Agartala Tripura

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It was Maharaja Krishna Chandra Manikya Bahadur, of Manikya Dynasty, who moved the capital of Swadhin Tripura to Agartala in the nineteenth century. The earlier capital was Rangamati in south Tripura.

It was Maharaja Krishna Chandra Manikya Bahadur, of Manikya Dynasty, who moved the capital of Swadhin Tripura to Agartala in the nineteenth century. The earlier capital was Rangamati in south Tripura.

Agartala is a component of two words, namely “Agar”, a kind of oily valuable perfume tree, and the suffix “tala”, a storehouse. Agartala is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. The city is governed by the Agartala Municipal Corporation. Agartala lies at the bank of the Haora River and is located 2 km from the Bangladesh Border. Agartala is India’s third international internet gateway after the ones in Mumbai and Chennai.

Home to the Manikya Kings in the past, Agartala is the perfect mix of natural beauty combined with diverse and rich culture.

Agartala isn’t simply flowers and valleys but additionally has a cultural richness with the diversity of people that live here along with the historical and religious monuments. The capital of Tripura manages to create its tradition and personality out of the coming together of stories of all those who are living right here and give it a hue in their very own culture. The most developed city in the state, it is still a far cry from the metros and hence maintains the best of both worlds.

Agartala enjoys moderate and Pleasant climate throughout the year. October to March is a right time for visiting the city.

Places To Visit Nearby:-

  • Mizoram
  • Cherrapunji
  • Shillong
  • Jatinga

For Accommodation:-

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  • Regular and direct bus routes to Agartala are from Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, and Silchar.
  • The closest railway station is Kumarghat which is 132 km away from Tripura.
  • The Agartala airport in Tripura is the closest airport. At a distance of 5mins from Agartala.
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It was Maharaja Krishna Chandra Manikya Bahadur, of Manikya Dynasty, who moved the capital of Swadhin Tripura to Agartala in the nineteenth century. The earlier capital was Rangamati in south Tripura. It was shifted to old Agartala which was called ‘Haveli’. However, frequent intrusions by Kuki’s and furthermore to keep up communication with British Bengal, the Maharaja shifted his capital from Old Haveli to New Haveli (present Agartala) in 1849. During the British Raj, Agartala was the capital of the former ‘Hill Tippera’ state.

During the rule of Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya (1862), Agartala Municipality was formed. In the 1940s the town was planned and reconstructed properly with new roads, markets, and buildings.

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