Tripura, quite off the
beaten track, is a storehouse of tribal crafts and
culture as well as music and dancing. In the centre
of this patch of intense greenery is the capital,
Agartala, where gracious buildings were once the
palaces of Tripura’s royal family.
Rich in flora & fauna, the legendary state
of Tripura is a fascinating world in itself. Agartala,
the capital of Tripura gained prominence when
Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifted his capital here
in the 19th century.
Area : 10,500 sq.kms.
Altitude : 1280 metres.
Temperature (deg C): Summer- Max. 35, Min. 21.7;
Winter- Max. 25, Min. 10.1.
Rainfall : 22.4 cms (June to August).
Clothings : Cottons in Summer, Wollens in Winter.
Best Season : September to March.
Languages Spoken : Bengali, Kokborak, Hindi &
STD Code : 0381.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Agartala is connected by airlines flights
with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.
Rail: The two nearest railway stations are Kumarghat
(160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). Both the
stations on the North-East Frontier Railway, connected
by 203/204 Tripura Passenger with Lumding &
Guwahati, where as Lumding and Guwahati are connected
with Calcutta and other major stations in India.
Road: Good motorable roads connect Agartala with
Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati- 599 kms, Shillong-
499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms.
Bus Service: Tripura Road Transport Corporation
buses connect Silchar, Shillong and Dharma Nagar
WHAT TO SEE
Ujjayanta Palace, Kunjavan Palace, Jagannath
Temple, BenuVan Vihar, Maharaja Veer Vikram College,
Old Agartala, Buddha Vihar, Rabindra Kanan, State
Museum (1000-1700 hrs. Closed on Sundays).
Sephahijala Wild-life Sanctuary- 33 kms, Rudra
Sagar (Neer Mahal)- 60 kms, Kamala Sagar- 27 kms,
Bramhakund- 48 kms, Udaipur- 52 kms, Deotamura-
70 kms, Dumbur- 110 kms, Pilak- 100 kms, Jampui
Hills-250 kms, Unakoti- 200 kms, Tripura Undari
Temple- 67 kms.
Foreign tourists visiting Tripura are required
to obtain a permit from The Secretary, Ministry
of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, South Block,