Neermahal palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tripura, and is located 55 km from its capital city Agartala. A former royal summer palace built by King Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman of the erstwhile Kingdom of Tripura, Neermahal was constructed in the middle of Lake Rudrasagar in 1930. As a matter of fact, not many in the country know that Neermahal on Rudrasagar lake is one of the few lake-palaces in the country.
This spectacular edifice still reflects the wave of its past glory and castes its spell on the mind of the visiting tourists. Well laid gardens and flood lighting add color to the beauty. In winter large numbers of migratory birds are seen in Rudrasagar Lake surrounding the palace. There’s a boat festival held at the lake annually. Visitors can stay at the picturesquely located Saharamahal Tourist Lodge at Rajghat, the access point for the palace from which one can get a boat. Another attraction here is the craft and heritage village.
In fact, the then King Bir Bikram built this fabulous edifice to mark the most significant achievement of his life. His glorious deed is the establishment of Maharaja Bir Bikram College, built upon a verdant green valley in Agartala. Bir Bikram was a true follower of his immediate predecessors who were champions in promoting art, culture and education in this tribal dominated princely state of that time.