Welcome to Unakoti
In a hilly jungle setting 160km northeast of Agartala, the archaeological site of Unakoti is one of Northeast India’s little-known jewels. Massive rock-cut sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses (some dating back to the 7th century) adorn rock faces at the site, including a 10m-tall face of Shiva sculpted on a monolithic rock and a trio of Ganeshas hewn beside a waterfall. Well paved though sometimes slippery paths and steps lead to the main carvings, and unpaved paths lead to various Shiva linga in the forest. Local people still come to make offerings to the Shiva images and linga.
It takes about two hours to see all of the more obvious sights.