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Ujjayanta Palace

Agartala

14.4/5(9 Ratings)

Ujjayanta Palace Overview

Ranked 1 of 45 sightseeing in Agartala

Ujjayanta Palace, or Ujjoyonto Prashad in Bengali is former royal palace currently serving as the meeting place of the Tripura Legislative Assembly. Built by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya during 1899–1901, this palace was named by the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. The palace was constructed 10 km away from Agartala; however, the earthquake of 1897 destroyed it. The palace was thus rebuilt in the heart of Agartala city.

Constructed in Indo-Saracenic architectural style, these 28 hectares of parkland still holds two temples in its premises, namely Jagannath and Umamaheswar. The main block, comprising public halls such as the Throne room, the Durbar hall, Library and the Reception hall covers 800 acres. Sir Alexander Martin of Messrs Martin & Co., designer of this neoclassical palace, also added a Chinese Room to this beautiful palace.

Double-storey, this palace has three large domes largest of which runs to a length of 26 m and rests atop a four-storied central tower. Tiled floors, carved front doors, two large artificial ponds   and the fountains are some of the main features of this palace. Newer attractions to this beautiful palace include the night-time floodlights and the musical fountain installed in front of the main entrance.

Interiors of the palace are also created with heed, characterising innovative flooring, wooden ceiling and crafted doors. In the premises of the palace, several Hindu temples were built in dedication to Lakshmi Narayan, Uma-Maheshwari, Kali and Jagannath. Post merger of Kingdom of Tripura with India in 1949, all royal properties were nationalised. Ujjayanta Palace remained unoccupied, unless it started playing its current role as the State Legislative Building. The palace is not usually open to public.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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M d Baruah

M d Baruah4.3/5

53 reviews

Beautiful Palace

It's a beautiful palace... With front gardens. I visited this palace in December.. So was covered in fog... Lovely. Easily accessible from any point in the city of Agartala. There you need to pay entering fee and also for cameras.
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Anirban Pal

Anirban Pal3.6/5

5 reviews

Majestic view at dusk

The view of the Agartala Rajbari or Ujjayanta Palace was majestic during sunset, when the daylight is fading & the rajbari light illumination is starting. You should have the view from outside, have a walk inside till 6 PM. It's better to be there around 4 PM & come out at 6 PM. Fee is : 15 Rupees. Inside museum there are paintings, pictures of Tripura & North East, Rabindranath tagore's exclusive pictures etc. Last but not the least, see the enlightened palace views after it gets dark from the sideway roads across the lakes.

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Rajat Bhattacharjee

Rajat Bhattacharjee5.0/5

5 reviews

Marvel within city

The most charming attraction in Agartala. Such a huge structure within a laid back city-may be not any more these days as the city is developing with lightening speed. Still the connection of lost era can be easily traced from the palace and the city spread around.

Vidyut Maurya

Vidyut Maurya5.0/5

127 reviews

A glorious history

Big palace with glorious history of the state and region. It has nice collection of history and culture of state. You have to spend here three or four hours to see all things.

Chandranath Shirwaiker

Chandranath Shirwaiker3.9/5

73 reviews

A beautiful palace across an water pond

You have to visit this place in early morning and late evening too for the picturesque sight through vegetation, with reflection in the pond. The colourful lights, the gate across the lake has its own beauty so also the clock on the curved roof.

Vinayak v gokhale

Vinayak v gokhale3.6/5

4 reviews

Only allowed to enter the museum part

The palace is centrally located. Half of the palace is museum. We are not allowed to enter the other half.

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Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala
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Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala