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Tripura  - The tiny princely state Tripura, resting on the lap of the hills is rich with the heritage of 'Manikya' dynasty and extreme natural beauty. Surrounded by Bangladesh in the North, West and South, Tripura shares its domestic borders with Assam and Mizoram in the East.

Just like a hidden piece of land, Tripura is full with mystery of nature, history and tribal life. As the legend goes, the Manikya dynasty which started in the pre-historical period, continued till 1949, when the agreement of Merger of Tripura with the Indian Union was signed by the Maharani Kanchanprava Devi on 15th October.

The treasure of 19 tribal culture and heritage has enriched the tradition and culture of Tripura with every passage of time. A unique combination of age-old culture and tradition is visible from the exquisite handloom and handicraft products of the state. Tourists coming from different parts shop these ethnic items till they drop.
 

Main cities / Towns Agartala – the capital city of Tripura
 

The picturesque city of Agartala is the capital of Tripura and holds the heritage of royal dynasty till date. The prime attraction of Agartala city is none other than the Ujjayanta Palace which is constructed such a way that it is visible straight from the main road of the Agartala from any distance. Carved wooden ceilings, beautifully crafted doors and its well maintained gardens need special attention from your side. The southern side of the palace is open for visitors and is known as Rabindra Kanan, which is said to be where great poet Rabindra Nath Tagore stayed during his visit to Tripura.
Tourist attraction in Tripura.

 Regal Beauty of Neermahal (Water Palace)

Built as a summer resort by the late Maharaj Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, Neermahal (water palace) is a unique artistry of human as it stands on the still waters of the Rudrasagar Lake. Flaunting a blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, this spectacular palace becomes more alluring with the well laid gardens and flood lighting. The best time to visit the palace is winters, when the lake ambience is filled with the energetic chirping of migratory birds.

Divinity of Tripura

Age old temples scattered in the various parts of the state need special care to divulge. Udaipur, situated at a distance of 55 km from Agartala, houses almost all the famous temples of Tripura which include Tripura Sundari Temple and Bhubaneshwari Temple. The Fourteen Goddess temple or Chaturdasha Temple, the temple of 14 gods and goddesses is situated in Old Agartala. The Kharchi Festival celebrated during the month of July every year makes this ancient place alive and cheerful.

Natural wonder

Nature was generous while creating Tripura, may be that is why Jampui Hill was created. Jampui Hill-the permanent seat of Spring is situated at an altitude of 1000 m and flaunt the immense artistry of the nature. Unique Orange Festival, celebrated during the month of November every year is celebrated with much enthusiasm and galore. The picturesque beauty of the Dumboor Lake mesmerizes people with its serene water and the silhouette of dense greenery on the still water.

Wildlife Tresures of Tripura

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over an area of 18.53 sq km and boasts of a rich population of wildlife animals. A jungle safari inside the tropical moist deciduous forest of the sanctuary will take to rest is the lap of the nature while watching Presbytes, Rhesus macaque, Capped langur and many other wild animals. Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is another destination of the adventure loving tourists who make it a point to spend some time with the Indian Gaur, Deer, Hooklock, Gibbon and others.

Pre - Hisoric Unakoti

The excellent rock-cuts and stone carvings on the open vertical walls at Unakoti and Pilak exhibits the immense artistry of 8th or 9th century which are still fascinating the tourists. The central Shiva carving known as the Unakotiswara Kal Bhairava is about 30 feet high and is the main attraction of this age-old place.

Tribal Culture
A number of tribal populations has made Tripura rich in variety and uniqueness. The customs of the tribes include worshiping the natural elements such a the god of water, god of fire, god of forest, etc. The way they strike a bamboo in the ground during religious festivals may seem queer to you but their faith dates back to several centuries. The unique dance and music performance during different occasions are depict the rich and colourful culture of the tribes like Tripuri, Lhusai and Laisheri to name a few. Excellent cane and bamboo furnitures, jewelleries, utensils and artifacts made by the local people are all that allure tourists to shop till they drop.

Fair and Festivals of Tripura

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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