Raj Bhavan (Tripura)

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Raj Bhavan (Bengali রাজ ভবন ) is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura. It is located in the capital city of Agartala, Tripura. Built in 1917, it is known as the Pushbanta Palace in the pre-independence days. The present governor of Tripura is TATHAGATA ROY.

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Raj Bhavan is what was earlier the Pushbanta Palace. It was built by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya (1909-1923). He selected a spot on a green hillock known as Kunjaban, which stands at a distance of 1 km north of Ujjayanta palace, for its scenic beauty for building a suburban palace for retreat. The palace was constructed in 1917. It was named as Pushbanta Palace and it covers a total area of 1.76 hectares.

This palace was mute witness to the poetic creations of many great poets including a number of popular songs. There are well laid gardens and lawns within the palace compound. It is now the official residence of the Governor of Tripura. The southern side of the garden has been made open for the public and has been named as Rabindra Kanan.

The current Governor isTATHAGATA ROY.

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Coordinates: 23°51′13″N 91°17′05″E / 23.853524°N 91.284766°E / 23.853524; 91.284766