accded to the Indian Union in 1949. This anicient land of mysterious
past is located in the north Eastern region of India between 22.56
and 24''.32' North latitude and 92"09' and 92"20' east
longitude and is bounded on the north west south and south east
by the international boundary of Bangladesh. In the east it has
a common boundary with Assam abd Mizoraam. 60% of the total area
eco-friendly envirnoment and pleasant weather of this panaromic
tiny state with an area of about 10,500 sq. kms. is inhabited
largely by 19 tribes, Bengali, Manipuri and other communities.
Tripura represents a composite culture with several ethnic groups
residing in the state. Though the cultural heritage of one community
differs from the other, the manifaceted efforts have mingled them
into a single whole, giving birth to a unique cultural genre.
Tripura can be termed as a 'laboratory' of exotic cultural synthesis.
the proximity of Tripura with Bangladesh, it is more convenient
for foreign nationals to enter Tripura via Bangladesh with an
appropriate visa. Those foreign natinonals coming to Dacca or
other cities of Bangladesh may come to Agartala via Akhaura border
check-post. Similarly, foreign tourists coming to Tripura by other
routes may go back to Bangladesh via this route. If tourist's
coming via this route intimate the State's Information, Cultural
Affairs & Tourism Department in advance, either in writing
or over the phone, necessary arrangements in this regard can be
made. The journey time by road between Dacca and Agartala is approximately