Tripura 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
f 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
Considering 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 3 hours.