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Tripura is an Indian state located in the country’s northeastern region. Agartala is its capital city and the languages spoken here are Kokborok and Bengali. Tripura covers an entire area of 10,490 sq. kilometers and is the third smallest state in India. It was called as “Hill Tippera” during the British rule.

Tripura’s tribal culture is embedded throughout India’s history and the region was known as Kirat Desh in ancient times. The state is enveloped by Bangladesh towards the west, north and south; and the states of Mizoram and Assam border it in the East. Tripura was declared as a state under the Republic of India on the 21st of January, 1972.

Destinations to Visit in the State

Tripura was once a princely state called the “Tripuri Kingdom”. The state lies in the lap of nature and is inhabited by 19 tribes. It is known to be an eco-friendly and pollution free state. Agartala is the capital city and is home to many tourist destinations, namely Sukanta Academy, Ujjayanta Palace, Tripura Government Museum, Nehru Park, Rabindra Kanan, M.B.B College, Purbasa, Nazrul Kalakshetra and Benuban Bihar.

Nature lovers can visit the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Gomati Wildlife Sanctuary and the Jampui Hills at Kanchanpur. The state also houses the Neermahal Palace in Melagarh, which is located nearly 50 kilometers from Agartala, the Maata Bari temple and Bhubaneshwari temple in Udaipur, Unakoti in Kalisahar, Jhumpa Hills in North Tripura and Pilak in South Tripura.

The temple of fourteen gods in Old Agartala is a famous place of worship. Other attractions in Agartala are the Akhaura Border and the Rose Valley Park, and these are located in the outskirts of the city.

Pilgrimage sites in the state include the Kashaba Kali Temple in Bishalgarh, Tripura Sundari Temple, Chaturdas Temple, Jagannath Temple, Laxmi Narayan Mandir at Agartala, Mariam Nagar Church in Agartala, Mahamuni Pagoda at Sabroom and the Chandrapur Mosque at Belonia.

Sites of archeological importance in the state are Pilak, Debtamura, Boxnagar, Unakoti and the Gunabati group of temples. Adventure lovers can opt for water sport activities in Kamalsagar, Neermahal and the Dumboor Lake. Eco tourists can visit the Khumlwng Eco Park, Baramura Eco Park, Kalapania Eco Park and Tepania Eco Park.

How to Reach

By Air

The major railway stations in the state are Kumarghat, Dharamnagar and Agartala. The Agartala airport has flights to major Indian cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Silchar, Kolkata and Guwahati.

By Rail

There is a meter gauge railway line in the state leading to Silchar and Lumding. Kumarghat is the nearest railway station, which is 140 kilometers away.

By Road

Tourists travel to neighboring states like Silchar and Guwahati by road; it takes 12 hours and 25 hours to reach them respectively.




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