The princely state of Tripura is an ancient land of forts, palaces, temples and lakes. The matchless combination of age-old culture and tradition is reflected in the beautiful handloom and handicraft products which attract visitors from far and wide.
Tripura, the north eastern state of India is nestled in the far east of India, just 2 km away from the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. The state headquarters is located at , which is also the capital of the State. Tripura is one of the seven states in the north eastern part of India. It is bounded on the north, west, south and south-east by Bangladesh whereas in the east it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram.
Tripura, fixed in the north eastern part of India was a princely state, before becoming the integral part of the Republic of India. Not much is known about Tripura's early history. It first finds reference in the Ashokan pillars of the 3rd century BC. In the 1300s AD, Tripura came under the control of the Manikya dynasty, a family of Indo-Mongolian origin. In the early part of 17th century AD, Tripura came under the administration of the Mughals. But the local rulers (the Manikyas) continued to retain some of their power. After the British established their colonies in Kolkata, they conquered some parts of modern Tripura but applied no administrative control for more than a century. To the British, Tripura was known as Hill Tippera. Even when a representative was appointed in the year 1871 AD, the Manikya Maharajas had enough independence, though they were asked to seek British approval on the accession of a new ruler.
|Location :||It is surrounded by Bangladesh on all sides except for a narrow strip in the northeast where it shares boundaries with.|
|Best Time to Travel :||Through out the year.|
|Language :||Bengali, Tripuri and Manipuri.|
|Tribes :||Tripuri, Mog, Reang, Chakma, Halam(Malsum), Garo, Lusai and Darlong.|
|Climate :||Temperature varies between 10 to 35 Degree Celsius|
|Average Annual Rain Fall 2100mm.|
|Highest Rain Fall 2855 mm(Kamalpur).|
|Lowest Rain Fall 1811 mm (Sonamura).|