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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  • August 6, 2017
    The palace is one of the few places to visit in Agartala. It has been converted to a state museum.various pictures have been showcased in the museum and also some sculptures and all. It is an average ...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    This is the former palace of Tripura Kings, now converted to a State Museum. The palace houses a lot of antique objects. The surrounding is very beautiful with the picturesque landscape. The palace is...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    A historical place to visit and also to see the tradition of king and queen of the state. A nice place to hang around with family to recap the history  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • April 27, 2017
    A beautiful palace with greenery all around. One can sit and relax for hours .... morning hours are the best one to see its beauty.
  • July 8, 2017
    It's a palace turned into a museum. It has all the glamour of a palace.
  • June 13, 2017
    Good view, historical site & if you enter the palace, it is a museum, all about the kings that ruled Tripura. Must visit!
  • May 20, 2017
    Just go and see the ethnic, cultural and diverse beauty of northeast india.......

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