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Udaipur is not only the third-largest city of Rajasthan but is also the capital of the Gomati District. It is 55kms away from the capital city of Tripura, Agartala. It is situated at an altitude of 22m. It has several temples and lakes. It is known for Tripura Sundari Temple. It has several historical sites and temples. There are 55 Peethas’ which are considered sacred. Every year many pilgrims are drawn to Udaipur. It has also been the capital of Manikya Dynasty. The ruins proving the same are still there. Bengali is widely spoken language here. People also know Manipuri and Chakma.
Places to Go
Tepania Eco Park, built in 1995, has the area of 155 hectares. It is at a distance of 5 km from Udaipur. The park has a tree house which is accessible to public, an Orchidarium with 200 varieties of Orchids, Cacti house with over 250 varieties of cactus, several other plant species are there in the park. The park also has reptiles, monkeys and birds. You can easily spend the entire day in the park. Built in 1938, in the middle of Lake Rudrasagar, is Neer Mahal. The construction of the palace is attributed to Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore, and is said to be the summer residence of the royal household. The palace has two wings each with grand staircases and 25 rooms. The palace is a mix of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The palace can be reached by boat and is accessible to the public. Ujjayanta Palace, built in 1899, by Maharaja Radha Kishore is a must visit site in Agartala. The palace has grand domes, gardens, fountains, pools etc. A blend of Indian and Mughal architecture is seen here. At present it is the State legislative assembly building. Tripura Sundari Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in Tripura. It is locally known as Matabari. The temple is situated on a small hill. Tripura Sundari temple houses the idol ofGoddess Kali. A big fair is organised every year on the hill during Dipawali. The construction of the temple is attributed to Maharaja DhanyaManikya Devji. Bijoy Sagar Lake, also known as Mahadev Dighi, is one of the largest lakes in Udaipur. 750m is the length of the lake. It is used for fishing, bathing and washing clothes. The surrounding area is now habited and you can visit the lake at any time of the year. Narzul Granthaghar is the name of the National Library in Udaipur. The library is named after the revered poet of Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam, built in 1954 by Manikya rulers. There are thousands of books here, at present 75,000 books, on different genres. Anyone is allowed to enter the library till they follow the rules and regulation of it. Bhubneshwari Temple is open to people across the globe irrespective of your caste and creed. Nearby is Gunabati group of temple that has temples for several gods like Durga, Shiva etc. Fine Art School at Udaipur is an experience to visit. There you will find handmade miniature paintings, pottery and other kinds of painting. You can even buy these. Other temples in and around Udaipur include Satsanga Bihar, Basanti Mandir, Loknath Temple, Ramkrisna Asram, Ramthakur Asram etc.
Where to Stay
Gunabati Tourist Lodge and Gomati Yatri Niwas are the two places where you can ride. These are govt run places for tourists.
Where to Eat
There is nice place to eat near the town hall called the Abhishek Restaurant.
What to Buy
Indian govt encourages the Handicraft sector of Tripura. You can buy handmade baskets and pottery.
How to reach
Matabari has Udaipur railway station. Not many trains go through here. The station lies on Lumding–Sabroom section. It connects Udaipur to Agartala. There are regular trains to and fro from Agartala to Udaipur. Another option is travelling by road. From Agartala in every few minutes there are buses to Udaipur. Taxi services are also available in Agartala for going to Udaipur.
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