Tripura, which is surrounded by Bangladesh from three sides and parts of Assam and Mizoram from one side, was formerly a princely state. Agartala is the capital city of Tripura.
Ujjayanta Palace while at Agartala. The palace was built in the beginning of the 20th century and spread over an area of 800 acres. It was built in the Indo-Sarcenic style with gardens on a lakefront in the Mughal style. The palace has curved crafted doors, wooden ceilings, three domes and tiled floors. The building nowadays houses the State Assembly of Tripura.
Neermahal, also known as the 'water palace' is built in the middle of the Rudrasagar Lake. It was the summer palace of the Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya and was constructed in 1930. The palace shows the influence of the Mughal architecture. The exterior and the garden have been renovated but the interior needs to be restored. The reflection of the domes and pavilions look marvelous in the lake. The rooms of the palace can be approached only through the boats.
Udaipur, the former capital of Tripura, has become an important market town these days. The town is surrounded by paddy fields and low hills. The ruins of Jagannath Temple can be seen on the southwestern bank of the Jagannath Dighi Tank. 5 km away from the town, on a small hillock in front of a lake is the Temple of Tripura Sundari. It is an important temple built in the Bengali hut style of architecture. It has a square sanctum and a large meeting hall in front and is believed to be one of the 51 Shanty Peeths of India. The Bhubaneshwari Temple is the oldest temple in the state. The images of Shiva, Vishnu and other deities are carved on the Chabimura Rock.
The Jampui hills are called the 'Land of the Eternal Spring' and are the 'orange basket' of Tripura. The views of the Chittagong Hills, Kanchanpur-Dasda Valley and the hill ranges of Tripura and Mizoram can be seen from the Jampui Hills. The Watchtower on the Betlingchip is 3200 ft in height and offers a spectacular view. This is perfect for trekking and sauntering.