Agartala is the state capital of Tripura and also the second-largest city in NE India, with Guwahati being the largest. Agartala is situated at the Indo-Bangladesh border, which has led to a fusion in cultural traditions of the people of Agartala. Typical to places in Northeast India, Agartala too is set amidst vast expanses of tranquil beauty, making it a delightful city for visitors. Agartala offers an exciting destination for history and nature lovers as it has many ancient palaces, temples, lakes, and wildlife sanctuaries that are ideal for exploration. An important occasion for the locals is the celebration of the 7-day festival called Garia Puja, dedicated to the worship of Mother Earth.
Among the many tourist places in Agartala, Ujjayanta Palace is one of the stunning features of Agartala. Sitting astride great Mughal-inspired gardens, with pools of gurgling fountains, the Ujjayanta Palace was built by Maharaja Kishore Manikya Bahadur in 1901. Located in the heart of Agartala, its interiors are embellished with magnificent tiled floors, delightfully curved wooden ceiling, and beautifully crafted doors. Flood Lighting, a recently introduced feature, makes it an eye catching landmark at night.
To explore different places in Agartala, the city has various means of transportation such as paddle rickshaw, auto rickshaw, bus, and taxis.
Just like other places in Northeast India, Agartala exudes a unique charm through its culture, places, food, and people that is best experienced when visited.
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