It is the formal
princely state of Tipperah. Tripura, had been more or less
permanently at war with the neighbors when the British, taking
an advantage of a feud between Maharaja Krishna Manikya and
the Nawab of Bengal, intervened and established a
protectorate. They also divided Tripura into a princely state
and tribal land under their direct control.
mostly of Tibeto - Burmese origin, took up Vaishnava Hinduism
early, and was ruled continuously by rajas until Indian
independence. Other major ethnic groups in Tripura are the
Kukis, related to the Shans of Burma, Chakmas, Moghs, Lusharis
independence Tripura joined the Indian union in 1949 and
became a state in 1972.
Kakbarak and Manipuri
Per Sq. km
Fairs and Festivals
and Gajan Festival
Goddess Temple, Old Agartala
Tripureswari Temple Premises, Udaipur
Kailashahar, Khowai, Agartala
& Tourism Festival
& Bamboo Handicrafts
Gifted artisans produce wonderful objects of crafts from
simple material like cane, bamboo & wood. Tripura's unique
topography and the gracious nature bestowed their choicest
blessings on the hereditary artisans of Tripura. Cane
& Bamboo occupy a distinctive place in the life of Tripura.
From cradle to grave, there is hardly any occasion, complete
without the use of cane & bamboo.
interior decoration Tripura Handicrafts offer a wide range of
false ceilings, paneling, plaques, Pot containers(Planters)
etc. made of Gossamer thin bamboo mattress. Ornated with wood
inlay and cane & bamboo. The household items have blended
utility with artistic beauty. Panels and partitions provide
another wide range of utility items made out of solid but
thinly splitted bamboo pasted on plywood. Lamp
shades made of fine strips of cane & bamboo add distinct
touch and glamour to the living room. Exhibiting a rare
combination of tradition and talent, their products would
brighten up the interiors demonstrating the taste and feeling
of the connoisseurs. The supply capacity is much less for the
exquisite item. Furniture
of Tripura once exclusive to royal palaces continue to have
its excellence and exquisite workmanship. For the elegant
Drawing Rooms there are Bamboo-Cane, Sofa sets, Garden Chairs,
Dinning Chairs, Baby Chairs, Center & Side Tables, Morah,
Apple Morah etc.
Is a small town
of 60,000 people, surrounded by hills on three sides, with a
palace erected in 1940 by Maharaja Bikram, a Philanthropist
who helped Rabindranath Tagore finance the Shantiniketan
University in Bengal. The Palace set in "Mughal
Gardens" is now the state assembly house.
It is said that
the old cannons on display used to be fired in salute once a
year, until 16thcentury, when a thousand human sacrifices were
held in Agartala.
cm (June to August).
Max. 35 Min. 21.7; Winter- Max. 25 Min. 10.1.
How to get
is connected by air with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.
two nearest railway stations are Kumarghat (160 km) and
Dharama Nagar (200 km). Both the stations are on the
North-East Frontier Railway.
Good motorable roads connect Agartala with Silchar- 288
km, Guwahati- 599 km, Shillong- 499 km, Dharmanagar- 200 km.
Ujjayanta Palace In the Indo-Saracenic style, was built in
1901 and houses the state legislature. The ceiling of a
Chinese room is remarkable.
Kunjavan Palace, an old country palace, now the governor's
Jagannath Temple, is a19th century structure with a four
It has a collection of archaeological fines and other
A gateway to the
exotic world of the region's traditional handicrafts. One can
see craftsmen at work.
Devta Temple has a dome surmounted by a stupa- like structure,
dedicated to 14 gods and goddesses. The deities are
represented only by their heads.
33 km has a zoo, Botanical garden, picnic spots, lakes,
elephant rides and a toy train.
Rudra Sagar (Neer Mahal)- 53 km, Kamala Sagar - 27 km, there
is 16th century temple dedicated to goddesses Kali a top a
48 km, known for fairs held in April and November. There are
Tea gardens en route.
57 km, one of the 51 'Pithasthanas'.
A panorama of water and 48 islands. A motor or a country boat
ride is an experience.
A treasure house of Buddhist sculptures dating back to the 8th
- 9th century.
'The peak of the gods' has panels of images carved on the hill
on bank of the Gumti river, situated between Udaipur and
Amarpur sub - division.
It has unique sculpture, rock cut and others, including one of
Shiva. The sculptures, one less than 10 million, were
reportedly created by a divinely blessed artist in one night
in the 12th century. Jampui Hills-250 km at a height of 3,000
ft, is known for its pleasant climate, oranges and a window to
tourists visiting Tripura are required to obtain a permit
from The Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of