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"A subtle royal history"

Kailashahar Tourism

A well liked tourist town near Agartala, Kailashahar was once the capital of Tripuran kingdom and evidence of its royal history can be still seen here.

It is a town which gets a major part of it identity from a royal and significant past, the tints of which can still be seen around the town. Kailashahar is not only famous for its temples but is also as a popular trekking destination. The 16 tea estates are also a must see. The other attractions of the area includeUnakoti, Rangauti, 14 Deities Temple and more.

Things to do in Kailashahar

1. Lakhi Narayan Bari

Lakhi Narayan Bari
Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this temple was installed by Krishnanada Sevayet. It has monumental value today

2. Chouddo Devotar Mandir

Chouddo Devotar Mandir
The 14 deities' temple is dedicated to Ama or Tripuri, the mother of the people of Tripura. It is situated atop a tortoise shaped hill with the Lake Kalyansaga to its eastern side.

3. Tea Estates

Tea Estates
Traditionally grown tea can be seen on these tea estates along with organic tea. These plantations date back to 1916.

4. Unokotiswara Kal Bhairava

Unokotiswara Kal Bhairava
The central Shiva head is a rock cut carving of a height of 30 feet, including a headdress of 10 feet. A female figure and Goddess Durga are seen on the headdress. This carving is part of the multiple (Read More) carvings and sculptures on the hill.

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Hub of Culture and Festivals

Kailashahar is the town situated in the state of Tripura and is near the Bangladesh border. This town is considered as the Nagar Panchayat of the Unakoti district of Tripura. Kailashahar is rich in its traditions and cultures as some festivals of the neighbouring states are celebrated here with great pomp and pleasure. Durga Puja and Kali Puja are the most celebrated festivals here.

This town was once the capital of Tripura and now is famous for tea estates.There are about 16 tea estates in Kailashahar. The tea leaves grown here are entirely organic. Trekking options are also present here. This place is also known for the bamboo work done here, as well as handloom products made here.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kailashahar

The food that one can enjoy here includes Bengali, Indian and Chinese cuisines. Local cuisine that can be relished mainly includes rice, various preparations of fish and is simple in terms of style of cooking as well as the mild spices used.
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Suggested Itinerary for Kailashahar

Day 1: Reach Kailashahar. Check in hotel and relax. Lateron you can head to see the Lakhi Narayan Bari which is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and has extreme importance among the devotees. Later on, you can go and see the Chouddo Devotar Mandir, where Goddess Tripuri who is considered is Mother of Tripura is worshipped. This temple has Lake Kalyansaga on its east. In the evening you should head to the local market and check out the bamboo as well as handloom stuff.

Day 2: Early morning you can go and see the beautiful and vast tea estates there, and you can see how organic tea leaves are being produced there. In the evening you can head to Unokotiswara Kal Bairava, which is a 30ft high rock sculpture of Lord Shiva's. All the carvings are done on the hill and are incredibly beautiful to look at.

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How to Reach Kailashahar

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Kailashahar does not have its own airport or railway station. The nearest airport is at Agartala and the nearest railway station at Kumarghat. Kumarghat has trains coming from both Agartala (Tripura) and Lumding (Assam). Lumding is connected to trains from New Delhi, UP, Bihar, WB and other parts of Assam, Nagaland. It is well connected by road and can be accessed by taxis, buses or cars.

How to reach Kailashahar by flight

Initially, Kailashahar had and an airport, but due to some inconvenience, it had to shut down in the year 1990. However, there are airports nearby, making connectivity through the air much easier. Khowai Airport is just 50 km away from Kailashahar. Flights like Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Indigo, etc. do operate here. Apart from this airport, Aizawl airport is around 102 km away. The flight connectivity from different cities to here is much better. From these two towns, you have to go in a car or bus to reach Kailashahar.

How to reach Kailashahar by road

You can reach Kailashahar easily through road as there are some buses available from nearby towns. Buses ply from towns like Shillong, Aizawl, Silchar, Unakoti, etc. on a regular basis. There are deluxe Volvo buses and state buses as well which connect Guwahati to Kailashahar.

How to reach Kailashahar by train

Kailashahar has no station of its own. However, the nearest station is Kumarghat. 34 trains from various cities of the country get connected to Kumarghat. From here you can get jeeps, buses, cars or taxis to reach Kailashahar. This station is just 27 km away from the town. Dharamnagar is also a small station which is 15 km away from Kailashahar. There are approximate 14 trains which are connected to the station here. The major stations nearby are Lumding and Kamakhya which are approximately 196 km and 206 km away from the destination.

Local transport in Kailashahar

Buses, rickshaws and cabs are available.

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FAQs on Kailashahar

What is famous about Kailashahar?

Amazing scenic beauty. Paradise for nature lovers.

What is not so good about Kailashahar?

Not explored much by the tourists.

Who should visit Kailashahar?

Ideal for family vacationers as well as couples. Can be visited by people looking for good trekking destinations in Manipur. 

What is the best time to visit Kailashahar?

October to April is the best time to visit. Every year a big fair popularly known as Ashokastami Mela is held in the month of April which is visited by thousands of pilgrims. Another smaller festival takes place in January.
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What is the local food in Kailashahar?

The food that one can enjoy here includes Bengali, Indian and Chinese cuisines. Local cuisine that can be relished mainly includes rice, various preparations of fish and is simple in terms of style of cooking as well as the mild spices used.
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What is the best way to reach Kailashahar?

Kailashahar does not have its own airport or railway station. The nearest airport is at Agartala and the nearest railway station at Kumarghat. Kumarghat has trains coming from both Agartala (Tripura) and Lumding (Assam). Lumding is connected to trains from New Delhi, UP, Bihar, WB and other parts of Assam, Nagaland. It is well connected by road and can be accessed by taxis, buses or cars.
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What are the places near Kailashahar?

The top places near to Kailashahar are Unakoti which is 5 km from Kailashahar, Cherrapunjee which is located 112 km from Kailashahar, Agartala which is located 92 km from Kailashahar, Shillong which is located 139 km from Kailashahar, Mawsynram which is located 115 km from Kailashahar

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Shreya Shah

on Lakhi Narayan Bari 4 years ago
Only for temple lovers of Krishna. There's one tamal leaves tree and that looks pretty with lights in night. Bought one krishna in swings and it's super cute.

Shreya Shah

4 years ago
A small cute village. Went there for a manipuri friend's wedding. Tea States are pretty cool.
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