In the centre of this patch of intense greenery is the capital, Agartala, where gracious buildings were once the palaces of Tripura’s royal family. Rich in flora & fauna, the legendary state of Tripura is a fascinating world in itself. Agartala gained prominence when Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifted his capital here in the 19th century.
Area: 10,500 sq kms. Altitude: 1280 metres. Temprature (deg C): Summer- Max. 35, Min. 21.7. Winter- Max. 25, Min. 10.1. Rainfall: 22.4 cms (June to August). Clothings: Cottons in Summer, Woolens in Winter. Best Season: September to March. Languages Spoken: Bengali, Kokborak, Hindi & English.
Places Of Interest:
Ujjayanta Palace, Kunjavan Palace, Jagannath Temple, BenuVan Vihar, Maharaja Veer Vikram College, Old Agartala, Buddha Vihar, Rabindra Kanan, State Museum.
Sephahijala Wild-life Sanctuary- 33 kms, Rudra Sagar (Neer Mahal)- 60 kms, Kamala Sagar- 27 kms, Bramhakund- 48 kms, Udaipur- 52 kms, Deotamura- 70 kms, Dumbur- 110 kms, Pilak- 100 kms, Jampui Hills-250 kms, Unakoti- 200 kms, Tripura Undari Temple- 67 kms.
By Air: Connected with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.
By Rail: The Nearest railway stations are Kumarghat- 160 kms and Dharama Nagar- 200 kms. connected with Lumding & Guwahati which are connected with the major stations.
By Road: Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati- 599 kms, Shillong- 499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms.