Ujjayanta Palace is a museum of Tripura State is located in Agartala

Oct 16, 2019

Ujjayanta Palace is a museum and the former palace of Tripura State is located in Agartala, now the capital of Tripura's Indian state. The palace was built between 1899 and 1901 by King Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya of Tripura under the Martin and Bern Company and on the shores of the two lakes surrounded by Mughal style-inspired gardens. It was the home of the ruling dynasty until the merger of Tripura of India in October 1949. The palace was bought by the Tripura Government for the rural family in 1972-73. 2.5 million, and used until July 2011 for a state assembly meeting. Ujjayanta Palace is now a state museum and it mainly exhibits lifestyle, art, culture, tradition and utility crafts of northeast Indian communities, including many stone sculptures, manic empire coins and some other things.

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The name of the Ujjayanta palace was given by Rabindranath Tagore, the first Nobel prize winner in Asia and the frequent visitor of the state as a guest of Tripura royal family.

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Tripura claims to be one of the oldest kingdoms of ancient India. Tripura's imperial line was started during the reign of Maharaja Maha Manikya, who was crowned in 1400 AD and was the first ruler under Manikya's royal title. Ujjayanta Palace was situated in 1862, 10 km from Agartala by King Ishan Chandra Manikya. It was broken by the Assam earthquake of 12 June 1897.