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Unakoti

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Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Aizawl Check Flights

"Your trek to Indian Mythology"

Unakoti Tourism

A prime tourist spot in Tripura, Unakoti is an ancient pilgrimage centre, attracting tourists and devotees from far and wide.

Unakoti is where India's heritage stores its carvings and sculptures of gods and goddesses. For such a storehouse of religious and spiritual importance, it is only justified that the place also be the house to lush green flora and full of natural beauty. Many of the rock carvings here depict the life of Lord Shiva as well as other instances from the Hindu Mythology. Sculptures of the Nandi Bull, Lord Ram , Lord Ganesha , Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganpati can also be seen here Unakoti also makes a good place for hiking, trekking and other activities given the terrain and the natural offerings of the area.

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What is the best way to reach Unakoti?

Taxis, private vehicles or helicopters can be used to access Unakoti. Helicopter services are available from Agartala and Kailashahar and a preferred option for a quick way to reach there. The nearest railway station is at Kumarghat (20km). Kumarghat has trains coming from both Agartala (Tripura) and Lumding (Assam). Lumding is connected to trains from New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and other parts of Assam, Nagaland.
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What is famous about Unakoti?

Spectacular carvings and murals. Massive rock-cut sculptures on monolithic rocks.

Who should visit Unakoti?

Unakoti is a great pilgrimage site. It is also an excellent getaway for those living in the North East though it is visited by thousands of religious people from all over. It is perfect for people interested in culture and religion and is ideal for family vacation and solo trip.

What is the local food in Unakoti?

The menu of this district borrows dishes from Indian, Bengali and Chinese cuisines. A traditional and local meal would include rice boiled with salt, a vegetable preparation, known as Saumbai and preparations of fish, usually dried and fermented flavoured with local herbs and mild spices. A popular local beverage that can be tried is Rice beer
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What are the places near Unakoti?

The top places near to Unakoti are Kailashahar which is 5 km from Unakoti, Mamit which is located 60 km from Unakoti, Kolasib which is located 62 km from Unakoti, Cherrapunjee which is located 115 km from Unakoti, Agartala which is located 95 km from Unakoti

What is the best time to visit Unakoti?

October to April are the best period 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 not so good about Unakoti?

Not much to explore (takes just half a day to explore the major sites in the archaeological zone).

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