Travel to Tripura

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Tripura Tourism

In the far northeastern corner of India, the sleepy state of Tripura is an idyllic place to travel. Rolling green valleys, dense woods, some picturesque palaces and pristine Buddhist sites would make you forget the worries of daily life as you travel to Tripura.

Tripura is the second smallest state in India. The place traces it past even in the age of the Mahabharata. The popular belief is that the name originates from "Tripura Sundari" - the presiding deity of the land.

Tripura was formerly ruled by Maharajas of Manikya dynasty. With the Independence in 1947, the kingdom merged with India and in 1972 got the statehood.

Location In the northeastern part of India
Bangladesh on the north, west, south and south-east
Assam and Mizoram in the east
Latitude Between 22°56' and 24°32' North
Longitude Between 90°09' and 92°20' East
Area 10492Sq.Km
Climate Summer - Hot
Winter - Cold
Max Temperature 36°C
Min Temperature 7°C
Average Annual Rainfall 210 cm
Capital Agartala
Population 3191168
Languages Bengali, Kok Borok, Chakma, Manipuri, Hindi and English
Religion Hinduism, Buddhism, Tribal religions
Best Time to Visit September to March
Clothing Summer - Cottons
Winter - Woolens

How to Reach Tripura

Tripura is cast away in the northeastern India. Though small, the state is charmingly beautiful. Tripura, as a sum total of old Buddhist shrines and Hindu temples, wild life habitats replete in exotic flora and fauna and vibrant composition of several tribes, exudes an unexplored charm.

By Air

The main airport of the state is located in Agartala the state capital. Many public and private airlines operate regular flights to and from Agartala. From Kolkata and Guwahati it takes less than 45 minutes to reach Tripura by air. The state has 3 more airports in Khowai, Kamalpur and Kailashahar where small chartered-planes can land easily.

By Road

National Highway No.44 connects Agartala to Guwahati via Shillong in 24 hours. But the location of the state makes it more convenient to reach Tripura from Bangladesh by road.

By Train

Kumarghat is the nearest railhead, which is at a distance of 140 Km. away from Agartala. Kumarghat is linked by railways to Guwahati, which is in turn connected to the rest of the country. One can approach Guwahati from most major railway stations in India.

Shopping in Tripura

Tribal populated Tripura boasts of vast forestland where bamboo and cane grow in abundance. These two factors have played a key role in forming a tradition of fantastic handicrafts in the state, which make shopping in Tripura a delight.

The ethnic groups of Tripura fashion out various utility items and objets d'art from cane, bamboo and woods. Alongside, clay, wood, palm leaves are also favorite medium for handicrafts. But the artifacts and furniture made by Tripura artisans rank among the best in the country for their beauty, elegance and exquisite designs.

The state capital Agartala is the best place for shopping in Tripura. You can also opt for visiting the tribal villages to see the craftsmen at work and can shop from them.

As in all other states, you would find host of Government run emporia and private shops for shopping in Tripura. The colorful bazaars with the assortment of variegated artifacts provide visual delight. No wonder if you come across a mixed bag of specialties of Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and so on since these north eastern states also have a rich tradition of art and crafts