Tripura’s Ujjayanta Palace To Get Weekend Tourism Hub; Light Shows, No Traffic Zones, Boating & More In Store

by Shreya Shriyan
Tripura’s Ujjayanta Palace To Get Weekend Tourism Hub; Light Shows, No Traffic Zones, Boating & More In Store

Ujjayanta Palace, a magnificent historical landmark, stands proudly in the heart of Agartala, Tripura. This architectural gem has been witness to the region’s rich heritage and serves as a significant symbol of cultural pride. And now, it is getting its own ‘weekend tourism hub’. So, what can you expect from the latest attraction? Read on and find out. 

Tripura’s Ujjayanta Palace To Get Its Own Weekend Tourism Hub

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Manik Saha, the Tripura Chief Minister, will inaugurate a weekend tourism hub at the Ujjayanta Palace on August 5. The Tourism Minister, Sushanta Chowdhury, also announced the plan to declare the palace area a no-traffic zone on Saturdays and Sundays, reported New 18.

The news came during a press conference on July 29. The government aims to boost tourism significantly, starting with the tourism hub. They have appointed cricket icon Sourav Ganguly as the tourism brand ambassador. 

The hub will feature a 20-minute light and sound show and offer boating on the palace compound’s lake. Food stalls will line both sides of the roads to cater to tourists, stated the reports. 

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Chowdhury claimed that Tripura will soon become a global tourism hotspot. The Asian Development Bank has already granted ₹58.61 crore for renovating the unique rock works at Chhabimura in Gomati district. 

Moreover, the Centre has agreed to fund ₹70 crores each for developing tourism in Agartala and Unakoti through the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, state the reports. Located in Agartala, Ujjayanta Palace is a magnificent symbol of Tripura’s royal heritage.

What Will The Tourism Hub Have In-Store?

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Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a frequent visitor, gave it its name. The palace’s architecture, has tiled floors, intricately designed doors, and gracefully curved wooden ceilings. They reflect the artisans’ remarkable skills. 

Walking through its corridors takes you on a journey through the region’s rich history. Initially, the palace was a royal residence, but now it functions as a state museum. Inside, you’ll find a captivating collection of artefacts representing the lifestyle, arts, and crafts of Northeast India’s diverse communities. 

The three-storeyed mansion’s architecture blends various styles, and the Mughal gardens surrounding it add to the tranquil ambience, reported CNBC. 

Have you visited the beautiful palace yet? Let us know in the comments what your favourite part about the palace is.

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