Ben: আগরতলা āgaratalā

‘Agar Forest’  City/Capital, Tripura.

Ben/Skt/Hin: aguru/agar, ‘aloe-wood’ [Aquilaria malaccensis]; and tala, ‘surface’, ‘cover’, ‘floor’

Agartala is the capital of Tripura and the second largest city in the North East after Guwahati. 

Agarwood or aloewood  (also eaglewood or gharuwood) is a fragrant wood used in incense, perfume, and small carvings. It forms in the heartwood of the aquilaria tree when it defends itself against a parasitic mould.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Tripura place names.


Tripura State Museum, Agartala             Sharada Prasad CS