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The state of Tripura is the second smallest state of the Indian Union. It is North, South and South- East; Tripura has an International Boundary with Bangladesh . It is East shares common boundary with the states of Mizoram and Assam . Tripura is place for the travelers those are interested for the lush green forest ,excellent scenic beauty, ancient palace and lakes, eco-park, historical temple, world life sanctuaries, green forest, hills area, museums, beautiful tea gardens, colourful tribes and their traditional dishes like, ghodak, and excellent village sightseeing, beauty of Jhum cultivation in the hilly slopping area etc.
Brief history of Tripura: - According to the “Rajmala’, the rulers were known by the surname “Fa” which is meaning father. The rulers of Bengal helped the Tripura King in the 14th century, the king of had to face frequent Mughal invasion. They defeated of Mohammedan Sultans Bengal in Several battles. The Tripura is being marked in the 19th century in beginning of the modern era when the King Birchandra Kishore Manikhya Bahadur planned and modeled his administrative set-up on the British India pattern he was brought in various reforms. His successor rules over Tripura till 15th October 1947 when it merged with Indian Union through a treaty signed between the Indian Union and the Maharani on 9th September, 1947. In October, 1947 the Government of India took over the administration of the tiny state 0n 21th January, 1972, Tripura had became a state in the Indian Union with an elected ministry of its own.
Another meaning of the Tripura has been coined from two Tripuri word “Tui” which is meaning water and “Pra’ means near. It was said that once Tripura’s boundary extended to the Bay of Bengal .
Ujjayanta Place :-The Ujjyanta Place was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in 1899-1901.This is Indo- Saracenic building is set in large Mughal style gardens on a lake front. There are many temples set within its grounds including the Jaganath temple, there are floodlights and fountains. The beautiful building now the houses the state’s Legislative Assembly.
Tripura Government Museum: – It is the showcase of Tripura history and culture, it has an archaeological gallery, an art gallery, a travel culture gallery, and houses several sculptures found in Tripura. Old gold, silver copper coins can also be seen in this museum.
The Tripura Sundari Temple : - It is about 58 km from Agartal. The temple both historical and religious impotance, It is popularly known as Matabari. This one of the 51 shaktipeeths sacred to the tantaras.
Neermahal: - It is situated is about 55km from Agartala. It is literally known as water place and situated picturesquely in the middle of the Rudrasagar Lake . It was built in 1930 as summer residence of the Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya. The palace was inspired by Mughal architecture. It is available rent boat for getting there in the Neermahal place.
Unakoti: - Unakoti is about 180km from Agartal; Unakoti nearest town is Kailashahar which is about 10 km from Unakoti Pilgrimage site. It back to 11th and 12th centuries if not earlier. It was said that, Unakoti is less than one crore Gods and Goddess. The site is important archaeological site, one can studies from these historical sites. There are consists of several huge vertical rock-cut carvings on a hillside The Hindu Gods Shiva, Durga, Vishnu, bull, Goddess Ram carved with rocks etc are found in this site. Now a day it is very important tourist spots in Tripura as well as outside Tripura State . The sites are being surrounded by lush green forest.
Pilak: - Pilak is archaeological site in Belonia Sub-Division in South Tripura . The images of Avolokiteshwar and Narasimha are found in Pilak. It back to 8th and 9th centuries. It is a treasure house of Hindu and Buddhist.
Jampui Hills: - Jampui Hills is permanent seat of spring for its unique culture. Jampui Hill is 3000 feet above the sea level. View of rising and setting sun is excellent site for the travelers. It famous for landscape. So it is one of the best tourists spot in Tripura. For leisures and enjoyment one must go to Jampui Hills. Jampui Hill is about 250km from Agartala, nearest town is Kanchanpur Sub-Division, which is about 30km from Vanghmun Village, it is a Block of Jampui Hills.
Topography and Climate: – Tripura is generally is hill areas but majority of the peoples live in plains area. The altitude of the land varies from 50 to 3080 feet above see level. The temperature does not get either too cold or too humid, but sometimes high humidity in the Tripura. Rain falls comparatively high. Climate in Tripura is favorable for the tourists. The best seasons for visiting in Tripura from September to March, summer is required for cotton cloths and woolen cloths for winter. Heavy chill is especially in December and January.
Peoples in Tripura: - In Tripura has no less than19 scheduled Tribes .Majority community is belong to the Bengalis. The 19 Scheduled Tribes have a rich culture, but it is not necessary to being and practice of one culture. Each Tribe has their own languages, traditions etc. Ten tribes are identified whose are belong to communities are Reang, Chakma, Halam, Lusai, Debbarma, Jamatia, Noatia, Darlong etc.
Art and Craft: - Handloom is the most important craft of the state. Cane and Bamboo craft constitute traditional handicraft in Tripura. The populars handicraft items are bamboo screen, lamp stands, and tablemats, wood carving; silver ornaments etc are the mains attractions of the tourists. Handicraft of Tripura is very famous in Tripura.
Music and Dance:-The people of Tripura are their love for music and dance.
Hai-Hak: - dance of the Malsom Community.
Wangala: - Dance of the Garo community.
Sangraikka: - Dance of the Mog community.
Garia:- Dance of the Koloi, Jamatia and Tripuri Communities
Gajan, Dhamail, Sari, Rabindra: – Dance of the Bengali community.
Basanta Rash and Pung Cholom: - Dances of the Manipuri community.
Hozagiri: -Dance of the Reang community.
Bizu: - Dance of the Chakma community.
Music is important of the state and each community has devised its own musical instruments, some of the instruments are the Kham (drum), the Bamboo flute, Saringa, Do- Tara, Hangarang etc.
It may here to be mentioned that, the state of Tripura is very proud of reputed musicians- Sachin Dev Burman, and Rahul Dev Burman.