Tripura is one of the oldest princely states of ancient India. The royal Tripura began during the reign of Maharaja Maha Manikya, who was crowned in 1400 AD, he was the first ruler under the royal title of Manikya.
Ujjayanta Palace was built in 1862, 10 km or 6 miles away from Agartala, by King Ishan Chandra Manikya.
Ujjayanta Palace was purchased from the royal family by the Tripura government in 1972 for Rs. 2.5 million, and was used to house the state legislative assembly.
Now Ujjayanta Palace is a state museum and it has the lifestyle, arts, culture, traditional crafts of communities residing in northeast India.
The name ‘Ujjayanta Palace’ was given by Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Prize winner.
The Ujjayanta Palace is about 250 acres and it has public rooms the king meet with public or the throne room, Durbar hall, library and reception hall. The Ujjayanta Palace situated in the heart of Agartala.
The Chinese Room has the awesome design. The ceiling of which was crafted by artisans brought from China.
This palace is two story. The Ujjayanta Palace has three large domes, the largest of which is 86 ft high, and which rests atop a four-storied central tower.
The architecture has influences of Roman and British.
The palace has tiled floors and carved front doors. A newer attraction is the musical fountain installed in front of the main entrance.
There was a debate for the Ujjayanta Palace. People form Tripura demand that the proposed name of the museum keep as Tripura Ujjayanta State Museum or anything which has got Ujjayanta in it. Ujjayanta is a remembrance of the rich past that we had.
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