One of the least visited states in North East, Tripura might surprise you with its lakes, palaces, forests and wildlife. Tripura is rich in culture which reflects through its top attractions especially monuments and heritage sites. Here are some of the beautiful places you must include while visiting this pretty state:
Visit the capital city to experience the culture and beautiful terrains which are full of green pastures, hills and valleys. One of the major attractions here is Ujjyanta Palace. The former royal palace of Tripura resides in the heart of the city. The place catches attention because of its grandeur. You can walk around the Throne Room, the Durbar Hall, the library, and several Hindu temples exploring the premises of the exotic palace.
These mist-laden hills are known for their scenic beauty and pleasant climate. You will be welcomed into the lush green forests, and orange gardens. The hill is home to many tribal villages and tribal communities and gives you a chance to learn about the local traditions and lifestyle of the people. It is a great place for hiking enthusiasts as there are many trails to explore. The tranquil nature will give you enough reasons to stay.
I am not talking about the “City of Lakes” in Rajasthan. This is a different Udaipur but interestingly it also has many lakes. Located on the banks of the Gomati River, Udaipur was the old capital Tripura. There are several temples here but the town is known for the ancient shrine called Tripura Sundari Temple. Dedicated to goddess Kali, this temple is said to be one of the 51 shaktipeeths. The temple sits next to the beautiful Kalyan Sagar Lake. Some of the other lakes located in his town are – Dhani Sagar, Bijoy Sagar, Jagannath Dighi, Amar Sagar.
Neer Mahal is one of the most famous places in Tripura. The name translates to ‘water palace’ and justifying the name, it stands in the middle of the Rudrasagar Lake. Take a boat ride to the palace and enjoy the views of this architectural marvel. The surrounding lawns and flower beds add to the beauty of the place. You can also witness the light and sound show which is held here every evening. In winter, the lake is home to many migratory birds.
Unakoti is the best mix of religion, history and architecture. It is a small hill station and is home to hundreds and thousands of massive rock carvings. The huge vertical rock-cuts, mostly dedicated to Shiva, date back to 7th-9th centuries. This spot has numerous scattered ruins of the temples and as the carvings are related to Lord Shiva, Unakoti is also a famous pilgrimage site and draws thousands of devotees from all over the world. There is a different kind of aura encircling the atmosphere which makes Unakoti an intriguing place to visit.