Far into the corner of the North-East India and surrounded on three sides by Bangladesh is the princely state of Tripura. It is the home to a diverse mix of tribal cultures and religious groups. While it is far from the North-East’s tourist circuits, the state is a delight for the offbeat travelers. If you have ventured this far, do not forget to visit Tripura.
Travel far enough, you meet yourself.David Mitchell
- Destination: Tripura
- Nearest City (Airport): Agartala
- Dates: On request
- Months: September to May
- Level: Easy to Difficult
- Guide: Available
- Price: On request
The Tripura sojourn is a mix of history with ancient rock carvings in Unakoti and Debatamura, rich royal heritage with palaces and museums, diverse tribal culture, architecture blends Hindu and Islamic influence like the Neermahal summer palace and the 500 year old Sundari temple, and the natural beauty of the Jampui hills.
A typical visit to Tripura would be around 3-4 days, which you can add to your existing North-East trip itinerary.
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- Day 1 / Agartala
- Fly in to Agartala. Check into the hotel. Visit the state museum and Tripura Sundari Temple, which was constructed in 1501. Dedicated to Kali, it's visited by a stream of devotees who come to commemorate the Goddess whose right foot is said to have fallen here while Shiva danced with her mutilated corpse. Animal sacrifices are common but the intense religiosity is what one experiences richly. Overnight stay in Agartala.
- Day 2 / Unakoti Hill
- Witness the wonders etched in stone. Zig-zag through the sinuous hills of Tripura, 135 km north east of Agartala, to arrive at the rock carved figures from 7th-9th centuries. The massive rocks that bear carvings of gods and goddesses punctuate the sprawling green topography. The legend goes that Lord Shiva set out to find Kashi with a troupe of a crore deities and rested here for one night. He asked his coterie to wake up early before sunrise the next morning. When no one but himself woke up early, Shiva cursed them to become stone idols and carried on the journey. Overnight stay in Agartala.
- Day 3 / Agartala
- Soak in Tripura’s architectural delights. Visit Neermahal, the summer palace of the Maharaja and the Ujjayanta Palace to get a glimpse of Tripura's history. King Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman built Neermahal or the 'water palace' in 1930. The unique architectural style with Hindu and Islamic influences is the biggest draw for travellers. The reflection of the palace in the Rudra Sagar Lake is a classic image that one associates with the palace. Situated in Agartala, the Ujjayanta Palace is the former royal palace of the princely state of Tripura. Well-manicured Mughal gardens surround the white palace grounds, which house Hindu temples dedicated to Lakshmi Narayan, Uma-Maheshwari, Kali and Jagannath. Overnight stay in Agartala.
- Day 4 / Depart from Agartala
- Drive to the airport to fly to onward destination.
- Accommodation (with breakfast) in Agartala.
- Transport – Scorpio/Innova for Tripura (for three days).
- Fuel costs, parking & toll charges.
- Airport transfers.
- Tickets to monuments, temples.
- Meals, water and beverages unless specified.
- Any Airfare.
- Items not mentioned in the inclusions.
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