Tripura is a small hilly state located in North Eastern part of India that is favorite destination for tourists. The state has an impressive heritage and its history is replete with rules of several dynasties. However, the appeal of Tripura is not necessarily limited to the ruins of royal palaces, wildlife sanctuaries and temples. You can also find several zones that have become popular as picnic spots.
Below listed are the top picnic spots in Tripura.
Tepania Eco Park
Located 5 km from the historic city Udaipur, Tepania Eco Park has emerged as a favorite picnic spot for tourists in Tripura. It can be reached using bus through the Udaipur-Agartala road. Set up in 1995, it spans an area of 155 hectares.
There are several tree houses in the park that can be booked for accommodation. There is a nice Orchidarium which houses about 225 species of orchids. There is a cactus house as well. You can book one of the many picnic spots in the park and kitchens are there that can be rented. While having picnic, you can rest under the large trees in the park. If you explore the park, animals like capped langur, hares and red jungle fowl can be seen. There is a cafeteria, children enclosure and bamboo forest in the park as well. Remember that you have to pay extra for using still or video camera.
Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary is not necessarily a destination for nature and animal lovers- it has also become a picnic spot in Tripura over the years. The awesome scenic beauty, wildlife and serenity of the region makes it a must visit destination. Set up in 1987, it is spread on an 18.53 sq. km area. The sanctuary is located on Bishalgarh adjacent to NH44, about 25 km from Agaratala.
There are several hundred types of plants, shrubs and trees in the sanctuary and the greenery is soothing on eyes. The animals, bird and reptiles found here are also enticing. Here you can see the Capped langur, pigtailed macaque, crab eating mongoose, barking deer and clouded leopard etc. If you go to this sanctuary for picnic in winter, you may also see various enticing migratory birds species. The Amrit Sagar Lake in the sanctuary also has boating facilities. The picnic spots around the lake are encircled by palm trees and rubber plantation. A toy train is there so that kids can have a gala time.
The Kamalasagar Lake, adjacent to famous Kamalasagar Kali Temple or Kasba Kali Bari has become a picnic spot in Tripura. The temple sits on a hillock overlooking the lake below. The scenery is enticing and it is close to Bangladesh border. This lake was dug by King Dhanya Manikya in the 15th century. Both the locals and tourists throng this place for enjoying picnics. It can be reached from Agartala within an hour.
This beautiful lake, about 120 km from Agartala is the source of Gomati River. Within its 41 sq.km of water surface, there are 48 islands. There is a pilgrim center called Tirthamukh here. During winter, the adjacent area of the lake becomes a picnic zone. The bank is replete with weeds and sands but it becomes green during monsoon and winter months. The picnic groups have a gala time watching the diverse migratory birds that settle in the islands in the lake.