Tripura For A Solo Traveller

Tripura For A Solo Traveller
Jagannath temple in Tripura Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Reasons why Tripura should be on your travel bucket list (go cultural with this one!)

Precious Kamei
September 23 , 2019
02 Min Read
Tripura is the third smallest and probably one of the least explored places in India. It's no secret that the state doesn't feature in most people's travel bucket list. Of course it doesn't have lofty snow covered mountains or romantic pristine beaches or even places that challenges one's tolerance for adventure. But what it does have is a lot of culture, history, tradition and an interesting food culture that is a curious mix of Bengali and tribal food. If you are into solo travelling and wish to explore someplace offbeat (for #WinningOffbeat), then you may give Tripura a chance.
Rock-cut images at UnakotiThe history of this ancient capital dates back to 7th-9th century AD. One of the most important feature of Kailashahar is Unakoti with stone and rock cut images dating back to the 7th-9th century. 
The Ujjayanta Palace of the Kingdom of Tripura in AgartalaThe capital city of Tripura is full of interesting places to visit and things-to-do, even if you are travelling solo. For instance, College Tilla (Maharaja Bir Bikram College) is as lush a landscape as they come. It is also great for birdwatching, if you are also into that. Ujjayanta Palace, home of the Tripura royals is now a museum. The marvelous architecture is worth more than just a dekko. 

Visit Udaipur, the erstwhile seat of the Maharaja of Tripura, for its temples. Tripura Sundari temple is one such, you shouldn't miss this. Also known as Tripureshwari Temple, the temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths. 

A boat-ride on the Gomti River will bring you to ChabimuraDon't just stop at Unakoti. Located in South Tripura district, Devtamura is another destination you need to cover when in Tripura. A boat ride on the Gomti River will bring you to an archaeological site of interesting rock sculptures dating back to the 15th-16th century. The location is called Chabimura. There are in total 37 rock-cut images that you can enjoy on your quiet boat-ride. 

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