Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala

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The Ujjayanta Palace is a museum and former royal palace of Tripura situated in Agartala, the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. The palace was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by the Tripura king, Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya, and stands on the banks of a small lake surrounded by Mughal gardens. It was the home of the ruling Manikya dynasty until the Tripura`s accession to India in October 1949. The palace was purchased from the royal family by the Tripura government in 1972-73 for Rs. 2.5 million, and was used to house the state legislative assembly until July 2011. Ujjayanta Palace is now a state museum and it showcases the lifestyle, arts, culture, tradition and utility crafts of communities residing in northeast India.The name 'Ujjayanta Palace' was given by Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Prize winner.HistoryTripura claims to be one of the oldest princely states of ancient India. The royal line of Tripura began during the reign of Maharaja Maha Manikya, who was crowned in 1400 AD, and was the first ruler under the royal title of Manikya. Ujjayanta Palace was built in 1862, 10km away from Agartala, by King Ishan Chandra Manikya (1849-1862). It was devastated by the Assam earthquake of 12 June 1897. The palace was rebuilt in the heart of Agartala city by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in 1899–1901, at a cost of 10 lakh (1 million) rupees. It was built by Martin Burn Company, and served as the model of the Maharajah's palace in Tintin and the Cigars of the Pharaoh.
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  • This place is a must visit during a visit to Tripura. Located centrally at Agartala. This palace is built by King Raja Radha Kishore Manikya Bahadur. Now they dont live here and this place is now a mu...  more »
  • old rajbari in the heart of agaratala in tripura ,very nice place to visit while in agartala, it has some historical importace -well maitaned by the authority.  more »
  • The Ajanta Palace is a beautiful building with well maintained Gardens housing artefacts depicting the culture and history of the seven North Eastern states of India. The depiction is more in the form...  more »
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  • Nice Place, The Ujjayanta Palace served as a home to many past rulers of Tripura since it was built in 1901. The palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic style with a Mughal inspired spacious garden and lake spread out in front. The two-storied high building has three domes, each measuring 86 feet high. The interior of the house have beautiful tiles floor, carved wooden ceilings and doors. The palace and its surroundings covered an area of 1 sq. km. and housed many temples.
  • This palace was made by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya. Resembles the architecture of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata as the architecture farm was same for both. Later it used to be the assembly hall and Secretariat of State legislative assembly and state Govt. Now it is converted to the state museum and one must visit this place in order to know about Tripura.
  • It is a historical palace.. and now it is a state muesume.. it's a very beautiful place.. Visit once and you will be mesmerised..
  • Good place. But it remains closed during Durga puja holiday.
  • Very ni and beautiful place to visit in Tripura...Ujjyanta palace..... Palace of Tripuri kings....

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