Agartala: In a move to promote the rich royal heritage of Tripura and attract tourists from across the country and the world, the tourism department has initiated to redevelop the ‘Durbar Hall’ of Ujjayanta Palace.

Maharaja Bir Bikram’s Durbar Hall of Ujjayanta Palace will be recreated with the help of the students of Government College of Art and Craft and experts from outside the state, an official said.

Tripura tourism director Tarit Chakma took to Twitter to announce the initiative, “As part of preserving the rich Heritage, @TripuraTourism has initiated work of Durbar Hall of 120 years old Ujjayanta Palace (Nuyungma) of the Manikya Dynasty. The progress is on with the synergy of Art College, @LalitKalaAcademy and Royal Family.”

Speaking with EastMojo, an official from the tourism department said that the Durbar Hall of Ujjayanta Palace, once recreated, would be known as the symbol of Tripura’s high heritage and culture.

“A blueprint has been created using the Rajamala, photographs and paintings of the royal family. The students of the art and craft college along with a team of experts will be assigned for the work,” the official added.

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He also said that recently the tourism department held a high level meeting and a committee was also formed to monitor the works. The clearance was also given to start the renovation of the Durbar Hall of Ujjayanta Palace during the meeting.

Ujjayanta Palace, currently also known as the state museum, was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by the erstwhile King of Tripura, Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya. It was named Ujjayanta Palace by Rabindranath Tagore.

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