Agartala the capital of Tripura is arguably one of the most diversely populated cities of India. It was formed by Maharaja Radha Krishna Kishore Manikya Bahadur in 1850.But however it become more prominent only after Maharaja Krishna Manikya who made Agartala his state capital. Agartala is known for its palaces, temples and monuments and a very major portion of the state is still forested.
Agartala is famous for its seasonal fruits. The Queen and Kew varieties of pineapple are popular. Tripura Orange is well known for its high juice content and special sweetness. Tripura oranges have secured highest honor several times in the all India “Citrus Show”.
Best time to visit Agartala
The best season is from September to May.
- Winters (October to February) offer mild cool temperature with temperature goes down till 10°C. It is the pleasant season for all kinds of tourist activities.
- Summers (March to July) are pleasant with maximum temperature less than 35°C, and tourists prefer sightseeing during this period.
- Monsoons (August to October) are with intermittent showers, Agartala looks beautiful in rains.
Tourist Attractions in Agartala
The Ujjayanta Palace, Jagannath Temple, Unkoti Tirtha, Neer Mahal, Tripura Sundari Temple are the various tourist attractions in Agartala.
How to reach Agartala
By air it takes about 45 minutes to reach Agartala from Calcutta and Guwahati.They have regular flight services connecting to different parts of North India like Delhi, Kolkata, Shillong and Guwahati.
The nearest railway station to Agartala is Kumarghat which is at a distance of about 140 kms which connects Guwahati and Tripura.
This rail line is getting to be extended upto Agartala in the coming years.
Agartala is well connected by road to other parts of Tripura and via Shillong to Guwahati.Good luxury coaches, both of private travel agencies and public sector transport corporations ply on this road.