Tripura Travel Guide

Tripura is one of the 'Seven Sister' states in the northeast of India. In fact it is India's third smallest state. Its total area is 10,486 square kilometers. This state is bounded by Bangladesh in north, west and south. The state is enclosed by Mizoram and Assam on its eastern side. The capital of the state is Agartala. By the census of 2011, the population of Tripura is 36, 73,032. It is only 0.3 percent of the total population of the country. Native communities, which are called Arranged Communities in India, establish 30 percent of Tripura's population. There are 19 communities in the state. It is an eco-friendly and pollution free state.

The main languages spoken in the state are Kokborok and Bengali. For many centuries this kingdom has been ruled by the Tripuri kingdom. It was known as a principality from the time of British rule. In 1949, it became a part of independent India. Since the integration of the state in the country, there has been a situation of violence and tension due to the ethnic conflict between the Bengali population and the indigenous people. On the other hand, the situation has been relaxed with an independent tribal administrative organization and various strategies. National Highway 44 is the only highway connecting this state to the rest of the country.


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History of Tripura


Tripura in Sanskrit means 'three cities'. Stone Age tools made from fossil wood have been found in Kovai and Hora valleys. This state is mentioned in the inscriptions of all Indian epics like Mahabharata, Puranas and Ashoka. The old name of Tripura was a country of desperation, but it is not clear how long the country has been against modern Tripura. For many centuries, there was a rule of 'Tiwapra' dynasty in this area. With the passage of time, the boundaries of the state changed. There are many royal palaces and temples in this state which attracts visitors from all over the world and those who visit the holiday. Capital Agartala is also a popular place to watch and roam.

Tripura became a princely state during the British rule in India. Located in the southern part of the state, Udaipur was the capital of the Tweepra dynasty. Bir Chandra Manikya exhibited and displayed the administration on the pattern of British India. He implemented several reforms which included the formation of the Agartala Municipal Corporation. After the independence of India in 1947, Tipura district became part of East Pakistan. In 1949, the Maharani Regent signed the Tripura Merger Agreement. In 1956, the state became a union territory. In 1963 an elected ministry was established here.


Demographics of Tripura


The state is little with a population of just more than three million, Tripura is the second most crowded state in the North Eastern Region. The social structure of the number of inhabitants in Tripura is assorted. Around 33% of the population has a place with the Scheduled Tribes. As indicated by 2011 enumeration, the state's populace is 36.74 lakh, with a thickness of 350 people for every sq. km.

Population example and demography have dependably been fluctuating. In 1901 Tripura's population was 1.73 lakh, with tribal making up almost 52.89 percent of the entirety. By 1941, the aggregate population rose to 5.13 lakh with a scarcely 50.09 percent ancestral dominant part. Be that as it may, by 1981, the ancestral populace plunged to 28.44 percent of an aggregate population of 2.05 million on account of a few socio-political improvements.

How to Reach Tripura


Tripura is settled on one end of Northeast India. Despite being small, it is very beautiful and attractive. In addition to the ancient Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples, the adventures of wildlife, various types of animals and flora, also attract tourists. Tribal culture, which has been living in mountains for years, also draws people towards it.

How to reach Tripura by Air : Agartala, the Capital of Tripura, is connected to the airports from different cities of the country. Public and private sector aircraft keep coming here in regular intervals. From Kolkata and Guwahati it takes less than 45 minutes to get here by air. There are three more cities in the airport, Airports in Khowai, Kamalpur and Kailashahar. Chartered planes and small planes can easily fall down here.

How to reach Tripura by Train : The nearest railway station of Agartala is Kumarghat. It is 140 kilometers away from Agartala. Rail runs from Kumarghat to Guwahati Guwahati is a major center of railways and there is a railway facility for the whole country.

How to reach Tripura by Road : National Highway number 44 connects Agartala with Guwahati through Shillong Guwahati can be reached from here in 24 hours. But the geographical situation is such that it is easier to reach Tripura via Bangladesh instead.


Best Time to Visit Tripura


Best time is summers remain here from March to May, with temperature touching its uppermost at 35 C. and monsoon reaches Tripura in June and go on with till September, with very deep rains pouring the area. And the state faces winters from October to February, with temperature touching its lowest at 10.5 C.

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