Tripura Tourism

Tripura, a tiny State with 10,486 sq. kins. area, is situated in the nonh east corner of the country. his mostly surrounded by Bangladesh. It is mainly a hilly region with over 60 percent of its area is under the cover of forest. Tripura is named alter a tribe “Tipra” which inhabited the State and to which the ruling house of Tripura belonged. Tea is the major industry here and Handloom is the single largest cotton industry.

Agartala is Tripura’ s Capital. There are good many shrines and temples worth visiting. Some of them are: Lord Jagannath Temple in old Agartala and at a little distance from town is fine Buddha Vihar housing beautiful metal idols of Buddha and Bodhisatvas. 60 kms. away, at Radhakishorepur is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Tripura Sundari, perched on a hillock. Agartala is connected by road with Guwahati, Shillong and Silchar. Dhararnnagar. 200 kms. away. due north, is the nearest railhead. There are daily buses between Agartala and Dharamnagar. There are a few hotels and rest houses for visitor’s stay.

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