Limited number of paid accommodation is available in NIT Guest House/Students Hostel and is available on "First Come First Served" basis. The Conference Organizer will be happy to help you for getting hotels near the city.
Attendees will have a plethora of transportation options to get out and about to see the city of Agartala. It all starts when you arrive!
The Institute is 4 km off National Highway (NH-44) and about 20 km away from the capital city.
Nearest rail station: 2 km
Airlines: More than seven Airlines connecting Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Mumbai directly.
From Airport to NITA:Taxi, Tata Sumo/Max and Bus services are available.
From Tripurasundari Temple to Neermahal Palace, Jampui Hill, the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary and beyond, Agartala attractions beckon for far closer scrutiny. The state faces winters from October to February, which is the best time to visit Agartala.
Below is a list of some suggested things to do in Agartala,
Tripura State Museum (Ujjayanta Palace): The Tripura Government Museum or the Tripura State Museum, Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala in the Indian state of Tripura is housed in the Ujjayanta Palace, former royal palace of the Tripura (princely state).
The exhibits in the museum are of archaeological antiquities, historical Indian sculptures, paintings and tribal culture. The museum has 1406 collections on display which include 79 stone sculptures, 141 terracotta plaques, 774 coins of gold, silver and copper, 10 copper plate inscriptions, 9 stone inscriptions, 39 images of bronze, 102 textile items, 58 Oil paintings, 63 sketches and drawings, and 197 ornaments.
Neermahal Palace: Neermahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a former royal palace built by King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur of the erstwhile Kingdom of Tripura, India in the middle of the lake Rudrasagar in 1930 and was completed by 1938. It is situated in Melaghar, 53 kilometers away from Agartala, the capital of Tripura. The palace is situated in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake and assimilates Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.
The palace is the largest of its kind in India and the only one in Eastern India. There are only two water palace in India another one is the Jal Mahal in Rajasthan.
The palace is divided into two parts. The western side of the palace is known as Andar Mahal. It was made for the royal family.The eastern side is an open-air theatre where drama, theatre, dance and other cultural events were organized for the enjoyment of Maharajas and their royal families. The palace has 24 rooms in total.
Jampui Hill: Jampui Hills is a hill range located in the North Tripura district in the north eastern part of the Indian state of Tripura. The average altitude of the hill range is approximately 1000 meters above sea level.
Orange Festival - Orange plantation started in Jampui hill during the early 60s. It began as a fruit plantation for self-consumption. Later on, when markets opened the people realized the economic potential of oranges. New gardens were created and within a few years, almost all families started an orange plantation for commercial purpose in their lands. In course of time income from orange plantations drastically changed the economic conditions and standards of living of the people of Jampui. The quality of orange was so good that it won 1st position at fruits exhibition at New Delhi in the mid 80s. Since then, Jampui became famous as a place where best quality oranges are grown commercially. With this recognition, more tourist became interested in visiting the area. So, for the promotion of tourism, the Information and Culture department of Tripura started the unique Orange & Tourism festival celebration every year at Jampui hill. A large number of tourists, both domestic and foreign, participate and enjoy this festival. However, due to spread of orange disease like milky dew, dieback, and attack by pests, about two-thirds of the orange plantations has been wiped out. At present, Orange festival has been discontinued due to decline in orange productions and for other reasons. During this festival season, September to December, the hill is covered with floating clouds and it provides a rare experience for the tourists. The formation of clouds at the bottom of the hill range and its gradual ascendance from the bottom to the top slowly engulfing the whole hill range in its mystic lap is an experience to treasure.
Tripurasundari Temple: Tripura Sundari is a goddess and one of the ten Mahavidyas. She is best known as the Devi extolled in the Lalita Sahasranama and as the subject of the Lalitopakhyana (story of the goddess Lalita) in Hinduism.
According to the Srikula tradition in Shaktism, Tripura Sundari is the foremost of the Mahavidyas and the highest aspect of Goddess Adi Parashakti. The Tripura Upanishad places her as the ultimate Shakti (energy, power) of the universe. She is described as the supreme consciousness, above Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Tripurasundari is said to sit on Shiva's lap in his form as Kāmeśvara, the "lord of desire". Tripura Sundari (Parvati) is also the primary goddess associated with the Shakta Tantric tradition, known as Sri Vidya.
Sepahijala: Situated 20 kms away from Agartala city, beside National Highway. Very natural Wildlife with lots of green.Best time for visit is October - February. Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Tripura, India of some 18.53 square kilometers (7.15 sq mi), about 25 kilometers (16 mi) from the city center, located in Bishalgarh.
It is a woodland with an artificial lake and natural botanical and zoological gardens. It is famous for its clouded leopard enclosures. The sanctuary contains a variety of birds, primates, and other animals. The terrain is green throughout the year and the weather is temperate except for the two humid summer months of March and April. It gives shelter to about 150 species of birds and the unique bespectacled monkey, Phayre's langur. The primate section consists of four species (rhesus macaque, pig-tailed macaque, capped langur and spectacled langur). The crab-eating mongoose (last sighted in the 1930s) has been resuscitated. The sanctuary has been developed both as a wildlife sanctuary and as an academic and research center. About 150 species of birds live in the sanctuary, and migratory birds visit in winter. Initiated in 1972 the sanctuary has five sections: carnivores, primates, ungulates, reptiles and aviary. There are several lakes;among which Amrit Sagar named lake have boating facility.
Unakoti: Unakoti hill, literally meaning one less a koti in Bengali, hosts an ancient Shaivite place of worship with huge rock reliefs celebrating Shiva. It is the prime tourist spot of Unakoti District Tripura in the Kailashahar Subdivision in the North-eastern Indian state of Tripura. It is Shiva pilgrimage and dates back to 7th – 9th centuries if not earlier.
Unakoti is a historic Shaiva pilgrimage spot and dates back to 7th – 9th centuries if not earlier. While the marvellous rock carvings, murals with their primitive beauty form the chief attraction, natural beauty including mountain scenery and waterfalls are an added bonus. As per Hindu theological traditions, when Lord Shiva was going to Kashi along with one crore gods and goddesses including him, he made a night halt at this location. He asked all the gods and goddesses to wake up before sun rise and proceed for Kashi. It is said that in the morning, except Shiva himself, no one else could get up so set out for Kashi himself cursing the others to become stone images. As a result, we have one less than a crore stone images and carvings at Unakoti. These carvings are located at a beautifully landscaped forest area with green vegetation all around which add to the beauty of the carvings.
Dumboor Lake: Dumboor Lake is a charming water body in Gandacherra Sub-Division about 70 km from Ambassa. The lake looks like a tabour-shaped small drum, "Dumboor" of Lord Shiva from which the name "Dumboor" originates. A massive and breathtaking water body of 41 km2 with a spell of luxuriant green vegetation all around stands majestically for its charming beauty and 48 islands in the lake. The lake is the confluence of the rivers Raima and Sarma. Migratory birds are visible in the winter, and it has rich reservoir of natural and cultured fishes. One of the islands, "Narkel Kunja" or a coconut island, has been developed.