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About Tripura

 

In the south-west extremity of Assam a narrow strip of earth over grown with thick foliage and bounded on three sides by Bangladesh habited by 3.2 million people is Tripura. The erstwhile princely state merged with the Indian Republic in 1949. It is a land of vibrant culture.

 

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General Information:
Area 10,491.69 sq.km
Population 31,91,186 (2001 census)
Altitude (Agartala) 12.80 mtr.
Temperature Summer 36.80 C(max), 21.40C (min)
Clothing Cotton in Summer, Woollen in Winter
Language Bengali, Kokbarak, English and Hindi

How to reach:
Air Agartala is connected by air to Kolkata, Guwahati and Silchar.
Rail The nearest rail statiion is at Manu, 128 km. away from State Capital. Agartala will be included in the railway map by March 2007
Road Guwahati is 600 km away from Agartala. There is good road connectivity through NH44
Local Transport Hired cars, three wheelers and City Bus services are available
   

Places of Interest :
Jampui Hills has excellent climatic condition and also known as seat of permanent spring. The sun rise and sun set in the hill range are good feast for viewers.
Unakoti, situated at a distance of about 178 km from Agartala is famous for its stone and rock cut images on the hill slopes belongs to seventh to nineth centuries.
Neermahal, the water palace, built in 1930 by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya as summer resort is located at a distance of about 53 Km. from Agartala.
Ujjayanta Palace, the famous royal house which stands at the heart of the city was built by Maharaja Radha krishore Manikya in 1901 which is set with the huge Mughal style gardens, beautified by pools and fountains.
Kamalasagar Kali Temple, build on hill-top by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in the late 15th centuries
Tripura Sundari Temple, about 55 kms. from Agartala is located on a hill-top at Udaipur. It is regarded as one of the 51 Pithas of Hindu pilgrims.

Bhuvaneswari Temple, that bears close literary reference in poet Rabindrabath Tagore's novel "Rajarshi" and drama - "Bishwarjan" is located on the bank of river Gomati.

Pilak, 100 kms away from Agartala is a place of attraction for its archaeological remians of eighth / ninth century with number of terracotta plaques, ceiling with stupa and stone images of Avollkiteswara including image of Narasimhan dates back to Buddhist period.

Deotamura, meaning the peak of God has an interesting panels of images carved on the hills facing the river Gomati which is called as Chhabimura.
Dumboor, with an water area of 41 Sq.km. with 48 islands in the midst of the lake and an un-ending spell of luxuriant green vegetation all around stands majestic for her exceedingly charming beauty.
Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, about 30 km. away from Agartala covers an area of 18.53 Sq.km. More than 150 species of residential birds, migratory birds, orchid garden, boating faciliteis, veriety of wildlife, botanical garden, zoo are available.

 

 

 

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