Tripura acceded to the Indian Union in 1949. This ancient land of mysterious past is located in the North East 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. Tripura is a hilly state in northeast India, bordered on 3 sides by Bangladesh, and home to a diverse mix of tribal cultures and religious groups. In the capital Agartala, the imposing Ujjayanta Palace is set among Mughal gardens, and Gedu Mia’s Mosque has white marble domes and towers. South of the city, Neermahal summer palace sits in the middle of Lake Rudrasagar and blends Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. In the east, it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram. 60% of the total area eco-friendly environment and pleasant weather of this panoramic tiny state with an area of about 10,500 sq. km. is inhabited largely by 19 tribes, Bengali, Manipuri and other communities.
Tripura lies in a geographically disadvantageous location in India, as only one major highway, the National Highway 8, connects it with the rest of the country. Five mountain ranges—Boromura, Atharamura, Longtharai, Shakhan and Jampui Hills—run north to south, with intervening valleys; Agartala, the capital, is located on a plain to the west. The state has a tropical savanna climate and receives seasonal heavy rains from the south-west monsoon. Tripura has the highest number of primate species found in any Indian state. 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 many-faceted 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.
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 3 hours.