Tripura is one of the emerging important states of North East India. Though it is one of the smallest states in the country, its close proximity to Bangladesh has made it an important commercial centre. Tripura is populated by the indigenous Tripuri people, though a large number of Bengali-speaking people also live here. Agartala is the state capital and is located just 2 km from Bangladesh. The state is largely an unexplored tourist destination in India. If you are one of those who likes to go to less-popular destinations, Tripura should definitely be in your itinerary. The 5 places we recommend in Tripura are –
As the second largest city in the North East, Agartala is the perfect place to start your Tripura sojourn. The city is located by the Harao River and is known for its cultural activities. Agartala is also riTop 10 underrated but magnificent NE destinationsch in flora and fauna making the city beautiful. Agartala became the capital of the Manikya Dynasty during the 19th Century and hence you will find several interesting landmarks here. Must-visit places are the Ujjayanta Palace, Neermahal, Jagannath Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Rabindra Kanan.
Udaipur is one of the famous destinations in Tripura. Though the town shares its name with the more popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, both cities are very different from each other. This Udaipur is known for its numerous temples such as the Tripura Sundari Temple, also called Matabari, and is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas according to Hindu mythology. You should also visit Dhani Sagar, Mahadev Dighi, Jaganath Dighi and Amar Sagar.
A popular Shaiba pilgrimage, Unakoti literally means ‘one less than a crore’ is Bengali. There are several rock-cut images and stone idols of Lord Shiva which are believed to date back to about the 7th Century. It is a unique tourist destination and a place of absolute grandeur. Unakoti is also replete with natural beauty and the rock cuttings are surrounded by lush green vegetation. When in the place, you should especially not miss out on the waterfalls.
Pilak is located about 100 km from Agartala and is situated amidst lush green valleys and paddy fields. It is also famous for its archaeological remains of the 8th and 9th centuries. You will find several Hindu and Buddhist shrines in Pilak. Since the place is sparsely populated, you can be sure to enjoy the scenery without much disturbance.
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Meaning God’s peak, Deotamura lies on the banks of River Gomati and is famous for rock-cut images of major Hindu gods and goddess such as Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu, Kartikeya, Mahishasur Mardini Durga.
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