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 museum is open from 11 am to 6 pm but its closed for lunch between 1.30-2.00 pm. They insist you leave your bag in the store room where there are no lockers. You get a small wooden tag and a simi...  more »
  • This museum is phenomenal. One can see the Tripura culture in this museum with lots and lots of amazing and incredible history about this state. If anyone is interested in historical figurines, mythic...  more »
  • The Palaces of Tripura are inviting. Built for the Royalty they are modelled on Indo-Saracenic architecture which drew elements from native Indo-Islamic and Indian architecture, and combined it with t...  more »
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  • The museum is overall nice. Shows the culture of 7 states of North east India. They need to add more historic materials because most of the displayed items are photographs.
  • One of the most preferred place within the Agartala city for hangouts and chilling. Has significant historical importance; Well maintained by the authorities. Also houses the Tripura state museum within the palace which makes it a must visit. Great place for photography enthusiasts to try their skills on.
  • Great historical place! Inside here there are many cultural thing that is shown in 3D painting. It is a great place to visit with family and Im sure that you won't get disappoint if you visit Ujjayanta Palace once in your life. There are many things to explore there and many things to know about our history .I thing there are only 1 structures! And the area inside the museum is little bit small but well maintained also. You will require a licket to get in. If you have a backpack then you can also keep your bags in the baggage room!
  • A beautiful place displaying the magnificiace and the grandeur of the royals of tripura. Though the toilets near the entrance need maintenance and a lot of cleaning, but overall the place is worth visiting👍
  • Always nice.... Relief Milta Hai yaha pe jaake weather cold, silent hai and green hai.....with white Palace...

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