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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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  • Beautiful palace where inside you go you will come to know about all the tourist place in and around tripura. Loads of historical writings you will be finding inside it which will enrich your knowledg...  more »
  • Great and tidy place to be. Witnessed many aspects of culture of Tripura. A must see place. It's good to take children here as it would be a great visit to enhance their knowledge.  more »
  • I have visited this place many times. Its sooo beautifully majestic. The palace gardens are very well maintained. The palace itself is a museum now which showcases the history, architecture, culture a...  more »
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  • Please check Google before going for timing. It is closed on holidays. They should allow photography inside the museum like Indian Museum at Kolkata does.
  • A beautiful palace with greenery all around. One can sit and relax for hours .... morning hours are the best one to see its beauty.
  • It's a palace turned into a museum. It has all the glamour of a palace.
  • Good view, historical site & if you enter the palace, it is a museum, all about the kings that ruled Tripura. Must visit!
  • Just go and see the ethnic, cultural and diverse beauty of northeast india.......