Tripura is a state in North-East India which borders Bangladesh, Mizoram and Assam. It is surrounded by Bangladesh on its north, south and west: the length of its international border is 856 km (84 per cent of its total border). It shares a 53 km long border with Assam and a 109 km long border with Mizoram. The state is connected with the rest of India by only one road (NH-44) that runs through the hills to the border of Karimganj District in Assam and then winds through the states of Meghalaya, Assam and North Bengal to Calcutta.
At the time of Tripura's merger with effect from October 15 1949 with the Indian Union, the major mode of farming was shifting cultivation or 'jhum', which produced little surplus. A small proportion of the plain lands of the State were under settled agriculture undertaken by Bengalis, and the main crop was rice. Most of the plain lands of the State were not under cultivation and were covered with cane-brakes and marshes. Thus at the time of formation of the State, the economy was predominantly agricultural and forest-based, with no industrial base, a low level of urbanization and limited infrastructure.
For administrative convenience and decentralisation of power Tripura which had once been a single district only is now divided into altogether eight districts, twenty three subdivisions and fifty eight rural development blocks. Besides, a special feature of the state is the vibrant existence of an Autonomous District Council (ADC) for tribals based on 6th schedule of the Indian constitution. The ADC in Tripura encompasses 68.10% of the state's total geographical territory and is home to roughly one third of the state's population.
|Languages :||Tripuri, Manipuri,Bengali.|
|When to Visit :||September To March(Foreigners require Govt. Permit)|
|Climate :||Summer-35c to 24c
Winter: 27c to 13c
Monsoon: June To September
|Festivals :||Dol Jatra (march), Durga Puja(Sep/Oct), Diwali(Nov)|
Agartala would naturally be the first choice destination for those who visit Tripura. The land is rich in natural beauty and also boasts of being home to various tribes. Hence, it is a colorful representation of various cultures. Agartala is famous for beautiful palaces, monuments, temples and handicrafts. It has a rich past too. The monuments here are stunning reminders of the glorious past of Agartala. If you intend to tour Tripura, do not miss the top attractions in Agartala.
Ambassa is one of the beautiful cities in Tripura. Very much like Tripura’s other top attractions, Ambassa too is famous for ancient temples. The picturesque settings and the rich culture of the land make it one of the leading attractions in Tripura. Here are some of the leading attractions of Ambassa.
Dharmanagar is the second largest city in Tripura and one of the most beautiful cities in India. It has a rich past, which is evident from the historic monuments and palaces found here. If you love history and are passionate about visiting ancient places, you would love your visit to Dharmanagar, where historic ruins take you to the past. Here are the top destinations in Dharmanagar.
Located 55kms away from Agartala, Udaipur ranks third in the list of largest cities in Tripura. It is on the banks of River Gomati, the largest in Tripura. Famously referred to as the Lake City, it has also a number of temples and historic sites that attract tourists in great numbers. Here are some important places to visit in Udaipur.