Welcome to the blog of Top travel attractions of Agartala. Tripura is the closest Indian state to Dhaka. Agartala is the capital city of Tripura. Agartala is the second largest city in North East India after Guwahati. This city consists of only 76 sq km & only 0.4 million people live in this city. Most people in this city speak Bengali. Agartala is directly connected to Kolkata, Imphal, Guwahati, Bengaluru and New Delhi by direct flight. In today’s video, we will show way to of sightseeing in and around Agartala city. Besides, we will tell you the distance and cost of arriving every spots. Top travel attractions of Agartala are Ujjayanta Palace, Jagannath Temple, Rajbari Lake Garden, Nehru Park and Fourteen Goddess Temple of Agartala.
Where we stayed:
We stayed in Golbazar area of Agartala. This area is very much like the Chawkbazar area of Dhaka. Largest wholesale market of Agartala is situated in this area. Since, I wanted to buy chocolate and Indian cosmetics for my family and relatives in good quantities, I had to stay in this area. You will get AC room at a cost of around 10 USD in this area.
Our first destination is Ujjayanta Palace. The distance from Golbazar to Ujjayanta Palace is 1.6 km and the rickshaw fare for two persons will be only 20 rupees.
Although once used as a palace, it is currently a museum. In this section of the museum there are many pictures of Bangladesh’s Liberation war, periodicals publications of 1971 and so many things. The Ujjanta Palace is open from 9am to 9pm. Entry fee to Uzant Palace is 20 rupees for locals and 100 rupees for foreigners. The palace was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya Debbarma and stands on the banks of two lakes surrounded by gardens inspired by the Mughal style. It was the home of the ruling Manikya dynasty until Tripura’s merger into India in October 1949.
Our next destination is Agartala Jagannath Temple. Jagannath Temple is one kilometer from Ujjyanta Palace. Rickshaw fare will be 15 rupees. This temple is not only a religious institution; it has now become one of the tourist centers in the state of Tripura. Thousands of visitors come to visit this beautiful architectural temple every day along with the devotees. No ticket is required to enter the temple. The whole compound of the temple is very large.
Rajbari Lake Garden:
If you are tired of walking around Jagannath Temple. You may go inside Rajbari Lake Garden for a little rest. It is located on the opposite side of the road, leaving the Jagannath Temple. Here you can spend some time with ease. This Lake Garden is open for everyone.
After some rest we set off for Nehru Park. The distance from Rajbari Lake to Nehru Park is 2.7 km. The rickshaw fare will cost you 6 rupees.
Nehru Park is located in the Gorkhabasti area of Agartala city. To enter the park, you will have to spend 5 rupees. However, tickets are not required for those under 12.
Upon entering the park, you will see a big statue of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
You will enjoy some Quiet environment here. It is as if the green grass painted in the artist’s cotton is a world of charm. The song of birds will charm you in the air around. It seems the birds are welcoming the guests.
The park was inaugurated by the former Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar on 2004. The park, which is under the forest department of the Tripura government, is open from 6am to 6pm.
Our next destination is fourteen goddess temple. The distance from Nehru Park to this temple is about 7 km. It will cost around 100 rupees to reach.
Fourteen Goddess Temple
The temple of the fourteenth deity, which is about 400 years old, is one of the traditional structures of Tripura. Although the outer casing changes slightly, the original temple is in a previous turn. One of the most important places of worship in the state is worshiping in accordance with the traditions of the old age.
Kharchi puja is held every year at this temple complex. Millions of people gather for the seven-day religious festival. The Purohit of the Kharchi Puja is an Aboriginal called ‘Chantai’. The ‘chantai’ is chosen by the aboriginal people as family turn. He is the only person who knows the mantra of worshiping these Kharchi Puja. Because, this mantra is not written anywhere.
Where to eat in Agartala city:
Here is a famous restaurant for Bengali cuisine named ‘Shankar Hotel’. However, I was a little confused after seeing three hotels of almost the same name on Netaji Subhash Road. You can eat Bengali food at any restaurant around the Big Bazaar at the post office road. Various kind of Indian fast food is available below the Big Bazaar. You can also eat at KFC if you want. The cost of food here is much cheaper than Dhaka or Kolkata city.
Where to do Shopping:
The biggest place for shopping in Agartala is the Big Bazaar. Close to it, there are several other famous chain shopping outlets like Sreeleathers, Bazaar Kolkata and Style Bazaar. If you buy big quantity, you can buy from Golbazar. Because, you will get all kind of products in cheaper price. We bought Chocolate, Soaps, Hand Sanitizer, Face wash, tooth paste and some other goods there.
So, friends, this was the story of our journey to Agartala. If you like this post, please do share this with your friends.