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Agartala – The City of Unspoiled Environment and Unpolluted People
Places of Tourist Interest in Agartala
Buddha Temple: This Buddhist shrine is amongst the most revered holy places in Aragtala and was built in 1946. Located in the heart of the city of Agartala, the temple features two magnificent statutes of Buddha and Bodhisatva. Both these sculptures are believed to be of Burmese origin and were brought to this temple from the Royal Palace. The temple also has gardens with various beautiful flowers, which further enhance the beauty of this spiritual place.
Kamala Sagar: This enormous lake is situated just a few kilometers away from the city of Agartala, near the Bangladesh border. This manmade lake is believed to have been constructed Maharaja Dhanya Manikya, in the 15th century. There is also a famous 16th century temple of Goddess Kali, located on the shores of this vast lake. The temple features an idol of Goddess Durga, believed to be dating back to the 12th century. The picturesque location of the lake makes it a favorite picnic spot for both the visitors and the local people of Agartala.Tripurasundari Temple: This ancient temple, which is believed to be amongst the 51 pithasthans of India, was constructed by then Maharaja Dhanya Manikya during the period of 1501 AD. The shape of the temple complex is similar to that of a tortoise known locally by the name of Kurma, which is why the temple is also popular by the name of Kurma Pith. Dedicated to Maa Kali, who is worshipped here in the form of 'Soroshi', the temple features a statue of the Goddess, which is constructed from 'reddish black Kastic pathar.' There is also another small idol of Kali Maa known by the name of 'Chotto Maa',which was carried around by the Kings of Tripura, on their hunting trips as well as into the battlefield. The sanctum of this temple is square in shape and has a classical Bengali hut like structure topped by a conical dome, which proves that the temple architecture has a strong Bengali influence.
Neermahal: Neermahal, which means Water Palace, was constructed by King Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman in 1930 and is famous for being the former abode of the royal family. The palace presents a great example of the combined Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture Located in the midst of the Rudrasagar Lake, the Neermahal palace is constructed from sandstone and marble.
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