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Palaces in Tripura

Ujjayanta Palace

Kunjaban Palace

Malancha Niwas

Neermahal

Ujjayanta Palace


This royal house, which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering one sq.Km. area was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1901.It is a two storied mansion, having a mixed type of architecture with three high domes, the central one being 86' high. The magnificent tile floor, curved wooden ceiling and beautifully crafted doors are particularly notable. The palace is set with huge Mughal style gardens, beautified by pools and gardens and tiled floors. Flood lighting and fountains have also added to its beauty.

Location :  Agartala.
Accommodation : Rajarshee Yatri Niwas, Yatrika, Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel and Private Hotels..
How to reach Agartala ?
By air from Calcutta/ Guwahati.
By Train upto Dharmanagar/ Kumarghat and then by road.
Distance from Dharmanagar is 192 km, bus fare from Dharmanagar Rs.65/-
Distance from Kumarghat – 170 km, bus fare from Kumarghat Rs.50/-.

Kunjaban Palace


A green hillock known as Kunjaban ( a bower) for its scenic beauty stands to the north of Ujjayanta palace at a distance of about 1 Km. Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya (1909-1923) selected this beautiful place for building a suburban palace for retreat and constructed a palace in 1917 which was named as ‘Pushbanta Palace'. The Maharaja himself being gifted artist is said to have drawn the plan of the palace and its adjoining garden.

Poet Rabindranath Tagore stayed in the eastern apartment of this palace during his 7th and last visit to the state in 1926. This palace was the mute witness to many of the great poet's creations including a number of popular songs. There are well laid gardens and lawns inside the palace which is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura now. The southern side of the garden has been made open for the public and has been named as ‘Rabindra Kanan'.

Location : 
Agartala
Accommodation :
Rajarshee Yatri Niwas, Yatrika, Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel and Private Hotels..
How to reach Agartala ?
By air from Calcutta/ Guwahati.
By Train upto Dharmanagar/ Kumarghat and then by road.
Distance from Dharmanagar is 192 km, bus fare from Dharmanagar Rs.65/-
Distance from Kumarghat – 170 km, bus fare from Kumarghat Rs.50/-.

Malancha Niwas

The Bungalow adjacent to Kunjaban palace situated on a hillock was originally a kaccha house where Tagore stayed during his visit in 1919. The pucca construction was subsequently built and given the name of Malancha Niwas.

Location :  Agartala
Accommodation :
Rajarshee Yatri Niwas, Yatrika, Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel and Private Hotels..
How to reach Agartala ?
By air from Calcutta/ Guwahati.
By Train upto Dharmanagar/ Kumarghat and then by road.
Distance from Dharmanagar is 192 km, bus fare from Dharmanagar Rs.65/-
Distance from Kumarghat – 170 km, bus fare from Kumarghat Rs.50/-.

Neermahal

This magnificent lake palace was constructed as a summer resort in 1930 by late Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur in the middle of a natural lake called Rudrasagar having an area of 5.35 Sq.Km. The construction was undertaken by Martin & Burn Co. and it is the only lake palace in the entire eastern India.

A good combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture is noticed on the domes of the palace. There are mainly two parts of the palace - one on the western side known as Andar Mahal which was used by the royal family and another on the eastern side which was used for the security personnel and servants. There are 15 rooms in the main Andar Mahal. There is a beautiful garden laid in the western side of the palace. In the garden there is an open stage where drama, theatre, etc. use to be organised.

Maharajas used to go by motor boat to the palace from Rajghat. There is a motor boat ghat inside the palace upto which the motor boat could go and there are two ,stairs at the motor boat ghat - one for Maharaja and one for Maharani.

Flood lighting of the palace has been arranged in the evening. In addition, water sports facilities are being extended. The palace is going to be renovated and a museum depicting the royal life style will be set up inside the palace. In addition Light & Sound show on the historical past and cultural heritage of Tripura will be organised in the palace. In water number of migratory birds are found in the lake surrounding Neermahal.

Location :  53 k.m. from Agartala.
Accommodation :
Sagarmahal Tourist Lodge.
How to reach Neermahal ?
Agartala to Melaghar in Sonamura Sub-Division by bus (Rs.15/-) only and then by rickshaw (Rs.5/-) only.


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