Lesser-known wonder of India-Unakoti in TripuraTripura is a small, beautiful state at north-eastern part of India. It is surrounded by Bangladesh at three sides. It's capital is Agartala. At a distance of about 180 km. of Agartala, Kailashahar is the District Headquarter of newly-formed Unakoti District. Unakoti is located near Kailashahar town.
Unakoti means ''one less than a crore''. It is stated that there are almost one crore (one less) rock carvings in this Hill. However, the centre of attraction is definitely a 30-feet figure of Lord Shiva carved out of a single vertical rock face. Besides this giant statue, there are many other statues of Lord Vishnu, Nandi, Narasimha, Ravana, Hanuman and other Gods. A big fair on the occasion of Ashokashtami is held in the month of April.
Even now it can't be determined who did these giant rock carvings. We feel ourselves very small and insignificant standing underneath these statues.
I request Members of ISC to make a plan to visit Unakoti, another wonder of this great country.