Enjoy the Fiesta of Tripura

The Tripura Festivals includes both religious and cultural festivals. The international culture of Tripura has outcome in the celebration of several festivals in Tripura. As the main part of the population of Tripura is Hindus. The festivals that are celebrated here are the common festivals celebrated all over India. Apart from this there are many festivals that are exceptional to the state of Tripura.

All throughout the year there are a number of festivals celebrated in Tripura with great spectacle and gaeity. Some of the well-liked religious festivals that are celebrated by the people of Tripura are Ashokastami Festival Unakoti in the month of April, Manasa Mangal in August, Kharchi Festival in July, Pous Sankranti Mela in January, Diwali Festival in November, Rasha Festival in November, Durga Puja in October and many more.

While among the cultural festivals Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti in May, Book Fair at Agartala in January, Orange and Tourism Festival at Jampui Hill Range in November are few of the names. These festivals magnetize large number of pilgrims and tourists visit Tripura tourism places from all over India.

Garia Puja- It is celebrated on the 7th of April to seek prosperity and enjoyment round the year. It is marked with sacrifices of cocks, hordes of devotees, both men and women.

Durga Puja: During the month of October/ November, durga Puja is celebrated with great active participation. After the celebrations end, the idols of Durga are taken in a procession and immersed in water bodies.

Ker Puja: It is a tribal festival celebrated within particular boundaries which is not allowed to be trespassed by anyone else.
Tirthamukh: It is celebrated in January / February during the Uttarayan Sankranti by a lot many devout. People gather and take holy bath irrespective of their caste, class, creed or race during the festival.

Kharchi Puja: This puja held in July is an attraction for all people visiting the Chaturdas Deutas Temple in Old Agartala to worship the fourteen deities of head image.

 

The Demography of Tripura

The people of Tripura are mostly tribal. The tribes of Tripura are of Tibeto-Burmese origin.The Tripuris, are the largest tribe live in the west while large numbers of Reangs and Jamatias live in the north and south respectively. You will find many ethnic and scheduled tribes communities in Tripura on behalf of a pleasant social environment. These people speak Bengali, Tripuri and Manipuri.

Tripura is home to a major number linguistics groups, and thus, it has a very complex culture. Dominant cultures in the state are Tripuri, Bengali, Murasing, Munda, Koloi, Halam, Kuki, Garo, Mizo, Chakma, Uchoi, Mogh, Noatia, Jamatia, Oraon and Santhal.


The Tripuris live in lofty houses made of bamboo called ‘Tong’ to keep away wild animals. The population is largely Bengali in spite of 19 Scheduled Tribes. The other tribes are Chakma, Halam and Usai. Some of the tribes still stick on to old-fashioned customs like floating colourful sunshade in ponds to honour the dead!

Hindus constitute a vast majority of the population in the entire state, most of who are the native Tripuri people and the Bengalis. Lord Shiva and Goddess Tripureshwari are largely worshipped by Hindus in Tripura. Festivals celebrated by the Hindus in the state are Navratri, Kali Puja, and Durga Puja.

The second largest community in the state is Muslims. They are mostly Bengalis and belong to the Sunni section. The Christian population in Tripura usually consists mostly of the tribal people in the state and some native Tripuri people. Baptists in the state form a majority among the Christians in the state closely followed by the Roman Catholics. If you u want to know more about the people living in Tripura, then make a trip to Tripura tourism places.

Witness the Historical Glory of Museums and Palaces of Tripura

 

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Ujjayanta Palace:
This palace was built by Radhakishore Manikya Bahadur. This Mughal and Indo Greek fashioned palace is located in the heart of city. The palace has been inflated with lush gardens, pools and fountains. You can also see and enjoy the Musical Fountain on both sides of the domes of this three storied structure, Flood Lightings and the exquisite interiors.

Neermahal Palace:
This water palace is built on RudraSagar Lake is a royal Palace with sway of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The castles, the moats and the bridges, the whopping towers here are simply breath taking. The two parts of the palace, one on Western side called “Andar Mahal (used by the royal family) and the other one on Eastern side (used by the security personnels and servants), flood lighting, open stage theater is very lovely here. How about the Light and Sound Show !! Yes, it has even more to it – water sports. Great recreation indeed !! Don’t forget to visit this beautiful unseen water palace, while making your trip to Tripura tourism places.

Kunjaban Palace:
Kunjaban Palace until now another imperial palace which was built by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. And it is located nearby Ujjayanta Palace abides a indication of organization of RabindraNath Tagore, the Nobel laureate poet, with it. The scenic charm of this palace nestled in the emerald hillocks stirred him to compose many memorable songs. The lush gardens, lawns and yards are worth seeing which is the official residence of Governor of Tripura India. “Rabibdra Kann” is the southern part of the garden which is open for public.

Malancha Niwas:
It is a bungalow adjacent to the Kunjban Palace located on a hillock. It was on the whole a Kachcha House where RabindraNath Tagore stayed in 1919. It was gradually develpoed as a Pucca House and named Malancha Niwas.

Tripura Government Museum:
This Govt. museum preserves the arts and crafts of Tripura consisting of rare stone and bronze idols and images, archaeological items, ancient coins of Tripura and neighboring areas, Embroidery of Bengal (Kantha) and Buddhist sculptures from Pilak dating back to 8th to 10th century.

Unveil the Enthusiastic and Astounding Wildlife of Tripura

Tripura is rich in flora and fauna. Thus there are many wildlife sanctuaries in Tripura that are a abode to many animals, birds, insects and plant kingdom. There are four sanctuaries in the state namely, Rowa wildlife sanctuary, Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary, Trishna wildlife sanctuary, Gondacherra Wild Life Sanctuary and Gumti wildlife sanctuary. The crab-eating mongoose, which was last sighted about 72 years ago in India, can be seen at the Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary.

Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary:

Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary-Tripura tourism places
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary of South Tripura is extended in a huge area where it has a large water reservoir which magnetize several local resident birds along with some migratory birds. Elephants, Sambar, Bison, Barking deer, Wild goat or Sarow apart from many other animals and reptiles reside in this sanctuary. If you are interested in Eco Tourism then this Tripura tourism places is the best destination for you. Audacity of many types of flora and fauna. It is rich in countless medical and therapeutically botanical species of plants.

Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary:

Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary-Tripura tourism places
The Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the north of the district. You can approach from Panisagar and is adjoining to the National Highway. This Sanctuary in Tripura is a small wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 85′85 hectares . It is one of the few ruins of the natural forests left. This sanctuary is easily reachable to the tourists from all around. Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary affords plenty of scope for study by the botanists, ecologists, environmentalist and students of wildlife system.

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary:

Dusky Leaf Monkey
This wildlife sanctuary is expanded in a large area which brags exceptional and exotic birds and monkeys. You will also find a Botanical Garden Zoo, which attracts a commoner and a Botanist similarly, a lake and plentiful species of trees. All through out the year this sanctuary is exceptionally green with plantation. Along with primates you will see macaque, Rhesus, Capped langur, Pigtailed macaque and Spectacled langur. This is not only a wildlife sanctuary but also a Research Center. The stunning view of 150 species of migratory and non migratory birds is bewitching. The diverse part of the sanctuary shelters dissimilar animals and birds, Primate Section, Carnivores Section, Reptile Section, Ungulate Section and Aviary Section. The lakes titivate the sanctuary like Abasarika and Amrit Sagar lakes provide facilities of boating.

Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary-Tripura tourism places
Prolonged in a great area this sanctuary is rich in vegetation and animals. This sanctuary is a kind of Research Center for younger generation to speculate the natural habitats of animals in depth. It has a giant compilation of Indian Gaurs, migratory and resident birds like Pheasant tailed Jacana, White breasted King Fisher, Red Jungle Fowl, primates, Indian Black drongo and many animals. The water spots in the sanctuary are for studying the animals and birds of the place.

Gondacherra Wild Life Sanctuary:

Gondacherra Wild Life Sanctuary-Tripura tourism places
If you are looking for a break from daily repetitiveness come to Tripura tourism places to see this sanctuary and absorb in pure and tranquil ambience. Traveling deep in the dense forests where a rendezvous with Tigers, Deer’s, Bison, various primates, and even a few wild horses is possible will be enthralling with a combine reaction of excitement and fear. The water bodies adjoining the sanctuary are a home to many migratory and non migratory birds.

Enlightening Tours for the Peace Seekers

Tripura is amongst the charming destinations in North East India which is encircled with high-end hills. The former princely state is home to both Hindu and tribal population and stands apart in terms of ethnic culture. In perspective to traveling, it offers the more and more scenic beauty and tourist destinations, which makes a worthy watch. Tripura tourism places are highly remarkable for some pilgrimage destinations, fairs and festivals, which offers the best kind of tour circuit to the travelers. Some must-visit one are brief out, below:

Tripura Sundari Temple

Tripura Sundari Temple - tripura tourism places
Tripura Sundari Temple is devoted to Tripura Sundari, an manifestation of Goddess Sati. This temple is one of the religious center in the north eastern state of Tripura tourism places. Visitors while visiting Tripura tourism places requires no date, season or consent and each new day in a year is the best time to visit. Myth says that, toe of the right feet of Goddess Sati fall at the place and till date, it is regarded as one of the 51 pithasthanans. The temple was built by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 1501 A.D and was renovated repeatedly by a number of Kings.

An interesting fact about the temple is that, two identical images of the same god is placed inside the complex. The one that measures about 2feet in height is known as Chhotima, while the other image is of 5 feet and is popularly known as Tripura Sundari. A sacred pond is situated in close proximity of the temple. It is filled with number of fishes and tortoise, which are fed regularly by the devotees. It is said that this aquatic animals, before their dead struggle hard to visit the towering ladder, so as to receive place in the heaven. This might be the reason the temple is also known as ‘Kurma Pitha’.

Every year during the time of Diwali, devotees observe Kali Puja and visit the temple complex. A grand mela is organized which attracts both tribal and non-tribal groups.

Kamalasagar Kali Temple

Kamalasagar Kali Temple-tripura tourism places
This temple is located at the top of hillock and overlooks a crystal-clear pool of water, KamalaSagar in Tripura. It is nestled in the Kasba region and is just 27 kms away from the capital Agaratala. The temple was constructed sometime in 17th century and its main deity is the Dasabhuja Durga (Goddess Durga with 10 hands).

Bhuvaneswari Temple

Bhuvaneswari Temple-tripura tourism places
Bhuvaneswari Temple is situated on the bank of Gomati river at Udaipur, Bhuvaneswar temple is just 55 kms from Agartala, the capital town of Tripura. It was constructed by Maharaja Govind Manikya during 1660-1675 A.D and is master piece of the state architectural beauty.

Visit Tripura for Memorable Holidays

Tripura is a small state in the North Eastern part of India. It is one of the seven North Eastern states which is together known as the Seven Sisters. This small state which is famous for its magnificent natural beauty, ethnic, temples, cultural diversity, museums, monasteries and palaces. Tourists who want to spend their vacation amidst serene and scenic natural beauty vist Tripura tourism places from across the globe.
Rich biodiversity, blushing fields, archaeological remains, cultural legacy and scenic landscapes always emit a captivating spell on tourists and left them with several memorable moments of their Tripura visit. You can visit the famous Tripura tourism places attractions which can be visited during Tripura tour are:

Ujjayanta Palace

Ujjayanta-Palace - Tripura tourism Places
Ujjayanta Palace is the majestic house which was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899-1890. It is situated in the Agartala the capital city. This is a two storied palace famous for its architectural brilliance, curved wooden ceiling, magnificent tile floor and crafted doors. Large number of tourists comes here to see the leftover legacy of bygone era preserved in its heritage collections.

Mahamuni

mahamuni - tripura tourism places
Mahamuni is among the well-known monasteries of the North-eastern India where large number of Buddhist practitioners and followers come to offer their prayer. It is the place where Buddhist monks and nuns live, study and practice their religion. The monastery has rich collection of scriptures, texts and biographies of great Lamas which give great insight of Buddhist religion to tourists during their visit to Tripura tourism places.

Kamalasagar Lake

Kamalasagar Lake - Tripura tourism places
This lake is one of the popular religious sites of Tripura which is visited by large number of pilgrims from across the globe. Kali Temple is the 16th century temple located on the border of the lake Kamalasagar. The religious fervour and scenic location of this temple calls on large number of tourists as well as pilgrims from numerous parts of the world. During the month of April and August a vast fair is held around the temple grounds which bring large number of visitors and devotees.

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary - tripura tourism places
The sanctuary is a perfect place for all those who want to enjoy the beauties of the Mother Nature at its best. The diverse collection birds, animals and plant species holds the absurd charm of this wildlife preserve which captivate tourists during their visit to Tripura tourism places.

Jampui Hill

Jampui Hills- tripura tourism places
Jampui hills is well-known for its attractive landscape. This place is situated at an height of 3000 feet above the sea level. Scores of tourists visit this place to see green forests, beautiful orange garden and soul inspiring sun rise. 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.