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Tripura

The erstwhile princely state of Tripura is about two-thirds forest covered with an abundance of lakes and wildlife sanctuaries. Jampui Hill is a quaint hill station and holiday resort. A blend of architecture ranging from magnificent palaces to Buddhist and Hindu temples with rock cut carvings are a common sight here. The Mata Tripureswari Temple at Udaipur is the most often visited. The tribals of the state present a unique cultural heritage

General Information

  • Latitudes : 22°56' and 24°32' North
  • Longitudes : 90°09' and 92°20' East
  • Area : 10,492 square kilometers
  • Capital : Agartala
  • Temperature : - 2° - 16° C in winter & 10° - 25° C in summer
  • Time zone IST : UTC + 5:30
  • ISO abbreviation : IN-TR
  • Districts : 4
  • Population : 3,191,168
  • Official Language : Bengali, Kokborak
  • Male Population : 1,636,138
  • Female Population : 1,555,030
  • Population Density : 304 / square kilometers
  • Literacy Rate : 73.66%
  • Nearest Railway Station : Kumarghat, Dharmanagar
  • Nearest Airport : Ushabazar (Agartala)
  • Major Towns : Agartala, Kumarghat, Dharmanagar, Kailashar, Teliamura, Badharghat, Pratapgarh, Barjala, Khowai, Sonamura, Gandhigram, Kamalpur
  • % of forest cover (2000) : 57.77
  • Major crops : Rice, Sugar cane, Cotton, Jute, Mesta
  • Major plantations : Tea, Rubber, Coffee
  • Fruits, vegetables & spices : Banana, Pineapple, Orange, Mango, Guava, Litchi, Potato, Papaya, Tomato
  • Major Minerals : Fire Clay, Quartz, Silica sand

Places to see in Tripura

  • Agartala
  • Deotamura
  • Pilak
  • Unakoti
  • Jampui Hill
  • Ujjayanta Palace
  • Kunjaban Palace
  • Malancha Niwas
  • Tripura Government Museum

Fairs and festivals in Tripura

  • Pous-Sankranti Mela (January)
  • Tirthamukh (January/February)
  • Garia and Gajan Festival (April)
  • Ashokastami Festival (April)
  • Kharchi Puja (July)
  • Ker Puja
  • Durga Puja (October/ November)
  • Ganga Puja
  • Rasha Festival (November)

Wildlife of Tripura

  • Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Agartala)
  • Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary (Agartala)
  • Gondacherra Wild Life Sanctuary (Agartala)
  • The Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary (Agartala)

Pilgrimage / Places of worship in Tripura

  • Tripura Sundari Temple / Matabari (Udaipur)
  • Bhuvaneswari Temple (Udaipur)
  • Jagannatha Temple (Udaipur)
  • Chaturdasha Devta Temple (Old Agartala)
  • Uma Maheshwar Temple (Udaipur)
  • Buddha Temple (Kanchanpur)
  • Benu Ban Bihara (Agartala)

Heritage sites in Tripura

  • Tripura Castle (Agartala)
  • Tripura Government Museum
  • Neermahal,Water Palace (Agartala)
  • Ujjayanta Palace (Agartala)
  • Royal Heritage Tripura Castle

Art and craft of Tripura

  • Cane Work
  • Bamboo work
  • Handicrafts and Handloom
  • Basketry
  • Smoking Pipes
  • Fish Traps
  • Fish Baskets
  • Tripura tribal Jewellery

Dance and Music of Tripura

  • Garia Dance
  • Lebang Boomani Dance
  • Hozagiri Dance
  • Bizu Dance
  • Hai - Hak Dance
  • Wangala Dance
  • Welcome Dance

Cuisine of Tripura

  • Mui Borok
  • Berma (Dried and Fermented Fish)
  • Chakhwi
  • Mwkhwi
  • Muitru

Connectivity of Tripura

  • By Air: The main airport of the state is located in Agartala, the state capital. Agartala is connected with all the major airports of the country, Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati etc.
  • By Rail: Kumarghat is linked by railways to Guwahati, which is in turn connected to the rest of the country. Agartala is well connected to Lumding & Silchar by daily Agartala Lumding express.
  • By Road: National Highway No.44 connects Agartala to Guwahati via Shillong in 24 hours.

Important Information

STD Code: Agartala 0381, Neermahal & Melagarh 0381

Summer: March to May
Monsoon: June to September
Winter: October to February

Main Languages : Tripuri, Bengali, Kuki

Address

G-0315, City Centre, Uttorayon
P.O. Matigara, Siliguri, Darjeeling
West Bengal, India - 734010

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