Location : North-East of India
Area(Provisional) : 10491,69 Sq. Km.
Population : 35,82,000
Altitude : 12.80 meters above sea level
Rainfall : 234.4
Literacy : 60.44 %
Attractions : Agartala (Capital)
Major Languages : Bengali and Kakborak
Telephone code : 0381
Best Time to Visit : September to March
Tripura - A Tribal State
Tripura, located at the south of North-East, is a land of grand palaces, dazzling lakes and magnificent temples. Tripura with its capital has an eclectic mix of people and culture that had been living together for a long time. Though Bengalis(inhabitants of West Bengal ) mainly constitute larger portion of the population, tribes of various states and people from other states had also settled in this state. Some of the travel attractions are the Ujjayanta Palace , Dumboor Lake and Udaipur .
Places To See
Tripura has an internationl border with Bangladesh on three sides and it shares boundaries with the states of Assam and Mizoram. The multi-cultural Agartala, the elegant Ujjayanta palace, the serene Dumboor Lake and the magnificent Neermahal with its royal reflection on the lake are some of the favourite tourist spots of the state.
Though the state has all the major festivals of the country like the Durga Puja, Doljatra(Holi), Buddha Jayanti and Diwali, traditional festival namely Garia and Gajan Festival, Manasi Mangal are also popular in all parts of the state.
Arts and Culture
All the tribal communities in Tripura together form the culture of Tripura. The main features of the respective communities and tribes can be explained through their folk dances. Garia, Jhum, Maimita, Masak Sumani and Lebang Boomani dances of Tripuri community, Bizu dance of Chakma community, Cheraw and Welcome dances of Lusai community, Padisha and Abhangma dances of Mog community and Gajan, Dhamail, Sari, Rabindra dances of Bengali community are some of the popular folk dances of Tripura.
Excursions From Agartala
Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
Located at a distance of 33 kms, the sanctuary has a variety of attractions namely a botanical garden, picnic spot, elephant rides, toy train, lakes and a zoo.
100 kms away, there is a small museum of Buddhist sculptures of the 8th -9th century. Tourist looking for a accommodation can stay at tourist lodge in Halflong Cherra.
Cane and bamboo craft made in Tripura are popular in the country. A person can buy these products from Purbasha on M.B.B.Sarani, Tantumani. Exotic Handlooms are also available at Tripura Handicrafts, Akhaura Road .
Accessibility to the State
There are flights from Guwahati( Assam ) and Kolkata to Agartala. The former one takes 40 minutes and the latter takes 50 minutes. Flights are operated by Indian Airlines. The city is only 5 kms away from the airport and taxis and auto-rickshaws are available to commute to other parts of the city.
The nearest railhead to the city is the Kumarghat which is 140 kms away and it is connected to Guwahati railway station.
National Highway 54 connects Agartala with Guwahati and further on the highway joins National Highway 40 to reach Shillong. Guwahati and Shillong are 599 kms and 499 kms away respectively. There is a route to the city of Dhaka at Bangladesh which takes around 6 hours. Local Transport Un-metered private tourists taxis and auto-rickshaws are used for commuting within the state.