Neer Mahal

The only lake palace in Northeast India, Neer Mahal or the palace of water is a wonderful water palace situated near Agartala city. A former royal palace, Neer Mahal has been built at the centre of Rudrasagar lake having an area of 5.35 sq km. King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya built the Neer Mahal for one of the Maharajas in 1930.

Structure of Neer Mahal

Neer mahalThe amazingly beautiful and wonderful Neermahal imbibes  Hindu and Mughal architectural style which is clearly noticeable on the domes of the palace. The palace was designed and constructed by Martin &Burn Co. Sandstone and marble has been used for the construction of the beautiful palace. 

There are two parts of the palace. The western side is known as Andar Mahal which was used by the royal family. There are 15 rooms in the Andar Mahal. In the western side of the palace is a beautiful garden where there was a stage where drama and theater were used to be performed. The eastern part of the palace was used by the servants. In the main building there were two sections - one for the king and the other for the queen. The palace has 24 rooms in total.

As there was a motor boat ghat in the palace, the royals could enter the palace by motor boats. There were two stairs at the ghat- one for the “maharaja” and the other for the “maharani”. With towers and pavilions, moats and bridges the palace is a wonder to look at. The surroundings of the palace are lush green and beautified by colorful flowers. Birds could be spotted over the lake over which the palace has been built. The palace would be lit by flood lighting in the evening. Water sports facilities have also been arranged. With all these amazing features the Neermahal has become a real wonder.

Important Facts:

Location: Rudrasagar Lake, 53kms from Agartala

Hotels near Neer Mahal

Ginger Hotel Agartala
Airport road,
Khejur Bagan
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Hotel Welcome Palace
Hari Ganga Basak Road,
Agartala 799001

Sagar Mahal Tourist Lodge
Melaghar, Tripura 799115

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