It is believed that the word Tripura is derived from “Tripura Sundari” which is one of the deities of the Hindu mythology.
However, the traditional name of the place is “Tuipra” which means “a land adjoining the water” surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south, and west and the Indian states of Assam and Mizoram to the east. Tripura is one of the eighth sister states of North East India offers excellent green picturesque hilly land for various types of adventurous activities and is also famous in the world for tribal tourism where the tribes are worshiping the natural elements such a the god of water, god of fire, god of forest, etc.
Tourist Attractions of Tripura
Tourism of Tripura is enticing as it offers various tourist attractions that lure the tourists to explore the natural beauty of this region. Some of the famous attractions of Tripura are Ujjayanta Palace, Kunjaban Palace, Neermahal or Lake Palace, Mata Tripureswari temple, Bhavaneswari Temple, artificial lakes like Dumboor Lake, Rudrasagar, Amarsagar, Kalyan Sagar, etc., wildlife sanctuaries and evergreen landscape. The famous tourist places of Tripura are Agartala, Deotamura, Kumarghat, Pilak, Udaipur, Unakoti Tirtha, Rabindra Kanan, State Museum, Pilak & Venuban Vihara, Unakoti, Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Jampui Hill, Regal Beauty, divinity of Tripura, Jampui Hill, Wildlife Tresures, Hisoric Unakoti and Atharamura Range etc.
Dances and Festivals of Tripura
Tripura is one of the major centres of cultural tourism of India where multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-lingual communities live together. So, the cultures, fairs and festivals are the reflection of the local culture of Tripura celebrated in different months. Some of the famous cultural dance and festivals of Tripura associated with the local ethnic tribes are Garia Dance, Lebang Boomani Dance, Hozagiri Dance, Bizu Dance, Hai-Hak Dance, Wangala Dance, Welcome Dance, Cheraw Dance, Way (Lamp) Dance, Durga Puja, Kharchi Puja, Garia Puja, Dewali, Pous Sankranti Mela, Ashokastami, Orange & Tourism Festival, Boat Race, Ashokastami fair etc.
Excursions of Tripura
Tour to Tripura also offers various other excursions to the tourists who explored the regions of North East India. The famous excursions of Tripura are Unakoti famous for the rock-cuts and stone carvings as well as Ashokastami Mela and is about 178 kms from Agartala; Debtamura famous for Shiva, Vishnu, Kartik etc. and is 75 kms from Agartala; Pilak is famous for stone carvings; Mata Tripureshwari Temple 58 kms from Agartala; the Fourteen Goddess Temple 14 kms from Agartala; Bhuveneshwari Temple, Jampui Hills etc. are the major excursions of Tripura.