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Udaipur Old Rajbari : Slow Progress of retrofitting work hampers tourism
 Udaipur Old Rajbari : Slow Progress of retrofitting work hampers tourism
PHOTO : Udaipur Rajbari. TIWN Pic

Udaipur, March 11 (TIWN): Old Rajbari (Royal Palace), one of the most important archaeological site and attractive tourist spot of Tripura, is in dilapidated condition due to the relaxed attitude of the Government to preserve Tripura’s ancient historical places.

ASI retrofitting work has been paused many times, government responded to reconstruct the Old Rajbari of Udaipur very enthusiastically in the beginning, but this work is progressing very slowly of late.

When TIWN correspondent visited, not a single worker was also found working on site. ASI (Archeological Survey of India), Government should take steps to finish this work as fast as possible so that the tourists may enjoy this North East state and its historical monuments and culture.

Earlier in December 8, workers in Bhubaneswari Temple ( Old RajBari) of Udaipur found five old furnaces of King Dominated period during the excavations in the Royal palace. Labourers were busy in excavations in the Bhubaneswari Temple complex when they found these five furnaces . According to Archaeological experts these furnaces might have been made somewhere around late 17th century. It is to be mentioned here that Maharaja Gobinda Manikya ascended the throne in the year 1663 and during his reign the Bhubaneswari temple was built. 

During this time Udaipur was the erstwhile capital of the state and was  known as Rangamati. Ranindranath Tagore mentioned the name of Bhubaneswari Temple in his novel Rajarshi. And thus it became famous the world over. In 2013 state govt decided to revive the structure of Bhubaneswari temple as per its original structure. Accordingly Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Ltd took the initiative to return the glory of this old palace to make it more attractive to the tourists. Since yesterday hundreds of people went to see these furnaces as the the news spread everywhere.

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