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Location of Kailashahar
in Tripura
Coordinates 24°20′N 92°01′E / 24.33°N 92.02°E / 24.33; 92.02
Country  India
State Tripura
District(s) North Tripura
Population 20,279 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
State of Tripura having 4 districts, roadways & small railway network.

Kailashahar town is the nagar panchayat and head-quarter of North Tripura district in the Indian state of Tripura located along the border with Bangladesh.



The history of old Kailashahar is associated with Unakoti, a tourist place reputed for its 7th - 9th century AD stone and rock cut images. A 15th generation descendant of the Bengali Tripuri King ,a Shiva disciple who started the Tripurabda (Tripuri Calendar), prayed for Lord Shiva in a village called Chhambulnagar on the banks of the river Mau. It is speculated that Chhambulnagar, which is mentioned in Rajmala, was situated near Unakoti Hill. The Prince prayed for Mahadeva in Unakoti. For this some people believe that the previous name of Kailashahar was Chhambulnagar. Some believers thought that Shiva resides in Kailash. Therefore the place was known as Kailashahar , which literally means City of Kailash in Bengali. Shahar being the Bengali word for City. A Bengali Tripura king named Adi-Dharmapal ruled here in 7th century. He performed a great yagna with much pomp and gaiety. The name Kailashahar found currency since that time.[1]


Kailashahar was the ancient capital of the Tripuri kingdom.


As of 2001 India census[2], Kailasahar had a population of 20,279. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kailasahar has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 79%. In Kailasahar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Like other Bengal people of Bengali descendant and hills lived together happily with the people of the North-East tribals for long time. But in recent time there was violence between them. The main reason is economical deprivation of land and livelihood of the native indegineous Bengali people. Now all bengali and tribals are like brothers in the whole town.


Kailashahr is connected to the rest of India mainly by road. The town also has an Airport. The Word Kailashahar is derived from the word Kailash meaning Kailash Hill, the abode of the lord Shiva, and the other word Har mening lord Shiva.These two words have directly associated with the Holy Omkutpresently known as Unokut/Unokuti, a great Thirth of Lord Shiva.The great holy river Manu(as per Hindu mythological Manu) flows in the Kailashahar.The various racial groups are the inhabitants of this place.Aboriginated Tribals and migrated Bengali and Manipuri are the major groups.

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Ajit Sinha


This is a picture of RKSP ( Ram Krishana Siksha Prathisthan)
  • Ramkrishna Mahabhidyalay
  • RamKrishna Shiksha Pratishthan
  • Radha Kishore Institute
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Kailashahar
  • Girls High School

Places of Interest

  • Unakoti


Kailashahar assembly constituency is part of Tripura East (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]


See also



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