One of the seven sister states in the North East, Tripura is a land just out of a fairytale book. Beautiful green valleys, ancient architecture and magnificent mountains make this place one of the best holiday destinations. Tripura is one of the best places to choose from the North East India holiday packages. If you plan on visiting this heavenly place anytime soon, here is a list of some really exciting experiences you can have in Tripura.
Explore the Ancient Mountain Art at Unakoti
This place is for all the history buffs out there. Unakoti is a place situated 135 km from Agartala. The place has giant rock carvings at the edge of the mountain dating back to 7th to 9th century. These carvings included images of Indian gods Vishnu, Shiva, Uma-Maheshwar, Ravana and Hanuman.
Get A Glimpse Of Royale at The Ujjayanta Palace
Drive up to The Ujjayanta Palace in Tripura and experience the luxury of how the Tripura Royals. This was the palace built by the King of Tripura in 1901. The palace has now been converted into a beautiful museum that holds artefacts from the ancient times. It is one of the biggest in the whole North East.
Take A Quick Tour To Dharmanagar
Dharmanagar is the second largest city in Tripura that has a very rich cultural and architectural heritage. Try and visit all the attractions in this city including the Kalibari Temple, Aflong and the Roa Wildlife sanctuary. The city has something for everyone and the ruins will definitely attract the history lovers.
Pay Homage To The Gods At Udaipur
Udaipur is the lake city of Tripura and also the home of numerous temples. While visiting Udaipur do not forget to visit the Sundari Temple, Bhubaneswari Temple, Gunabati Temples. Old Place, Kalyan Sagar and the beautiful Tepania Eco-Park. The temples not only have religious but also historic significance.
Marvel At The Beauty of The Neer Mahal
Neer Mahal or the water palace is a majestic palace situated between the Rudrasagar Lake. The palace can be reached only through boats. Once you are there, you will get lost in its beauty. The palace is divided into two parts having a total of 24 rooms, a garden and some domes.
Take A Hike On The Jampui Hills
If you are tired of visiting all the temples and palaces then spend some time amidst nature, take a hike at the Jampui Hills. These are situated about 250 km from Agartala and are the highest hills of Agartala. You will find nothing but the serenity of nature and the houses of a few tribals on your path.
Take Back Home Some Bamboo and Cane Souvenirs
Tripura is famous for its wood work, especially the bamboo and cane. The tribal’s make these beautiful things including furniture, showpieces and dolls out of bamboo and cane that you need to buy for yourself and for your relatives back home. Some other things you can take back home is the woollen shawls to keep you warm in the winters.
Rest Your Appetite With Some Local Cuisine
No trip to a foreign land is complete without trying out their local cuisine. Since North East is known for its unusual and delicious cuisine, trying some foods at Tripura is a necessity. They have a very tasty dried fish chutney that is usually served with rice and would be a treat to your taste buds.
Taking a trip to this gem of the North East might turn out to be the best experience of your life. You will experience everything from art, culture to the beauty of nature and some mouth watering food. Staying in Agartala would be the best option if you want to explore the whole state at one time. You can reach there by train, road and air.