Tripura is a hilly area situated in the states of northeastern India, sharing its bordered to Bangladesh to the north, south, west and the states of Assam and Mizoram to the east.
More than the half of the area is cover with forests, in which bamboo and cane tracts are common and Tripura has the highest number of primate species (like gorilla, chimpanzee, great ape, etc.) found in any Indian state.
Most residents are involved in agriculture and allied activities, although the service sector is the largest contributor to the state’s gross domestic product.
It is the third smallest states in the country. Tripura (Tamil: Trirpuram,, Thai: Triburam) meaning three cities of prosperity, power and dominance over the world.
Tripura is a traveller’s paradise. Here is a list of top places that travellers often like to visit Tripura
1. Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala
Years back, the Ujjayanta Palace was a royal Palace built between 1899 and 1901 by the Tripura King, Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya. The palace was purchased by the Tripura government in 1972-73 for 2.5 million. The palace is now a state museum and it has magnificent titled floors, curved wooden ceilings and lovely doors. The name ‘Ujjayanta Place’ was given by Rabindranath Tagore, a regular visitor of Tripura.
2. Neermahal, Melaghar
The palace was built by King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur of the erstwhile Kingdom of Tripura,India. It was built in 1930 and was completed by 1938. The palace is known as ‘lake palace’ of Tripura or Neermahal Palace is the largest Palace of its kind in the entire Indian and the palace was constructed as a summer residence.
3. Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary, Bishalgarh
It is a woodland with an artificial lake and natural botanical and zoological gardens. Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary is a house to more than 150 species of resident birds and migratory bird. The sanctuary is an attraction of bird lovers of birdwatchers, primates and rare species like the bespectacled monkeys at the sanctuary.You can also find orchids, elephant joy rides, beautifuly lanscaped gardens, boating facilities, etc.
4. Tripura Sundari Temple, Udaipur
This temple of Kali popular known as Matabari was built in 1501, is a place where a steady stream of pilgrims makes almost endless animal sacrifices that leave the grounds as bloody as the temple’s vivid-red shikhara. . It is believed that Sati’s right foot fell here during Lord Shiva’s Dance.
5. Unakoti, Kailasahar
A prime tourist spot in tripuea , Unakoti is an ancient pilgrimage centre, attracting tourists and devotees from far and wide. Unakoti is where India’s heritage stores its carvings and sculptures of gods and goddesses. The place is a house to lush green flora and full of natural beauty. This place is also good a place for hiking, trekking and other activities.
6. Heritage Park, Agartala
The entry park has an imposing gate, which depicts the rich tribal and non-tribal cultural heritage of Tripura. The park has three parts, viz., i) around the park are scattered a number of artefacts including wood craft, stone crafts,pottery and heritage benches (ii) central area being raised as natural forest and (iii) a plain table land with variety of medicinal plants, flora and avian fauna.
The main attraction of the Heritage park is that it offers travellers all flavours in a single spot.
Another attraction of the park include the walking of 1.1 kilometer running along narrow trails. Tripura heritage is famous tourist attraction in the north Indian states of Tripura
7. Jampui Hill, North Tripura
This hill has 11 villages which are occupied by various tribes that gives tourists a chance to see preserved life and tradition of tribal people.
The view of rising and setting sun from various view points in Jampui hills is a beautiful and wonderful sight for the tourists. Tourists visiting this place cannot miss this view of sunrise and sunset.
Every year in the month of November, the unique orange and tourism festival is celebrated in Jampui hills. Both the domestic and tourism participate and enjoy this festival.
During rainy season is no less charming.During this season the hill id covered with floating clouds and it provides a rare experience for the tourist..