Tripura is a state in Northeast India. The third-smallest state in the country, it covers 10,491 km2 (4,051 sq mi) and is bordered by Bangladesh to the north, south, and west, and the Indian states of Assam and Mizoram to the east. In 2011 the state had 3,671,032 residents, constituting 0.3% of the country's population.
The area of modern 'Tripura' was ruled for several centuries by the Tripuri dynasty. It was the independent princely state of the Tripuri Kingdom under the protectorate of the British Empire which was known as Hill Tippera while the area annexed and ruled directly by British India was known as Tippera District (present Comilla District). The independent Tripuri Kingdom (or Hill Tippera) joined the newly independent India in 1949. Ethnic strife between the indigenous Tripuri people and the migrant Bengali population due to large influx of Bengali Hindu refugees and settlers from Bangladesh led to tension and scattered violence since its integration into the country of India, but the establishment of an autonomous tribal administrative agency and other strategies have led to peace.
pura has a long history. The Kingdom of Tripura at its peak included the whole eastern region of Bengal from the Brahmaputra River in the north and west, the Bay of Bengal in the south and Burma to the east during the 14th and 15th centuries AD. The last ruler of the princely state of Tripura was Kirit Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur Debbarma who reigned from 1947 to 1949 Agartala after whom the kingdom was merged with India on 9 September, 1949, and the administration was taken over on 15 October, 1949.
Fairs & Festivals
There is saying that “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” However, if they syndicate then there is illumination. Only in Tripura the science and religion blend at the glowing Fairs and Festivals and form a haven of joviality and awe. The state of Tripura is chiefly dominated through the Hindus yet it too has numerous ethnic groups; that is the reason it is called to be the laboratory of exotic cultural synthesis. The Fairs and Festivals in Tripura comprise of numerous Hindu celebrated carnivals which are eminent with tradition and grandeur.
How to Reach :-
BY AIR - The Agartala airport in Tripura is the nearest airport. At a distance of 5mins from Agartala. This airport is connected to Kolkata and Guwahati by direct flights. One can get a taxi or an auto to reach the destination.
BY RAIL - The nearest railway station is Kumarghat which is 140kms away from Tripura. The Kumarghat station is connected to the railheads of Kolkata, Delhi, Indore, Chennai and Bangalore. Taxis are available near the station to reach Tripura.
BY ROAD - Agartala is 44 Kms from Teliamura, 109 Kms from Manu, 133 Kms from Kumarghat, 295 Kms from Silchar, 300 Kms from Aizawl, 313 Kms from Dwarband, 459 Kms from Shillong, 557 Kms from Imphal, 558 Kms from Guwahati. There are state and private buses to ply a decent service to the visitors.