AGARTALA – JAMPUI – UNAKOTI – TEPANIA – UDAYPUR – SEPAIJALA – NEERMAHAL – AGARTALA
Tripura, tucked away in a corner of northeast India is one of the smallest states of India. Small, but extremely beautiful, Tripura lures its visitors with scenery, ancient places, palaces of erstwhile kingdoms, temples, rolling hills and stories of the past blending so beautifully to the present.
Tripura is an ancient place finding mention in the epic Mahabharata and the Puranas. Edicts of Ashoka also mentions about Tripura. As found in the 15th century text Rajmala, Tripura was ruled by the Twipra Kingdom of the Tripuri peoples whose history dates back to before 65 AD when they migrated from western China. Tripura now represents a composite culture with several ethnic tribes residing in the state. Although the customs and traditions of these groups differ from each other, they have now mingled giving birth to a unique cultural genre.
Tripura is quite secluded from the rest of the country and thus very less is known about its beauty and secrets. Tripura is the land of five hills interspersed by plateaus and the lush green plains. In this trip, you are going to traverse across Tripura and discover its hidden gems. The trip will take you across history and heritage along with a glimpse of the wildlife and the tribal lifestyle of the state.
Day 1 | Welcome to Tripura (Agartala)
Welcome to the land of Tripura. After arrival, you can go for local sightseeing. Agartala is the capital city of Tripura. The most notable place at Agartala is the Ujjyanta Palace built in 1901 by the King Radhakishore Manikya Bahadur. The palace is a unique blend of western and oriental architecture. You will also visit the beautiful temples of Agartala and the museum. Stay overnight at Agartala.
Day 2 | Journey through the coffee & tea plantations (Agartala – Jampui)
After breakfast, start towards Jampui Hills. Jampui is about 3000 ft ASL and is a beautiful hill station in Tripura. The road towards Jampui is very charming tea and coffee plantations all around. You will also come across endless fields of pineapples and rubber plants. There are small villages of the Riyand tribe on your way. After reaching Jampui, you will go for sightseeing. You will visit the village of the Lusai tribes and get to know about their lifestyle. Overnight, you will stay at Jampui.
Day 3 | The Million Gods of Tripura (Jampui – Unakoti)
Unakoti is one of the revered places of Tripura. Surrounded by forests and hills, the place is known as the famous pilgrimage of Lord Shiva. Unakoti means one less than a crore and it is said that there are as many rock-cut carvings here. The 30 feet high central Shiva head is known as ‘Unakotiswara Kal Bhairava’ and the gigantic Ganesha head is the most prominent ones here. At night, stay at Unakoti.
Day 4 | The old Tripura (Unakoti – Kamalasagar)
Today, after breakfast, start towards Kamalasagar. Enroute, we will visit the Baramura Eco-park. Kamalasagar is an old town of Tripura, famous for Kali temple and the lake.
Day 5 | Tripureswari Temple is a must visit in Tripura (Kamalasagar – Udaipur – Tepania)
After breakfast, you will start towards Tepania. At Tepania, pay a visit to the eco-park. From here, you will visit Udaipur, the erstwhile capital of the Tripura Kings. Visit the famous Tripureswari Temple and the other famous temple of the city. Overnight stay at Tepania.
Day 6 | The Water Palace (Tepania – Neermahal – Sepahijala – Agartala)
Today, you will visit Neermahal. Neermahal was the summer capital of the Tripura kings. After Neermahal, you will travel towards Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, the biodiversity haven of Tripura. The wildlife sanctuary is the natural habitat of the spectacled monkeys.
After Sepahijala, you will return back to Agartala. In the evening, you are free to do shopping at Tripura.
Day 7 | Bid adieu to Tripura (Agartala – departure)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure with wonderful memories.