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In Photos: 5 Places that you cannot afford to miss if you’re visiting Tripura

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Despite being a small state with an area of just 10,492 sq km and sharing an international border with Bangladesh to the west, north, and south, Tripura is rich in culture and heritage.

The best way to reach Tripura is either by flight to the Maharaja Bir Bikram airport in Agartala, by Train to the Agartala railway station, or by bus from Guwahati in Assam.

Neermahal

The monument, is also called the ‘lake palace’ of eastern India, was built by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur in 1939. It is surrounded by over 2,100 acres of water.

The government of Tripura has introduced speed boats and special light shows for the tourists to attract them in more number to this summer palace of the Manakya dynasty.

Domboor Lake

The Domboor lake formed by the Raima and Saima rivers in the Gomati district of Tripura is a must-visit. The lake has over 48 islands within 45 sq km. The place also witnesses a large number of devotees from across the state on January 14 every year during ‘Pous Sankranti Mela’.

Unakoti

Unakoti means one less than a crore. It is located 8 km from Kailasahar in the Unakoti district of Tripura. It is a 136-km drive from Agartala and can be reached from Agartala via car or train from Agartala railway station till Kumarghat station and then by car till the site.

Bhubaneshwari Temple

Believed to be built in 1660-1675 AD, the Bhubaneshwari Temple is located next to the palace built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya. The temple is also mentioned in Rabindranath Tagore’s work.

The temple reflects the Charchala style of architecture of Bengal. There is a flat raised platform over which the chamber is built with a single arch entrance. There is also a curved roof with a finial.

Kalyan Sagar Lake

Kalyan Sagar lake lies on the eastern side of Tripura Sundari temple. This large expanse of water adds a dimension of great beauty to the temple precincts, with hills rising picturesquely in the background.

The lake is full of fish and turtles and it is also considered auspicious to get to touch a turtle in the lake. This natural pond has varieties of aqua species in it.

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