The Benuban Vihar is the most attractive Buddhist destination which is located in the Kunjaban area in the northern part of Agartala city in the state of Tripura in India. The place is also one of the holy sites for the followers of Buddha and many people from many places visit to offer a prayer for a healthy and wealthy life. The Benuban Vihar is a Buddhist shrine and it preserves some beautiful metal idols of Lord Buddha of Burmese origin though the size is small. On the day of Buddha Purnima day, Buddha Jayanti or the day of Buddha’s advent is celebrated in a very great manner and many people visit this place especially during the Buddha Purnima day. The festival of Buddha Purnima is the main attraction and the highlight of Benuban Vihar. From the remote past Tripura has been extending hospitality and patronage to the religion and culture of its neighbors as it is the Benuban Vihar rare testimony. One can feel the eternal peace and tranquility whenever you visit the Benuban Vihar as it is a quiet monastery. Apart from a quiet monastery, the Benuban Vihar is also surrounded by a thick grove of trees which offers a sense of serenity to visitors and the tourist. The Benuban Vihar is purely dedicated to Lord Buddha and the structure of the temple is in a typical Tripuri style architecture and its red-colored sanctum is dedicated to Lord Buddha. From the city of Agartala Benuban Vihar is only at a distance of 2 kilometers to North. The nearest airport is Maharaja Bir Bikram airport of Agartala and it is at a distance of 9.5 kilometers which is almost 20 minutes' drive so one needs to take a taxi to reach Benuban Vihar from the airport. Since Agartala is well connected by air, train, and road so it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation. The best time to visit Agartala is between Octobers to March while April to July is the best time for sightseeing.
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