Tranquil Tripura, tucked away in the extreme southwest corner of the North Eastern States, amidst the river valleys of Myanmar and Bangladesh is one of the least known parts of the region. This princely state never came under direct British rule and acceded to the Indian Union on 15th October 1949. Around two third of the state's area is covered with gently rolling hills and lush forests with abundance of wildlife. Although there are no towering peaks or major rivers, but the serene and lush landscape has lured people over the centuries. Rabindranath Tagore, an honored guest of the Royal Court of Tripura is said to have compiled some of his works in the tranquil environs of the State. A large section of the population of the State is Bengalis, besides nineteen tribes inhabits the hills of this region. Each tribe has their own festivals and number of dances performed during festivities. The handloom and handicrafts of Tripura corroborates the creativity of its people, as every home in rural Tripura has a tradition of arts & crafts. The virgin land, totally unspoiled, unexplored, untouched is indeed one of the most delightful destination of the North–East.
Main languages: Bengali, Kokborok, Hindi, English
When to go: October to May
Getting There & Away: How to reach Tripura
Road: NH-24 connects Agartala to Guwahati via Shillong.
Rail: Kumarghat is the nearest railway station at a distance of 140 kms from Agartala. This station is linked to the rest of the country via Guwahati.
Air: The main airport of the state is located in Agartala.