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About the state Tripura

Tripura, previously known as Tuipra (means - a land adjacent to water), is the twenty-sixth largest state of India with an area of 10492 Sq Km which placed in the north-eastern part of India. According to the census of India 2011, approximately 3671032 people reside here. The state is mainly separated by a international border with its neighboring country Bangladesh to the north, west and south and the entire eastern side is bordered by its neighboring states Assam and Mizoram.

a village on hill, tripura

(A village on Hill in Tripura)

The capital city of Tripura is Agartala and it also the largest city of the state. Other big cities of the state are Bishalgarh, Sonamura, Amarpur, Dharmanagar, Pratapgarh, Udaipur, Kailashahar, Teliamura, Khowai, Sabroom, Belonia and Badharghat. The state is build up with four administrative districts namely, Dhalai, North Tripura, South Tripura and West Tripura.  Read more...

Climate of Tripura

The climate of the state is tropical type with a pleasant weather and humidity in winter. The weather characters of Tripura mainly depend on the wind flows of Bay of Bengal and it produce a heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. The climate season of the state can be divided into three divisions namely, summer, winter and monsoon.

Weather in summer
Normally the summer season of Tripura is continued from mid of March to June. The average temperatures during this season is 34°C.

Weather in winter
Normally the winter season of Tripur is continued from November to early February and the average temperature during this season is about 11°C.

Weather in monsoon
Normally the monsoon season of Tripura is continued from July to September and the average annual rainfall of the state is approximately 210cm. Kamalpur region receive the highest Rain fall 285.5 cm in monsoon and the Sonamura region is lowest Rain fall area with average rainfalls 181.1 cm.

Culture of Tripura

Language and Religions in Tripura Usually the people of the state use Bengali and Kokborok (a tribal dialect) as their main spoken. Near about 70% of total population speak Bengali and rest 30% of total population use some regional languages like Kokborok (16%), Manipuri, Meitei, Changma Vaj, Kuki, Mizo and Arakanese. The main religion of the state is Hinduism near about 85.60% of total population follow this religion. Other religions of the state are Muslim (8%), Christianity (3.20%) and Buddhist (3.1%).

Festivals in Tripura Kharchi Puja is most popular festival in Tripura. It is a festival continues for seven days during the month of June or July close to capital city of Agartala. Other popular festivals of the state are Garia Puja (tribal festival), Durga Puja, Dewali, Pilak Festival, Pous Sankranti Mela, Neermahal Festivals, Swimming and Boat Race (in July or August), Orange and Tourism festival and the Bizu Festival.