Tourist Attractions of Tripura
Cast away in the remote northeast hills of India, Tripura is one of the best-kept secrets that India can offer to the global tourists. Whereas lofty mist clad hills dominates the landscape of other northeastern states, the rolling verdant valleys of Tripura serve as a pleasant relief.
Agartala: The city is the capital of the state. Ujjayanta Palace, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Tripura, is located in the city. The royal residence of the Manikya Kings of Tripura showcases huge Mughal style gardens, magnificent tile floor, beautiful ceilings and doors of curved wood.
The city is also home to State Museum, Tribal Museum, a number of temples and Buddhist sites.
Unakoti: This is a place where you would find numerous rock carvings, murals with their primitive beauty. The carvings trace their origin in Hindu mythology. Green vegetation around adds to the charm of the place.
Kunjaban Palace: About 1km north of the Ujjayanta Palace, the Manikyas built here another royal palace, which bears an association with Tagore, the Nobel laureate poet. Perched on a green hillock, the scenic locality inspired him to compose a number of songs here.
Neermahal Palace: Located on an island in the Rudrasagar Lake, this is also a royal palace. The Mughal influence architecture in a serene surrounding makes it one of the major tourist attractions in Tripura.
Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary: Tripura has a vast forestland, which is abundant in various flora and fauna. You can spot the rare of spectacled monkey, deer and as many as 150 species of birds in this Wild Life Sanctuary.
Pilak & Venuban Vihara: The state also has quite a few Buddhist sites, which are significant tourist attractions in Tripura. Pilak houses colossal stone images Hindu and Buddhist faith like: Avolokiteshwar and Narasimha. Venuban Vihara preserves some beautiful metal idols of Lord Buddha and Bodhisatva, which are actually of Burmese origin.