It is the Capital city of Tripura, located on the banks of river Haroa also the second largest city in Northeast. Situated just two kilometers away from the borders of Bangladesh, Agartala a serene beauty with rows of bougainvillea shrubs and bright yellow laburnum trees enhance the peripheral of the City.
This Princely State was made the capital of Tripura in the year 1838 AD by Maharaja Krishna Kishore Manikya and even after end of the Princely authority; Agartala continued to function as the capital of Tripura. Travel lovers can explore the natural beauty of this place through various tourist attractions. This magnificent city intermingles with rich culture and diverse population including various native tribes. There are many localities known as Paras residing in Agaratala for decades. The most important part of the Agartala city, the capital of Tripura includes, Arundhutinagar, Gol Bazaar, Gurkha Basti, Dhaleshwar, Shibnagar, Ramnagar, Joynagar, Krishnanagar, Banamalipur, Abhoynagar and Radhanagar.
Touring around Agartala and seeing numerous places in and around is truly adventurous. The tour will start from Ujjayanta Palace built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya with huge Mughal style gardens, beautified pools and flood lighting. Moving towards the Rose Valley Amusement Park to the Maharaja Bir Bikram College and visiting the Tripura Government Museum is a wonderful experience. On the way there are beautiful historic temples like Jagannath Temple and the Lakshmi Narayan Temple with remarkable architectural features. The sightseers must also visit the Nehru Park and Venuban Vihar, a Buddha Temple considered to be the most attractive Buddhist destinations of Tripura.
Other important places to visit include the Gedu Miar Maszid known as pride for the minority Muslims of Agartala. Even the Mariyam Nagar Church which is built amidst the lush greenery of Agartala is considered an important historical place of the City. The city is predominated by the Bengali Culture, thus the travelers can witness the important festivals like Durga Puja and Saraswati puja celebrated with much solemnity and grandeur.
Nevertheless Sports is also a significant part of the culture of Agartala with football being played in a big way. Travelaholics will find the city at its best from the month of October to April. One can reach this city very easily as it is well connected to other metro cities of India via Railway, Road and Airways.