Agartala serves as the capital of Tripura and extends along Haora River and onto low-lying hills. This is the second largest city in North East India, after Guwahati. Situated on the bank of river Haora, the city is just 2 km from Bangladesh. The state of Tripura is known to foster various tribes, resulting in a perfect amalgam of tribal culture, a major attraction of the city. The scenic beauty of the place is also beyond compare.
The city of Agartala has a domestic airport called Agartala Airport and is well connected to major cities across the country. The region experiences humid subtropical climate and hence receives large amount of rainfall for most part of the year. Summer months last from April to October and the city experiences a long, hot and wet summer. The months from October to March are the best time to visit Agartala, as the climate is mild and comfortable. To experience the richness of the Agartala culture, visit during the Durga Puja festival held in October or participate in the tribal festivals like Kharchi and Gari Puja.
Some of the most popular attractions in the city are Neermahal, Ujjayanta Palace, Unakoti and Gandacherra wildlife sanctuary. If you are religiously inclined, you can’t miss visiting Jagannath Temple, Umamaheshwar Temple and Krishna Temple.
Traditional handicrafts like table mats, floor mats, bamboo and cane products and decorated lampshades handcrafted at Agartala make useful yet memorable souvenirs. The government also manages emporiums and shops at Battala are perfect places for shopping and enjoying traditional Tripura cuisine.
Guwahati is the nearest international airport, located around 576 km from Agartala and the city is well connected by regular domestic flights to Guwahati.
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