Tourist Attractions in Tripura
This palace was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in 1901. It is a Mughal style building. The palace is now changed to State Legislative Assembly. This is the largest building in the country covering 1 sq km. The peculiarity of this palace is its Chinese room with carved wooden ceilings, tiled floors and sculpted front doors. The Jagannath temple, built in 19th century is across on the artificial lake in front of the palace.
A green hillock known as Kunjaban ( a bower) for its scenic beauty stands to the north of Ujjayanta palace at a distance of about 1 Km. Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya (1909-1923) selected this beautiful place for building a suburban palace for retreat and constructed a palace in 1917 which was named as ‘Pushbanta Palace’. The Maharaja himself being gifted artist is said to have drawn the plan of the palace and its adjoining garden. Poet Rabindranath Tagore stayed in the eastern apartment of this palace during his 7th and last visit to the state in 1926. This palace was the mute witness to many of the great poet's creations including a number of popular songs. There are well laid gardens and lawns inside the palace which is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura now. The southern side of the garden has been made open for the public and has been named as ‘Rabindra Kanan’.
The Bungalow adjacent to Kunjaban palace situated on a hillock was originally a kaccha house where Tagore stayed during his visit in 1919. The pucca construction was subsequently built and given the name of Malancha Niwas.
Temple Of Chaturdasa Devata
This temple is dedicated to 14 gods and goddesses, represented by their heads. It is built in Bengali architectural style. But it has a Buddhist type stupa on top.
Unakoti means one less than a crore and it is said that these many rock cut carvings are available here. As per Hindu mythology, when Lord Shiva was going to Kashi along with one crore gods and goddesses he made a night halt at this location. He asked all the gods and goddesses to wake up before sun rise and proceed for Kashi. It is said that in the morning, except Shiva himself, no one else could get up so set out for Kashi himself cursing the others to become stone images as a result we have one less than a crore stone images and carvings at Unakoti.These carvings are located at a beautifully landscaped forest area with green vegetation all around which add to the beauty of the carvings.
Treasure house of Hindu and Buddhist Sculpture. It dates back to 8th and 9th centuries. Beautiful images scattered in an area of about 10 Sq.Km. have been found. The images, terracotta plaques and sealing found here reflect survival of heterodox creeds and sects representing both Hinduism and Buddhism. Colossal stone images of Avolokiteshwar and Narasimha have been found here.
This is a water-palace built in Rudrasagar Lake. It is like a fairytale castle with towers and pavilions. It also has moats and bridges.
This is a botanical garden with a small zoo. Elephant rides are available. There is a lake with boating facilities.
Tripura Government Museum
This museum contains some of the rare stone images, old coins, archaeological articles from Tripura and adjoining areas, Bengal Kantha embroidery, sculptures and the 8th-10th century Buddhist sculptures from Pilak.
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