Kailashahar Travel Guide
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Best time to visit Kailashahar in the next six months
- State: Tripura
- Famous for/as: Heritage
Kailashahar has a history dating back to the 7th or 9th century and is associated with Unakoti, which is famous for the rock cut and stone images. The descendant of King Jujhar Fa, who started the Tripuri calendar, was a disciple of Shiva and prayed for him on the banks of River Mau in Chhambulnagar.
It is also believed that Chhambulnagar was the earlier name of Kailashahar. Some people also believe Har, that is Shiva, lives in Kailash, mountain, and so the place was named as Kailash Har, which was then changed to Kailashahar.
Though a small town, tourists can have a glimpse of the cultural diversity of the town. Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity are the prominent religions followed in the destination. Tourists can be a part of the religious festivities of Kailashahar, when Durga Puja and Kali Puja are celebrated during the months of September and October.
Unakoti and Lakhi Narayan Bari along with tea estates are the major attractions of the destination. Trekking is a major activity in Kailashahar. Kailashahar has a tropical climate throughout the year and the best time to visit is during the months of October and November.
The airport nearest to Kailashahar is in Agartala, which is connected with various cities of the country including Imphal, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Silchar, New Delhi and Mumbai. Those travelling by trains can reach Kumarghat Railway Station, which is closest to Kailashahar.