Tripura

Discover Tripura

Travel to Dhalai, Gomati, Khowai, North Tripura, Sepahijala, South Tripura, Unokoti, West Tripura.

Tripura is the third smallest state in India known for its diverse culture, archaeology, handicrafts, and music. It is home to nineteen indigenous tribes as well as a non-tribal Bengali speaking population.

Forests cover more than half of the area, in which bamboo and cane tracts are common. Tripura has the highest number of primate species found in any Indian state. Beautiful rock cut carvings and stone images at Unakoti, Debtamura and Pilak make Tripura stand out among the north eastern states. Most of these carvings are huge in size and are made on vertical walls.

Dhalai: Dhalai District was created in the year of 1995 by bifurcating North Tripura District and including part of Amarpur Sub-Division of the South Tripura District. It was created keeping in view the administrative exigency of providing development & good governance to the largely Tribal & inaccessible areas. The District is named after Dhalai river which originates in the District.

Famous Places in Dhalai: Dumboor Lake, Longtharai Mandir, Kamaleshwari Mandir.

Dumboor Lake: Dumboor Lake is a charming water body located in Gandacherra Sub Division 120 Km. away from Agartala. The look of the lake is like tabour shaped small drum, “Dumboor” of Lord Shiva from which the name “Dumboor” originates. A massive and breathtaking water body of 41 sq.km. With an unending spell of luxuriant green vegetation all around stands majestic for her exceedingly charming beauty and 48 islands in the midst of the lake. Migratory birds and water sports facilities are additional attractions.

Longtharai Mandir: Longtharai is the name of Lord Shiva in KOK-BOROK language, according to the Tribal dialect of Tripura. There is a myth which says that Shiva on his return from Kailash rested here for sometime in the hill of Longtharai. The hill is therefore known as Longtharai. Longtharai also means a Deep Valley. This temple is also one of the most popular tourist spot of the Dhalai District.

Kamaleshwari Mandir: The temple is situated in the Kamalpur Nagar Panchayat of the Dhalai District. This Temple is located in the center of the town and a major pilgrimage spot. Kamaleswari is another name of Goddess Kali. Kamalpur the largest Sub-divisional Town has been named after the temple. Kamaleswari Mandir is about 35 kms away from Ambassa, District H.Q of Dhalai and 122 kms from Agartala the State capital of Tripura.

Gomati: The Gomati District with its headquartering at Udaipur was created in the year 2012. Udaipur is popularly known as the city of lakes and was the capital of Tripura till 1760 A.D. The city is famous for its Mata Tripura Sundari Temple which is situated about 3 km away from Udaipur at Matabari. The temple is one of the 51 Mahapithasthans of India. The Gomati figures prominently in Tripura’s indigenous folklore, culture, religious rites and ritual so much so that tribal people perform posthumous rites dedicated to their departed near and dear ones on the bank of the river Gomati in the conviction that ablution with the consecrated water of the sacred river will pave the way for ascendance to heaven of their departed dear ones.

Famous Places in Gomati: Amarpur, Udaipur.

Amarpur: Amarpur is an idyllic quiet picnic spot, on the banks of Amarsagar, the 16th century artificial lake. The town stands on the ruins of a palace. On the southern bank lies a temple dedicated to the eight headed goddess, Mangalchandi. A fair is held during the Basant Panchami (February).

Udaipur: Udaipur is dotted with temples the most famous of which is the Tripura Sundari temple, which is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. The temple was constructed by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya Debbarma in 1501. There is a big lake beside the temple known as Kalyan Sagar. Bhubaneshwari Temple is another famous temple here.Udaipur is also known as “lake city” and has many beautiful lakes.Some of them are Bijoy Sagar, Jagannath dighi, Amar sagar and as mentioned above, Kalyan sagar.It also has a national library named “Nazrul Granthagar”,after Kazi Nazrul Islam.

Khowai: The undivided Khowai had started its administrative set up from the year 1910 A.D. under SDO, Sri Trivani Kumar Bardhan. Khowai Sub-Division when undivided was the 2nd largest Sub-Division in Tripura and also among the first 10 subdivisions in the state. It was divided into two Sub-Divisions namely Khowai and Teliamura in the year 2006. The district is flanked by Bangladesh on the north, Amarpur and Gandacharra on the south, Kamalpur & Ambassa on the east and Mohanpur and Jirania Sub Division on the west. The Atharamura range runs along the eastern side of the District while the western side is bordered by the Baramura Range. Khowai River, the primary river from which the district also takes its name, starts from its source at Nunacherra and passes through Khowai Town.

Famous Places in Khowai: Barmura Eco Park, Chakmaghat Park.

Barmura Eco Park: This park is located at about 38 km from Khowai in Baramura Hill Range through which 8 National Highway winds its way to Shilong and Guwahati from Agartala. It is an area surrounded by sylvan green forest with a stream flowing through it. This park has got a lot of other attractions of panoramic environment. This is an ideal destination for eco-lovers.

Chakmaghat Park: This park is located at about 43 km from Khowai in Atharamura Hill Range through which 8 National Highway winds its way to Shilong and Guwahati from Agartala. It is an area surrounded by sylvan green forest with a stream flowing through it. This park has got a lot of other attractions of panoramic environment. The Chakmaghat Barrage is also near this park only. This is a good destination for tourists visiting the District.

North Tripura: The North Tripura District started functioning after recognition of the district as on 26-12-2011. The newly created district was officially inaugurated on 13-01-2012. The geographical area of the district is 1422.19 sq K.M. North Tripura District is mostly hilly and shares boundary with Assam 53 K.M and Mizoram 109 K.M and international boundary with Bangladesh 96 K.M of which Dharmanagar Sub-Division shares -44 K.M and Kanchanpur- 52 K.M.

Famous Places in North Tripura: Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Jampui Hills.

Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary: The Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Panisagar Sub-division of North Tripura district. Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary is a small wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 0.86 square kilometres (0.33 sq mi). Rowa Wildlife encounters you with several species of birds, primates, reptiles, etc. This National Park is easily accessible to the tourists throughout the year.

Jampui Hills: 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.

Sepahijala: The District consists of 3 (three) Sub-Divisions, 7(seven) Blocks, 2(two) Municipal Council and 1(one) Nagar Panchayat. The area of District is 1043.04 sq. km and population is 5,42,731. The main source of the lively hood of local people is agriculture. A large number of people have taken rubber plantation as a source of livelihood. The Collectorate is located by the side of NH-8 and in the vicinity of Bishramganj market and motor stand. There are some important tourist places, namely, Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary & Zoo, Neermahal, Buddha Stupa and Kashbeswari Kalibari located in this district.

Famous Places in Sepahijala: Neermahal, Sepahijala WildLife Santuary, Kashaba Kali Temple.

Neermahal: Neermahal is a former royal palace built by King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur of the erstwhile Kingdom of Tripura, India in the middle of the lake Rudrasagar in 1930 and was completed by 1938. It is situated in Melaghar, 53 kilometers away from the Agartala, the capital of Tripura. The palace is situated in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake and assimilates Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.

Sepahijala WildLife Santuary: Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Tripura, India of some 18.53 square kilometres (7.15 sq mi), about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from the city centre, located in Bishalgarh. It is woodland with an artificial lake and natural botanical and zoological gardens. It is famous for its clouded leopard enclosures. The sanctuary contains a variety of birds, primates, and other animals.

Kashaba Kali Temple: Kamalasagar Kali Temple, was built on a hill-top by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in the late 15th century. It is situated just deside the Bangladesh border the lake in front of this temple rightly enhances its beauty.

South Tripura: With an objective of administrative decentralization to bring government services close to people, the erstwhile South Tripura District was bifurcated in the year 2011 into present South Tripura District having its headquarter at Belonia and Gomati District having its headquarter at Udaipur.

Famous Places in South Tripura: Bardosh Eco Park, Border Haat, Bharat Bangla Maitree Uddyan Chottakhol, Dhananjoy Tripura Smriti Eco-Park, Is-Land Eco Park, Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalapania Nature Park, Pilak.

Bardosh Eco Park: The “Rejuvenated Bardosh Eco-Park” has recently been inaugurated by Shri Jishnu Debbarma, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Tripura. It is located at Bardosh, under Rajnagar RD Block. It has natural scenic beauties with a variety of flora and fauna. It consists of a huge lake at the center of the park where the visitors may have splendid boating experience. Small huts and highland around the lake makes it overwhelmingly photogenic.

Border Haat: Border Haat, is a special market place located exactly on the Zero line between India and Bangladesh, where both Indian and Bangladeshi citizens of nearby area can visit and purchase the goods from vendors, who are also from both countries in equal numbers. All the transactions here are Tax free. Both Bangladeshi and Indian currencies are in circulation in the market. Buyers can only purchase in reasonable family consumption quantities.

Bharat Bangla Maitree Uddyan Chottakhol: India Bangla Moitree Udyan has been established in 2017. In the war of liberation of 1971, this beautiful garden was created to commemorate the victory of the brave soldiers of Bangladesh under the leadership of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the brave soldiers of Bangladesh and the brave courage of the Indian brave army led by the then Indian Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. Here the statue of the Liberation War has been established.

Dhananjoy Tripura Smriti Eco-Park: The memorial of Dhananjay Tripura has been constructed in a park. This park is located in the vast area of Shikirbazar subdivision and Sokiram Bari area under Jolaybari block. This park filled with many scenic views is present every day. The amazing view of Phulbagan is spread across the vast area of this park.

Is-Land Eco Park: This park is located in the smallkhil area of Suborum sub-division. It is an extra attraction because the park is located in the surrounding area of the international border area. Lilagar tea garden in the subdivision is located next to this park.

Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary: Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is a Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura. It covers an area of about 163.08 square kilometres (62.97 sq mi). This sanctuary is situated in South Tripura District. It is 18 kilometers away from the sub divisional town of Belonia and is connected with Agartala by state highway. It can be approached either from Belonia in the south or Sonamura in the northern side. The sanctuary has an area of 194.708 square kilometers.

Kalapania Nature Park: It ia big natural park near Sabroom town.Tripura govt running park, nice park but not mantained well. There is a huge pond at the center of the park dividing it into halves. You got boating services as well as beautiful cottages around the small hills surrounding the water body. . Work created by enthusiastic minister Jiten Chaudhury. Developed fast and now frequented by many.

Pilak: The site of a civilization which flourished during 8-12 centuries of the Christian era has been a cradle of culture of heterodox creeds and sects representing both Hinduism i.e. Shiva, Surya, Baishnabi and Buddhism i.e. Hinayana, Mahayana, Bajrayana which bear testimony to peaceful co-existence of the two cultures.

Unokoti: Unakoti is where India’s heritage stores its carvings and sculptures of gods and goddesses. For such a storehouse of religious and spiritual importance, it is only justified that the place also be the house to lush green flora and full of natural beauty. Many of the rock carvings here depict the life of Lord Shiva as well as other instances from the Hindu Mythology. Sculptures of the Nandi Bull, Lord Ram, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganpati can also be seen here Unakoti also makes a good place for hiking, trekking and other activities given the terrain and the natural offerings of the area.

Famous Places in Unokoti: Unokotiswara Kal Bhairava.

Unokotiswara Kal Bhairava: The central Shiva head is a rock cut carving of a height of 30 feet, including a headdress of 10 feet. A female figure and Goddess Durga are seen on the headdress. This carving is part of the multiple carvings and sculptures on the hill.

  1. West Tripura: West Tripura is an administrative district in the state of Tripura in India. The district headquarters are located at Agartala, which is also the capital of the State. As of 2012 it is the most populous district of Tripura (out of 8). The West Tripura District is bounded by Bangladesh in the north and west by Khowai district in the east and by Sepahijala district in the south. Total area of the district contracted to 983.63 sq.km after creation of four more new districts in the state of Tripura.

Famous Places in West Tripura: Jagannath Temple, Fourteen Goddess Temple, Ujjayanta Palace.

Jagannath Temple: Famous not only from the pilgrims point of view, this temple is also a remarkable architectual feat with its octagonal baseand its impression pradhkshin patha round the sanctum.

Fourteen Goddess Temple: Fourteen Goddess Temple is located about 14 Km. away from Agartala at a place called Old Agartala. In the face of continued fight with Shamser Gazi, Maharaja Krishna Manikya had shifted the capital from Udaipur to Old Agartala. It continued to be the capital till it was shifted to Agartala. Near the sacred 14 goddess temple during the month of July every year a Kharchi festival is organised and thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this festival. It is a local saying that one who visits Tripura Fourteen Goddess Temple once comes in Agartala fourteen times more.

Ujjayanta Palace: This royal house, which stands in the Capital city Agartala covering one sq.Km. Area was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1901.It is a two storied mansion, having a mixed type of architecture with three high domes, the central one being 86′ high. The magnificent tile floor curved wooden ceiling and beautifully crafted doors are particularly notable. The palace is set with huge Mughal style gardens, beautified by pools and gardens and tiled floors. Flood lighting and fountains have also added to its beauty.The magnificent tiles floors, ceiling of the Chinese room crafted by artisans brought from China, of the palace which now houses the State Legislative Assembly, may give some idea of the opulence and splendor of the original setting of the building. It has recently been adorned with a spectacular musical fountain at its fore yard.