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Tripura History : Tripura early history dates back to Ashokan Pillar. With Historical tours of Tripura enjoy the princely stories and information of Manikya dynasty past history.
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Tripura History and Information on Historical Tours

Tripura HistoryLocation : It is surrounded by Bangladesh on all sides except for a narrow strip in the northeast where it shares boundaries with Assam and Mizoram.
State Capital : Agartala
Best Time to Travel : Through out the year.
Language : Bengali, Tripuri and Manipuri.
Tribes : Tripuri, Mog, Reang, Chakma, Halam(Malsum), Garo, Lusai and Darlong.
Climate
Temperature varies between 10 to 35 Degree Celsius; Average Annual Rain Fall 2100mm,
Highest Rain Fall 2855 mm(Kamalpur); Lowest Rain Fall 1811 mm (Sonamura).

Tripura
Tripura, the north eastern state of India is nestled in the far east of India, just 2 km away from the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. The state headquarters is located at Agartala, which is also the capital of the State. Tripura is one of the seven states in the north eastern part of India. It is bounded on the north, west, south and south-east by Bangladesh whereas in the east it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram.
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History of Tripura in Brief
Tripura, fixed in the north eastern part of India was a princely state, before becoming the integral part of the Republic of India. Not much is known about Tripura's early history. Historical tours of Tripura helps to understand the early history that dates back to Ashokan pillars of the 3rd century BC. In the 1300s AD, Tripura came under the control of the Manikya dynasty, a family of Indo-Mongolian origin. In the early part of 17th century AD, Tripura came under the administration of the Mughals. But the local rulers (the Manikyas) continued to retain some of their power. After the British established their colonies in Kolkata, they conquered some parts of modern Tripura but applied no administrative control for more than a century. To the British, Tripura was known as Hill Tippera. Even when a representative was appointed in the year 1871 AD, the Manikya Maharajas had enough independence, though they were asked to seek British approval on the accession of a new ruler.

Tripura history talks about the information on Monarchy in Tripura, that ended on 9th September 1947. One of the greatest of the Manikya rulers was Bir Chandra Manikya Bahadur of the 19th century AD. He was a great poet and musician and made an attempt to modernise and organise Tripura's administration, and abolish the practice of slavery and sati. The last ruling Maharaja of Tripura, Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya, ascended the throne in year 1923 and, before his death in the year 1947, settled that Tripura should accede to the newly independent country of India. Tripura officially became part of India on Oct. 15, 1949, and a Union Territory on 1st November 1956. It became a constituent state of the Indian Union on Jan. 21, 1972.

The Physiology of Tripura
Tripura city tour will take you to the hilly terrain flowing with numerous deep river valleys. The hills are covered with thick forests and extensive bamboo groves. The south is more open and most of the people live there. The capital, Agartala, is also in the south.

Total area 10.492 Sq.Km., 84% international Border with Bangladesh(839 Km.); 60% Hilly Terrain, 60% Forest, 52.76% Forest cover; 39% Reserve Forest, 25% Net Shown Area; 30% Operational Holding, Average Holding 1.02 Hect.; Irrigation 13% of Cropped area.
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