AgartalaTripura, a north-eastern state of India.
Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur AirportAgartala can be reached by air from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai and many other cities of India via Kolkata or Guwahati. Airfare varies from ₹1,800-7,000.
Conversion to broad gauge of the railway have finally enabled Agartala to be connected to the broader Indian network, the new Tripura Sundari Express links Delhi with Agartala once every week via Guwahati. Agartala can also be reached directly by train from Silchar and Badarpur in Assam. An ongoing project to link Agartala with Sabroom, next to the border with Bangladesh is ongoing and expected to open in 2020.
is just over 5 km south of the city centre. Some regional trains also stop at , which is closer to the city.
By busAgartala can be reached directly by bus from Guwahati, Shillong and Silchar. The Akhaura check post also connects Agartala to Dhaka. This route extends to Kolkata in West Bengal.
There is no public transport here, which means travelling by taxis/Maxx cabs/shared rickshaws all over to commute.
Paddle Rickshaws are the principal mode of travel within the city limits. The fare may range from ₹5-25.
The battery-operated rickshaws which are locally called tomtom are very popular because they have the cheapest fares. Some cycle rickshaws have been converted to a battery-operated rickshaw. The drivers are genuine rickshaw drivers from backward classes.
Auto rickshaws plying on fixed routes are also available. Designated stops are at Motorstand, Nagarjala, Abhaynagar, Old RMS etc. All you need to do to catch an "auto" (locally known as "Tempu" or "auto") is to stand on the route and be watchful. Auto rickshaws have an authorized sitting capacity of 3 persons (recently updated to 3 persons), and passengers are comfortable squeezing in by little adjustment. Auto-rickshaws are available for travel to the Airport also.
Government city buses have started plying throughout the city and its sub-urban areas. The fare ranges from ₹5 to ₹10, but the frequency is low. They ply on 7 routes covering the whole city.
For a day trip to Kamalasagar, Sipahijala, Udaipur, Neermahal etc. a cab can be hired from Battala syndicate.
Akhaura CheckpostIt handles the largest number of visitors to and from neighbouring Bangladesh.
Gedu Miar MaszidThe main place of worship for the Muslims of Tripura, this imposing ‘Maszid’, located in Shibnagar area of Agartala bears testimony to the devotion and piety of a remarkable individual .
Jagannath TempleFamous not only from the pilgrims point of view, this temple is also a remarkable architectural feat with its octagonal base and its impressive pradhakshin patha round the sanctum. The pillars are crowned by square and pyramidal cones.
Lakshmi Narayan TempleThe idol of Lord Krishna was installed by Krishnananda Sevayet of Laxmi Narayan temple more than 45 years ago. The temple is also registered under the Indian antiquity act.
Maharaja Bir Bikram CollegeMaharaja Bir Bikram Kishor Manikya Bahadur, the last king of Tripura founded this in the year 1947.
Mariyam Nagar ChurchStanding amidst the lush green lap of nature, seven kilometres east of Agartala, Mariamnagar is actually a historical site. The Catholic church in this sparsely populated pastoral scenario had once been used by Portuguese settlers.
Nehru ParkInaugurated in 2003, it is a happy hub for people of all ages looking to get away from the city.
Rabindra Kananaddress: Krishna NagarQuietly nestled south of Raj Bhawan, the sprawling ‘Rabindra Kanan’, a park with lush greenery and an abundance of flowers, is home to children and young people looking for a peaceful getaway.
Rose Valley Amusement Park
Sukanta AcademyIt is a science museum in the heart of Agartala town. A small planetarium has also been set up within the complex to attract students, research scholars and scientist.
Tripura Government MuseumEstablished 1970 in the heart of the town, it preserves some rare images, epigraphs numismatic evidence which throws light on the glorious past of Tripura and some of the adjoining states.
Ujjayanta PalaceBuilt by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1901, this is a two-storied mansion, with mixed type of architecture with three high domes, the central one being 86 feet high. The magnificent tile floor, curved wooden ceiling and beautifully crafted doors are notable. The palace has huge Mughal style gardens, beautified by pools and gardens. Flood lighting and fountains have also added to its beauty. Now it houses the State Legislative Assembly.
Venuban ViharA Buddha Temple, it is one of the most attractive Buddhist destinations of Tripura, located at Kunjaban area in northern part of Agartala town.
1971 War Memorialaddress: Dhaleswar, 799001It is a war memoriaal dedicated to the Indian Soldiers who died during the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971.
phone: +91 381 230 3663address: Advisor Chowmuhani, Krishna NagarFried rice, noodles and of course, momo dumplings.
- Sherwoli Sweets: It is near ujjayanto palace. Mini Thali is awesome here. Feast to the Taste Buds!
Executive Inn Hoteladdress: Post Office ChowmohaniIt is a new hotel in the heart of Agartala.
phone: +91 381 238 5270address: 39, Hari Ganga Basak RdIt is a three-star hotel in the heart of Agartala.
phone: +91 381 241 1333address: Khejur Bagan, Airport Road, Barjala MoujaA three-star hotel by the Tata group, it is one of the finest hotels of Agartala. It is also the nearest to the airport.
Radha International Hotelphone: +91 381-238 4530address: Central Road
Rajarshi Badsha Hotelphone: +91 381-220 1034address: Near Circuit House
Rajdhani Hotelphone: +91 381-222 3387address: B.K. Road
Royal Guest Housephone: +91 381-231 3781address: Palace Compound, West Gate
Welcome Palace Hotelphone: +91 381-384 940address: Hari Ganga Basak Road
- Domboor Lake and Raima valley — Domboor Lake has 48 islands surrounded by green forests and vegetation. Water sports are an attraction for travellers as well as bird watchers. Raima valley is a scenic area with several decorative gardens
- Gondacherra Wildlife Sanctuary — Forested area for various species of primates, tiger, etc. Surrounding bodies of water provide home to several species of birds and seasonal migratory birds
- Jampui Hills — Sparsely populated area; once a site of orange plantations, now provides a leisurely and peaceful atmosphere of scenic views for travellers
- Matabari — is the site for the extremely revered Tripureswari Mandir and festival
- Melaghar — a small town approx. 50 km from Agartala, hosts several festivals during the year and is home to Neermahal (one of the few water palaces in India)
- Pilak — an archaeological site where Buddhist and Hindu artifacts have been discovered
- Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary — is a woodland area with an artificial lake and contains natural botanical and zoological gardens. There are enclosures for a wide variety of animals
- Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary — has areas of virgin forest containing some rare vegetation. Indian Bison is an attraction as well as species of birds, deer, langur, reptiles and other animals
- Unakoti — an historic and ancient Shaivite (Hindu sect) place of pilgrimage where one can view the many rock carvings and murals in an area of mountains and waterfalls. This place is awesome, but beware of the travel from Agartala to Unakoti. The roads are in very bad condition and taking a train from Agartala to Kumarghat and from there shared rickshaws for about ₹80-100 will take you to Unakoti. It is on the way from Kumarghat to Dharmanagar. This place is totally worth the fun