Tripura at a Glance & Tourism Spots

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Tripura at a Glance & Tourism Spots

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Capital: Agartala

Tripura is a hill state in north eastern India, located on three sides of Bangladesh and has a diverse mix of tribal cultures and religious groups. In the capital Agartala, the pressed Ujjayanta Palace is set in Mughal gardens.

Tripura is a state in north eastern India. It shares borders with Bangladesh, Mizoram and Assam. Tripura is bordered by Bangladesh to the north, south and west.

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The state of Tripura was under presidential rule from November 1, 1911 to March 1922. Tripura officially became an Indian state on January 21, 1922. March 11, 1922 and elections were held in the state of Tripura and in the Indian National Congress (INC) won 41 out of 90 seats in the Legislative Assembly?

On January 26, 1950 Tripura was accorded the status of a ‘C’ category state and on November 1, 1956, it was recognized as a Union Territory. With the sustained efforts and struggle of the people of Tripura, it gained full statehood on January 21, 1972, as per the North-East Reorganisation Act, 1971.

Famous for its agriculture,

Famous for its agriculture, tea gardens, beautiful gardens, toy trains and much more, Tripura is famous for its natural beauty, the state is also popular for its indigenous culture and food.

Agartala is also famous for its temples, palaces, and rich history of the Manikya kings and its connection to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Agartala is also noted for its bamboo handicrafts, and local hand-woven shawls and textiles.

Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman is considered the father of modern architecture in Tripura, as the entire planning of present day Tripura was initiated during his rule. He was also an educationist. He is the first ruler who visited Europe and America from 1931 to 1939.

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.

History and geography Tourism Spot

Tripura is a state in north eastern India that borders Bangladesh, Mizoram and Assam. It is bounded on the north, south and west by Bangladesh: its international border is 856 km (84 per cent of its total border). It shares a 53 km long border with Assam and a 109 km long border with Mizoram.

The state is connected to a part of India by only one road (NH-44) which runs through the mountains to the border of Karimganj district of Assam and then through the states of Meghalaya, Assam and North Bengal to Kolkata.

Railways Connectivity

The total distance covered by Dharmanagar Agartala is 140 kilometers. Agartala to Sabroom 113 Km History was made today when the first Broad gauge commercial freight train comprising 42 wagons loaded with foodgrains rolled into Jirania station near Agartala. The train was received  on 22.02.2016 at 1.30 pm at Jirania station by Shri Manik Dey Minister for Power, Urban Development, Rural Development (Panchayat) and Transport, Govt of Tripura alongwith senior State government and railway officials as Piklu Chanda Station Superintendent Jirania in presence of others received the first Goods Train. It may be mentioned here that o­nly last month the first Broad gauge trial Passenger train comprising of o­ne locomotive and six coaches was received Agartala station by Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for o­n 13thJanuary, 2016.

CRS INSPECTION

The declaration of the Agartala new line project as a National project by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the turning point in the long history of the project after which adequate fund flow came to be made available.

The present success was attributable to the hard work and dedication of Railway engineers whose effort saw completion of six months balance work in three months and well within target.  The formalities of inspection by Commissioner Railway Safety would also be completed well within March and passenger trains would start plying thereafter. By March 2017, the section up to Sabroom would be connected by BG track.

Agartala railway station is being commissioned with best passenger amenities like washable apron o­n every platform line, washing pit line, DEMU shed for train maintenance, first of its kind automatic coach watering facility and waste water recycling facility. Along the 109km section 17 Road over bridges, and three road under bridges are also being provided for ease of passage of road traffic he said. 

Kumarghat-Agartala New Line :

The history of railway in Tripura began in 1964 with the extension of 31 Km long railway line from Kalkalighat to Dharmanagar. Subsequently it was extended to Kumarghat – a distance of 32 Km in 1990. The work of New BG railway line from Kumarghat – Agartala (109 Km) was sanctioned 1996 – 97. The section was opened o­n MG in the year 2008 and State Capital of Agartala was connected. With the Gauge Conversion of Lumding – Badarpur – Kumarghat this section of Kumarghat – Agartala is also being converted to BG and this work is nearing completion.

Completion of the project has great importance to the people of Tripura as it will provide BG rail connectivity to its Capital Agartala. The project has been completed in the wake of many challenges viz militancy, difficult hilly terrain and adverse climatic conditions in the remote part of the country.

The railway traverses through North Tripura, Dhalai and West Tripura Districts of Tripura State. Heavy plantation of bamboo, beetle teak, rubber thick vegetation and deep forest cover the area. The alignment negotiates extremely undulating hilly terrain, deep cuttings, high embankments, bridges, tunnels and large number of curves. The longest tunnel is of 1.967 Km length in Longtarai Hill. The geology is repetitive with sequence of deformed and folded sedimentary rocks. The area lies in Zone-V where earthquake have caused moderate to severe damages in the past.  

Salient Features of the new line project from Kumarghat to Agartala are as follows

Year of sanction                      : 1996-97

Latest Anticipated Cost           : Rs 1451 Crs.

Total length                             : 109 Km

Stations                                   : 10 Nos including 4 Halt stations excluding Kumarghat

Level Crossings                       : 6 Nos (all manned)

Total number of Bridges         : 198 Nos

Major Bridges                         : 15 Nos

Minor Bridges                         : 183 Nos

Road Over Bridges                  : 13 Nos

Road Under Bridges                : 14 Nos

Tunnels                                    : 3 Nos (Total Length – 4.95 Km, Longest Tunnel – 1.96 Km)

Curves                                     : 67 Nos (Sharpest curve 5 Degree)

Ruling Gradient                       : 1 in 70

Speed Potential                       : 100 Kmph

The station lies on the 113 km long 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad-gauge-Agartala-Sabroom railway line which comes under the Lumding Railway Division  of the Noth of Indian Railways. It is a single line without electrification. The 43 km long segment from Agartala to Udaipur near Mata Tripura Sundari temple was completed in 2016 and became operational with two trains running on this segment. The remaining section from Udaipur to Sabroom was completed by 2019 and became operational on 3 October 2019

AGARTALA: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has completed the primary survey work and feasibility study for laying an alternative railway track to connect Dharmanagar in North Tripura with Belonia in South Tripura via Agartala and Sonamura.

The Agartala–Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway link, expected to be completed in September this year, will connect Gangasagar in Bangladesh to Nischintapur in India (10.6 kilometres) and then connect Nischintapur to Agartala railway station (5.46 kilometres) in India.

Road Connetivity & Tourism

As you know, Tripura is a State landlocked from three sides. National Highway 44 is the only road which connects it with the rest of the country. So, it is the lifeline of Tripura. Everything from outside comes to Tripura through NH 44.

 connection Through Bangladesh

As you know, Tripura is a State landlocked from three sides. National Highway 44 is the only road which connects it with the rest of the country. So, it is the lifeline of Tripura. Everything from outside comes to Tripura through NH 44. Tripura is gearing up for a massive infra upgradation, as Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation stones of nine NH projects on Tuesday. Spanning across a distance of around 262 km in total and having an estimated cost of over Rs 2,752 crore, these projects will provide faster and hassle-free inter-state as well as international road connectivity to Bangladesh.

Road Connectivity 

 

  RailwaysThe cost of goods and services is expected to come down in the state as these Highway. projects will improve the transport of goods as well as access to greater markets. In addition, they will also give a fillip to  the state’s tourism sector as they will facilitate seamless movement to various tourist places, religious and historical places.

The projects in the pipeline are: Jolaibari – Belonia section of NH-108A (worth INR 201.99 crore); Kailashahar – Kumarghat section of NH-208 (worth INR 277.50 crore); Khayerpur – Amtali section (Agartala bypass) of NH-08 (worth INR 147 crore); Agartala – Khowai section of NH-108B  (worth INR 480.19 crore);

Kailashahar – Kurti bridge of NH-208A (worth INR 473.49 crore); Manu – Simlung section of NH-44A (worth INR 595.12 crore); 2 RCC Bridges over river Muhuri and over river Gomati (worth INR  83.06 crore); Churaibari – Agartala section strengthening with paved shoulder of NH-08 (worth INR 257.96 crore); and Churaibari – Agartala section of NH-44 (worth INR 236.18 crore).

Water Connectivity

 

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AIR WAYS

The airport was designed and built in 1942 by the then Maharaja of Tripura, Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur Debbarman. … During World War II, the airport was used by the 4th Combat Cargo Group (4th CCG) of the United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force, flying Curtiss C-46 Commando transport aircraft over Burma.

List of Airports in Tripura
Airport Name City Served Category
Agartala Airport Agartala Domestic
Kailashahar Airport Kailashahar Domestic
Khowai Airport Khowai Domestic

 International AirportAir Ways

 

Tripura A brief Culture

Other languages ​​English, Hindi, Manipuri, Chakma. Kokborok

Height 12.80 m

Summer temperature: 20 to 36 C

Winter: 7 to 27 degrees centigrade Winter 2. C minimum

Rainy season from June to August

The average annual rainfall is 2500 mm

International border 856 km.

The literacy rate among the people of the city is (recorded in the 2001 census).

 

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View of Jum Cultivation

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At the time of the unification of Tripura with the Indian Union on 15 October 1949, the basic method of agriculture was agriculture or ‘jhum’ which was somewhat surplus. A small part of the plains of the state was under agriculture by the Bengalis and the main crop of the farmers was paddy. Most of the plains of the state were not under

cultivation and were covered with cane-breaks and wetlands. Thus at the time of state formation, the economy was mainly based on agriculture and forestry, which had no industrial base, had low levels of urbanization and limited infrastructure.

For administrative convenience and decentralization of power, Tripura which was a single district is now divided into four districts, seventeen subdivisions and forty rural development blocks. Also, a special feature of the state is the vital existence of an Autonomous District Council (ADC) for the Adivasis under the 6th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The ADC of Tripura covers .8.10% of the total geographical area of ​​the state and about one third of the population of this state.

As per details from Census 2011, Tripura has population of 36.74 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 32 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Tripura as per 2011 census is 3,673,917 of which male and female are 1,874,376 and 1,799,541 respectively.

Travel and tourism

Tripura has a rich cultural heritage of rich flora, fauna and places of interest which is an attractive tourist destination. There is also a lot of potential for the development of a tourism circuit involving all the pre-natural states and Bangladesh. All this hospitality provides interesting opportunities for the growth and development of the industry.

Tripura, rich in various tourist destinations, offers huge potential for growth in this sector. Area with 10,491.69 sq km. Km, Tripura is one of the smallest states in the country. However, this ancient state is surrounded by natural beauty in a beautiful green valley and a variety of flora and fauna. For the convenience of tourists, the state has been divided into two tourist circuits.

These include the West-South Tripura Circuit, West and South Tripura District Tourist Centers and other Tourist Circuits include West Tripura Circuit, North Tripura and Dhalai District Tourist Centers. The entire state has huge potential in tourism, especially eco-tourism, religious travel, heritage tourism, hill tourism, rural tourism, etc.

Tourism & Tripura Development

Tripura has already emerged as a major tourist destination with an inherent and positive impact on the economy as the number of foreign tourists in the country is also increasing despite increasing revenue. Although the revenue from the tourism sector in tourism-centric states like Goa and Himachal Pradesh is still not that high, the overall growth of this sector has been impressive over the past decade with more promise in the coming years.

The state government attaches great importance to the tourism sector as an independent industry in line with the policies of the Government of India. In 2009, the state government launched the Tripura Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) to remove this important sector from bureaucratic paraphernalia and encourage further growth.

Mata Bari Tripura Udaipur Tourism

 

Maa Tripureswari

Tripura Sundari Temple is a Hindu temple of Goddess Tripura Sundari, better known locally as Devi Tripureshwari. The temple is situated in the ancient city of Udaipur, about 55 km from Agartala, Tripura and can be reached by train and road from Agartala. It is believed to be one of theholiest Hindu shrines in this part of the country. Popularly known as Matabari, the shrine is set upon a small hillock, since the shape of a hillock resembles the hump of a tortoise (Kurma) and this shape called Kurmapṛṣṭhākṛti is considered the holiest possible site for a Shakti temple, hence also bestowing the name of Kurma Pīṭha. The Goddess is served by traditional Brahmin priests.

According to mythology, Lord Vishnu had cut off the body of Mata Sati into 51 pieces with his ‘Sudarshana Chakra’ and all these pieces fell at different places throughout the country and these places are known as ‘Shaktipeeths’. It is said that ‘right foot’ of Mata Sati fell at Matabari on the south-western outskirts of Udaipur town. This ‘pithasthan’ (centre of pilgrimage) is also known as Kurma Pith because the shape of the temple premises resembles that of “Kurma” or tortoise. The idol of ‘Maa Kali’, presiding deity of the temple, stands in the sanctum sanctorum and it is made of reddish black stone, popularly known in Bengali as ‘Kashtipathar’.

This temple is one of the 51 holiest ‘Shaktipeeths’

 

This temple is one of the 51 holiest ‘Shaktipeeths’ (Shrine of the goddess of power) in India as per Hindu mythology.
The Goddess ‘Kali’ is worshipped in her incarnation as ‘Shoroshi’ (sixteen-year-old girl). An idol of smaller size of Maa Kali called ‘Chotto Maa’ stands beside the presiding deity, it  used to be reportedly carried along by the kings during hunting expeditions and also during war for worship in tents. The temple consists of square type sanctum of the typical Bengali hut structure with a conical dome. The temple was constructed in 1501 A.D. by the then Maharaja Dhanya Manikya.

In the eastern side of the temple there is the famous ‘Kalyan Sagar’ lake where fishes and tortoises of huge size are found and devotees feed them with “Muri” (puffed rice) and biscuits. No fishing is permitted in the Kalyan Sagar lake. Every year on ‘Diwali’, a famous ‘Mela’ takes place near the temple which is visited by lakhs of  pilgrims.

View near by Temple

The Chaturdasha Temple  khoiupur a Tourism

The Chaturdasha Temple is a Hindu temple (mandir) situated near Old AgartalaIndia, and features the Bengal dome patterned after the roofs of village huts in Bengal. The dome is surmounted by a stupa-like structure which reveals traces of Buddhist influence. This temple was built in honour of fourteen deities, together called the Chaturdasha Devata, by King Krishna Manikya of Tripura in 1761 and these deities are ceremoniouslyChaturdash  Debota worshipped during Kharchi puja. The Kokborok names of the fourteen deities are Lampra, Akhata, Bikhata, Burasa, Thumnairok, Bonirok, Sangrongma, Mwtaikotor, Twima, Songatrama, Noksuma, Mailuma, Khuluma and Hachwkma

CHOBIMURA: BEST PLACE OF TRIPURA TOURISM SPOT .

 uno kutiChabimura is one of the most visited destinations of the state situated in Amarpur subdivision of Gomati district in Tripura

 

In a bid to woo more tourists to the state

Agartala: In a bid to woo more tourists to the state, the Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Limited (TTDCL) has decided to introduce a bus service from state capital Agartala to Chabimura, one of the most visited tourist destinations of Tripura situated in Amarpur subdivision of Gomati district.

Amarpur

Chabimura or Chobimura is famous for its panels of rock carvings on steep mountain walls. There are huge carved images of Shiva, Vishnu, Kartika, Durga and other gods and goddesses. It is situated on the bank of Gomti river and is 82 km from Agartala.

The bus will leave from Agartala at 8 am and return by 6 pm. The service would be made available every Saturday and Sunday. The service would begin from Saturday and depending on the response, the number of buses will be increased accordingly, Chakraborty said.

Personal Car can be hired also for this for own convenience..

 

The people who are dependent on tourism have faced a crisis situation due to the COVID19 pandemic.

To boost the tourism industry, the state government has taken some decisions. Aiming at promoting tourism in a big way, the tourism department is planning to construct a helipad near Dumbur Lake in Karbook sub-division.

Dumbur Lake in Chabimura area is one of the main tourist destinations in Tripura. It is located on the bank of river Gomati in Amarpur sub-division under Gomati district, nearly 100 km away from Agartala.

Neer Mahal Tripura Tourism spot

The palace is the establishment of the Maharaja’s great taste and his fascinating idea of blending Medieval Hindu and Muslim traditions and cultures. Distance From Agartala about 49.7 Km..

The palace is divided into two parts. The western side of the palace is known as Andar Mahal. Neer MahalIt was made for the royal family. The eastern side is an open-air theatre where drama, theatre, dance and other cultural events were organized for the enjoyment of Maharajas and their royal families. The palace has 24 rooms in total.

Neer-Mahal has two stairways inside leading down to a landing on the water of Rudrasagar Lake. Maharajas used to go to the palace by hand powered boat from ‘Rajghat’. On the ceiling, the palace houses one of the most beautiful terrace gardens of India, though poor maintenance and lack of exposure to tourists has led to the depletion of beauty and splendor.

UnuKuti Tourism spot

Home to the largest bas relief sculptures in India, Unakoti is famous for its massive stone and rock-cut sculptures that have been carved out from the hillside. It is immediately apparent that these carvings were made by extremely skilled artisans.Uno Kuti

The kokborok name of Unakoti is Subrai Khung as claimed by Jamatia Hoda; Unakoti hill literally means one less a koti in Bengali, hosts an ancient Shaivite place of worship with huge rock reliefs celebrating Shiva.

 Private vehicles or helicopters can be used to access Unakoti. Helicopter services are available from Agartala and Kailashahar and a preferred option for a quick way to reach there. The nearest railway station is at Kumarghat (20km). Kumarghat has trains coming from both Agartala (Tripura) and Lumding (Assam).

Jampui Hills Tourism

Jampui Hills is situated about 200 Km. away from Agartala and is the highest hill range in the state bordering Mizoram. This permanent seat of eternal spring is situated at an altitude of 3000’ above sea level. During November every year, the unique Orange & Tourism festival is celebrated in the Jampui hill.

A large number of tourists, both domestic and foreign, participate and enjoy this festival. The rainy season is no less charming. During this season the hill is covered with floating clouds and it provides a rare experience for the tourists. The formation of clouds atJampui Hill the bottom of the hill range and its gradual ascendance from the bottom to the top slowly engulfing the whole hill range in its mystic lap is an experience to treasure.

JAMPUI HILL TRIPURA MIZORAM BORDER

The view of rising and setting sun from various viewpoints in Jampui hills is a wonderful sight for the tourists. Tourists visiting the Jampui hill cannot afford to miss the view of the sunset and the sunrise. Various viewpoints in the hill range provide excellent panoramic views of the valley and villages of Mizoram. From the watchtower at the highest peak, Betlingchip(3200 feet high), the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the Kanchanpur – Dasda valley other hill ranges of Tripura and Mizoram unfold an enigmatic scenic vista.

Tourist Department of Government of Tripura has constructed one very modern tourist lodge- ‘Eden Tourist Lodge’ at Vanghmun village in the Jampui hills which has a capacity of 20 persons and is well equipped with all modern amenities. In addition, local hospitable Mizo people also extend “Paying Guest” Accommodation facilities in their houses.Jampui Hill

Beautiful View Jampui Hill

For facilitating the visit of tourists to Jampui hill, Tourist Department, Government of Tripura is organizing various package tours from the capital town of Agartala. Jampui hill is a real tourist paradise which attracts a large number of tourists with its virgin forests and peaceful and eco-friendly ambience including beautiful orchids and colourful dance & music. Being sparsely populated it provides an ideal opportunity for leisure tourism.  


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