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Discover Tripura

The themes of tourist interest in Tripura array from adventure and culture to wildlife and arts and crafts. Such is the kind of dissimilar travel experience that this place promises. In terms of geography, the state is noticeable by the presence of five major hill ranges which outspread from north to south and then extend southwards till they meet the Chittagong Hill Tract in Bangladesh.

Betlingchhip is the highest peak amid the hill ranges in the state. The state is also set apart by 10 rivers running across. Upon arriving in the state for the first time, nonetheless, it is the luxuriance and the greenery all around which immediately catches your attention. Such impenetrable greenery is a gift to the eyes and a treat to the sense.

One of the top tourist charms in Tripura are its heritage sites. The prime among these is the Ujjayanta Palace, a luminous white structure stretched out relaxing in the heart of the city of Agartala. The splendor of the structure stands as a recap of its past glory, at a time when it was ruled by celebrated rajas and maharajas. Built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in 1901 AD, it amazes the visitor with its floor curved wooden ceilings and intricately crafted doors.

Equally splendid in its design and grand in its proportions is the Neermahal, which means the water palace. It bears a strong semblance, in terms of plan and architecture, to the Jag Niwas Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya in 1930 AD to function as his summer dwelling. The domes on the crest of the palace incline to lend it the appearance of a fort. A major charm inside it is the Darbal Hall. The lake together to the palace is visited by a variety of local as well as migratory birds. There are amenities for boating and water sports, and a boat carnival is held in the month of July/August.