10 Best historical places to visit in Tripura, India.
1. Ujjayanta Palace (Nuyungma)
Ujjayanta palace(Nuyungma in kokborok) is a museum and the former palace of the kingdom of tripura the palace is situated in Agartala. The palace was constructed during the year 1899 and 1901 AD build by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya Debbarma. The name of Ujjayanta palace was given by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The palace has three domes each 86 feet high. A formal inauguration function was held on 25 September 2013 to mark the opening of the new museum by Hamid Ansari, the Vice president of India. It is northeast Indian’s largest museum.
2. Neermahal ( Twijilikma)
The palace is largest of its kind in India and the only one in Northeast India. The palace is divided into two part. The western side of the palace is known as Andar Mahal. It was made for the royal family. The eastern side is an open-air theatre where drama, dance and other cultural programme were organized for the enjoyment of Maharajas and their royal families. The palace has 24 rooms in total,
3. Unakoti ( Subrai khung)
Unakoti literally means ‘One less than a crore’. According to Hindu mythology lor Shiva once spent a night here en route to kasha. H already said that before slept to his follower to wake up before sunrise and make their way towards Kashi,
But, no one awoke, except Lord Shiva himself. Before he set out to go for Kashi alone, h put a curse on her follower turning them to stone.
The kokborok name of Unakoti is Subrai Khung name given by Jamatia Hoda. The unakoti is situated at Kailashahar in Unakoti District, Tripura. At the Unakoti every year a big fair popularly known as Ashokastami Mela is held in the month of April. The festival is visited by thousands of pilgrims. Another smaller festival fair takes palace in January.
4. Tripureswari Temple ( Ama Ha Kwchar)
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Tripureswari Temple is a Hindu temple of Kali Devi ( Goddness Tripura Sundari), ( Ama Ha Kwchar in Tripuri language). The temple is situated in city of Udaipur, 55 KM away from Agartala, Tripura. The temple was build by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya Bahadur in 1501 AD.
The temple is considered to be on of the 51 Shakti Peethas, legend says that the Shati little finger of the left leg feel here.
5. Shiv Bari Temple
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Shiv Bari (Mahadev Temple) Gunabati group of temple, the Mahadev Temple is situated in the city of Udaipur in Tripura. The temple was build by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya. It is well known as Chaturdas Devta Mandir. Inside the temple is phallic symbol of Shiva is still worshiped. It has it has many temple inside and multiple Devtas Temple almost same design and same size.
6. Old Rajbari ( Kwcham Nayungma)
An excavation by the Archaeological Survey of India is gradually brushing the dust off a 600 year old history of Tripura.
Tripura’s erstwhile royal palace Rajbari build between 1400 and 1432 during reign of king Maha Manikya at Rangamati. The present name is Udaipur rename by Maharaja Udai Manikya in 1571.
7. Bhubaneswari Temple
Bhubaneswari Temple is hindu temple located at Rajnagar in Udaipur, Tripura. Believed to be build in 1660-1675 AD, it is located next to the old Palace the temple was built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya.The temple has been immortalised by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in his novel ‘Rajashri’ and Drama ‘Bisharjan’.
8. Chaturdas Temple (Chibrwrwi Mwtai)
The Chaturdas temple is a hindu temple situated near Old Agartala, India. This temple was built in honour of fourteen deities, together called the Chaturdasha Devta, by king Krishna Manikya of Tripura in 1761. The kokborok name of the fourteen gods are Lampra, Akatha, Bikatha, Burasa, Thumbairok, Bonirok, Sangrongma, Mwtaikotor, Twima, songotrama, Noksuma, Mailuma, Khuluma and Hachwkma.
9. Kasbeswari temple or Kamalasagar kali temple
Kamalasagar Kali Temple or Kasbeswari Kali Temple was built by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in the late 15th century. The temple is situated just beside the Bangladesh border. The lake, Kamalasagar in front of this temple righty enhances its beauty. The temple is located in small village called Kasba.