Tripura

Capital
Agartala
Population
3,1 million
Area
10 486 km²
Languages
Bengali, Kokbarak, Manipuri

Best time to visit
September to March
Climate (°C)
March to June: Warm
July to September: Warm & Humid
October to February: Chilly & very cold

About

The second smallest state of India, it is one of the most ancient of the princely states. A Union Territory since 1956, Tripura became a state in 1972 encircled by Bangladesh on all sides, except in the north-east where it is bounded by Assam and Mizoram. Tripura is a storehouse of tribal crafts and culture as well as music and dancing. Tripura has mainly a Bengali community.

How to get here

Air
Connected with Guwahati and Calcutta by Indian Airlines.

Rail
The nearest Rail head is Kumarghat on NorthEast Frontier Railway.

Bus
Agartala is connected by bus with all the smaller towns of Tripura. There are also buses to Silchar, Guwahati, Karimganj and Shillong.

Places to visit

Agartala - Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary - Dumboor - Mata Tripureshwari Temple

.: Agartala
The capital town of Tripura is only 45 minutes away from Calcutta and Guwahati by air. A town with a glorious past, the present site of Agartala was chosen by Maharaja Krishna Kishore Manikya Bahadur, who shifted the capital from old Agartala to its present site in the late eighteen forties. While approaching Agartala by air, the sight of rising folds of green hills and verdant fields sweeping along the serpentine courses of the river beds tells travellers that they that Agartala is near.

.: Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
A reservoir of about 150 species of birds, the spectacled monkey is the major attraction of this area, being one of the rare species found in abundance in Tripura.

The second smallest state of India.

.: Dumboor
This lake, located amidst the sylvan hills,encloses 48 islands. Lake Kamalasagar, an antique temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, built in the 15th century, stands on the banks of this lake.

.: Mata Tripureshwari Temple
This temple, is amongst the 51 pithasthans of India. As it resembles a tortoise, the temple is also called Kurma Pith.



 
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