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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.


Transport


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 Nagar Panchayat.


TOTAL POPULATION OF KAILASHAHAR



ST

SC

OBC

RM

UR


OTHERS

Total

18038

21148

31362

35585

10490

0

116623



ST


SC


OBC


RM


UR


OTHERS


 TOTAL

925

5480

6247

1584

9276

537

24049

Block Wise Population (As on 2010)
Nagar Panchayat Wise Population (As on 2011)