Formerly a Union Territory, Tripura the second smallest state in India got its statehood on January 21,1972. Tripura is bordered on the west, south and north by Bangladesh, by Assam on the northeast and by Mizoram in the east.
It is a state of natural beauty. Hills and valleys provide panoramic view of the rest of the country around. Connected with the rest of the country through a single road it runs through the hills. Tripura is divided into three districts, Tripura west with Agartala as it's headquarter, Tripura North with Kailasahar as the district headquarter and Tripura South with Udaipur as the district headquarter. Be-talang-Shiv, 3,200 ft, the highest peak of the state is in the Jampoi hill range. Jampoi, Sakham Tlang, Langtarai, Athara Mura and Bara Mura are the hill ranges that lie on the east.
Rivers flow in the valleys of Tripura bestowing it's a picturesque look. The largest river of the state is Gomati. It is the sacred river of Tripura. Its source is the Tirthamukh where the beautiful Dumbar falls lies. Khowai, Doloi, Manu, Juri and Langai are the rivers that flow towards the north while Gomati, Muhuri and Feni are the rivers that flow towards the west. The fertile river soil with rich alluvial deposits are good for cultivating paddy, jute, oilseeds, pulses, fruits and vegetables. Hot and humid, Tripura has only two pleasant months, September and October.
Tripura is one of the North Indian states that has started attracting tourism recently for its history, culture and incomparable flora and fauna.
Bestowed with nature's bounty and a historical heritage, Tripura is a hot spot for tourist destination. Log on to northeastindia.com to know about the second smallest state of North East India.