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Ujjayanta Palace tripura

Ujjayanta Palace Tripura is a former royal palace with exquisite interiors. It is one of North East India's largest museums, covering 800 acres. The palace features carved wooden ceilings, tiled floors, and ornamented doors, and thus, is a delight for tourists who truly appreciate architecture.

Ujjayanta Palace was built in 1901 by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya of the renowned Manikya tribe. Later, the Government of Tripura bought it in 1972-73 from the royal family. Till 2011, Tripura Legislative Assembly meetings were held here. But today, it serves as a museum and a prominent tourist attraction in Agartala, the capital city of Tripura.

Ujjayanta Palace depicts various regions communities' lifestyles, culture, and traditions. So, if you want to know this palace's history, visit this attraction in Agartala, Tripura.

Fun Fact: The name "Ujjayanta Palace" was given by poet Rabindranath Tagore, a regular visitor to Tripura.

Attractions in Ujjayanta Palace

Ujjayanta Palace has a glorious past. It has been the residence of many rulers of Tripura since it was first established. Thus, the architectural styles vary. Sir Alexander Martin designed this 800-acre grandeur palace in the Indo-Saracenic style with a Mughal-inspired palatial garden with a lake in front. Not only this, but the complex and its vicinity housed numerous temples.

This Tripura palace features three large domes, the largest being 86 feet high and rests on top of a four-story central tower. The floors are tiled, while the front doors are beautifully carved. The main block of this palace comprises the Throne Room, the Durbar Hall, the Library, and the Reception Hall. Later, a Chinese Room was built for artisans brought from China.

Some new attractions added to the Ujjayanta Palace are the musical fountain at the main entrance and the night-time floodlights. In addition, formal Mughal gardens with fountains look stunning. Further, two large artificial ponds featuring pools and fountains adorn the garden.

Timings of Ujjayanta Palace -10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Recommended duration -2 hours

Entry Fee -INR 10 per person

Days Ujjayanta Palace is closed -Mondays

How to Reach Ujjayanta Palace

Daily flights to Agartala Airport from major Indian cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, and more are available. You can hire buses or taxis to reach the desired location. If coming by train, deboard at Agartala Railway Station, around 7 km from the city.

And if traveling to Agartala by road, taxis, buses, jeeps, and SUVs are available from nearby cities and states like Guwahati (537 km), Shillong (442 km), Dharmanagar (160 km), and Aizawl (325 km). NH44 and NH44A are the leading national highways that connect Agartala with other destinations.

Nearby Attractions

Once completed with the tour of Ujjayanta Palace, here are some places to visit nearby:

Jagannath Temple

Located less than 2 km from the Ujjayanta Palace, Jagannath Temple is a famous pilgrim site in Agartala. It was built in the 19th century by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya. Apart from the religious significance, the temple is renowned for its architecture, which displays an octagonal base and its 'Pradakshina Patha' around the sanctum. The pillars of Jagannath Temple are in the shape of square and pyramidal cones.

Kamalasagar Kali Temple

Drive 26 km to reach Kamalasagar Kali Temple from the palace. It is situated on a hillock overlooking a lake named Kamala Sagar, offering breathtaking views, and thus, is often visited by locals for picnics. Maharaja Dhanya Manikya developed this lake in the late 15th century, which houses an image of the goddess that resembles Dashabhuja Durga or Mahishasurmardini. The image is made of sandstone and is worshiped as Maa Kali. There is also a Shivlingam at the feet of the image, giving this temple the name Kalibari.

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the most famous attractions in Tripura is Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, located around 31 km away from the palace. It is a biodiversity hotspot, housing various animals, birds, reptiles, and birds. Some famous mammals include Rhesus macaque, Pigtailed macaque, Barking, Deer, Wild Pigs, Slow loris, Leopards, and Jungle Fowls. Some famous birds include Winged Storks, Whistling Teal, and White Ibis. The sanctuary also features a botanical garden, a deer park, and a zoo.


Translated to "water palace," Neermahal is located in the center of Rudrasagar Lake, around 50 km from Ujjayanta Palace. Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya built this palace in 1930 as his summer palace, now one of its kind in India. The palace features Mughal architectural styles, with marble and stone used extensively. Many migratory birds encircle the lake in the winter, making this attraction a birdwatcher's delight. Neermahal Water Festival, a three-day event, is the biggest highlight of this palace, celebrated every year in August.

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