Ujjayanta Palace front facade
Ujjayanta Palace from an angle
Ujjayanta Palace ( ) is a
former royal palace situated in Agartala, the capital
of the Indian state of
Tripura, and currently serves as the meeting place of the
Aerial view of Ujjayanta Palace,
showing the two artificial lakes
Ujjayanta Palace is a tourist attraction of
Agartala, and tours are conducted by the Tripura Tourism
Ujjayanta Palace was built by Maharaja
1899–1901 at a cost of 10 lakh
despite financial constraints.
The earlier royal palace of the Kingdom
was located away from Agartala. However, as a result
of a devastating earthquake in 1897, the palace was destroyed and
later rebuilt as Ujjayanta Palace in the heart of Agartala
the merger of the Kingdom
of Tripura with India in 1949,
royal properties were nationalised.
remained unoccupied for some time before beginning its current role
as the State Legislative Building.
Ujjayanta Palace compound covers an area of approximately one km².
The main block covers , comprising public halls such as the Throne
room, the Durbar
hall, Library and the
Reception hall. The Neoclassical
palace was designed
by Sir Alexander Martin of Messrs Martin & Co. The Chinese Room
is particularly notable, the ceiling of which was crafted by
artisans brought from China. The two-storied palace has three large
domes, the largest of which is high from the ground, and which
rests atop a four-storied central tower. The palace has tiled
floors and carved front doors. Newer attractions are the musical fountain
installed in front of the
main entrance, and the night-time floodlights. The grounds are laid
out as formal Mughal gardens
with fountains. There are two large artificial ponds on either side
of the garden.
Several Hindu temples
adjacent to Ujjayanta Palace, dedicated to Lakshmi
A panoramic view of the palace
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