Ujjayanta Palace

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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Forts & Palaces

Timings : Timings: 10 am to 5 pm (Closed on Mondays)

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : Rs 10 per person

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Tripura Government Museum

Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala Overview

The Ujjayanta Palace is formerly a royal palace of the Tripura, situated in the state of Agartala. Built in 1901, it has magnificent tiled floors, carved wooden ceilings and lovely doors. The name 'Ujjayanta Palace' was given by Rabindranath Tagore, a regular visitor of Tripura. The palace includes the Public halls, Throned room, Durbar Hall, Library, The Chinese Room and The Reception Hall.

Earlier it also served as the meeting place for the Tripura Legislative Assembly until 2011 and now it serves as a museum and a tourist attraction of Agartala. The Palace stands on the banks of a small lake surrounded by the lush greenery of Mughal gardens in Agartala. Spread over an expanse of 28 hectares of parkland, this exotic palace has several Hindu temples dedicated to the deities, Lakshmi Narayan, Uma-Maheshwari, Kali and Jagannath. One of the largest museums in Northeast India, covering an area over 800 acres of land in the capital city it depicts the lifestyle, art, culture, tradition and utility crafts, beside the customs and practices of various communities residing in northeast India. Rabindranath Tagore named the palace which was bought down by the Tripura government in 1972-73 from the royal family. Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya, the Tripura King invested in the construction of the Palace in the years 1899-1901.

Ujjayanta Palace Highlights

1. Tripura Government Museum, Agartala

Tripura Government Museum, Agartala
Established on June 22, 1970, the Tripura Government Museum, also known as the Tripura State Museum, stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the state. In a significant move, it was rel (Read More)ocated to the majestic Ujjayanta Palace on September 25, 2013, with the official inauguration conducted by Hamid Ansari, the former Vice President of India. 

Timings : 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (except on government holidays)
Address : Palace Compound, Indranagar, Agartala, Tripura 799001
Entry Fee : INR 10

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Interiors of Ujjayanta Palace

Ujjayanta Palace compound covers an area of approximately one km square. The main block covers 800 acres, comprising of the Throne room, the Durbar hall, Library and the Reception hall.
The Neoclassical palace was designed by Sir Alexander Martin. The ceiling of the Chinese Room was crafted by artisans who were brought from China. The palace has a mixed type of architecture. It has three large domes, the largest of which is 86 ft high from the ground and which rests atop a four-storied central tower. The palace has tiled floors and carved front doors.
Newer attractions are the musical fountain installed in front of the main entrance, and the night-time floodlights. The grounds are laid out as formal Mughal gardens adorned with fountains. There are two large artificial ponds in the garden which is decorated with pools and beautiful fountains.
The main block includes Throne room, Durbar hall, Library and the Reception hall. A Chinese room was built later in the palace. The Palace served as a home to many rulers of Tripura since the time of its construction. The palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic style with a Mughal inspired spacious garden and lake spread out in front. The interiors might be viewed upbringing beauty at its best. The palace and its vicinity housed numerous temples.

Tips For Visiting Ujjayanta Palace

The Place is good for history buffs. Don't forget to carry your camera to capture the designs and beautiful interiors of the palace.

How To Reach Ujjayanta Palace

Well connected via main city through roads and railways.

Ujjayanta Palace Reviews

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Shreya Shah

on Ujjayanta Palace 6 years ago
Liked it very much as I'm a museum lover. If you want to know any new locality or state go to any museum there. In this palace there's a museum that represents not only tripura but all the other Nort (Read More)h eastern States and their dressing differences and living styles. Got to know a lot of about Tagore too.

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