Tripura was earlier the royal state of India. One of the Seven Sisters’ States in Northeast India, this third smallest state boasts of tranquil natural beauty, still unspoiled by the chaos of random tourism. The strong traditional charm of this state comes from the combination of cultures and communities. This prehistoric land is said to have link with epics like Mahabharata and Puranas.
Before making a trip to Tripura, which used to be ruled by Maharajas earlier, there are certain things you need to know about this state. These facts specialises the state and makes it attractive and haunting to all the travellers that visit Tripura in large number every year.
Tripura is enriched with sheer sense of music, handicrafts and performing arts. Bengalese being the dominating population, primarily Bengali culture is seen to be prominent here. But as a whole, a combined culture of Bengalese and many ethno-linguistic groups like Tripuris, Oraon, Munda, Santhal, Chakma, Uchoi, Jamatia etc can be seen.
The three prominent seasons of Tripura are clearly observed here. Summer visits on March and lasts till May, while winter stays during December to February. 36°C being the highest temperature, the lowest temperature that Tripura receives is 13°C. Monsoon lasts here from June to September. As a place of tropical climate, Tripura receives enough heat and humidity.
As said before, there are legends about Tripura, called Kirat Desh in ancient times, being part of the epics of Mahabharata and Puranas. The folklores of tribal cultures speak about stories of its origin. The name of this state is also mentioned in the Edicts of Ashoka, the 33 stone pillar inscription of the emperor.
Sightseeing Places in tripura
Tripura is famous amongst the tourist for natural, historical, architectural and religious importance. Although Tripura is spared of the regular chaos of frequent tourism, it has plenty places to offer to the travellers. With capital city Agartala, people like to visit Udaipur, Dharmanagar, Teliamura, Pratapgarh, Narsinghgarh, Kunjaban etc.
Handicraft being a special part of Tripura’s culture, tourism in Tripura largely depends on it. People from various places come here to buy exquisite examples of handmade items, made of cane, bamboo, wood etc. Their sense of art and craft even reflects in their apparels