The beauty of the erstwhile kingdom of Tripura stems from the splendor of its natural and cultural heritage. There are neither great mountain peaks, nor major rivers in Tripura yet its verdant expanses and rich forest land have had a great attraction for visitors for centuries. Tripura offers a plethora of delightful attractions in its cavalcade of historic places, rock cut carvings, sculptures, Buddhist and Hindu holy places, wildlife sanctuaries, and tribal people. Poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore found its pollution-free, eco-friendly environment, pleasant climate and tranquility the perfect retreat to compile some of his works here. Blending into the hills and valleys, the villages are a tapestry of rich ethnic traditions.
The beauty of the erstwhile kingdom of Tripura stems from the splendor of its natural and cultural heritage. There are neither great mountain peaks, nor major rivers in Tripura yet its verdant expanses and rich forest land have had a great attraction for visitors for centuries. Tripura offers a plethora…
The only airport in Tripura is in Agartala. It is connected to most of the major cities in India and is in the process of being upgraded to an International Airport.
Agartala is connected with important junctions like Guwahati, New JalpaiGuri, Sealdah, and Anand Vihar at New Delhi by some express train like Tripura Sundari Express, Kanchanjangha Express and also other important places of the country. Apart from passenger trains, ply upto Agartala and Udaipur. Some local trains also run in between Udaipur and Dharmanagar. Agartala railway station at Badharghat is the main junction of the state.
Tripura is connected by road with Guwahati via Shillong by national highway no. 44. Good luxury coaches, both of private travel agencies and public sector Transport Corporation including tourist cabs, jeeps, and small segment cars of all the major automobile companies ply on this road. Agartala is 1645 kms from Kolkata, 587 kms from Guwahati, 487 kms from Shillong and 250 kms from Silchar while the distance between Agartala and Dhaka (capital of Bangladesh) is just 150 kms
The main mode of transport is auto rickshaws. One can hire a taxi or a cab to move around the city for a day-long excursion from Battala syndicate. There are several travel agents who put up cars for hire as well as car rental companies which provide cars on a per hour basis. Jeeps and SUVs are the most common public carriers, whereas cars and vans are usually used for private hire.
Buses are one of the main modes of transport within the city, with local buses available for long routes as well. Government city buses ply through 7 routes in the city with fares ranging from INR 5 to 10.
Paddle/Cycle rickshaws operate within the city limits with fares from Rs 5/- to Rs 25/-. Autorickshaws/Tempos are also available on certain designated stands with a rear seating capacity of 4 persons. These also ply to and from the airport.
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Both tribal and non tribal communities celebrate the 7-day of Kharchi Puja festival with great vigor. The 14 goddesses are worshiped in July every year at Agadala Garia Puja.
The tribal people of Tripura celebrate Garia Puja on the seventh day of the month of Baisakh, which is in the month of April. The puja ends with dancing and singing.
Diwali is celebrating with great enthusiasm in Tripura, but its celebrations are most colorful at the Tripura Sundari Temple near Udaipur. A big mela is followed by a cultural program during mid-Kartik.
Unakoti is the delightful venue of the annual Ashokastani fair. Pilgrims gather on this occasion to perform rituals and take a holy dip in the water of Astami kunda.
The orange harvest is the scene for the colorful Orange & Tourism Festival held every year on the Jampui Hills during the month of November. Jampui Hill is the only hill station in Tripura where the succulent fruit grows so bountifully.
Celebrated for 3 days, the main attraction of this festival is the boat race on Rudrasagar Lake organized annually by the Information Cultural Affairs & Tourism Department. Other festivities include a swimming competition and cultural programmes.
The Pilak Archaeological and Tourism Festival is celebrated for 3 days in South Tripura district. Various cultural programmes are organised during this time, with participation from eminent artists from the state and outside.
This 2-day fair sees people gather at Tirthamukh, where the river Gomati originates, to take a sacred dip in the river, shave their heads to honour their ancestors, and pray for the souls of the deceased.
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Tripura has many historical sites, so to avoid the crowd while exploring such sites, choose to visit these places at around lunch time.
Carry drinking water and stay well hydrated. Tripura has hot and wet summers. It is also advised to carry face wipes.
Carry some change or coins while visiting popular religious temples. If you feel like giving something, you can use them. But also keep your wallets and purses safe.
Learn some phrases in the local language also try to get lost purposely. Sometimes wandering around can help you discover amazing places. However be careful and stay safe.