ANTIQUITY OF TRIPURA

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ANTIQUITY OF TRIPURA

Tripura is a state in the north east India, with a geographical area of 10,490 square kilometers. Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south, and west. The Indian states of Assam and Mizoram lie to the east. The capital of the state is Agartala. It has a history of over 2500 years and came into existence on October 15, 1949.
 
This state has been in existence since the times of Mahabharata. It was ruled by the tripuri kings. It is a landlocked hilly state, with tropical climate and varying elevations. The state extends between 22°56'N and 24°32'N and 90°09'E and 92°10'E.
 
Tripura is a state snuggled between Assam and Mizoram. It is the most romantic destination and is familiar with domestic and foreign tourists. Agartala is the capital city, which is the home of royal Manikya Kings. It showcases huge Mughal style gardens, magnificent tile floor, beautiful ceilings and doors of curved wood. The city is also home to State Museum, Tribal Museum, a number of temples and Buddhist sites.
 
Deotamura is located on the river Gomati, which means ‘peak of gods’. The place has an interesting series of images of deities carved on the hills. Amidst the lush green valleys and paddy fields we can find Pilak located.Pilak grabs attention of tourists as there is a combination of shrines of the Hinduism and Buddhism cult
 
Unakoti is an ancient tourist destination, which has old rock- cut images present. In addition three images of Nandi Bull are also found. Along with the above there is a three eyed figure, which is debated as Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu is also evident.
 
Tripura has a lot to offer to the tourists. Agartala, the picturesque capital, with its beautiful palaces, gardens, hills, temples and lakes, scenic Tirthamulkh with its lakes; waterfalls and reservoir are all worth visiting. Pilak Pather and Lungthung are virtual treasure troves for those, historically inclined. Jampol hills, Rudrasagar and Neer Mahal-the lake cities, Sepahijala-the wildlife sanctuary, and the temples in and around Udaipur, are the other major places of interest in this tiny state. The Government of India has recently taken a number of initiatives to develop infrastructural facilities in Tripura and other North-eastern states. Manufacturing of small scale products is serves as the revenue with pottery, handicrafts; hand weaved materials. A broad-gauge Railway line is being extended up to the capital.
 
The climate of Tripura is merely humid and is considered best after October. The ideal time to visit is between October to May. Tripura is well connected with Guwahati and Kolkata by air, as it convenient for those who can afford to do so and by rail the services are good too.  
 
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This article was published on 2011/12/28