Tripura, the second smallest state in the country, is almost surrounded by Bangladesh. It is one of the best potential places that caters the taste of everything from palaces to lakes and hill station. It is bounded on the north, west, south and south-east by Bangladesh whereas in the east it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram. Tripura has rich cultural heritage of 19 different tribal communities, Bengali and Manipuri communities. It is famous for a large number of temples of Hindus and Buddhists.
|Area||10,492 sq. Km|
|Languages Spoken||Tripuri, Manipuri, Bengali|
|Best Time to visit||October to May.|
Tripura is steeped in history with linkages established from the legendary Limar dynasty. Recorded history dates back to almost 3,000 years. Tripura Peoples Democratic Front (TPDF) and National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) start armed national liberation struggle against Indian colonialism. They also want to reestablish Tripura as an independent country. At present majority of its people of Tripura are Hindu Bengali.
Tripura is also connected by road with Guwahati via Shillong by National Highway No. 44. It takes about 24 hours by road from Guwahati to reach Agartala.
By AIR :
The State capital, Agartala is well connected by Air with Kolkata and Guwahati. The airport is 12 kms away from the city.
The nearest rail head is Kumarghat on N. F. Railway. It is 1475 kms from Kolkata via Guwahati and 140 kms from Agartala.