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Among the ‘seven sisters’ in India’s northeast region, Tripura is one of the sisters. The mountainous state with full of lash green is bordered on the north, west, south and south-east by Bangladesh whereas in the east it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram.
There is a common belief that the name of the State has originated from "Tripura Sundari" - the presiding deity of the land which is famous as one of the “51 Pithas” of Hindu Pilgrims. Apart from this traditional view, it is also believed that the land was originally known as "Tuipra" meaning a land adjoining the water. It is a fact that in the early days, the boundaries of Tripura extended up to the Bay of Bengal when its rulers held sway from Garo hills to Arakan.
The history of Tripura as a administrative unit dates back to the days of Maharajas when the territory was a native State. It is significant to note that all though Tripura was conquered by force of arms in 1761, no Political agent was appointed in the State till 1871 – for a period of 110 years.
The former princely state of Tripura was ruled by Maharajas of Manikya dynasty. It was an independent administrative unit under the Maharajas even during the British rule in India though this independence was qualified, being subject to the recognition of the British, as the paramount power, of each successive ruler.
After independence of India, an agreement of merger of Tripura with the Indian Union was signed by the Regent Maharani on September 9, 1947 and the administration of the state was actually taken over by the Govt. of India on October 15, 1949. Tripura became a Union Territory without legislature with effect from November 1, 1956 and a popular ministry was installed in Tripura on July 1, 1963. On January 21, 1972 Tripura attained statehood. It has excellent opportunity for Tourism. It has many places of interest. Folk Dances of Tripura speak its rich cultural heritage.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Within its small geographical area , Tripura offers plenty of attractions for the tourists in the form of magnificent palaces ( Ujjayanta Palace and Kunjaban Palace at Agartala and Neermahal - Lake Palace at Melaghar in western Tripura), splendid rock-cut carvings and stone images (Unakoti near Kailashahar, Debtamura near Amarpur and Pilak in Belonia Sub-divisions ), important temples of Hindus and Buddhists including the famous Mata Tripureswari temple ( one of the 51 Pithasthans as per Hindu mythology ) at Udaipur, vast natural as well as artificial lakes namely Dumboor lake in Gandacherra subdivision, Rudrasagar at Melaghar, Amarsagar,Jagannath Dighi, Kalyan Sagar, etc. at Udaipur, the beautiful hill station of Jampui hill bordering Mizoram, wild life sanctuaries at Sepahijala, Gumti, Rowa and Trishna and rich cultural heritage of Tribals, Bengalis and Manipuri communities residing in the state.
The former Maharajas (kings) had constructed beautiful palaces in different locations of the state. These palaces provide a glimpse of the royal past of this erstwhile princely state.
Compiled by : Sujit Chakraborty
Tripura Tourism Wesbite http://tripuratourism.nic.in/Air.htm
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