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8 must see destinations in Tripura

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The dewy landscapes, lush green valleys, and giant hill locks are what we look for in a perfect getaway. A fantasy land for nature lovers with gorgeous waterfalls, and gigantic mountains make Tripura a dream destination. One of the Seven Sister States in North- East India, Tripura is rich in culture which reflects through its top attractions especially monuments and heritage sites. If you’re a looking for an Animal Planet experience, the wildlife here calls in for a spooky adventure.

Tripura is blessed with beauty which you can witness through its water bodies, palaces, forest and wildlife. The people here are warm and welcoming. Some of them are skilled craftsmen and artisans who display their creativity through various art work.

Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on its north, south and west. Assam and Mizoram fall at its east. In order to get there you can opt for flights which ply from important cities and metros which will land you at Agartala which is the state capita .You can also take trains from Guwahati to Dharmanagar-Kumarghat. The best time to visit here is October to March.


Here are the top destinations of Tripura which are worth visiting.

Agartala

It is the capital of Tripura. It is a famous tourist destination. A lot of top attractions rest here. It is known for its fresh produce of rice, jute, tea and oil seeds. The best places to visit at Agartala are Ujjayanta Palace, Kunjaban Palace, and Neermahal. These palaces depict the ingenious architecture of the royal era.

The magnificent Neer Mahal Picture Credits: www.flickr.com

The magnificent Neer Mahal
Picture Credits: www.flickr.com

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Kumarghat

It is situated in the North of Tripura and is famous for its vast pineapple cultivation. It is 140 km from Agartala. They indulge more in fruit farming. A famous tourist spot here is the Venuban Vihar which was built by Magadha King Bimbisar. Today it is a deer park and a zoo. There is also a lake here called Kamala Sagar which is a popular picnic spot.

Venuban Vihar  Picture Credits: www.nelive.in

Venuban Vihar
Picture Credits: www.nelive.in

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Deotamura

It is situated in the north east of Tripura. The rock- cut sculptures on the banks of River Gomati are a must visit. These sculptures include the carvings of Lord Shiva, Ganesha, Vishnu and many more.

Deotamura Picture Credits: www.hotelsinagartala.com

Deotamura
Picture Credits: www.hotelsinagartala.com

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Pilak

It is 100 km from Agartala. It is located amidst dense valleys surrounded by paddy fields. You will find many archaeological remains here.

Remians of Buddhist temples at Pilak  Picture Credits: www.thrillophilia.com

Remians of Buddhist temples at Pilak
Picture Credits: www.thrillophilia.com

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Unakoti

There is nothing in comparison to the artistry that rests here. It has many rock cut sculptures and ancient temples. It also famous for Ashokashtami Fair held every year.

Famous carvings at Unakoti  Picture Credits: www.waterandmegacities.org

Famous carvings at Unakoti
Picture Credits: www.waterandmegacities.org

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Udaipur

It is 55 km away from Agartala and is famous for its lavish temples. Some of the famous ones are Tripura Sundri Temple and Bhubaneswari Temple. The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is also here which consists of a botanical garden, a zoo, lake and boating facilities. It has many species of birds and also has the unique spectacles monkey.

Bhuvaneswari temple at Udaipur Picture Credits: www.buzzntravel.com

Bhuvaneswari temple at Udaipur
Picture Credits: www.buzzntravel.com

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Jampui Hills

It is the highest range of hills in the state of Tripura with an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level. The hill top gives amazing views of the beautiful valleys. Every year in the month of November the Orange Tourism festival is celebrated.

The orange festival at Jampui Picture Credits: hbapeyzaj.blogspot.com

The orange festival at Jampui
Picture Credits: hbapeyzaj.blogspot.com

Dumboor

Resting amidst hills which are loaded with vegetation the Dumboor Lake is one of the best destinations in Tripura. The trip here includes a visit to 48 islands and a hydel project. You can spot many migratory birds and a reservoir of cultured fishes.

Lake view of Dumboor  Picture Credits: www.mapsofindia.com

Lake view of Dumboor
Picture Credits: www.mapsofindia.com

There is no special permit required to enter Tripura. Foreign nationals can register at the office of Superintendent. However, citizens of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan require prior approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

 

Story compiled with inputs from:

www.north-east-india.com

tripuratourism.gov.in

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