Neermahal Water Palace


13.5/5(10 Ratings)

Neermahal Water Palace Overview

Ranked 6 of 45 sightseeing in Agartala

Neermahal, meaning Water Palace is a former royal palace situated in the vicinity of the capital of Tripura. Built in 1930 by King Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman,  this palace assimilates Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. The palace stands in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake, which is a 6 sq. km water body.

The only lake palace in eastern India, Neermahal was designed and constructed by Martin & Burn Co. sandstone and marble has been used for building this palace, which features a profusion of towers, balconies, pavilions and bridges.  

Surrounding the palace building are lush green lawns and colourful flower beds.   Using flood lights, a light and sound show on the historical past and cultural heritage of Tripura is organised in the palace every evening. Other attractions of the palace include water sports facilities, and migratory birds spotted over the lake

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Arup das

Arup das5.0/5

3 reviews

Historical place

The only way to get to this palace is by boat,I felt that the boats were overloaded, but these are flat bottom boats, which can take a lot of people.The palace is nice and quaint, but poorly maintained ..For people using public transport, take a bus from Agartala to Melaghar .. Get off at one point and take a 30 rupee rickshaw to Neer Mahala ..
  • Historical place

Rajat Bhattacharjee

Rajat Bhattacharjee3.2/5

5 reviews

Soiled Diamond and also a wonderful place to be

I stayed near this Palace for three days. This Palace is a wonderful place to be near, leave alone within. Heard, government is working on reviving it as a tourist place and when done, I have no doubt it will be a place of attraction. This can be a centre of attraction for cinema makers, from near and far. Even Hollywood can be interested in this place to bring out the mystic nature of the place.The Lake around the Palace need to be worked on extensively then this can add value to the picturesque scenery. Wild life and major invitation point for migratory birds.

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Rana Dasgupta

Rana Dasgupta0.7/5

12 reviews

Terrible condition, not maintained

Very disappointing, lake is covered with Hyacinth and sitting areas dirty. No shops and restaurants. Boatmen charge high, palace is under renovation and dirty.

Sunanda Bhattachar

Sunanda Bhattachar5.0/5

2 reviews

A lovely place to visit

It is the place where the king of Tripura took rest at the summer time. Lovely place, one palace situated in the middle of a big lake. There is an only one option available by boat to enter the palace.

Manir  Uddin

Manir Uddin3.6/5

2 reviews

No shows due to renovation

The palace is situated in Sepahijala District, Melaghar, Tripura and 55 Km. From State capital Agartala. Now a days light & sound show is not available due to renovation of building.
  • No shows due to renovation

Chandranath Shirwaiker

Chandranath Shirwaiker3.6/5

73 reviews

The palace on a lake

The travel through the lake and the views from the rest house are worth the trip. You see various birds, fishermen doing their work, etc. The architecture is quite different. You would be reminded of the Jahaj mahal at.

Himanshu  Gupta

Himanshu Gupta4.3/5

6 reviews

A wonderful place for Nature lovers

Neermahal is a beautiful palace situated between lakes, hence called water palace. It is just like Jal Mahal in Jaipur, not that big and beautiful but it has its own attraction. You are taken to the Palace in between the water through a ferry ride or a motor boat on a very nominal charge. Once you reach there, you can enjoy the view from its top, which is mesmerising and breathtaking. I have clicked a hell lot of pictures there and am sure one can find many good spots to shoot. Nature lover photographers would love that place to capture in a camera. The old palace that was made by the king at that time has many big and small halls and whosoever had to visit to that palace had to come in a boat. There is a sound show that goes there in the evening but at the time of my visit, it was not operating so I did not get a chance to see that. It was a worth visiting that palace and am sure one would love to capture him/her in front of that palace in a piece of paper.

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Bijit Bhattacharjee

Bijit Bhattacharjee2.9/5

2 reviews

Palace on Water

Resembles palace on water in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India). Not very well maintained though. The palace and water surrounding the palace needs proper maintenance and some work of beautification. It should be preserved in the interest of historical importance as well as for the tourist visiting this place.

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Neermahal Water Palace, Agartala

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Amitabha Saha

Neermahal Water Palace
Neermahal Water Palace, Agartala

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Manir Uddin

Wonderful view of the Water Palace