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Tripura

Ditch the usual and experience the most vivid charms of India by visiting Tripura, tucked in the North Eastern part of the country. This fantasy land is one of the Seven Sister States. Travelers visiting Tripura can relish vistas of uncharted forests, magnificent valleys, beautiful waterfalls and rolling mountains. Cultures of Tripura are fascinating with welcoming locals. The state shares its borders with Bangladesh on its north, south and west whereas Assam and Mizoram are on its east.

Top Places to Visit in Tripura include:

Agartala

The capital of Tripura, Agartala remains a popular destination due to numerous attractions dotted here. Here you can find fresh rice, jute, tea and oil seeds. It has a rich past which reflects in its Ujjayanta Palace, the royal residence of this city. �Nestling with vast Mughal gardens, the Palace is the largest museum of the Northeast. The palace has beautifully decked up library, Darbar, a Throne room, and a reception hall. Also visit Unakoti Hill flaunting astonishing stone carvings of Lord Shiva. The hills are set amidst emerald trees, shrubs, and serene waterfalls. The 30ft tall head of Lord Shiva standing here never fails to catch the sight of visitors.� For wildlife lovers, the city has Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary housing an artificial lake, botanical and zoological gardens. Spot Clouded Leopard and crab-consuming mongoose here apart from numerous birds. Jampui hills in Agartala are also visited by many serenity seekers. Here you can partake in the Orange Festival as orange plantation grows here in abundance. �

Dharmanagar

Dharmanagar is the second largest city in Tripura known for its colorful past. Take a walk through the gorgeous tea gardens or plantations in Ganganagar. Kalibari temple of the city, dedicated to Goddess Kali, holds great importance among locals. Shiv Bari is another popular religious spot dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple houses a striking white idol of Shiva with a moustache. Also, spend sometime around the serene Dighi Lake where travelers flock for picnics and nature walks.

Udaipur

With the river Gumati flowing through it, Udaipur is a serene town in the Gomati district of Tripura. Udaipur houses the Tripura Sundari Temple which is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India. The temple was built 500 years ago by Maharaj Dhanya Manikya Devji. Visit here during Diwali when a grand fair is conducted in the temple premises. Also, do explore the beauty of the Bijoy Sagar Lake also known as Mahadeb Dighi. The Tepania Eco Park of Udaipur spreads over 155 hectares and is ideal to relish sights of around 200 varieties of orchids. There is also a Cactus House with 250 variants. Visitors can spot a variety of flowers, trees, reptiles and birds here. If you are fond of reading, then spend some time at Nazrul Granthaghar, the national library of Udaipur. The library displays over 75,000 books on various subjects.

How to Reach

By Air: Agartala Airport, having direct connections with Kolkata and Guwahati, serves the state of Tripura.�

By Train: The nearest railway station to Tripura is Kumarghat, around 140kms away.

By Road: Travelers can find decent number of state and private buses to reach all parts of Tripura from adjoining cities.

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