Places of Interest


Agartala

State : Tripura, in the north eastern part of India.

Best time to Travel : September to March.

Weather Conditions : Summer- Max. 35, Min. 21.7; Winter- Max. 25, Min. 10.1; 22.4 cms (June to August).

Location : Agartala is the capital city of Tripura. It is at a distance of 2 km from the neighbouring country Bangladesh.

Agartala is the capital town of Eastern state of Tripura and is a storehouse of rich cultural diversity due its proximity with Indo-Bangladesh border which is just 5 Kms away. The main language spoken is Bengali, Kokborok is the language of local tribes. Population is mixed of 70% Bengali 30%Tribal. By religion Hindus are major, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist are other religion practiced by the peoples of Tripura. Bamboo crafts and handlooms are world famous some are earning foreign currency. Till date Agriculture is the main profession, horticultural crops like Pine apple, Jack fruit, Orange, Mango, Lime lemon, litchi etc are main. Rubber is another crop grown extensively in Tripura. Huge sources of Natural Gas are also there. Industrialization is on fast tract as Govt. is providing extra effort on Infrastructure development for Industry tourism. Tourism is declared as an industry in the state.

Must visit in Agartala & Tripura : -

• Ujjayanta Palace : – It was built in the Indo-Saracenic style in 1901 by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya. It is a two-storeyed mansion, two huge pond on both side of entry, with 28 hectares of parkland. Sprawling over 800 acres, this huge complex is now the state legislative assembly.

• Ummaneshwar Temple and Jagganath Temple : – Situated on each sides of ponds, one on the east and another on the west.

• Laxminarayan Temple & Durgabari : – Situated in the same complex of the Ujjayanta Palace.

• Venuban Vihar : – A Buddhist temple, about 1 Km North on airport road.

• State Museum : – It is on HGB road and its display includes ethnographical and archeological exhibits.

• Fourteen Goddes Temple : – Few km away from Agartala at Khayerpur (Previously knows as Puratan Haveli).

• Jampui Hills : – These are located at a distance of about 200 km from Agartala and are famous as the land of the permanent spring.

• Mata Tripureswari Temple : -60 km away from Agartala at Udaipur, the temple is one the 51 peeth.

• Neer Mahal : -About 60 km away from Agartala, this palace was the summer residence of Maharaja, it was constracted middle of the water.

• Other places like Pilkak, Debtamura, Unakoti etc are of archeological importance and also attracts tourists.

Agartala is a small but major tourist destination especially in the months between October and April.

Know Agartala in Tripura :

Agartala
Agartala, the capital city of Tripura is tucked in the north eastern part of India. Set close to the neighbouring state of Bangladesh, Agartala is rich in flora & fauna, the legendary state of Tripura is a beautiful world in itself. Agartala in Tripura is a laid back administrative centre, gained prominence when Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifted his capital here in the 19th century. This market town for rice, tea, jute, and oilseed, is the commercial center of the region surrounding it. Agartala in Tripura also owns an airport with connections to Kolkata.

Journey to Agartala, the Capital City of Tripura :

Airport : Agartala is connected by airlines flights with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.

Railheads : The two nearest railway stations are Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). Both the stations on the North-East Frontier Railway, connected with Lumding & Guwahati, where as Lumding and Guwahati are connected with Calcutta and other major stations in India.

Road Transport : Good motorable raods connect Agartala with Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati 599 kms, Shillong 499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms. Tripura Road Transport Corporation buses connect Silchar, Shillong and Dharma Nagar to Agartala.

Staying in Agartala, Tripura :
Agartala has a small but decent selection of hotels. The accommodation at Agartala are nothing very extravagant, but something for every traveler coming to Agartala, Tripura. All places are comfortably made for the tourists from all over. Choice of eating places is very limited – your hotel is the obvious place.

Sightseeing in Agartala, Tripura :

Ujjayanta Palace

The major attraction of the town is the Ujjayanta Palace, which was established in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style in 1901 by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya. It is a two-storeyed mansion, with 28 hectares of parkland, and now occupies the office of the State Legislative Assembly. In the grounds, there are two temples – Umanneshwar and Jagganath – both of which are ochre in colour.

Kunjaban Palace

Another major place of attraction is the Kunjaban Palace built in 1917 by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. It is located at a distance of 1 km away from the Ujjayanta Palace on a hillock. The Palace is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura. The southern part of the Palace is open to the public and has been named as Rabindra Kanan.

Neermahal

Located about 55 km from Agartala is Neermahal, Tripura’s major tourist destination. It is a summer resort built in the middle of a lake named Rudrasagar, with a total area of about 5.35 sq km. It is the only lake palace in Eastern part of India and has been built in a blend of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles.

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Deotamura

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : October to March.

Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid.

Location : Devtamura (Peak of Gods) or Deotamura is about 75 km from Agartala on the banks of the River Gomati.

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Deotamura
Deotamura in situated in the north eastern state of Tripura is a sacred spot famous for its rock-cut images, on the banks of River Gomati, also called Devtamura. Deotamura literally meaning, the peak of God’s. This place has an interesting series of images carved on the hills facing the river Gomati which is known as Chabimura. This place dates back to 15th and 16th century AD.

Journey to Deotamura:

To approach Deotamura you have firstly to land up at Rangamati by bus from Udaipur and thereafter have to journey by boat to arrive at Deotamura.

Staying near Deotamura, Tripura

Accommodation is not a problem here. Being close to Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, Deotamura has enough places to stay for the tourist visiting Tripura.

Sightseeing in Deotamura, Tripura

This important tourist destination is famous for its rock-cut shrines, situated amidst lush green vegetations. The images of Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu, Kartikeya, Mahishasur Mardini Durga and other gods and goddesses carved out of stone, during the 15th and 16th centuries AD can be seen here. The massive images on the vertical rocks are exceptionally breath-taking. There are about 37 rock cut images located on the hill. The boat travel available provides a scenic view of the hill and its sculptures.

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Kumarghat

State : Tripura, in the north eastern part of India.

Best time to Travel : October to March.

Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid.

Location : Kumarghat is located in North Tripura District of Tripura, India.

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Kumarghat is in North Tripura District of Tripura. It is know for its extensive pineapple cultivation. This being the prime occupation of the inhabitants, Kumarghat in Tripura is the highest producer of the fruit in the state. Kumarghat Tripura supplies large quantity of pineapples to Assam and other neighbouring states in the north east of India. Kumarghat is at a distance of 140 km from the state capital, Agartala. The nearest railway station is Kumarghat Railway Station and the nearest airport is Agartala Airport.

Journey to Kumarghat:

Airport : Connected with Guwahati and Calcutta by Indian Airlines. The Airport is 10 K.M. away from the City.

Railhead : The nearest Rail head is Kumarghat on NorthEast Frontier Railway. It is i475 K.M. from Calcutta-via- Guwahati.

Road Transport : 1808 K.M. from Calcutta. 597 K.M. from Guwahati, 496 K.M. from Shillong and 308 K.M. from Silchar. Agartala is connected by regular bus services with all Sub-divisional towns of Tripura. Besides, bus service is also available for Silchar, Guwahati, Karimganj and Shillong. Taxi are also Available on hire.

Staying in Kumarghat, Tripura

Accommodation is not a problem at Kumarghat, Tripura. One can all levels of accommodation for all types of travelers, though not too fancy. The accommodations available provide comfortable setting nad good service to the satisfaction of the tourists.

Sightseeing in Kumarghat, Tripura

Ujjavanta Palace

In the heart of the city, spread across an area of almost one sq km, this mighty palace was founded in Indo-Saracenic architecture by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya Bahadur between 1899-1901. It houses the State Legislative Assembly. The ceiling of the Chinese room, the carved doors, the water pools arid the fountains portrays the grandeur of the past days.

Neermahal

Neermahal the water palace, built in 1930 by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya as summer resort is located at a distance of about 53 km from Agartala. It is one of the good blend of assimilation between Hindu and Muslim architectural, design.

Venuban Vihar

Magadha King Bimbisar had built Venuban Vihar or monastery at his pleasure-garden for Buddha to live in. This was the first gift of the king as obeisance to his preceptor. Buddha, too, had lived at Venuban for some monsoons. Excavation revealed the past. Though, today it is a Deer Park and a Zoo.

Kamala Sagar

The huge lake here was excavated by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya Bahadur in the late 15th Century while the Kali Temple atop the hillock dates back to the 17th Century. Famous for the great fair held in October, this place is equally popular with the picnickers

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Pilak

State : Tripura, in the north eastern part of India.

Best time to Travel : October to March.

Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid.

Location : Pilak is located at a distance of 100 km from Agartala, the capital city of Tripura India.

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Pilak
Nestled in the lush green valley dotted with paddy-fields, sparse human habitation and occasional uplands, Pilak in South Tripura’s Belonia subdivision holds the key to Tripura’s ancient history. Pilak in Tripura is a place of attraction for its archaeological remains of 8th & 9th centuries AD. Located at a distance of 100 km from Agartala in Tripura, Pilak seems like a shrine of Hindu and Buddhist art. The Hindu and Buddhist Sculpture can be seen at its best here. The area displays numerous terracotta plaques, sealing with Supa and sltone images of Avolokiteswara, including the images of Narasimhan, found there dating back to Buddhist period. The images found here reflect survival of heterodox creeds and sects portraying both Hinduism and Buddhism. Pilak is closely associated with Mynamoti and Paharpur in Bangladesh. Recently, further excavation has been taken up by Archaeological Survey of India to know more about the region and its history.

Journey to Pilak in Tripura :

Airport : The Airport is 12 km to the north and leads on to Agartala. Agartala is well connected with Pilak.

Railhead : The nearest railhead is at Kumarghat, from where you can easily reach Pilak by road.

Road Trasnsport : 100 km from Agartala .By bus from Agartala to Julaibari in Belonia Sub-Division only. Then by auto rickshaw or rickshaw ( 5 km. ).

Staying in Pilak:
Visitors can stay at Pilak Pantha Niwas, Bagafa and Dakbanglow, Shantir Bazaar.

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Udaipur

State : Tripura, in the north eastern part of India.

Best time to Travel : October to March.

Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid.

Location :Located about 55 km from Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, India.

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Fourteen Goddess Temple

Udaipur, a place of tourist’s interest in the north eastern state of Tripura is at distance of 55 km away from Agartala, is the Head Quarters of south Tripura district. Earlier Udaipur in Tripura was known as Rangamati and Radha Kishorepur. Most of the famous temples of Tripura are established at Udaipur. The famous temples are Tripura Sundri temple and Bhubaneswari temple.

Journey to Udaipur in Tripura :

Airport : The Airport is 12 km to the north and leads on to Agartala via the Ujjyanta Palace. Agartala is well connected with Udaipur.

Railhead : The nearest railhead is at Kumarghat.

Road Trasnsport : All India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives are easily available.

Staying in Udaipur:
Accommodation of many categories are available at Udaipur, though not very luxurious. Accommodation are ideal for all types of tourists from all across the world.

Sightseeing in Udaipur, Tripura

Tripura Sundri Temple
Tripura Sundri temple or Mata Tripur Sundri (Maa Kali) temple is situated at a distance of 3 km going towards south from Udaipur town. This temple is regarded as one of the 51 Shaktipithas and was built by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 1501 on a Hill rock. Thousands of devotees, pilgrims and tourist visits here on the occasion of Diwali every year. The temple is known as Matabari. It is also attended daily by thousands of devotees. In the back side of the temple there is a big lake called Kalyan sagar.

Bhubaneshwari Temple

The Bhubeneshwari temple is very ancient holy place, visited by people from all the sects. Near to this temple is the Gunabati group of temples – the Durga temple, Mahadev temple and other several famous temples are located here. The temple is open to thousands of devotees from all the walks of life, who throng the place daily.

Sepahijala-the wildlife sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary is about 25 km from Agartala, covering an area of about 18.53 sq km. It houses about 150 species of birds and the unique spectacled monkey. Inside the sanctuary a forest dak Bunglow called Abasarika offers accommodation. The sanctuary also houses botanical garden, a zoo, lake and boating facilities are also available nearby.

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Unakoti

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : October to March.

Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid.

Location :The Unakoti Tirtha is located about 180 km from Tripura’s capital, Agartala, and just about 8 km from the sub-divisional headquarters of Kailasahwar town.

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Unakoti
The Unakoti Tirtha is a unique place, which can not be compared to any other place in the country in terms of absolute grandeur and artistry. Unakoti is deservedly reputed for its 7th – 9th century AD stone and rock cut images, deep in the forests near Kailashahar. Unakoti literally means one less than a crore (10 million) i.e. 99,99,999. The place does not have that many rock-cut sculptures, but these hundreds of massive rock-cut sculptures and those made out of sandstone, besides scattered ruins of ancient temples make Unakoti a unique place.

The Legend Says

According to Hindu mythology, when Lord Siva was going to Kashi through this place, along with one crore other gods and goddesses, he spent a night here. He had asked his followers to wake up before sunrise and proceed for Kashi . But, unfortunately, no body woke up, except for Lord Siva himself . He cursed them to become stone images. That is why we have one less than a crore stone images there.

Journey to Unakoti in Tripura :

Airport :Kailasahwar town is connected with bi-weekly Indian Airlines flights from Agartala.

Road Trasnsport : To get to Unakoti, one can hire a taxi from Agartala, the state capital.

Staying in Udaipur: Accommodation is not a problem at Unakoti, Tripura. You can easily find an accommodation of your at this location.

Sightseeing in Unakoti, Tripura:


Unakoti
The images found at Unakoti are of two types namely rock-carved figures and stone images. The famous rock cut carvings are the central Shiva head and gigantic Ganesha figures . The central Shiva head known as ‘Unakotiswara Kal Bhairava’ is about 30 feet high including an embroidered headdress which itself is 10 feet high. On each side of the headdress of the central Shiva, there are two full size images of goddesses – one of Durga standing on a lion, while the other one is believed to be that of Ganga astride a capricorn. In addition three enormous images of Nandi Bull are found half buried in the ground. There are various other stone as well as rock cut images at Unakoti. Every year a big fair popularly known as ‘Ashokastami Mela’ is held in the month of April which is visited by thousands of devotees. Unakoti houses the largest Bas relief sculpture in India.

Another three-eyed figure a little far away is believed to be that of Surya or Lord Vishnu. A huge Ganesh figure is also carved in the Unakoti complex, while there is also a chaturmukha Shivlinga nearby. Among other rock-cut and stone images are those of Vishnu, Nandi, Narasimha, Ravana, Hanuman, and several unidentified deities. The consensus among archeologists is that although the predominant impact of the Shiva cult is obvious, the sculptures were also influenced by several other cults like Tantric, Shakti, and Hatha yogis. It is also assumed that the site dates back to the period between the 12th and 16th centuries AD, and that the sculptures belong to two different periods of art.

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Jampui Hill

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : Through out the year. During November every year, the unique Orange & Tourism festival is celebrated in the Jampui hill.

Location : Jampui Hill is situated at an altitude of 3000 feet above sea level, located about 200 km away from Agartala, the state capital. 90 km from District Head quarter ( Kailashahar).

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Jampui Hill in Tripura is the highest hill range of the state, situated at an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level. Various view points in the Jampui Hill range in Tripura provide excellent panoramic views of the valley and villages of Mizoram. The sunup and sundown from various view point of the Jampui Hills captivates many tourists to this place from all around. From the watchtower at the Jampui Hill highest peak, Betlingchip (3200 ft high), the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the Kanchanpur – Dasda valley other hill ranges of Tripura and Mizoram unfold an enigmatic scenic vista.

The Ecosystem of the Jampui Hills

Jampui hill is a real tourist paradise which attracts numerous tourists with its virgin forests and serene and eco-friendly ambience comprising of beautiful orchids and colourful dance & music. Jampui hill Tripura is famous for its composed climate condition, luxuriant landscape, flourishing forests and beautiful orange gardens. Being sparsely populated it provides an ideal opportunity for leisure tourism. The Jampui hill villages are peopled with laishei tribes, whose main occupation is orange cultivation in the hills. Various species of flowers, orchids are abundant in the hill.

The Orange Festival at Jampui Hills

In the month of November, every year, Orange & Tourism festival is celebrated in the Jampui hill.
A large number of tourists, both domestic and foreign, come to participate and enjoy the festival. The rainy season is no way less appealing. During this season the hill is wrapped with floating clouds and it provides an exemplary experience for the tourists here. The formation of clouds at the bottom of the hill range and its gradual ascendance from the bottom to the top slowly engulfing the whole hill range in its mystic lap is an experience to collect.

Recently, boating facility in the Sabual village of the hill range has been developed.

Journey to Jampui:

Airport : 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.

Railhead : The nearest rail station is at Kumarghat of NF railway. From here you can reach the place by road.

Road Transport : Kailashahar the District Head quarter of North Tripura District is connected by regular Bus service with Agartala. Kailashahar is also well connected by regular bus services with , Shillong, Silchar and all districts and sub-divisional towns of the State. Kailashahar is connGuwahatiected by road to major cities of India via Assam.

Staying at the Jampui Hills in Tripura

Tourist Department of Government of Tripura has constructed one very modern tourist lodge- ‘Eden Tourist Lodge’ at Vanghmun village in the Jampui hills which has a capacity of 20 persons and is well furnished with all modern facilities & amenities. In addition, local hospitable Mizo people also provide “paying Guest” accommodation facilities in their houses. Cottages are also available at Phuldongsie.
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.

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Dumboor Lake

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel :Through out the year.

Location : The Dumboor lake is just 110 Kms away from Agartala, the capital of Tripura in India.

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Situated amidst picturesque hills packed with vegetation, the Dumboor Lake is one of the major attractions of Tripura, India. With 41 sq km of water surface, the lake possesses 48 islands and a hydel project located close to it. You can find numerous migratory birds of all kinds in winters. The lake also acquires a rich reservoir of natural and cultured fishes.

The Hydel Project near the Dumboor Lake from where river Gomati originates and this is called Tirthamukh where on 14th January every year famous ‘Poush Sankranti Mela’ (on the Makar Sankranti Day) takes place. The rivers Raima and Sarma converges at this lake.

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Journey to the Dumboor Lake in Tripura

Airport : Nearest airport is at Agartala. You can pick a bus or taxi from her to reach the lake. The Agartala airport connects Tripura to the rest of India by air.

Railhead : The nearest rail station is at Kumarghat of NF railway. From here you can reach the place by road.

Road Transport : The is about 110 km away from Agartala. You can take buses, private taxies and rickshaws from here to reach the lake.

Staying near the Dumboor Lake in Tripura

You will find the Raima Tourist Lodge at Jatanbari. The Vangmun village, at a distance of 200 Kms from Agartala, has an ‘Eden’ tourist lodge which offers comfortable accomodations. It has beautiful atmosphere and the sunrise and sunset here are a delight here.

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Ujjanta Place

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : October to March.

Location : Ujjayanta Palace is located in Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, India.

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Ujjayanta Palace, standing in the heart of the city, is a famous royal house, covering an area of one sq. km.. Styled in Greek sculpture, Ujjayanta Palace was built by Maharaja RadhakishoreIan Manikaya in 1901 at a cost of 10 lakh of rupees. The palace is set Ujjayanta Palacewith the huge lughole style gardens, adorned by pools and fountains, the superbly tiled floors, curved wooden ceiling and exquisitely crafted doors. The three storeyed mansion has a mixed architecture with three high domes(the centre one being 86′ high). Its well laid out gardens have two large tanks on either side and the fountains are laid out in the patterns of the Mughal gardens. The palace is floodlit at night.

The Hydel Project near the Dumboor Lake from where river Gomati originates and this is called Tirthamukh where on 14th January every year famous ‘Poush Sankranti Mela’ (on the Makar Sankranti Day) takes place. The rivers Raima and Sarma converges at this lake.

At one time the Ujjayanta Palace was situated 10 km away from the city. But, as a result of the devastating earthquake in the year 1897, the castle had been destroyed, and latter on rebuilt at the heart of the city. On all sides of the palace complex several temple complex has been developed. The temples are of Lakshmi-Narayan, Uma-Maheshwari, Kali and Jagannath. These are the place which tourist in large numbers.

The castle is now a Assembly House of Tripura. The newer attraction of the palace is Musical Fountain or Dance of Fountain in tune with music. The scene you must not miss.

Journey to the Ujjayanta Palace in Tripura

Airport : Agartala is connected by airlines flights with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.

Railhead : The two nearest railway stations from Agartala are Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). Both the stations on the North-East Frontier Railway, are connected with Lumding & Guwahati, where as Lumding and Guwahati are connected with Calcutta and other major stations in India.

Road Transport : Good motorable raods connect Agartala with Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati- 599 kms, Shillong 499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms. Tripura Road Transport Corporation buses connect Silchar, Shillong and Dharma Nagar to Agartala.

Staying near the Ujjayanta Palace in Tripura

Agartala has a small but good selection of hotels – nothing very luxurious, but something for everyone. All places are comfortably made for the convenience of the tourists from all over. Choice of eating joints places are very limited, your hotel is the obvious place.

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Neermahal (Water Place)

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : October to March.

Location : Neermahal is located at a distance of about 53 km from Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, India.

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Neermahal

Neermahal located in the north eastern state of Tripura in India is the water palace, built in 1930 by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya as summer resort is located at a distance of about 53 km from Agartala. Neernahal is one of the best amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and design.

Neermahal is located in the center of a lake covering an area of 5.3 sq. km. This spectacular monument still reflects the splendour of its past glory and leaves one spellbound. The well laid gardens and flood lights add colour to the beauty of the Neermahal in Tripura. The palace is encircled by the Rudrasagar Lake, which is visited by a large number of migratory birds in the winter season.

Journey to the Neermahal in Tripura

Airport : Agartala is connected by airlines flights with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi. One can easily reach the mahal by road from Agartala.

Railhead : The two nearest railway stations are Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). One can take a bus or taxi from here to reach the palace.

Road Transport : Good motorable roads connect Agartala with Neermahal.

Staying near the Neermahal in Tripura

Agartala has a small but decent selection of hotels – nothing fancy, but something for everyone. All places are comfortably made for the tourists from all over. Choice of eating places is more limited : your hotel is the obvious place.

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Tripura Government Museum

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : October to March.

Location : Located in the west of Tripura in Agartala

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The Tripura Government Museum in Agartala, Tripura was established in the year 1970. The museum contains some of the rare stone images, old coins, archaeological articles from Tripura. The museum also houses some very exquisite items of stone and other archeological items excavated from the adjoining areas, Bengal Kantha embroidery, sculptures and the 8th-10th century Buddhist sculptures from Pilak. This is the most ideal place to see and know about the culture and tradition of Tripura’s past and present. You will also find numerous work of art and architecture, giving you an insight into the ancient Tripura.

Journey to the Tripura Government Museum

Airport : Agartala is connected by airlines flights with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.

Railhead : The two nearest railway stations from Agartala are Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). Both the stations on the North-East Frontier Railway, are connected with Lumding & Guwahati, where as Lumding and Guwahati are connected with Calcutta and other major stations in India.

Road Transport : Good motorable raods connect Agartala with Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati- 599 kms, Shillong- 499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms. Tripura Road Transport Corporation buses connect Silchar, Shillong and Dharma Nagar to Agartala.

Staying near the Tripura Government Museum

Agartala has a small but good selection of hotels – nothing very luxurious, but something for everyone. All places are comfortably made for the convenience of the tourists from all over. Choice of eating joints places are very limited, your hotel is the obvious place.

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Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : Through out the year.

Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid, pleasant in winters.

Location : Located in the south eastern corner of Tripura in India.

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Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary is the second sanctuary of the South Tripura district located in the south-east corner of the state. Its area is 389.54 km. Close to the sanctuary, there is a vast water reservoir covering almost 300 sq km of an area. This water reservoir attracts several resident and migratory water birds. Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura has Elephants, Bison, Sambar, Barking deer, Wild goat or Sarow apart from many other animals and reptiles. This is a very ideal destination for the tourists interested in eco-tourism. The sanctuary boasts of a rich flora and fauna. One can find numerous medical and therapeutical botanical species in abundance in the surroundings of the sanctuary.

Journey to the Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura

Airport : The nearest airport is at Agartala (100 km). One can easily reach the sanctuary from here by road.

Railhead : The sanctuary is almost 100 km away from Agartala and the distance between the Matabari to Gumati Wildlife Sanctuary is approximately 20 Km. The sanctuary can be approached via Ambassa and Gandachara or via Amarpur-Jatanbari.

Staying near the Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura

One can stay at Agartala during one’s visit to the Gumati Wildlife Sanctuary. Agartala has numerous accommodation in various categories, not too fancy. But, the accommodations are good enough for every traveler.

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Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : Through out the year.

Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid, pleasant in winters.

Location : The Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is located in the northern district of Tripura, India.

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The Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the north of the district, can be approached from Panisagar and is adjacent to the National Highway. Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is a small wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 85’85 hectares and it is one of the few remains of the natural forests left. This sanctuary is easily accessible to the tourists from all around. Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary provides plenty of scope for study by the botanists, ecologists, environmentalist and students of wildlife system.

The Ecosystem of the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary

The Tripura Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary houses more than 150 species of birds, wild beasts and primates. The sanctuary with bountiful of forest reserves, including both botanical and zoological is worth a visit. It is the most ideal destination for the tourists, who are more inclined towards eco-tourism. The forest is rich with a large number of economic plants such as medicinal & aromatic, treat fodders, fruit producing trees, oil-seed producing trees, spices & orchids and other ornamental plants.

Journey to the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura

Airport :One can reach Agartala by air, being the nearest airport from the sanctuary. From here one can take a bus or taxi to the sanctuary.

Railhead : It can be accessed from Panisagarh, about 180 km away from Agartala and is close to the National Highway.

Staying near the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura

Panisagarh Tourist Lodge is the ideal place for accommodation, located near the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura, India.

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Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel : Through out the year.

Weather Conditions : Max – 37.7 degree cent. in June; Min – 6.8 degree cent. in January; Rainfall : Max – 508.20 m in July. Min – 03.58 m in December.

Location : Located in South Tripura District and it is 18 km away from the sub-divisional town of Belonia and is connected with Agartala by a state highway.

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Covering an area of 197.7 sq km, the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is a rich in vegetation and fauna. Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary Tripura can be approached either from Belonia in the south or from Sonamura in the northern part of the state. The Trishna wildlife Sanctuary was notified in the year November 1988. The sanctuary is rich in forest reserve with abundant patches of virgin forest reserve. The sanctuary has the unique educative value to the school going children, academicians, Botanists, environmentalists, taxonomists and visitors. The Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most conserved forest reserve with rich Bio-diversity. The forest reserve is ideally planned for Education & Awareness and Entertainment & Amusement.

Indian Gaur (Bison) is an attraction of this sanctuary. Apart from it, there are varieties of birds, Deer, Hooklock Gibbon,Golden Langur, Capped Langur, Pheasants and many other animals and reptiles. Bison is the main attraction in this sanctuary, in addition to the resident and migratory birds.

Journey to the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura

Airport :Nearest airport is at Agartala, the capital city of Tripura. It is about 107 km from the park.

Road Transpor : By road Agartala is about 95 km from the sanctuary. One can easily take a bus or taxi from Agartala to reach the sanctuary.

Staying near the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura

Panisagarh Tourist Lodge is the ideal place for accommodation, located near the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura, India.

The Ecosystem of the Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary

The Landscape

The landscape of Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura rich in greenery both from inside and outside.
According to the crop diversity Forest of Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary can be divided into 3 (three) parts.
The dense forest covers 62% of the total area, 18% is covered by degraded forest and the rest 20% is covered by bushy forest. Sanctuary also has a numbers of perennial water rivulets, water bodies, grass land.

The Flora

Forest types of the sanctuary are classified mainly into four types. The sanctuary has Tropical Semi Evergreen Forest, East Himalayan lower Bhabar sal, Moist mixed deciduous Forest and Savanah wood land. One species of Bamboo Oxtenanthera Nigrocilliate locally known as Kaillai is found in abundance at this place, leaves of which are liked by Bison. This bamboo is said be endemic.

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The vegetation of the Sanctuary is unique through out its area. There are numbers of tree species, herb, Shrubs, climbers, grass etc. in the Trishna Sanctuary Tripura. There are 230 nos of trees species 400 nos herbs, 110. Nos shrubs and 150 nos climbers available in the Sanctuary. Among the floral diversity there are good nos of species of Your browser may not support display of this image. having medicinal value. Kurcha, Tulsi, Vasak, Sarpaganda, Rudraksha, Bel, Chirata, Kalamegh etc. are medicinal plants available in plenty.


The Fauna

The Trishna Sanctuary is diverse in flora and fauna stock. The sanctuary is famous for Bison locally known as “Gaba” and home to several species of “Primates”. Some of the species found here are -

Bos gaurus (Indian Bison), Trachypithecus phayrie(Spectacle langur), Hylobates hoolock (Hoolock Gibbon), Macacca mulatta (Lalmukh Bandar), Trachypithecus pileatus (Capped Langur), Sus scrofa (Wild boar), Felis chaus (Wild cat), Panthera pardus (Leopard).


The Birds

Several bird species are found inside the sanctuary. A few of then are – Pheasant tailed Jacana, Red Jungle Fowl, White breasted king Fisher, Indian Black drongo, Tailer bird, Jungle Myna, Parrot, Eagle, Hornbill, Dove etc.

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Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel :Throughout the year. Winters witness abundant seasonal migratory birds and summers provide cool green effect to nature lovers

Weather Conditions :Hot & Humid, pleasant in winters.

Location : The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is about 35 km away from Agartala and the NH 44 in the West Tripura District connecting Agartala with Udaipur, the district head-quarters of South Tripura district passes through it.

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The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is at a distance of 35 km from Agartala and the NH 44. Tripura Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 18.53 sq km and boasts of a rich collection of wildlife particularly of birds and primates. One can appreciate both in-situ and ex-situ conservation of flora and fauna at Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura is the hot spot of bio-diversity with abundant stock of flora, fauna, birds, etc.

Journey to the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura

Airport : Agartala is connected by airlines flights with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.

Railheads : The two nearest railway stations are Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). Both the stations on the North-East Frontier Railway, connected with Lumding &Guwahati, where as Lumding and Guwahati are connected with Calcutta and other major stations in India.

Road Transpor : Good motorable raods connect Agartala with Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati- 599 kms, Shillong- 499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms. Tripura Road Transport Corporation buses connect Silchar, Shillong and Dharma Nagar to Agartala.

Staying near the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura

There are various private hotels at Agartala as well as State Government Tourist lodges. In addition, at different tourist centres Tourist lodges of the state Government are available for tourists.

There is a Forest Dak Bungalow ‘ Absarika’ and 5 cottages inside the sanctuary for accommodation. The tourists lodges which are coming up with lakes around it- the solitude and the nearness to nature are by themselves a source of serene pleasure.

The Ecosystem of the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

The Landscape

Botanical garden, zoo, a boating facility in the lake and the various species of trees attract visiting tourists from all over. The landscape is lush green with stokepile of various vegetations. Agar (aggreria agglocha) (the state tree), Nageshwar ( Mesua ferrea- state flower), Dukul ( the green Imperial pegion-state bird) and groups of Spectacled langur ( Phary’s leaf monkey-State animal) can easily be sighted inside the sanctuary area.

The Flora

The sanctuary is rich in flora. The The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura has 456 plant species of monocotyledon and dicotyledon. Trees of Sal, Chamal, Garjan and Kanak exist predominantly. The secondary species consist of Pichla, Kurcha, Awla, Bahera, Hargaja, Amlaki, Bamboos and grasses. Sanctuary has the 4489 cum per ha.of timber biomass. Sanctuary has abundant Rauwalfia serpentina and home to other endangered and endemic species.

The Fauna

There are 5 species of primates in this sanctuary. The crab eating Mongoose which was last sighted about 72 years ago in India has been discovered again in this sanctuary. The sanctuary has been planned as both a wildlife sanctuary and as an academic as well as research centre.

Presbytis, or spectacled langur, an endemic species of Tripura is abundant here. Tropical moist deciduous Forest of Sepahijala harbors five different species of primates like Rhesus macaque, Pigtailed macaque, Capped langur, Spectacled langur, slow lories and a lot of many other wild animals. One can easily come across these wild animals in the forest of Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary. At one time the sanctuary was marked for varieties of wild animals including leopard, clouded leopard, jungle fowl, and civets, barking deer, wild pig.

The Birds

There are about 150 species of birds in this sanctuary. During winter lots of migratory birds visit the sanctuary. It is absolutely thrilling to watch them. Wonderful habitat of Sepahijala attracts lot of migratory birds of which lesser whistling teal, white ibis, open billed stork is of prime importance.

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There are arrangements available for a joy ride on an elephant’s back as well as a ride on the toy train and for boating in paddle as well as rowing boats in Sepahijala lake. Al these rides will take you to the remote areas of the sanctuary offering you an opportunity to come close to the inhabitants of the sanctuary.

Sightseeing in Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

Sepahijala zoological park

It came into existence initially (in 1972) with setting up of one Deer Park to protect the land from encroachment. It consists of five distinct sections Viz. (i) Carnivores section (ii) Primate Section (iii) ungulate section (iv) Reptile section (v) Aviary section.

Lake

There are quite a good number of lakes in this Sanctuary, which quenches thirst of wild animals. The “Abasarika” (Forest rest House) ‘Amrit Sagar” has boating facilities for the tourists. IT has pedal boats for couples, motorized boats and non-motorized boats for families. The lake is completely surrounded by natural forests and inhabits a variety of seasonal migratory and resident birds. The boat ghat is also equipped with life saving jackets and other related accessories.

Botanical Garden

You can get acquainted with various species of plants here. Medicinal plants with more than sixty species are the prime attraction of this Garden. The area has unique congregation of bio-diversity with high IVI and species diversity.

Toy Train

It is a unique opportunity for the people of Tripura to have experience of train journey. 5 minutes drive on toy train is worthwhile to have experience on passing through different type of habitats.

Picnic Spot

The Extensive area has been developed away from the roadside for picnickers to enjoy the natural beauty. The area is surrounded with beautiful Rubber plantation on one-side and Palm trees on the other with two lake. The area offers rest sheds, benches, urinal and drinking water facilities and kitchen facilities. Self-cooking facilities are also available.

Multi Modal Journey

One may enjoy the travel on boat for reaching the nature travail. The nature travail consists of few convenient stairs passing through the dense natural forests.

Nature Interpretation Centre

The sanctuary offers an unique educative value to the school going children, academicians, Botanists, environmentalists, taxonomists and visitors.

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Bhuvaneswari Hindu Temple

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel :Through out the year.

Significance : The Pilgrimage Centre.

Location :It is situated on the northern bank of the river Gomati at Udaipur. It is located at a distance of 55 km from Agartala, the capital city of India.

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Bhuvaneswari Temple in the state of Tripura is situated on the bank of Gomati at Udaipur in Tripura. The Tripura Bhuvaneswari Temple is immortalised in two of Rabindranath Tagore’s plays – namely Rajarshi and Bisharjan. Located just 55 km from the capital city Agartala, the Bhuvaneswari Temple Tripura is a rare specimen of temple architecture. The temple of Bhubaneswari at Tripura was built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya, is located near the old Royal palace of Maharaja Govinda Manikya constructed during 1660-1675 A.D.

The Structure of the Bhuvaneswari Temple

The temple was built in between 1667 – 1676 A.D., during the reign of Maharaja Govinda Manikya. The temple is constructed on a 3 feet high paved terrace. The roof features the typical four-chaala style with stupa like crowns on the entrance and core chambers. The stupa on core chamber is adorned with floral motifs are exquisite. The historical significance of this temple is that it is the back-drop of the famous novel “Rajarshi” and the drama “Bisharjan” composed by Rabindranath Tagore.

Journey to the Bhuvaneswari Hindu Temple in Tripura

Airport : The nearest airport being situated at Agartala, you have to reach Agartala, from where you can fetch a bus or taxi to reach the temple.

Railheads : The nearest rail head is Kumarghat on N. E. Railway. It is 1475 km from Kolkata via Guwahati and 140 km from Agartala. From here you can pick a bus or taxi to reach the temple.

Road Transpor : The Temple is situated close to the capital city of Agartala in Tripura, which is well linked to this place by road. NH 44 connects the state with many north eastern states by road. Agartala, the capital of Tripura, is connected by regular bus services with all sub-divisional towns of Tripura. Besides, bus service is also available from Silchar, Guwahati, Karimganj and Shillong.

Staying near the Bhuvaneswari Hindu Temple in Tripura

The temple is very close to the state capital, Agartala. So, accommodation is not a problem for the tourists coming to visit the Bhuvaneswari Temple in Tripura. Though not of very high class, you may find hotels, which may be convenient and comfortable for you.

Sightseeing near the Bhuvaneswari Temple

In addition to this, there are a good number of magnificent temples like Jagannath, presenting an outstanding example of temple architecture. The place is featured with good number of lakes which attract the visitors. Some of them are Jagannath Dighi, Mahadev Dighi, Sagar, Amar Sagar and Kalyan Sagar etc. Udaipur is also famous as ‘temple town of Tripura’. The architectural beauties of Gunabati group of temples, Mahadev Bari, Ramkrishna Mission etc. have already attracted the attention of the visiting tourists.

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Kamalasagar Kali Temple

State :Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel :Through out the year.

Significance : The Pilgrimage Centre.

Location :Kamalasagar Kali Temple is about 27 kms from Agartala and is situated on a hillock over looking a wide pool of water called Kamala Sagar in Tripura, India.

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The Kamalasagar Kali Temple of Kasba also known as Kasba Kali Bari is about 27 km away from Agartala, the state capital. Kamalasagar Kali Temple in Tripura is raised on a hillock over looking a vast lake called Kamala Sagar. The lake at the border of Bangladesh is a scenic destination and a good picnic spot. The image of the goddess in the temple resembles that of Dasabhuja Durga or Mahishasurmardini. The Goddess made up of sand stone, is worshipped in the temple as Kali and the presence of a Shivalinga at its feet has led to the naming of the temple as Kalibari. Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country and neighbouring country Bangladesh offers visit to this sacred temple during festivals.

Journey to the Kamalasagar Kali Temple in Tripura

Airport : The nearest airport is situated at Agartala, the state capital. Located almost 27 km from the temple, one can easily reach the temple from here by bus or taxi.

Railheads :The nearest railhead is at Kumarghat. From here you can easily reach the temple by road.

Road Transpor : A well defined road connects the temple with Agartala and other major towns of the Tripura and neighbouring states.

Staying near the Kamalasagar Kali Temple in Tripura

Finding an accommodation near the temple is not a problem, as it is close to the capital of the state, Agartala. You may not find a luxury accommodation, but the accommodations available are well planned and well designed to provide you a comfortable stay.

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Tripura Sundari Temple

State :Tripura, in the north east of India.

Best time to Travel :Through out the year.

Significance : The Pilgrimage Centre.

Location :The Tripura Sundari temple is located at a distance of 55 km from Agartala and 3 km from Udaipur which is the district Head-Quarter of the South Tripura district.

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The temple of Tripura Sundari in Tripura is regarded as one of the 51 pithasthanas of Hindu pilgrims in India. The Tripura Sundari Temple consists of square type sanctum of the typical Bengali-hut style construction with a conical dome and stands gloriously on a hillock at Udaipur in Tripura.

The Structure of the Tripura Sundari Temple

According to an inscription note on the monuments by the Archaeological Survey of India, there are two identical images of the same deity i.e. Tripura Sundari, inside the temple. One is called ‘Chhotima’ which seems to be a regional one rising about 2 feets in height, while the other ‘Tripura Sundari’ is of 5 feet. It is difficult to date the image of Chhotima accurately as it is worn-out.Tripura Sundari Temple Moreover the attributes in her hands are either too much blurred or lost. The temple is also known as ‘Kurma Pitha’ because of the shape of the temple premises appears that of a ‘kurma’ i.e. a tortoise. Inside the temple the idol of Maa Kali is installed which is made of ‘reddish black Kasti pathar’. Maa Kali is worshipped here in ‘Soroshi’ form. There is an idol of a smaller size of Maa Kali called ‘Chotti Maa’ which used to be carried by the Maharajas of Tripura during “Mrigaya” (i.e. hunting) and also during war.

The Temple History

It is known that the temple was first constructed by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 1501 A. D. It was repaired by Maharaja Rama Manikya in 1681 A D, when it was damaged by lightning and again by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya during the beginning of this century. In the Eastern side of the temple there is the famous Kalyan Sagar where fishes and tortoises of huge size are found and devotees feed them with puffed rice (Muri) and biscuits. The lake with High Jet fountain set in front of the temple simply adds to its beauty. No fishing is permitted in Kalyan Sagar.

The Legend Says

As per mythological saying, toe of the right foot of Mata Sati fell at this place. It is one of the most important tourist destination of Tripura, whisch attracts hundreds of pilgrims every day. During Deepawali, a big Deepawali mela is organised in the Mata Tripura Sundari Temple complex, where lakhs of pilgrims offer puja (prayer). According to Rajmala, the Tripura Sundari Temple was constructed for establishing the idol of Lord Vishnu. But one night Mahamaya came into the dreams of Maharaja Dhanyamanikya and asked him to shift her idol from Chittagong, now in Bangladesh, to this place, and accordingly Mata Tripura Sundari was established in this temple. The temple administration is run in the name of Revenue Department of the State .

Journey to the Tripura Sundari Temple in Tripura

Airport : The closest airport is at Agartala, from where you can easily reach the temple by road. Udaipur is well connected to Agartala, which is connected to the rest of India.

Railheads :The nearest rail head is Kumarghat on N. E. Railway. It is 1475 km from Kolkata via Guwahati and 140 km from Agartala. From here you can pick a bus or taxi to reach the temple.

Road Transpor : The Temple is situated close to the capital city of Agartala in Tripura, which is well linked to this place by road. NH 44 connects the state with many north eastern states by road. Agartala, the capital of Tripura, is connected by regular bus services with all sub-divisional towns of Tripura. Besides, bus service is also available from Silchar, Guwahati, Karimganj and Shillong.

Staying near the Tripura Sundari Temple in Tripura

The temple is very close to the state capital, Agartala. So, accommodation is not a problem for the tourists coming to visit the Tripura Sundari Temple in Tripura. Though not of very high class, you may find hotels, which may be convenient and comfortable for you.

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Art & Craft of Tripura

The Art & Craft of Tripura

Handlooms and handicrafts of Tripura reflect the inborn quality of workmanship, and uniqueness of the people. Tripura has a large population of tribals, thus has a tradition of different kinds of crafts. Handloom is the prime craft of Tripura. Intricately designed handlooms and silk, cane and bamboo works are the main industries. The obvious feature of Tripura handloom is vertical and horizontal stripes with distributed embroidery in multiple colours.

Cane and bamboo craft of Tripura is also globally accepted. Simple materials such as bamboo, cane, palm leaves and ordinary yarn are used to create a fascinating variety of handiwork. Popular handicraft items are bamboo screens, lamp stands, tablemats, sitalpati, woodcarving, silver ornaments and other crafts that are practiced. One can also find simple work of brass and bell metal articles in Tripura.

Furniture, toys, objects of daily utility such as lamp shades, baskets, calendars, ivory work and Tripuran tribal jewellery, make shopping here a delightful experience.

Music & Dance of Tripura

Music and dance are an integral part of the people of Tripura. Garia dances held for the prosperity of the people; dances of the Reang community; ‘Bizu’ dances by the Chakmas denoting the end of the Bengali calendar year; ‘Hai Hak’ dances of the Halams and the Cheraw dance associated with the confinement of Lusai woman, are examples. ‘Basanta Raas’ is the charming dance of the Hindu Manipuris, in Tripura.

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Cultural & Traditions of Tripura

Tripura – The Land of Unique Splendour

Formely a princely state, and subsequently a Union Territory of Independent India, Tripura was raised to the status of a state on January 21, 1972. Tripura is mainly a hilly territory with altitudes varying from 50 to 3080 ft above sea level, though larger part of the population of the state lives in the plains. Characterised by temperate climate and highly humid atmosphere, Tripura is best visited after the south west monsoons in October.

Culture & Tradition

Tripura is a small state in the north-east of the India. It has extensive international border with Bangladesh and, in fact, 85% of its perimeter is international border with rest being common boundary with Assam and Mizoram to the East. This ancient land of mystic past displays a composite culture with several ethnic groups residing in the state. Though the cultural heritage of one community is quite different from the other, the distinct efforts have mingled them into a single whole, giving birth to a unique cultural character. Tripura can be described as a ‘laboratory’ of exotic cultural amalgam. Tripura, quite off the beaten track, is a treasury of tribal crafts & culture as well as music & dancing. Tripura has a large number of interesting tourist destinations including religious sites of Hindu’s and Buddhists.

People of Tripura

The inhabitants, the majority of whom are tribals, live in houses built on an elevated platform, 3 to 4 m above the ground, and reached by a ladder. Tripura has become home to several thousand immigrants from West Bengal and Bangladesh, who have settled in the state and reduced the tribals to a minority in some areas.

Your browser may not support display of this image. Today, Tripura is broadly a Bengali community, inspite of the 19 Scheduled Tribes that form more than 40% of the state’s population. More than half speak Bengali; Bengali and Tripuri are the state’s official languages. The other major language in Tripura is Manipuri. Hinduism is followed by the majority of people in the state. The other communities residing in minor number are – Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians. The tribals, with a rich and varied culture, belong mainly to the Reang, Chakma, Halam and Usai communities. Tripura’s other communities or tribes are – Tripuri, Mog, Reang, Chakma, Halam(Malsum), Garo, Lusai and Darlong.

Fairs & Festivals of Tripura

As Tripura is largely dominated by the Hindus, the festivals celebrated here are quite common to the festivals celebrated in the rest of India. In addition to this, there are many festivals unique to Tripura.

There are numerous festivals celebrated through out the year in Tripura with great pomp and show.

The main festivals of Tripura are the Durga Puja (at the time of Dussehra), Karchi Puja, Diwali, Dol Jatra (Holi), Pous Sankranti, Ashokashtmi and Buddha Jayanti, Id, Christmas and New Year. The Garia, Ker Ganga and Gajan festivals are important tribal festivities. During Ashokashtmi there are special celebrations at Unnakoti. The Fourteen Goddess Temple in Old Agartalaattracts a lot of visitors for its Karchi Puja, and so does Tirthamukh on the occasion of the Pous Sankranti Mela. Other festivals are the Rabindra/Nazrul Festival in May, the Boat Race at Melaghar in August, the Orange and Tourism festival in the Jampui Hill range in November.

Arts & Crafts of Tripura

Handlooms and handicrafts of Tripura reflect the inborn quality of workmanship, and uniqueness of the people. Tripura has a large population of tribals, thus has a tradition of different kinds of crafts. Handloom is the prime craft of Tripura. Intricately designed handlooms and silk, cane and bamboo works are the main industries. The obvious feature of Tripura handloom is vertical and horizontal stripes with distributed embroidery in multiple colours.

Cane and bamboo craft of Tripura is also globally accepted. Simple materials such as bamboo, cane, palm leaves and ordinary yarn are used to create a fascinating variety of handiwork. Popular handicraft items are bamboo screens, lamp stands, tablemats, sitalpati, woodcarving, silver ornaments and other crafts that are practiced. One can also find simple work of brass and bell metal articles in Tripura.

Furniture, toys, objects of daily utility such as lamp shades, baskets, calendars, ivory work and Tripuran tribal jewellery, make shopping here a delightful experience.

Music & Dance of Tripura

Music and dance are an integral part of the people of Tripura. Garia dances held for the prosperity of the people; dances of the Reang community; ‘Bizu’ dances by the Chakmas denoting the end of the Bengali calendar year; ‘Hai Hak’ dances of the Halams and the Cheraw dance associated with the confinement of Lusai woman, are examples. ‘Basanta Raas’ is the charming dance of the Hindu Manipuris, in Tripura.

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Fairs & Festivals of Tripura

The Festivals of Tripura

As Tripura is largely dominated by the Hindus, the festivals celebrated here are quite common to the festivals celebrated in the rest of India. In addition to this, there are many festivals unique to Tripura.

There are numerous festivals celebrated through out the year in Tripura with great pomp and show.

The main festivals of Tripura are the Durga Puja (at the time of Dussehra), Karchi Puja, Diwali, Dol Jatra (Holi), Pous Sankranti, Ashokashtmi and Buddha Jayanti, Id, Christmas and New Year. The Garia, Ker Ganga and Gajan festivals are important tribal festivities. During Ashokashtmi there are special celebrations at Unnakoti. The Fourteen Goddess Temple in Old Agartala attracts a lot of visitors for its Karchi Puja, and so does Tirthamukh on the occasion of the Pous Sankranti Mela. Other festivals are the Rabindra/Nazrul Festival in May, the Boat Race at Melaghar in August, the Orange and Tourism festival in the Jampui Hill range in November.

Some of the Festival Celebrated in Tripura are :

Durga Puja

This festival is the most important festival of the Bengalis. It is celebrated through out the state, at the time of Dussehra in the month of September or October.

Kharchi Puja

The Goddess are worshiped every year in the month of July for seven days which is popularly known as Kharchi Puja Large number of pilgrims both tribal and non tribal from different parts assemble there to pay their offers. The place is 6 km. Away from the Capital.

Garia Puja

The tribals of Tripura perform Garia Puja on the seventh day of the month of Baisakh(April) for seven days. When the Puja is over. The devotees man and woman take to dancing.

Dewali Festival

It is one of the most important festival of the Bengalis. This festival is observed at Tripura Sundari Temple, Udaipur. A big colourful fair followed by cultural programme is held during the festival.

Pous Sankranti Mela

Pous Sankranti Mela at Tirthamukh attracts devotees even from neighboring States. Thousand of people, tribal & assemble every year on the occasion of Uttarayan Sankranti (on 14th January) at this place to take a holy dip in the river Gomati at its place of origination, known as Tirtha Mukh.

Ashokastami Festival

An important festival of the State followed by a big fair popularly known as Ashokastami Fair” is beld at Unakoti Tirtha at Kailasahar Sub Division every year in March/April.

Orange & Tourism Festival

orange & Tourism Festival is organized every year in Jampui Hill in the mnth of November during orange season Jampui Hill is the only Hill Station in Tripura where large number of oranges are grown.

Boat Race

Colourful Boat race is organized by the Information Cultural Affairs & Tourism Department every year at Rudrasagar lake.

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