Tripura is a tiny state located in north-east India. Tripura is a hilly state with the majority of the population living on the plains. The 19 tribes are found mainly in the forested areas in the north and east of Tripura.A few of the sights to visit in Tripura include Ujjayant Palace, built in 1901; Neer Mahal, a fairytale water palace, and Sipahijala, a botanical garden and zoo.The capital of Tripura is Agartala, with colorful temples and friendly residents. Bengali culture and language predominates the city. The main festivals, Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja reflect this influence.
Jampui Hill is famous for its beautiful landscape, which includes the green forests, orange trees laden with fruit from October to December and from March to May, various species of orchids and other wild trees bear flowers.The temperate climate is ideal for tourism and thus the nickname 'the permanent seat of spring'. Jampui Hill is situated about 3000 feet above the sea level. The hill is inhabited by tribal villages and is the home to the Lusai and Reang tribal communities. The Lushai tribe has a distinct cultural identity, most speak English and follow Christianity.The sunrise and sunset in Jampui Hill is a sight that visitors must witness. Another awe-inspiring sight occurs during the rainy season when the hill is covered with floating clouds - it feels as though you are walking in the clouds!Many tourists are attracted to Jampui Hill to climb to the highest peak in Tripura 'Betalongchhip', where tourist can enjoy a panoramic view of Mizoram. There are many other good trekking routes such as the Chittagong hill tracts and the Kanchanpur-Dasda Valley.
Rock Cut Carvings
The rock cut carvings of Tripura are found at Unakoti, Debatamura and Pilak.Unakoti is a unique location featuring hundreds of massive rock-cut sculptures and some made from sandstone. Some of the notable sculptures in Unakoti are a 33 foot high bust of Lord Shiva with two figures seated on either side, a three-eyed figure believed to be that of Surya or Lord Vishnu, as well as images of Vishnu, Nandi, Narasimha, Ravana, and Hanuman.Debatamura is famous for the panels of rock carvings on a steep mountain wall. Images include huge carvings featuring Shiva, Vishnu, Kartika, and Mahisasur Mardini Durga. The wall faces the River Gomati.Pilak is like a shrine of Hindu and Buddhist art. There are terracotta plaques, and stone images of Avolokiteswara and Narasimhan at Pilak. Many of the images date back to the 8th and 9th C.
Udaipur is a city in south Tripura, it was the ancient Hindu capital thus the landscape it dotted with temples. The most famous temple of Udaipur is the Tripura Sundari Temple. Constructed in 1501 by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya, the temple is also one of the 51 Shakti Peethas - a place of worship consecrated to the Goddess 'Shakti', the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta fellowship.Nearby is the ancient Tripura Sundari Mandir, dedicated to Kali, it has many pilgrims visit daily to offer animal sacrifices. Each October or November the big Diwali festival is held.
Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is located amid the Charilam Reserve Forest. The main attraction of the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary is the spectacled monkeys but the 150 species of birds are also a big draw for tourists. Deer, elephants and bison are a few of the other animals found.Other attractions in the sanctuary include the lake that is perfect for boating, a nature park, toy train and botanical garden with a variety of orchids.