Agartala is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura and is second largest city in North-east India after Guwahati, both in municipal area and population. It lies on the bank of Haroa River and is located 2 km from Bangladesh. Agartala has temples and palaces. As per 2011 census, Population of Agartala city is 399,688. The population of Agartala was 367,822 in 2004 after the municipal expansion (189,327 in the 2001 census). The Noble laureate Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore visited the city more than once and also built a house that still exists.
Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur is called the founder of the planned city of Agartala. During the 1940s the town area was re-organised in a planned manner with new roads and a market building.
Demography and Culture
The city mainly consists of Bengalis and Tripuris. Bengali is widely spoken in the city as a result of the erstwhile regal patronage and high influx of Bengalis from Comilla, Sylhet, Noakhali, Chittagong districts of Bengal(Now part of Bangladesh). Durga Puja and Saraswati puja are celebrated with great grandeur and ecstatic enthusiasm, which reflect the influence of the culture of the Bengalis. The inter-cultural, inter-communal integrity is rather wonderful. Hence, nearly every festivity attracts participation from citizens of diverse and vibrant backgrounds.
Universal Prayer Hall is at the Ramakrishna Mission Dhaleswar Complex in Agartala.
Gedu Miyar Masjid
Benuban Bihar, Kunjaban
Agartala Baptist Church, Arundhutinagar, the oldest church in Agartala
Agartala City Baptist Church, Supari Bagan
Capital Baptist Church, Nandannagar
Palace Baptist Church, Palace Compound
Khakotor Baptist Church, Abhoynagar
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Durjoynagar
Don Bosco Catholic Church, Nandannagar
Catholic Church, Mariamnagar, the first Christian community in Tripura
Presbyterian Church, Shyamali Bazaar
Places of interest
College Tilla - Maharaja Bir Bikram College, Tripura University buildings, football ground, international cricket stadium, picturesque lush landscapes and serene natural lakes. Its also a National Bird Sanctuary
Ujjayanta Palace - Palace of the Tripura kings, now converted to state legislative assembly.
Jagannath temple — Hindu temple of Vaishnava school of thought.
Umamaheswar temple — Hindu temple of Shaiva and Shakti(durga).
Venuban Budhha Vihar
Neermahal (Palace amidst a natural lake,Rudrasagar)