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
: 10,500 sq.kms.
Altitude : 1280 metres.
Temprature (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
Best Season : September to March.
Languages Spoken : Bengali, Kokborak,
Hindi & English.
STD Code : 0381.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
: Agartala is connected by airlines flights with Calcutta,
Fare : Calcutta-Agartala Rs.1025 (Y), Rs.1410 (J).
: The two nearest railway stations are
Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). Both the
stations on the North-East Frontier Railway, connectedby
203/204 Tripura Passanger with Lumding & Guwahati, where as
Lumding and Guwahati are connected with Calcutta and other
major stations in India.
Fare : Calcutta- Guwahati Rs.235 (Sleeper), Rs.688
(1st), Rs.905 (AC-2A). Guwahati- Kumarghat (approx) Rs.85
(Sleeper), Rs.405 (1st).
: Good motorable raods connect Agartala with
Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati- 599 kms, Shillong- 499 kms,
Dharmanagar- 200 kms.
Service : Tripura Road Transport Corporation
buses connect Silchar, Shillong and Dharma Nagar to Agartala.
WHAT TO SEE
Kunjavan Palace, Jagannath Temple, BenuVan Vihar, Maharaja Veer
Vikram College, Old Agartala, Buddha Vihar, Rabindra Kanan,
State Museum (1000-1700 hrs. Closed on Sundays).
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.
visiting Tripura are required to obtain a permit from The
Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, South
Block, New Delhi.
Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism, Government of
Tripura, Gandhighat, Agartala- 799 001. Tel: (0381) 5930,
Government of Tripura, Swet Mahal Palace Compound, Agartala-
799 001. Tel: (0381) 22-5930/3893.
Govrnment of India
Tourist Office, B.K. Kakati Road, Ulubari, Guwahati, Tel:
Tripura Bhavan, Lachit Nagar, Guwahati- 781 007, Tel: 28767.
Information Centre, 1-A, Pretoria Street Tripura Bhawan,
Calcutta- 700 071. Tel: 242-5703/3836.