The Princely State of Tripura acceded to the Indian Union in 1949. This ancient land of mysterious past, located in the North Eastern Region of Indian is bounded on the North , West, South and South East by the international boundary of Bangladesh. In the east it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram.
A matchless combination of age – old culture and tradition is reflected in the beautiful handloom and handicraft products of the State which attract the visitors for its classic quality, exquisite colour, excellent design and craftsmanship. The entire State is pollution- free and eco – friendly atmosphere.
Area : 10,491.69 sq .km.
Population : 31.91,186 (2001 census )
North Latitude : D22°65′ x 24°32′
East Longitude : D90°09′ & 92°20′
Extreme Length : 183.5 km.
Extreme Width : 112.7 km
Altitude (Agartala) : 12.80 mtr.
Climate : Climate in Tripura is always favourable for tourist.
Temperature : Summer –36.8°C (max), 21.4°C (min),
Winter – 27°C (max), 4°C (min)
Best Season : September to March.
Clothing : Cotton in Summer.Woollen in Winter.
Entry Formalities : Restricted Area Permit System has been lifted in 1995. No entry fee is required for visiting Tripura.
HOW TO REACH
Air : Agartala is connected with Kolkata , Guwahati and Agartala, from
Kolkata to Agartala daily.
Rail : The nearest rail head is Kumarghat, 140 km. away from Agartala.
By Road : Guwahati is at a distance of 600 km. from Agartala. It can be covered
by daily Bus services in 24 hrs.
Local Transport : Unmetered Taxis, Autorickshaws and City Bus services are
available from Agartala Airport.
WHAT TO SEE
Ujjayanta Palace – This Royal House which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering one sq.km area was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in 1901. The Palace is set with huge Mughal style Gardens, beautified by pools and gardens and tiled floors. Flood lighting and fountains have also added to its beauty.
Location : Agartala.
Tripura Sundari Temple – one of the 51 pithas of Hindu Pilgrims was built by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 1501 A.D. It consist of a square type sanctum of the typical Bengali hut type. The Lake in front of the Temple added to its beauty .
Location : 55 Km. From Agartala.
Bhubaneswari Temple – It is situatrued on the bank of Gomati at Udaipur . This temple is immortalized in Tagore plays – namely ‘Rajashree’ & ‘ Visarjan’.
Location : 55 km . from Agartala .
Jampui Hill – The permanent seat of eternal spring is situated at an altitude of 300 above sea level. Jampui is famous for its charming landscape and bracing climate. The excellent climamatic condition, green forests, beautiful orange garden, view of rising and setting sun are wonderful sight for tourists.
Location : 250 km. from Agartala.
Unakoti – It is Shaiva Pilgrimage and dates back to the 7th – 9th centuries if not earlier. The rock carvings are not to be missed. Unakoti means ‘one less than a crore’. It is the largest Bas – relief sculpture in India.
Location : 178 km. from Agartala.
Sepahijala covering an area of 18.53 sq.km. More than 150 species of Residential Birds, Migratory Birds, Orchids Garden, Boating Facilities, Wild life, Botanical Garden, Zoo, Elephant joy- rides, Rubber and Coffee Plantation attracts the visitors.
Location : 25 km. from Agartala
Neermahal – This magnificient Lake Palace is situated in the midst of Rudrasagar having an area of 5.3 sq. km. In winter, number of Migratory Birds are found in the lake surrounding Neermahal. It is the only Lake Place in Eastern India.
Special Attraction : Light & Sound show in Bengali and English language.
Location : 53 km .from Agartala.
Pilak – Treasure House of Hindu & Buddhist Sculpture. It dates back to 8th & 9th centuries. Numerous stone & terracotta images including the images of Avolokiteshwar and Narasimha have been found.
Location : 100 km from Agartala.
Kamalasagar Kali Temple atop the hillock dates back to the 15th century. It is a good picnic spot.
Location : 30 km from Agartala
Fomous for its Panels of Rock carvings on the stiff mountain wall on the bank of Gomati. It dates back to 15th – 16th centuries.
Location : 75 km from Agartala
An water area of 41 sq.km. with an un–ending spell of luxurient green vegetation all around stands majestic for her exceedingly charming beauty and 48 Islands in the midst of the lake. Migratory birds, Water sports facilities are additional attractions.
Location : 120 km from Agartala.
Tourist Offices –
Tripura – Tourism Office, Swet Mahal, Place Compound, Agartala-799001
Phone –(0381) 222-5930/2223893/232-4688
Fax – (0381) 232-5823/232-4244
Website – www.tripuratourism.com
Email –info@ tripuratourism.com
Kolkata – Tourist Information Centre, Tripura Bhawan, 1 Pretoria Street,
Kolkata-700071, India. Phone- (033) 2282-5703, Fax- (033) 2282-6842.
New Delhi – Tripura Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, Kautilya Marg,New Delhi-110021.
Phone – (011) 2301-5157/2301-0968, Fax – (011) 2379-3287.
Guwahati – Tripura Bhawan, Ajanta Path, Beltala, Survey stoppage, Guwahati,
Assam. Phone – (0361) 222-3034, Fax (0361) 262-0186.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Telephone No. Fax
Director, Tourism – 232-4688 91-0381/2325823/2324244
Tourist Information – 222-5930/3893
Rly. Booking Counter – 232-5533
G.B Hospital – 235-5888
IGM Hospital – 232-5605
Dharmanagar Rly Stn. – (03822)222-332
Indian Airlines City Office- 232-5470
Airport Booking Counter – 234-2020
Airport Station Manager – 234-2226
Airport Tourism Information – 234-2393
Jeep & Taxi Association – 238-2419
City Cargo Office – 232-5588
Bus Association – 238-5066
Rabindra Bhawan – 232-6240
Jagannath Bari Temple – 232-4497
State Bank of India
(foreign Exchange Counter)- 222-5436
Circuit House – 222-5541
Chief Conservator Of Forest – 222-3779/5649/222-4656
Airport Authority – 234-2230
Airport Enquiry – 231-1276
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