Agartala is the capital town of Eastern state of Tripura and is a storehouse of rich cultural diversity due its proximity with Indo-Bangladesh border which is just 5 Kms away. The main language spoken is Bengali, Kokborok is the language of local tribes. Population is mixed of 70% Bengali & 30% Tribal. By religion Hindus are major, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist are other religion practiced by the peoples of Tripura. Bamboo crafts and handlooms are world famous & some are earning foreign currency. Till date Agriculture is the main profession, horticultural crops like Pine apple, Jack fruit, Orange, Mango, Lime & lemon, litchi etc are main. Rubber is another crop grown extensively in Tripura. Huge sources of Natural Gas are also there. Industrialization is on fast tract as Govt. is providing extra effort on Infrastructure development for Industry & tourism. Tourism is declared as an industry in the state.
Must visit in Agartala & Tripura : -
- Ujjayanta Palace : - It was built in the Indo-Saracenic style in 1901 by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya. It is a two-storeyed mansion, two huge pond on both side of entry, with 28 hectares of parkland. Sprawling over 800 acres, this huge complex is now the state legislative assembly.
- Ummaneshwar Temple and Jagganath Temple : - Situated on each sides of ponds, one on the east and another on the west.
- Laxminarayan Temple & Durgabari : - Situated in the same complex of the Ujjayanta Palace.
- Venuban Vihar : - A Buddhist temple, about 1 Km North on airport road.
- State Museum : - It is on HGB road and its display includes ethnographical and archeological exhibits.
- Fourteen Goddes Temple : - Few km away from Agartala at Khayerpur (Previously knows as Puratan Haveli).
- Jampui Hills : - These are located at a distance of about 200 km from Agartala and are famous as the land of the permanent spring.
- Mata Tripureswari Temple : -60 km away from Agartala at Udaipur, the temple is one the 51 peeth.
- Neer Mahal : -About 60 km away from Agartala, this palace was the summer residence of Maharaja, it was constracted middle of the water.
- Other places like Pilkak, Debtamura, Unakoti etc are of archeological importance and also attracts tourists.
Agartala is a small but major tourist destination especially in the months between October and April.