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Explore the terra firma of Tripura in North east India

North east India has beauty of its own kind; and exploring the seven sister states remains incomplete without visiting the terra firma of Tripura. So let’s take a virtual ride of this spectacular state in India.

An Overview:

Considered as the third-smallest state in India, Tripura is delimited by Bangladesh to its north, south and west direction; and Mizoram and Assam to its east direction. The capital city of Tripura is Agartala, which is an enchanting destination to travel by.  The state is an abode to numerous Tribal groups, and the local tribes are known as Tripuri who mostly speak Kokborok language. Besides, Bengali, Hindi and English are other languages that one can speak when in Tripura. The inhabitants of Tripura are quite generous, and they sustain their religious practices pretty well by celebrating their prime festivals like Kharchi Puja, Ker Puja and Garia Puja. In addition, all other common Hindu festivals are also celebrated in Tripura with great gusto.

The climatic tale of Tripura is quite similar to its neighbouring state Assam. Summer hits the region in the month of April and continues till late June. Winters on the other hand lasts here for 3-4 months (December to February). July to September is known for monsoon and intense rainfall in the state. The best time to get around Tripura and its nearby sites is from October to March.

Key attractions:

Tripura has no dearth of attractions for visitors. Ranging from dense woods to religious temples and parks, the state won’t disappoint your visit. So when in Tripura, make sure you don’t miss out some of the leading attractions like Neermahal Palace, Sepahijala Wild Life Sanctuary, Tripura Government Museum, Ujjayanta Palace, Kamala Sagar, Tripurasundari Temple and Kunjaban Palace.

In addition, places like Nehru Park, Jagannath Temple, Dumboor Lake, Unakoti, Fourteen Goddess Temple, Buddha Temple, Kalyan Sagar Lake, Kamaleswari temple, Jampui Hill, Heritage Park, Ravindra Kanan and Rudrasagar Lake are some other nearby attractions that are evenly enticing sites to behold.

Getting there:

Despite being the third smallest state, Tripura is well accessible by air, train and road. The state has its own airport and railhead located nearly 12Kms and 10Kms respectively from the capital city. From both airport and railway station, several private modes of commutation are available for travellers. For road journey, there are several private and state run buses that ply from Silchar, Shillong and Guwahati.  Additionally, one can also hire private cars to commute various parts of the state.

After arriving in the state, it takes hardly any fuss for visitors to find a suitable accommodation for them. Starting from budget hotel to luxury hotel, the state is laid out with numerous choices for you. Most of the comfy staying options that you can avail in Tripura are located in the capital city i.e. in Agartala.

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