Melaghar is a Town in Sipahijala district in the Indian state of Tripura, situated about 50 km (approx.) from capital Agartala. It is a neighbour town to Sonamura and only 10 km away from Bangladesh border. It contains a Hospital, Police station, 2 Major Schools, few Primary schools, a Motorstand, Petrol-Pump, Cell Towers and a Town Hall. The famous Water Palace Neermahal is situated in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake in this town. Melaghar is situated in a low elevation of 11 meters. Melaghar is blessed with a peaceful climate most of the year. However, summer time can be excessively hot, dry, humid and interspersed with rains and thunderstorms. Winter generally starts towards the end of November and lasts until February, where the temperatures can reach very low conditions. The monsoon season in Melaghar starts in April during the Bengali month of Boishakh. During the monsoon season, Melaghar is inundated frequently due to excessive rainfall and flooding by the local rivers as by the 1993 and 2007 Tripura Floods to be remembered. Durga Puja Festival: One of the best times to visit Melaghar is during the famous Durga Puja when the streets come alive and people from the entire town flock to the town centre to visit the many statues of goddess Durga scattered around the town. Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Bijoya Dashami. Melaghar is in good position in term of Maa Durga Puja for its pandals in all the state. Kali Puja Festival: One of the main festivals is the Kali Puja which occurs between October and November and is where the children, adults and the elderly enjoy famously. Melaghar also known for its bright lights during this Puja where the entire town is lit up beautifully. All the people of Tripura knows that in term of Maa Kali Puja, Melaghar is one of the best city for its big pandals & crowd. Ratha Yatra: Melaghar RathaYatra is one of the oldest and biggest Mela(Fair) of Tripura. Every year in July it helds at Jagannath Bari field. Thousands of people come to increase the crowd and popularity. Melaghar Rath is the 2nd tallest in whole India after Mahesh Rath in West Bengal. Shops and Markets: Anandabazar is a shopping market in Melaghar. Just re-opened in 2014 by CM Manik Sarkar. It has all types of shops likely Grocery Stores, Book Shops, Stationery and others Varieties. The Infotech System and Style House are two new opened Shopping Shop here. The famous book shops in this town are Sikshaniketan, The Sikshaniketan etc. One of the famous sweet shops of Melaghar is Matri Bhandar that everyone knows. By the way, a famous Khadims shoe centre opened a shop near Hospital Road in Melaghar. There are a lot of fashion shops, that peoples formally known as Textiles in Melaghar. Another two Shopping Market's construction is recently completed, one is near Motorstand and second is Pal Mansion new shopping mall near Netaji Chowmuhuni. Neermahal: Neermahal is the main spot of Melaghar.[clarification needed] It is the second beautiful water palace in this type after Jal Mahal in Rajasthan and the only one in Eastern India. The palace was built by Maharaja (King) Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman (1926-1930). Its a palace in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake. It is located about 2 km from the main market. There are also boat rides to travel the main palace from Rajghat Ferryghat. Sagarmahal is a lodge hotel for tourists who wish to spend a night here. Every year hundred of people come here for picnic in the winter time. Also so many foreigner birds come in this lake at the winter season. There is great view of this palace in every night. Other attractions: Veeramma Kali Mandir, Melaghar Kali Temple, Pagli Masi Temple, attached with Kalibari; Every Bengali year 2nd day of Chaitra month a local fair held here with thousands of people's presence. The other attractions are Joyramthakur Ashram, Jagannathbari. The re-made new town hall is also of the attraction, many types of function are held there. A swimming pool and a park, that located beside the Town Hall are also part of Interest.

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