Saturday, 2 February 2013

Ujjayanta Palace

LocationAgartala, the capital city of Tripura, India.
Built in1899-1901
Built byMaharaja Radha Kishore Manikya
Main AttractionJagannath and Umamaheswar Temple, Public Halls, Chinese Room
Current StatusOpen to the Public
ArchitectureIndo-Saracenic architectural style
Nearest Metro StationNo Metro Services
OpenMonday to Saturday
Entry FeeRs 5 (Adult), Rs 3 (Child), Rs 10 (Camera)
Days ClosedSunday
Located in state capital Agartala of Tripura state, Ujjayanta Palace is a previous imperial palace. Until 2011 it also served as the meeting position of the Tripura Legislative Assembly. Ujjayanta Palace is a visitormagnetism of Agartala, &Tripura Tourism Department organizes the tours here. Rabindranath Tagore has given this name of Ujjayanta Palace.
Ujjayanta Palace, located in the centre of the city, is a well-known royal residence, extended over a region of 1 km2. Fashioned in Greek carving; Ujjayanta Palace was constructed by Maharaja RadhakishoreIan Manikaya during 1901 with an expenditure of ten lakh rupees. The forthas giant lughole fashion gardens, decorated by pools &springs, the beautifully tiledground, arched wooden ceiling &delicately crafted gates. The 3 storeyed hallconsists of a variedstructural plan with 3 elevated domes (the centre 1 has a height of 86'). Its fine laid out groundsconsist 2 huge tanks on each side &the springs are made in the design of the Mughal gardens. At night the citadel is floodlit.
Ujjayanta Palace was located around ten km distant from the city at one time. During year 1897, the palace was destroyed by a shocking earthquake. Finally it was reconstructed at the centre of the city. Various temple complexes are developed on each side of the citadel complex. These temples are of God Lakshmi-Narayan, Uma-Maheshwari, Kali &Jagannath. Tourists come to these places in huge numbers.
The palace is currently is Tripura Assembly House. The current drawer of the fort is Musical spray or Dance of Fountain in melody with composition. One must not miss this scene.
Ujjayanta Palace was constructed by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in the year of 1899–1901with an expenditure of ten lakh (one million) rupeesregardless ofmonetarylimitations.The previousregal palace of the realm of Tripura was situated ten km (six mi) distant from Agartala. Nevertheless in 1897due to the shocking earthquake, the fort was destroyed &later restructured as Ujjayanta Palace in the centre of city of Agartala.
In 1949 after the combination of the Tripura Kingdom with India, nationalization of royal belongings took place. Ujjayanta Palace continuedvacant for a littletimesprevious tocommencement its presentfunction as the State Legislative Building.
Ujjayanta Palace complex covers a region of around 1 sq km.The major block extends eight hundred acres (3.2 sq. km), consisting public halls like the Throne space, the Durbar lobby, Library &the Reception lobby.Sir Alexander Martin of Messrs Martin & Co planned the neoclassicalfort.Specially notable is the Chinese Room. Chinese artisan crafted its ceiling. The 2 storiedfort consists of 3 huge domes, the biggestamong them is eighty six ft (26 m) elevated from the floor,&which relaxesover a 4 storied middle tower. The fort consists of tiled floors&carved front gates. Current draws are the musical spring built in front of the major entrance, &the floodlights in the night-time. The lands are put down as proper Mughal gardens decorated with sprays. There are 2 hugenon-natural ponds on each face of the garden.
Numerous Hindu temples dwell in plots neighboring to Ujjayanta Palace, devoted to Lakshmi Narayan, Uma-Maheshwari, Kali & Jagannath.
How to Reach
By Air
Agartala is linked throughair travelto Guwahati, Delhi ad Calcutta.
By Rail
Agartala has 2 closest railway stations that are Kumarghat (one sixty kms) &Dharama Nagar (two hundred kms). These two stations are situated on the North-East Frontier Railway. They are linked with Lumding and Guwahati, while Lumding &Guwahati are linked with Calcutta & various main Indian stations.
By Road
Fine motorable raods link Agartala with Silchar- two hundred eighty eight kms, Guwahati- five ninety nine kms, Shillong four ninety nine kms, Dharmanagar- two hundred kms. Road Transport Corporation of Tripura buses link Agartala to Silchar, Shillong &Dharma Nagar.
Nearby Places to Visit
Musical Fountain in melody with music is the newest drawer of the fort. One must not miss this scene during visit to the palace.
On various faces of the palace compound, there are various temples dedicated to Uma-Maheshwari, Lakshmi-Narayan, Kali &Jagannath. Every year a huge amount of tourists are attracted here.
It’sdelightfullyput down gardens consist 2 big tanks on each side & the springs are marvelouslyput down in the way of the Mughal gardens. The major block here has 800 across with public halls such as Throne Room, Durbar Hall, Recreational Hall, Study, Library & several others.
Things to Do
Individual may enjoy the coming here to Ujjayanta Fort by taking pleasure in the Musical fountain in melody alongside with composition.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Agartala is a space where individual may experience fairclimate all during the year.
  • Summers (March to July month) are enjoyable with utmost temperature less than thirty five deg C, &tourists wish sightseeing in this time.
  • Monsoons (August to October month) with irregularrains and Agratala looks gorgeous in rains.
  • Winters (October to February month)provides gentlecold temperature and temperature may be as low as 10°C. For every type of tourist activity it is the enjoyableperiod.
Best time to trip Agartala is the entireyear time.
Agartala consists of little but finecollection of hotels - nobody very comfortable, but a little for everybody. All spaces are at easebuilt for the handiness of the travelers from all around. Alternative of eating spots are very restricted and obvious place will be individual own hotel.
Timings and Tickets
Timings: Open Hours: 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm (Last Entry - 6.30 pm).
Tickets: Rs 5 (Adult), Rs 3 (Child), Rs 10 (Camera).
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