One of the little known areas of the North Eastis Tripura – rich in terms of beautiful scenery, virgin forests and lush valleys, exquisite craft traditions and a colourful cultural-historical heritage. Tripura was ruled by the Manikya dynasty from the 14th century. The Manikyas, who belonged to the Indo-Mongolian group, ruled over this area independently even at the time when most parts of the Indian subcontinent were under British rule. The rulers of the state had a good relationship with the British duringthattime and the latter helped Tripura by protecting itfrom the Nawabs ofBengal who had plans totake overthe state. After the independence of India, an agreement to merge Tripura with the Indian Union was signed by the Regent Maharani on September 9, 1947. Besides the many tribes inhabiting the state of Tripura, there are archaeological sites, palaces and religious sites of both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The state capital of Agartala is home to many grand palaces, and the nearby Udaipur has North East India’s only lake palace.
Tripura is bordered by Bangladesh in its north, west and south. Assam and Mizoram border the eastern part of the state. Tripura’s physicalfeature differsfromthe northtosouth. It is a land of high hills, hillocks, and interspersed with river valleys. In its north, it has four valleys that have been separated by hills with heights of about 1,000 meters. In the south, it has open forested land spread over a wide range of area. The climate of the state is hot in summers and cold in winters with the temperatures ranging from 350C to 100C. Tripura receives an average rainfall of 2,100 mm. Due to the sufficient and welldistributed rainfall; the state has an ideal composition of land mass and water that houses a large variety of flora and fauna. A wide variety of plant and orchid species are found in the forests of Tripura. Sal (Shorea robusta) is an important product ofthe forests here.
We organise cultural tours to Tripura covering all the major attractions. We also organise birding and wildlife tours to Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary, Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary and also to the great birding destination of Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary.