Pilak Historical palace

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    Location: Paschim Pillak, Tripura , India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

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    In the Santirbazar sub-division of the South Tripura district of the Indian state of Tripura, the Pilak Historical palace is an archaeological site. Belonging to Buddhist and Hindu sects, Since 1927, many images and structures have been discovered here.  8th to 12th centuries antiquities are found there. Representing a heterodox culture of Hinduism and Buddhism of the 9th to 13th centuries, sandstone sculptures of the Pilak site are on display at the Tripura Government Museum.


    People Spending time in Pilak Historical PlaceFor its archaeological remains of the 8th – 9th centuries, Pilak is a place of great attraction. Followed by Hindu rule in subsequent years, the place was once under the rule of Buddhist Kings, which all these finds lead to the establishment of. With Mynamoti and Paharpur in Bangladesh, Pilak, the treasure trove of archaeological riches has closed association.  After further excavation, a number of hidden treasures have come out and been taken up by the Archaeological Survey of India at Shyamsundar Tilla and Thakurani Tilla. Exploring the history of this lovely destination, makes the tourists delighted. During the Pilak Festival, thousands of visitors gather here during the month of December.


    Historical Place in PilakNear the place, there runs a hilly runlet, which is known as Pilak Stream.  For its scenic beauty, the place is attractive. Both  Narasimha images of 12th century A.D and Huge stone images of Avalokiteswar in 9th century A.D  were found here.  In the Government Museum at Agartala, both images are now preserved. The images of Ganesha, Durga, Suriya, etc gods and goddesses, one finds at peak even now. Terracotta images of Kinnars are also noticed there. In Rishyamukha near Pilak, two bronze statues of Buddhas were discovered

    Inside/Outside Views

    From Jolaibari railway station, it is at a distance of 2 km.  For archeologically enthusiastic persons, it is a mesmerizing site, definitely.  Here, sculptures mostly resemble Buddhism.  As told by the local guide, entry timing is 9 am to 5 pm. From Agartala, Pilak is located at a distance of 114km. This place is no doubt an ideal treasure house of Buddhist and Hindu shapes.

    Opening Hours

    1. Monday———-9 AM–6 PM
    2. Tuesday———-9 AM–6 PM
    3. Wednesday——9 AM–6 PM
    4. Thursday———9 AM–6 PM
    5. Friday  ————9 AM–6 PM
    6. Saturday ———9 AM–6 PM
    7. Sunday  ———–9 AM–6 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

     No entry fee is needed

    How to Reach

    By air: From the main city in Singerbhil, the Agartala airport is located about 12 km.  As Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Chennai, it connects to most major metros of the country, but only via Kolkata and Guwahati.  Daily passenger flights from and to the city airport are operated by airlines like SpiceJet, IndiGo, and Air India. From Kolkata or Guwahati to Agartala, the flight duration is only about one hour.

    Situated at about a distance of 570 km, the nearest airport is the Imphal airport. At about a distance of 575 km, the second closest airport is the Guwahati Airport.

    By rail: Be warned about traveling to Agartala by train, as it would take longer than the distance between Agartala and other cities. While from Kolkata, it’s about a distance of 12 hours, it takes about 28 hours, from Delhi.

    By road: From Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, and Silchar, there are regular and direct bus routes to Agartala which are preferred by tourists and businessmen alike. As buses now travel via the neighboring country, Bangladesh, the much-awaited Dhaka-Kolkata bus service has decreased the distance and duration between Kolkata and Agartala by almost half. Via National Highway 44, Agartala is connected to Assam and other states. KG Reliance Travels, Joy Ram Tours & Travels, Ezee Yatra Tours & Travels, and Tripura State Transport buses are the other well-known bus services that travel to and from the state capital city. To reach Agartala from Guwahati via Shillong, it takes about 24 hours through NH 44. You must keep in mind that it is not safe to travel to some rural areas after sunset.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must keep your snacks and water bottle with you. Be polite and don’t do any kind  of activities which may disturb other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed there.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: you can visit the place anytime throughout the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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