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How To Reach Agartala
Agartala is the capital city of the north-eastern Indian state of Tripura and is the second largest city in the region after Assam capital Guwahati. The city is located on the banks of River Haora and is a mere 2 km from the Indo-Bangladesh International Border. Apart from its position of administrative importance, Agartala is also a lucrative tourist destination. There are a number of places to visit for the tourists during their stay in the city. Let us take a quick look at how to reach the city.
Agartala has a domestic airport terminal which provides the state the much needed air connectivity with the neighbouring cities and other major cities of the country like Guwahati, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai etc. in the absence of direct flights, tourists can take connecting flights to reach Agartala. The Agartala Airport is also known Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport and is located 12 km from the city centre. There are proposals underway to add an international terminal to the airport. Currently Air India, Spicejet and Indigo operate regular flights in and out of Agartala Airport.
Agartala Railway Station is located about 5 km from the city centre and after Guwahati, it is the second north-eastern city to be connected by rail. It is interesting to know that Agartala was the state capital of independent India to get connected by rail network. The station allows the city and the state to establish connectivity with neighbouring cities like Guwahati and Kolkata and these cities help to connect Agartala to the rest of the country.
Agartala is well connected by roads with neighbouring towns and districts. National Highway 44 is the lifeline of the state that criss-crosses through it. Agartala has excellent bus services that connect it to major parts of the country. There are state buses and luxury coaches operated by the state and private companies that ply regularly to and from Agartala. There are good package deals offered by the bus operators for tourists.
Commuting within Agartala city is not tough. Tourists can choose car rentals for sightseeing for visiting other tourist destinations within and outside the city. Travelling by road is a preferred means of transportation. State run buses are also available for local commuting.