‘The Lake Palace of Tripura’ or the Neermahal is the largest palace of its kind in the entire Indian Subcontinent. This architectural beauty rightly derives its name from its location, i.e. the middle of Rudrasagar Lake. It is one of the two water palaces that our country has. The former royal palace is an outcome of King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur’s great perspective. It was the summer palace for king and his family. Even today, its highly ornated structure showcases the glorious past. The surrounding lawns and flower beds add seven stars to the beauty of this place.
The evenings at Neermahal are spent watching the light and sound show. It makes people familiar with the cultural heritage of the place and its owners. The historicity comes with a tint of adventure too. Yes, the palace premises also include some water sports activities. This makes it a perfect combination of antiquity and thrill. Moreover, the palace has even gained fame for its ‘Neermahal Water Festival.’ A huge flock of people visit the mahal only to take part in the boat races organised by the board. This architectural marvel has a lot to give to its visitors. Therefore, whenever in Agartala make sure to turn your ways towards this gem of North-East.
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Attractions: Ujjayanta Palace, Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittagong Hills, Tripura Sundari Temple, Neermahal, Ummaneshwar Temple, Jagannath Temple, Jampui Hill, Buddha Temple, Kunjaban Palace, Raima Valley, etc…
Nearby Places: Kailashahar, Unakoti, Bison (Rajbari) National Park, Rudrasagar Lake, Melaghar, Ambassa, Kumarghat, Dharmanagar, Pilak etc…
Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is from December to February.
Peak Season: Winter Season.
How to Reach
- By Air: The Agartala Airport is connected to most of the major cities in the country either directly or through Guwahati and Kolkata. Taxis and auto rickshaws are easily available outside the airport.
- By Rail: For railway travellers, direct trains are available from Lumding in Assam. Lumding is connected to New Delhi via Brahmaputra mail which also joins UP, Bihar, West Bengal and other parts of Assam. The station is located within a few kilometres from the city centre, so you can easily hire a taxi or auto rickshaw from outside the station to travel to any part of the city.
- By Road: Bus services are also available for those coming in from Guwahati, Silchar and Shillong.
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