Have you ever heard the name of this place? If, your answer is ‘NO’, then quickly go through this blog, and if your answer is ‘YES’, then boost yourself with these thrilling details
Chabimura is kind of an isolated place located deep in the forest with less human intervention, in South Tripura. It is situated on the bank of Gomati river at Amarpur subdivision under Gomati district, 82 km away from main city and capital Agartala, Tripura, India, 30 km away from Udaipur and 7.5 km away from Amarpur.
A brief description :
Tripura being a hilly track has seven mountain ranges, i.e Jampui, Sakhantang, Longtharai, Atharamura, Boromura, Devatamura and Sardeng. ChabiMura rock carvings of Devtamura ranges are fine specimens of old Vedic sculptures. Wrapped in deep winter mist and soft chill, quiet flows the river Gomati – piercing through two massive mountains and moist verdure-to an ancient place- a place that has long been forgotten and long forsaken. While Unakoti of Kailashahar is relatively well known, the rock carving on bank of Gomati River at Chabimura represents another exclusive beauty lying virtually untapped.
The stone images at Chabimura are reported to mark the revival of Brahmanism during the 15/16th century when influence Buddhism waned in India. The purpose of the carvings, and the artists who carved them are completely unknown. The statues are carved on the steep sloping rock exposures of the Kalajhari Hills which drains into the Gomati River. There are in all 37 rock cut images of Shiva, Vishnu, Kartika, Mahishasura Mardini Durga and other Gods and Goddesses. The biggest idol of Maa Durga in rock carvings is about 20 feet high. Beautiful images are carved with a lot of dexterity on the rocky faces of Devtamura which is steep at 90 degrees. The hill ranges are covered with thick jungles and one can reach this abode of gods only after trekking through these jungles.
Places To Visit
Boat Ride at Gomati River
The Gomati river descends from the Lushai Hills and enters into the plains at Chabimura. The turbulent flow subsides, and the river flows calmly, making it an ideal place for boating. There are boats standing by the side of the river. These boat will give a ride of the Gomati river, amidst of the jungle covered hills on both sides. The boat will stop by an another wonder, the ‘Path to heaven’ (according to local folk stories), an endless cave between the mountain. It is really true that Chabimura shows the beauty of nature very closely. It calls Tripura’s ‘Amazon’.
150 – 200 INR/ per head.
Entire boat charges:
1000- 1500 INR (you can bargain the charges)
100.00 INR /per hour
The Mahishasur-Mardini statue is the largest statue in Chabimura. It measures 11 meters in height width approx 8 meters. It depicts the killing of Mahishasur, a demon king mentioned in Hindu mythology. The sculpture of Mahishasurmardini was astonishing in this setting. It portrayed Durga in her fearsome incarnation with ten hands, each carrying a weapon while Mahisasur lies on the ground at her feet. The face is depicted round with dishevelled hair-in a number of hair locks. The local tribe worshipped it as CHAKRAK-MA.
The carving also looks to be associated with ‘TANTRA’ (Science of cosmic principles in combination with sounds and vibration), not usually seen in these sculptures. A half an hour onwards boat journey along with river reveals a weird bend. On left side is the Cave unvisited by humans and it is said it had mysteries of gigantic python. It is said that Jamatias used to live here and was driven by cobras. To the west of this area is Burtiari. Some legends also says that the idols and carvings at Chhabimura predates Mahabharta (5561 BC) and existed at the time of Bhagdutta (King of Pragjyotishpur, current Assam but possible whole north-east at that time) and was worshipped after war by Gandhari, an ardent disciple of Lord Shiva and ally of Bhagdutta who participated in the war at Kauravas side.
At Chabimura, the hills form a 90° degree angle with the flowing water, and these type of rock cutting was not a easy task. Despite all the challenges, these tribal artisans were able to create an exquisite piece of art which still stands.
All along the way on both sides of the river you will be able to see waterfalls and crevices on the steep walls of Chabimura ( also known as Devtamura). It remains so quiet always . But the silence is not oppressing. Quite the opposite actually. It is full of mystery and the sounds of jungle, wind and water.
Best time to visit
November to March. Please avoid the monsoon season.
How To Visit
Agartala has a well connected airport from all cities in India. Chabimura Hills is about 90km away from Agartala airport. You can reach easily from Agartala within approx 3hours. And Amarpur is situated 75km from Agartala, the capital of Tripura and the hill range is 5 km away from the town. Hire a bus or car from Radhanagar Motorstand in Agartala and you will reach Udaipur town in Gomti district in less than 3 hours by car, via bus little longer. You can also stop to the famous TripuraSundari Temple in Udaipur town. From here in an hour you can reach Chabimura.
2000 – 2500 INR ( Agartala- Agartala, One day tour)
Sagarika Parjatan Niwas in Amarpur.
It is suggested that, Kindly pre book hotel either in Udaipur town or Chabimura.
Other places to visit on the way
Dumboor Lake, Amar Sagar, Tripura Sundari Shakti Peeth and other local temples.
Tour Types :
Nature & Adventure
Adventures are the best way to learn new things and it bring the zeal back into our life.