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Tripura (help·info) (Bengali: ত্রিপুরা) is a state in North-East India, with an area of 4,051 sq. mi. or 10,491.69 km². Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south, and west. The Indian states of Assam and Mizoram lie to the east. The capital is Agartala and the main languages spoken are Bengali and Kokborok. It was formerly an independent Tripuri kingdom and was merged with independent India on 15 October 1949 by the Tripura Merger Agreement. It was also known as Hill Tippera (anglicized version of Tipra) during the British Raj period and has a history of over 2500 years and 186 kings. Several theories exist pertaining to the origin of Tripura's name: Tripura finds mentions in the Mahabharata, the Puranas and pillar inscriptions of Emperor Ashoka. Tripura has a long historic past, its unique tribal culture and a fascinating folklore.In the distant past Tripura was known as Kirat Desh. There are references of Tripura in the Mahabharat and the Puranas. Tripura, the...      Read more at wikipedia...
 
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Agartala, the state capital, is connected by road with Guwahati via Shillong by National Highway No.44. It takes about 24 hrs. by road from Guwahati to reach Agartala. There are flight connections as well, with Calcutta and Guwahati.
 
Facts At A Glance
Built In Tripura acceded to the Indian Union in 1949.
Main Languages Bengali and Kakborak.
Population 31.91 lakhs
Description
Tripura is one of the most beautiful place in India where we can see rare combination of natural beauty and man-made wonders, a unique blend of the old order and new, and a fusion of cultures and architectural styles. Many tribes and communities who have made their home in Tripura have lent an incredible mix of culture and customs to this small state. Maximum part of the state is covered with forest and hills, with natural wonders ranging from lakes to wildlife sanctuaries.

Tripura is unlike the other Northeastern states of India with its vast population of Bengalis coexisting with 19 tribes, some of who have come to the state from neighbouring tribal belts. Virtually surrounded by Bangladesh, the state lies south of Meghalaya, and east of Assam and Mizoram.
 
Location
This ancient land of mysterious past is located in the North Eastern region of India between 22" 56' and 24" 32' north latitude and 90"09' and 92"20' east longitude. Except for Mizoram and Assam on its east, Tripura is bounded on three sides by the international boundary of Bangladesh.
 
Best time to visit
The best time to visit this beautiful city is the period between October and April.
 
How To Get There
Agartala, the state capital of Tripura is connected with Calcutta and Guwahati by Indian Airlines. Kailashahar the District Head quarter of North Tripura District is connected by regular Bus service with Agartala. The nearest rail station is at Kumarghat of NF railway. Kailashahar is also well connected by regular bus services with Guwahati, Shillong, Silchar and all districts and sub-divisional towns of the State.
Road: Kailashahar is connected by road to
Delhi 2,603 km
Calcutta 1,654 km
Guwahati 445 km
Shillong 345 km
Imphal 384 km
Badarpur 134 km
Kohima 529 km
Silchar 163 km
Itanagar 826 km
Agartala 176 km
Dharmanagar 26 km
Bagpasa 37 km
Kumarghat 27 km

By Air-The State capital, Agartala is well connected by air with Calcutta and Guwahati. Flight from Guwahati or Calcutta takes less than 45 minutes to reach Agartala.
The North Tripura District has one small airports at Kailashahar where small chartered planes can land after prior information.
 
Attractions
Sepahijala-Sepahijala is covering an area of 18.532 km. More than 150 species of residential birds, migratory birds, orchid garden, boating facilities, wild life, botanical garden, zoo, elephant joy-rides, rubber and coffee plantation attracts the visitors.The famous spectacled monkey is found here.
Location : 25 k.m. from Agartala on Agartala-Udaipur main road.

Trishna Wild Life Sanctuary-Trishna Wild Life Sanctuary is located at about 100 Km. away from Agartala in Belonia Subdivision of South Tripura District. Bison is the main attraction in this sanctuary, in addition to the resident and migratory birds.

Kamalasagar-Vast lake at the border of Bangladesh was excavated by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 15th century. On the bank of Kamalasagar, there is a famous temple of Goddess Kali dating back to 16th century. It is one of the excellent picnic spots in the statewith scenic beauty.
Location : 30 k.m. from Agartala.

Deotamura-Deotamura is famous for its panels of rock carvings on the steep mountain wall on the bank of Gomati. There are huge images carved of Shiva, Vishnu, Kartika, Mahisasur Mardini Durga and other gods and goddesses. This is also called Chabimura. These images date back to 15th-16th centuries.
Location : 75 k.m. from Agartala.

Dumboor Lake-A water area of 41 sq.km. with an un-ending spell of luxuriant green vegetation all around stands majestic for her exceedingly charming beauty and 48 islands in the midst of the lake. Migratory birds, Water sports facilities are additional attractions. There is a Hydel Project near the lake from where River Gomati originates and this is called Tirthamukh where on 14th January every year famous 'Pous Sankranti Mela' takes place. The lake is the confluence of rivers Raima and Sarma. Various species of migratory birds are noticed in the winter and it has rich reservoir of natural and cultured fishes.
Location : 120 k.m. from Agartala.

Rudrasagar Lake-Rudrasagar lake, about 55 Km. away from Agartala near Melaghar having 5.3 Sq.Km. water area is another big attraction. In the centre of the lake the famous lake palace of Tripura namely Neermahal is built. The lake witnesses a large number of migratory birds in every winter. Every year a boat race is organised in July/August. The visiting tourists can enjoy boating facility in the lake.

The main monument in Agartala is the UJJAYANTA PALACE, built in 1901, sporting a mixed Mughal-European style. Sprawling over 800 acres, this huge complex is now the state legislative assembly. It also has formal gardens and man-made lakes. It is not usually open to the public but if you go to the main gate between 3 and 4 pm, you may get an entry pass.

Situated on the palace grounds and open to all are two temples?UMMANESHWAR TEMPLE and JAGGANATH TEMPLE?both of which are orange in colour.

There is a Buddhist temple, VENUBAN VIHAR, about 1 km north on Airport Road. An unusual GEDU MIAN MOSQUE which is decorated with broken crockery pieces may also be visited.

The STATE MUSEUM is on HGB road and its display includes ethnographical and archeological exhibits. It is open from Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; entry is free. The TRIBAL MUSEUM, located behind the tourist office, is devoted to the memorabilia of Tripura's 19 tribal groups.

OLD AGARTALA is 5km away to the east. It has the TEMPLE OF FOURTEEN DEITIES where devotees throng in July for the Karchi Puja. It can be reached by autos , buses and jeeps
 
Travel Tips
Travel Reservation
Air
Indian Airlines, Palace Compound, Tel. 0381-225470
Rail
N.E.F. Railway, Reservation Counter, TRTC Complex, Krishnagar, Agartala.
BUS
TRTC Office Counter at Kailashahar, Dharmanagar, Kumarghat, Agartala Krishnagar.
 
History
The history of Tripura as a administrative unit dates back to the days of Maharajas when the territory was a native State. It is significant to note that all though Tripura was conquered by force of arms in 1761, no Political agents was appointed in the State till 1871 - a gap of 110 years.


The former princely state of Tripura was ruled by Maharajas of Manikya dynasty. It was an independent administrative unit under the Maharaja even during the British rule in India though this independence was qualified, being subject to the recognition of the British, as the paramount power, of each successive ruler. After independence of India, an agreement of merger of Tripura with the Indian Union was signed by the Regent Maharani on September 9, 1947 and the administration of the state was actually taken over by the Govt. of India on October 15, 1949. Tripura became a Union Territory without legislature with effect from November 1, 1956 and a popular ministry was installed in Tripura on July 1, 1963. On January 21, 1972 Tripura attained statehood. It has excellent opportunity for Tourism. It has many places of interest. Folk Dances of Tripura speak its rich cultural heritage.
 
Getting Around
Unmetered taxi, auto rickshaw and bus services with reasonable fare prices are available from each major town of the North Tripura District.
 
Places To Stay
There are various private hotels at Kailashahar as well as State Government Tourist lodges. In addition, at different tourist centres Tourist lodges of the state Government are available for tourists. The details are given below :-

GOVERNMENT ACCOMMODATION
1. Eden Tourist lodge, Bhangmun,Jampui hill (20 bedded).
2. Uttarmegh Tourist Lodge, Halflongcherra, Dharmanagar (24 bedded).
3. Uttarayan Pantha Niwas, Near Railway Station, Kumarghat (12 bedded).
4. Tourist lodge at Phuldungsie, Jampui hill ( 24 bedded)
5. Way side amenity at panisagar ( 12 bedded- under construction)
6. Passenger oriented way side amenity at Kumarghat( 24 bedded- under construction)
 
Festivals
Throughout the year and throughout the state different fairs and festivals are organised. which attract a large number of pilgrims and tourists. The important ones are :-

Ashokastami Festival Unakoti
April

Garia and Gajan Festival Throughout the state
April

Rabindra/ Nazrul Jayanti Throughout the state
May

Kharchi Festival 14 Goddess Temple, Old Agartala
July

Boat Race Melaghar/ Gandacherra
August

Manasa Mangal Throughout the state
August

Durga Puja Throughout the state
October

Dewali Festival Mata Tripureswari Temple Premises, Udaipur
November

Rasha Festival Kamalpur, Kailashahar, Khowai, Agartala
November

Orange & Tourism Festival Jampui Hill Range
November

Book Fair Agartala
January

Pous Sankranti Mela TirthaMukh
January
 
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