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Ujjayanta Palace

Ujjayanta Palace
This royal house, which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering 1 sq. km. area was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1901. History of Ujjayanta Palace covers the rich cultural history of Tripura. This palace is one of the architectural landmarks in Triupra. Ujjayanta Palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic style with a Mugal inspired spacious garden and lake spread out infront. The two - storied high building in Agartala has three domes, each measuring 86 feet high. The interior of Ujjayanta Palace have beautiful tiles floor, corved wooden, ceilings and doors. Ujjayanta palace and its surroundings covered and area of 1 sq. km. and housed many Hindu temples.
Tripura claims to be one of the oldest Princely State of Ancient India. The historical chapter of the Royal line of Tripura, known as the Manikya dynasty, began during the reign of Maharaja Maha Manikya, who ascended the throne, being crowned in 17 A.D., and was the first ruler who started his governance of the State under the Royal title of Manikya. 

Ujjayanta Palace was originally built in the year 1862 by then king Ishan Chandra Manikya (1849-1862)and it was devastated by a massive earthquake in June 1897. After that Ujjayanta Palace was again built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1901 as a cost of 10 lakh rupees despite financial constraints.

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