Pilak is a quaint archaeological site situated in the South Tripura district in the state of Tripura in Eastern India. Several relics of Buddhists and Hindu sect have been recovered from this site since early 1920’s and the place witnesses many Buddhist followers here round the year. Pilak has been under the governance and care of the Archaeological Survey of India for a long time and they are responsible for maintaining the ancient relics that have been found over the years in this beautiful small town.
Located at a little distance from Agartala, Pilak attracts quite a few travellers, historians and cultural buffs to explore its age old tradition and culture. The plush green landscape surrounded by gorgeous paddy-fields and the calmness one experiences in this town are unsurpassable. Pilak has many ruins dating back to the early centuries viz. 8th – 10th century and these hold the key to their culture and heritage. Pilak has seen the existence of both Buddhists and Hindus peacefully for a very long time and you can visit the temples and ruins of this town. The stunning terracotta plaques and various Buddhist art can be witnessed in this place. Images of Avalokitesvara, Narsimhan, etc. can be found scattered across the place in Pilak. The beauty of the sculptures from Buddhist era has attracted a lot of attention from tourists and pilgrims alike and it is a shrine for Buddhists from across India. Few other places to visit in Pilak are Deb Bari; brick built stupas, Shyam Sundar Tilla, Balir pathar, Sagar Deb, Thakurani Tilla and Basudeb Bari.
Come and experience the peace and harmony in this small village of Pilak!