Agartala is situated in the foothills of the Great Himalayas, in the north eastern part of India. Located in a belt of rich flora and fauna, the cultural and the state capital of Tripura is a laid back administrative centre.
Located in the western part of Tripura along the Haroa River, the city offers an opportunity to engage in sightseeing, recreation and adventure. Sprawling over an area of 59 sq km, Agartala is linked with NH-44 from Guwahati through Shillong.
Dating back to the reigns of Maharaja Krishna Manikya, the city became a prominent centre, when the ruler shifted his capital to Agartala in the 19th century. Another red-lettered event in the history of the city took place in 1940 when it was restructured into a planned civic centre under Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur. Due to this, the city is also referred to as the 'city of Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur'.
Along with historical significance, Agartala is a foremost centre of commercial activities in the region, chiefly trading in rice, tea, jute and oil seeds. The city exhibits a blend of rich culture, diverse communities and regional tribes. As the Indo-Bangladesh border is 2 km from the city, the culture, behaviour and attitude are affected by Bengali culture and traditions.
The princely capital city of Agartala features testaments such as Ujjayanta Palace, Neermahal, State Museum and Kunjaban Palace, which provide a blend of history, religion and culture.
The city experiences subtropical climate with moderate rainfall round the year. Summers spanning from April to October are hot and wet, whereas the temperature remains moderate during the winter season. The ideal time to visit Agartala is from October to April.