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 King Jujhar Fa, 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 Har (Shiva) resides in Kailash. Therefore the place was known as Kailash Har
which was later on transformed to Kailashahar. A Tripura king named Adi-Dharmapha
ruled here in 7th century. He performed a great yagna with much pomp and gaiety.
The name Kailashahar found currency since that time.
Kailashahar is connected to the rest of India mainly by road. The town also has an
airport that is currently closed. The nearest rail connection is in Kumarghat,26
kms from Kailashahar.
Kailashahar is a nagar panchayat town, the headquarters of the Unakoti district
in the Indian state of Tripura located along the Bangladesh border.
There are 30 GPs and 7 ADC villages in Kailashahar,there are 15 wards in Kailshahar