Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tripura is a tiny state in the North-East of the country. 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 mysterious past represents a composite culture with several ethnic groups residing in the state. Though the cultural heritage of one community differs from the other, the manifested 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, quite off the beaten track, is a storehouse of tribal crafts and culture as well as music and dancing. Tripura has a large number of attractive tourist sites including religious sites of Hindu’s and Buddhists.
Considering the proximity of Tripura with Bangladesh, it is more convenient for foreign nationals to enter Tripura via Bangladesh with an appropriate visa.

In the centre of this patch of intense greenery is the capital, Agartala, where gracious buildings were once the palaces of Tripura’s royal family. Rich in flora & fauna, the legendary state of Tripura is a fascinating world in itself. Agartala gained prominence when Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifted his capital here in the 19th century.Area: 10,500 sq kms. Altitude: 1280 metres. Temprature (deg C): Summer- Max. 35, Min. 21.7. Winter- Max. 25, Min. 10.1. Rainfall: 22.4 cms (June to August). Clothings: Cottons in Summer, Woolens in Winter. Best Season: September to March. Languages Spoken: Bengali, Kokborak, Hindi & English.-->
Places Of Interest: Ujjayanta Palace, Kunjavan Palace, Jagannath Temple, BenuVan Vihar, Maharaja Veer Vikram College, Old Agartala, Buddha Vihar, Rabindra Kanan, State Museum.
Excursions: Sephahijala Wild-life Sanctuary- 33 kms, Rudra Sagar (Neer Mahal)- 60 kms, Kamala Sagar- 27 kms, Bramhakund- 48 kms, Udaipur- 52 kms, Deotamura- 70 kms, Dumbur- 110 kms, Pilak- 100 kms, Jampui Hills-250 kms, Unakoti- 200 kms, Tripura Undari Temple- 67 kms.
Reach - By Air: Connected with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.By Rail: The Nearest railway stations are Kumarghat- 160 kms and Dharama Nagar- 200 kms. connected with Lumding & Guwahati which are connected with the major stations.By Road: Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati- 599 kms, Shillong- 499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms.

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