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TRIPURA GUIDE

 
Tripura tucked away in a corner of northeast hills, surrounded by Bangladesh on three sides. Tripura's lush green mountains and valleys attracts many different peoples over the centuries. Tripura became part of Indian Union Territory in 1949 Tripura is more like India proper than the other northeast hill states and its connections with Bangladeshi plains are strong.




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  TRIPURA INFORMATION

 
The princely state of Tripura accededto the Indian Union in 1949. This ancient land of mysterious post is located in the North Eastern Region of India and Bounded on the North West, South and South East by the international boundary of Bangladesh. In the eat it has common boundary with Assam and Mizoram 60% of the total area is under hills and forests Pollution free eco friendly environment and pleasant weather of this panoramic tiny state is inhabited largely by 19 tribes.Bengali and Manipuri etc. communities. A matchless combination of age-old culture and tradition is reflected in the beautiful bandloom and handicraft products of the State, which attract the visitors for its classic quality, exquisite colour, excellent design and craftsmanship.Tripura represents a composite culture with several ethnic groups residing in the State. Though the cultural heritage of one community differs from the other but the manifaceted efforts have mingled them into a single whole giving birth to a unique cultural genre. Tripura can be termed as a Laboratory of exotic cultural synthesis.
 
   

  TRIPURA FACTS AND FIGURES

 

Tripura at a Glance ...
Area     10,500 sq km
Capital Agartala
Lagauges Phari,Hindi,English
Religion Hindu, Christianity
Main Income Tourism,Agriculture,Indusry
Best Time to visit September to March
 
   

  TRIPURA HISTORY

 
The State of Tripura was a princely state, and Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur was the last king. After the death of Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur in May 1947, a Council under the leadership of his widowed wife Maharani Kanchan Prabha Devi took over the charge of the administration on behalf of minor prince Kirit Bikram. The monarchy came to an end on 9th Sept, 1947 and Tripura was merged with the Indian Union as a part 'C' State, administered by the Chief Commissioner. Tripura became a Union Territory on 1st November 1956. The territorial council was formed on 15th August 1959, which was later dissolved and a Legislative Assembly with a council of ministers was formed in July, 1963. Tripura became a full fledged state in 1972. Till 31st August 1970 the district administration was run by one Deputy Commissioner. On 1st September 1970, Tripura was divided into 3 (three) districts, namely, North Tripura, South Tripura and West Tripura. Later the fourth district called Dhalai was created which started functioning from 16th April, 1995.
 
   

  TRIPURA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 
Ujjayanta Place(Agartala) » Kunjaban Place(Agartala) » Malancha Niwas(Agrtala) » Nermahal(Agrtala)
 
   

  TRIPURA FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

 
Tripura are Durga Puja and Diwali. Both are community festivals, but the former has attained the status of being the greatest community festival in Bengal and Tripura. The four-day long Durga Puja is generally held in autumn (Sep-Oct) every year. The immersion of the deity takes place on the Vijaya-Dashami or the fourth day of the Puja.
 
   

  HOW TO REACH

 

By Air :
Tripura has only one airport at Agartala that connects the place with Guwahati and Calcutta.

By Rail :
Tripura has no railheads inside the state. The nearest railheads are at Kumarghat (140 km from Agartala) and Silchar (180 km) in Assam

By Road : The National Highway 44 connects most of the places of Tripura via Shillong. The state transport corporation and private tour operators run regular buses that connect the state with the nearby towns and cities both within and outside the state.

 
   

  TRIPURA MAJOR CITIES

 
Agartala
 
   

  TRIPURA WILDLIFE AND BIRDS

 
Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, about 30 Km away from Agartala covers an area of 18.53 Sq.Km More than 150 species of residential birds migratory birds, orchid garden, boating facilities, variety of wildlife, botanical garden, zoo, elephant joy rides and the scenic beauty incluiding rubber and coffee plantation attract the visitors. There are cottages inside the Sanctury where tourist can stay. Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is also one of the attractive tourist spots. Bison is the main attraction of this sanctuary in addition to resident and migratory birds.
 
   

  TRIPURA ARTS AND CRAFTS

 
Tripura has a large population of tribals, thus has a tradition of different kinds of crafts. Handloom is the most important craft of the state. The main feature of Tripura handloom is vertical and horizontal stripes with scattered embroidery in different colours. It is followed by cane and bamboo craft. Popular handicraft items are bamboo screens, lamp stands, tablemats, sitalpati, woodcarving, silver ornaments and other crafts that are practiced. Simplicity is the hallmark of brass and bell metal articles provided in Tripura.