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agartala

INTRODUCTIONS

Agartala is the capital city of Tripura, a state that is situated in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent and which shares its western border with Bangladesh.

The city lies on the bank of a river called Howrah, and most of its culture, language and cuisine in influenced by Bangladesh and other neighboring regions.

Agartala has many temples, historical palaces and monuments, and is known for its bamboo handicrafts and local hand-woven shawls and clothes. The city also has its own football league.

ATTRACTIONS

Agartala is a stunning the blend of natural beauty and rich heritage. Being a part of the seven-sister states (a popular collective name for the 7 states of North-East India), Agartala shares its culture and traditional outlook with the regions surrounding it, but also has its own distinctive charm and experiences to offer. Here are some amazing things to see and do in the city of Agartala:

HISTORICAL PLACES

RELIGIOUS PLACES

More than 94% of Agartala’s population are Hindus, followed by Muslims (4.3%) and Christians (1%). The city has various temples, churches and mosques, of which the most popular ones are listed below:

FESTIVALS

Agartala’s population is dominated by Hindus. Many age-old Hindu festivals are celebrated majestically in the city every year. These are a delight to witness, and most tourists who visit the city during these festival times get to experience the city’s culture in a deeper perspective. These are indeed an interesting sight to behold:

PARKS AND WILDLIFE

Tripura state has a high coverage of forest area (Total area of the state is 10,491.69 sq. km in which forest area is 6294.29 sq. km) and a large share of it is in Agartala too. Owing to this, the state and city house a wide range of floral and faunal diversity. The forests, flora and fauna have been preserved through the years by the Government of Tripura and Tripura Forest Department. Some such popular parks, gardens and wildlife sanctuaries in Agartala are:

MUSEUMS

Agartala has 2 museums, namely:

SHOPPING

Tripura is a great place for street shopping, with pretty and buzzy markets where people can buy bamboo and cane products, hand-woven fabrics and beautiful and unique tribal jewelry pieces. The city doesn’t have many high-end malls or shopping complexes.

Some of the best market streets and shopping spots to check out and buy these souvenirs and some food items too in Agartala are:

MALLS

Though not a big urban center, Agartala also has a few good malls that people can visit and shop, or just spend some time at, such as:

CUISINE

People in Agartala follow Tripura cuisine, which is mostly non-vegetarian with occasional vegetarian additions, and primarily consists of dishes made with fish, chicken, mutton, and pork, along with some vegetables and bamboo. Rice is the staple grain eaten in the main course. Some notable dishes from the cuisine of Agartala (Tripura) include:

RESTAURANTS

Agartala has many good restaurants that serve vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian foods. Though its cuisine is predominated by non-vegetarian food, the city also has restaurants that exclusively serve vegetarian cuisine, which many tourists from other parts of the country love to visit. As India has a large number of vegetarians who do not eat non-vegetarian food, these restaurants have been proved beneficial to the city’s tourism.

Some of the best restaurants to try in the city of Agartala are:

HOTELS

Agartala has many beautiful and good hotels for a comfortable stay – both in the luxurious range as well as budget friendly ones.

Budget hotels in Agartala:

Luxury/High-End hotels in Agartala:

Resorts:

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Here are some helpline numbers for emergencies in Agartala:

LANGUAGE

People in Agartala mostly speak Bengali and Kokborok language, and many understand Hindi too. Here are some sentences from these languages with meaning, that an be used for basic communication in the city:

Bengali:

Hindi:

Kokborok: