From its scenic hilly surroundings and vast stretches of bamboo fields, to the colonial bungalows in its quaint neighborhoods, and the lively buzz of its local markets, every aspect of Agartala exudes a vivid and vibrant cultural blend. This ancient seat of the Manikya dynasty is today the capital city of the North-Eastern state of Manipur
Nestled on the banks of the Haora River and surrounded by the verdant Ganga-Brahmaputra plains, Agartala is situated at the Indo-Bangladesh border. This has greatly influenced the city’s culture, producing a rich heritage, interweaving the tribal and Bangla traditions.There is much to discover and explore in the North-eastern state of Agartala. The city is mainly known for its unique culture that is influenced by the native tribes and the neighboring country of Bangladesh, with which it shares its boundaries. The festivals of Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja are celebrated with great gusto here. A highlight of the city is the seven day festival of Garia Puja, dedicated to the worship of Mother Earth.Agartala boasts of a number of important historical sites that are worth visiting. The Ujjayanta Palace, which now serves as the Legislative Assembly for the state of Tripura, was built by the Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya. The Rabindra Kanan is another interesting site. This lavish mansion surrounded by lush gardens and lawns was built by the Maharaja as a gift to the literary legend of India, Rabindranath Tagore. Visit the local markets to buy the beautiful tribal artifacts made from cane and bamboo.The most common way of getting from one point in the city to another is by getting into a paddle rickshaw. These can be easily hailed of the streets and their fares are very economical. Auto-rickshaws are a faster and equally convenient way of getting around the city. In most Indian cities, auto-rickshaws are allowed to accommodate a maximum of three passengers at a time. The auto-rickshaws in Agartala, popularly known as 'tempos' are slightly larger in size with the ability to seat four passengers at a time. Government operated city bus services are also available along certain major routes. Taxis and cars can be hired from the many car rentals in the city.If you are using the local modes of transport, such as auto-rickshaws or paddle rickshaws, make sure to carry loose change with you.Consuming alcohol in public places is prohibited in Agartala
Agartala is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights.
Airports: Agartala Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Agartala from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Agartala