacular
palace stands in the center of a vast lake called Rudrasagar. Hire a raw boat
and addle away.