Located in Agartala, the Ujjayanta Palace is a museum and the former palace of the Kingdom of Tripura, which is now the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. Founded by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya Debbarma, the palace was constructed between 1899 and 1901 and stands on the banks of two lakes surrounded by gardens inspired by the European style. In October 1949, it was the home of the ruling Manikya dynasty until Tripura’s merger into India. In the year 1972–73, the palace was purchased from the royal family by the Government of Tripura for Rs. 2.5 million, and until July 2011, used to house the State Legislative Assembly. Along with a lot of stone sculptures, coinage of the Manikya dynasty, and some other artifacts, primarily showcasing the lifestyle, arts, culture, tradition, and utility crafts of communities residing in northeast India, Ujjayanta Palace is now a State Museum.