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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


According to legends, Tripura is said to have originated from ‘Tripura-Sundari, a Goddess widely worshipped in the state. Its capital, Agartala, lies in the bank of the Haora River and was once ruled by the clans of the Debbarman dynasty. The state has numerous temples and palaces built by the different kings of the Debbarman dynasty.
Agartala is a vital tourist destination. One such important destination is the Ujjayanta Palace built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya. There are numerous temples spread across the city. The most prominent ones are the Jagannath Temple, Uma Maheswar Temple and the Fourteen Goddess Temple. Other places of tourist importance are Buddha Mandir, Ravindra Kanan and State Museum.
In addition to these, there are several other places a tourist must visit. Deotamura is one such place and is famous for the rock carvings of various Hindu Gods and Goddess. Pilak is another important destination and one can see the various sculptures of different deities. Udaipur famous for the Tripuri Sundri temple, Jampui Hill, famous for its springs and scenic beauty and Unakoti, another place famous for rock engravings are a tourist’s delight.    
Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary, the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, the Gondacherra Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sepahijala Wildlife Santuary. Species ranging from the capped langur to the rhesus monkey can be a tourist’s delight.
Tripura is famous for its cane and bamboo works. Tourists visiting the state can buy the indigenous handicraft items. To have a look at how these handicraft items are made, one can visit the Handicrafts designing centre situated at Agartala.
Agartala is well connected to different parts of India. There are regular flights to and from the city. By road, the state is well connected to Guwahati. The ideal time to visit the state is from September to March.    

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