Tripura is a state in North-East India, with an area of 4,051 sq. mi. or 10,491.69 km². Tripura has disputed borders and is surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south, and west. The Indian states of Assam and Mizoram lie to the east. The capital is Agartala and the main languages spoken is Bengali. It was formerly an independent Tripuri kingdom and was merged with independent India on 15 October 1949 by the Tripura Merger Agreement. It was also known as Hill Tippera (anglicized version of Tripura) during the British Raj period and has a history of over 2500 years and 186 kings
* West Tripura
* South Triputa
* North Tripura
* Udaipur (Tripura)
Tripura belongs to the politically volatile North-Eastern region of India. As in neighbouring states, ethnic and communal strife has claimed many lives over the past years. The current ethnic setup in Tripura is a consequence of the Partition of India, when large groups of Bengali Hindus left the area that became East Pakistan (today Bangladesh). The previous majority population, the tribals, became a minority and socio-economically disadvantaged in comparison to the new majority.
Two major tribal rebel groups operate in the state, the National Liberation Front of Tripura and the All Tripura Tiger Force, which wants Tripura to secede from India. There have been no known account of any violence against tourists in the state, nor any indication that tourist would be a target of violent groups. On the other hand, there are virtually no foreign tourists reaching the state at all.
The main language in the state is Bengali. The largest language of the tribal population (approx 30% of the population of the state) is Kok Borok. Other languages include Manipuri, Chakma, etc.. Hindi is very rarely used in the state, but is understood.
Tripura is mainly surrounded by the Bangladesh border. There is a border crossing point at the outskirts of the state capital Agartala. There is a direct bus service Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala.
Agartala is connected by air from Kolkata, Guwahati & Silchar. The airport code is IXA. Foreign citizens need to register at the airport on arrival.
* Ujjanta Palace, Agartala
* Neermahal Palace
* Kali temple, Udaipur
* Jhumpai Hills
Largest city Agartala
Governor Dr. Kamla Beniwal
Chief Minister Manik Sarkar
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (60)
• Density 3,199,203 (21st)
• 305 /km2 (790 /sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 10,491.69 km2 (4,051 sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 IN-TR