The State of Tripura was a princely state, and Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur was the last king. After the death of Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur in May 1947, a Council under the leadership of his widowed wife Maharani Kanchan Prabha Devi took over the charge of the administration on behalf of minor prince Kirit Bikram. The monarchy came to an end on 9th Sept, 1947 and Tripura was merged with the Indian Union as a part 'C' State, administered by the Chief Commissioner. Ensure a special holidays with us.Tripura became a Union Territory on 1st November 1956. The territorial council was formed on 15th August 1959, which was later dissolved and a Legislative Assembly with a council of ministers was formed in July, 1963. Tripura became a full fledged state in 1972. Till 31st August 1970 the district administration was run by one Deputy Commissioner. On 1st September 1970, Tripura was divided into 3 (three) districts, namely, North Tripura, South Tripura and West Tripura. Later the fourth district called Dhalai was created which started functioning from 16th April,1995.
The South Tripura District with its headquarter at Udaipur was created in 1970. Udaipur is popularly known as the city of lakes and was the capital of Tripura till 1760 A.D. The city is famous for its Mata Tripura Sundari Temple which is situated about 3 km away from Udaipur at Matabari. The temple is one of the 51 Mahapithasthans of India. The legend is that toe of the right foot of Mata Sati fell, as a result of the cutting of the body of Mata Sati into pieces by Sudarsan Chakra of Lord Vishnu . Ensure a special holidays with us.
Tripura Sundari Temple
The temple is situated about 3 Km away from Udaipur town on the Agartala- Sabroom road. The temple was constructed in the year 1501 A.D. during the period of Maharaja Dhanyamanikya. It is one of the 51 Maha Pithasthans of India. As per mythological saying, toe of the right foot of Mata Sati fell at this place. It is one of the most important tourist spots of the State where hundreds of pilgrims visit every day. During Dewali, a big dewali mela is organised in the Mata Tripura Sundari Temple premises where lakhs of people offer puja. According to Rajmala, this temple was constructed for establishing the idol of Lord Bishnu. But one night Maha Maya came into the dreams of Maharaja Dhanyamanikya and asked him to shift her idol from Chittagong, now in Bangladesh, to this place and accordingly Mata Tripura Sundari was established in this temple. The temple administration is run in the name of Revenue Department of the State . Indian Travel Agent offers Visit India and explore India.
The temple is situated on the northern bank of Gumati. The temple was built in between 1667 to 1676 A.D., during the reign of Maharaja Govinda Manikya. The temple is constructed on a 3 feet high paved terrace. The roof features the typical four-chaala pattern with stupa like crowns on the vestibule and core chambers. The stupa on core chamber is embellished with floral designs. Indian Travel Agent offers Visit India and explore India. The historical significance of this temple is that it is the back-drop of the famous novel "Rajarshi" and the drama "Bisarjan" composed by Rabindranath Tagore.
Shiv Bari and Tin Mandir
The temple is situated at Udaipur town. According to the Pithamala, it is the abode of "Tripuresh Bhairav". The phallic symbol of Shiva inside the temple is still being worshipped. The temple was constructed by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya. The door of the temple faces the west. Though the Tripureswari temple was first to come up, both were contemporary. The temple was repaired in 1651 A.D. by Maharaja Kalyan Manikya. The present temple was renovated by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya. Indian Travel Agent offers Visit India and explore India.
Debtamura is approximately 35 KM away from Udaipur, it is situated in Amarpur Sub-Division. Debtamura means God's peak and it is a fall range between Udaipur and Amarpur Sub-Division running along the Gumti river. The place is famous for images of Lord Shiv, Goddess Durga and other Goddesses. Scintillating Special Holidays with us.These beautiful images are carved with a lot of dexterity on the rocky faces of Debtamura which is steep as 90 degrees. The hill ranges are covered with thick jungles and one can reach this abode of gods only after trekking through these jungles.
The place is about 55 Kms away from Udaipur. It is situated in Belonia Sub-Division. Pillak has become important from the historical point of view as many old stone images have been found in this area. The mound still found at Pillak, if excavated, may unearth many more images to help reconstruct the religion of this ancient place. Scintillating Special Holidays with us.
It is situated about 62 Km. away from the district head quarter. The place is famous for its serene beauty and tranquillity. The famous Dumbur Hydel Project is situated here which is the main source of power for South Tripura District. Two rivers Raima and Sarma which originate in the present Dhalai district merge here and the famous GUMTI river originates from this Dumbur reservoir at Theerthamukh. Scintillating Special Holidays with us.The Dumbur Reservoir is also famous for attracting a large number of birds from different parts of the world. Every year, on the day of Pous Sankranti, the famous Thirthamukh Mela is organised where a large number of people from all over the state and neighbouring states visit. A large number of devotees visit the mela and take dip in the holy water of river Gumti and also do "Pind dan" rituals for the peace of souls of their forefathers. It has got special significance among the tribals. Elaborate arrangements by the various departments of State Government and district administration are made for organising the mela.
Trishna Wild Life Sanctury
It is situated approximately 60 Km away from the district headquarter along Bangladesh border and in the western part of Belonia Sub-Division. It is famous for dwelling place of Bison and migrating birds from Siberia and other places in winter
Deer Park and Patichari
It is situated at Patichari on the Udaipur-Sabroom main road and is famous for the abode of spotted deer (Chital) and Barking deer (Khatta Harin).
This temple is situated by the east bank of Jagannath Dighi. Detailed information about the temple is not available, though it seems the temple had stone-inscriptions. Perhaps it was built some time in the last quarter of the 17th century. Scintillating Special Holidays with us.