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    I have always wanted to go and see what North East is like but I hear a lot of bad things about the law and order situation there and its been like that for years.

    I have spent hours and hours on Google Earth look at places and some of them look lovely atleast the satellite picures do and from what I hear the wether there is very pleasent as well.

    Have you been to any of the North Eastern states? please share your views with all of us if you have and what places you recomend one shouldnt miss.

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    I have always wanted to go and see what North East is like but I hear a lot of bad things about the law and order situation there and its been like that for years.

    I have spent hours and hours on Google Earth look at places and some of them look lovely atleast the satellite picures do and from what I hear the wether there is very pleasent as well.

    Have you been to any of the North Eastern states? please share your views with all of us if you have and what places you recomend one shouldnt miss.
    Here I can give u some help . I have some memorable events at North eastern states known as " Seven sisters" . Certainly law and order issues are there, but it will not stop u to travel, except through some states.

    In North east u should never miss " Chirapunji" my trip to Chirapunji was a really memorable . Then Tawang, Bombdilla in Arunachal Pradesh , Shillong

    Kaziranga National Park ( Assam) .

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    and admin if you go to Assam please dont forget to bring darjeeling tea and white jasmine

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    I always thought Darjeeling was in West Bengal

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    Yes Dargiling is in West Bengal.

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    lol I was being sarcastic in my previous post

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    So about Tripura : Agartala is the capital of Tripura n the north eastern part of India. Set close to the neighbouring state of Bangladesh,

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    Agartala, the capital city of Tripura is tucked in the north eastern part of India. Set close to the neighbouring state of Bangladesh, Agartala is rich in flora & fauna, the legendary state of Tripura is a beautiful world in itself. Agartala in Tripura is a laid back administrative centre, gained prominence when Maharaja Krishna Manikya shifted his capital here in the 19th century. This market town for rice, tea, jute, and oilseed, is the commercial center of the region surrounding it. Agartala in Tripura also owns an airport with connections to Kolkata.

    Journey to Agartala, the Capital City of Tripura
    Airport : Agartala is connected by airlines flights with Calcutta, Guwahati, Delhi.

    AgartalaRailheads : The two nearest railway stations are Kumarghat (160 kms) and Dharama Nagar (200 kms). Both the stations on the North-East Frontier Railway, connected with Lumding & Guwahati, where as Lumding and Guwahati are connected with Calcutta and other major stations in India.

    Road Transport : Good motorable raods connect Agartala with Silchar- 288 kms, Guwahati 599 kms, Shillong 499 kms, Dharmanagar- 200 kms. Tripura Road Transport Corporation buses connect Silchar, Shillong and Dharma Nagar to Agartala.

    Staying in Agartala, Tripura
    Agartala has a small but decent selection of hotels. The accommodation at Agartala are nothing very extravagant, but something for every traveler coming to Agartala, Tripura. All places are comfortably made for the tourists from all over. Choice of eating places is very limited - your hotel is the obvious place.
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    Sightseeing in Agartala, Tripura
    Ujjayanta Palace
    The major attraction of the town is the Ujjayanta Palace, which was established in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style in 1901 by Maharaja Radhakishore Manikya. It is a two-storeyed mansion, with 28 hectares of parkland, and now occupies the office of the State Legislative Assembly. In the grounds, there are two temples - Umanneshwar and Jagganath - both of which are ochre in colour.

    Kunjaban Palace
    Another major place of attraction is the Kunjaban Palace built in 1917 by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. It is located at a distance of 1 km away from the Ujjayanta Palace on a hillock. The Palace is the official residence of the Governor of Tripura. The southern part of the Palace is open to the public and has been named as Rabindra Kanan.

    Neermahal
    Located about 55 km from Agartala is Neermahal, Tripura's major tourist destination. It is a summer resort built in the middle of a lake named Rudrasagar, with a total area of about 5.35 sq km. It is the only lake palace in Eastern part of India and has been built in a blend of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles.

    Unakoti
    UnakotiState : Tripura, in the north east of India.
    Best time to Travel : October to March.
    Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid.
    Location : The Unakoti Tirtha is located about 180 km from Tripura's capital, Agartala, and just about 8 km from the sub-divisional headquarters of Kailasahwar town.

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    The Unakoti Tirtha is a unique place, which can not be compared to any other place in the country in terms of absolute grandeur and artistry. Unakoti is deservedly reputed for its 7th - 9th century AD stone and rock cut images, deep in the forests near Kailashahar. Unakoti literally means one less than a crore (10 million) i.e. 99,99,999. The place does not have that many rock-cut sculptures, but these hundreds of massive rock-cut sculptures and those made out of sandstone, besides scattered ruins of ancient temples make Unakoti a unique place.
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    The Legend Says
    According to Hindu mythology, when Lord Siva was going to Kashi through this place, along with one crore other gods and goddesses, he spent a night here. He had asked his followers to wake up before sunrise and proceed for Kashi . But, unfortunately, no body woke up, except for Lord Siva himself . He cursed them to become stone images. That is why we have one less than a crore stone images there.

    Journey to Unakoti in Tripura
    Airlines : Kailasahwar town is connected with bi-weekly Indian Airlines flights from Agartala.

    Road Transport : To get to Unakoti, one can hire a taxi from Agartala, the state capital.

    Staying in Unakoti, Tripura
    Accommodation is not a problem at Unakoti, Tripura. You can easily find an accommodation of your at this location.

    Sightseeing in Unakoti, Tripura
    The Images at Unakoti
    The images found at Unakoti are of two types namely rock-carved figures and stone images. The famous rock cut carvings are the central Shiva head and gigantic Ganesha figures . The central Shiva head known as ‘Unakotiswara Kal Bhairava’ is about 30 feet high including an embroidered headdress which itself is 10 feet high. On each side of the headdress of the central Shiva, there are two full size images of goddesses - one of Durga standing on a lion, while the other one is believed to be that of Ganga astride a capricorn. In addition three enormous images of Nandi Bull are found half buried in the ground. There are various other stone as well as rock cut images at Unakoti. Every year a big fair popularly known as ‘Ashokastami Mela’ is held in the month of April which is visited by thousands of devotees. Unakoti houses the largest Bas relief sculpture in India.

    Another three-eyed figure a little far away is believed to be that of Surya or Lord Vishnu. A huge Ganesh figure is also carved in the Unakoti complex, while there is also a chaturmukha Shivlinga nearby. Among other rock-cut and stone images are those of Vishnu, Nandi, Narasimha, Ravana, Hanuman, and several unidentified deities. The consensus among archeologists is that although the predominant impact of the Shiva cult is obvious, the sculptures were also influenced by several other cults like Tantric, Shakti, and Hatha yogis. It is also assumed that the site dates back to the period between the 12th and 16th centuries AD, and that the sculptures belong to two different periods of art.

    Dumboor Lake
    Dumboor LakeState : Tripura, in the north east of India.
    Best time to Travel : Through out the year.
    Location : The Dumboor lake is just 110 Kms away from Agartala, the capital of Tripura in India.

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    Situated amidst picturesque hills packed with vegetation, the Dumboor Lake is one of the major attractions of Tripura, India. With 41 sq km of water surface, the lake possesses 48 islands and a hydel project located close to it. You can find numerous migratory birds of all kinds in winters. The lake also acquires a rich reservoir of natural and cultured fishes.

    The Hydel Project near the Dumboor Lake from where river Gomati originates and this is called Tirthamukh where on 14th January every year famous 'Poush Sankranti Mela' (on the Makar Sankranti Day) takes place. The rivers Raima and Sarma converges at this lake.
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    Journey to the Dumboor Lake in Tripura
    Airport : Nearest airport is at Agartala. You can pick a bus or taxi from her to reach the lake. The Agartala airport connects Tripura to the rest of India by air.

    Railhead : The nearest rail station is at Kumarghat of NF railway. From here you can reach the place by road.

    Road Transport : The is about 110 km away from Agartala. You can take buses, private taxies and rickshaws from here to reach the lake.

    Staying near the Dumboor Lake in Tripura
    You will find the Raima Tourist Lodge at Jatanbari. The Vangmun village, at a distance of 200 Kms from Agartala, has an 'Eden' tourist lodge which offers comfortable accomodations. It has beautiful atmosphere and the sunrise and sunset here are a delight here.

    Udaipur
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    State : Tripura, in the north eastern part of India.
    Best time to Travel : October to March.
    Weather Conditions : Hot & Humid.
    Location : Located about 55 km from Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, India.

    Know Udaipur in Tripura
    Udaipur, a place of tourist's interest in the north eastern state of Tripura is at distance of 55 km away from Agartala, is the Head Quarters of south Tripura district. Earlier Udaipur in Tripura was known as Rangamati and Radha Kishorepur. Most of the famous temples of Tripura are established at Udaipur. The famous temples are Tripura Sundri temple and Bhubaneswari temple.

    Journey to Udaipur in Tripura
    Airport : The Airport is 12 km to the north and leads on to Agartala via the Ujjyanta Palace. Agartala is well connected with Udaipur.
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    Railhead : The nearest railhead is at Kumarghat.

    Road Transport : All India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives are easily available.

    Staying in Udaipur, Tripura
    Accommodation of many categories are available at Udaipur, though not very luxurious. Accommodation are ideal for all types of tourists from all across the world.

    Sightseeing in Udaipur, Tripura
    Tripura Sundri Temple
    Tripura Sundri temple or Mata Tripur Sundri (Maa Kali) temple is situated at a distance of 3 km going towards south from Udaipur town. This temple is regarded as one of the 51 Shaktipithas and was built by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in 1501 on a Hill rock. Thousands of devotees, pilgrims and tourist visits here on the occasion of Diwali every year. The temple is known as Matabari. It is also attended daily by thousands of devotees. In the back side of the temple there is a big lake called Kalyan sagar.

    Bhubaneshwari Temple
    The Bhubeneshwari temple is very ancient holy place, visited by people from all the sects. Near to this temple is the Gunabati group of temples - the Durga temple, Mahadev temple and other several famous temples are located here. The temple is open to thousands of devotees from all the walks of life, who throng the place daily.

    Sepahijala-the wildlife sanctuary
    This wildlife sanctuary is about 25 km from Agartala, covering an area of about 18.53 sq km. It houses about 150 species of birds and the unique spectacled monkey. Inside the sanctuary a forest dak Bunglow called Abasarika offers accommodation. The sanctuary also houses botanical garden, a zoo, lake and boating facilities are also available nearby.

    Jampui Hill
    Jampui HillState : Tripura, in the north east of India.
    Best time to Travel : Through out the year. During November every year, the unique Orange & Tourism festival is celebrated in the Jampui hill.
    Location : Jampui Hill is situated at an altitude of 3000 feet above sea level, located about 200 km away from Agartala, the state capital. 90 km from District Head quarter ( Kailashahar).

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    Jampui Hill in Tripura is the highest hill range of the state, situated at an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level. Various view points in the Jampui Hill range in Tripura provide excellent panoramic views of the valley and villages of Mizoram. The sunup and sundown from various view point of the Jampui Hills captivates many tourists to this place from all around. From the watchtower at the highest peak, Betlingchip (3200 ft high), the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the Kanchanpur - Dasda valley other hill ranges of Tripura and Mizoram unfold an enigmatic scenic vista.
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    The Ecosystem of the Jampui Hills
    Jampui hill is a real tourist paradise which attracts numerous tourists with its virgin forests and serene and eco-friendly ambience comprising of beautiful orchids and colourful dance & music. Jampui hill Tripura is famous for its composed climate condition, luxuriant landscape, flourishing forests and beautiful orange gardens. Being sparsely populated it provides an ideal opportunity for leisure tourism. The Jampui hill villages are peopled with laishei tribes, whose main occupation is orange cultivation in the hills. Various species of flowers, orchids are abundant in the hill.

    The Orange Festival at Jampui Hills
    In the month of November, every year, Orange & Tourism festival is celebrated in the Jampui hill.
    A large number of tourists, both domestic and foreign, come to participate and enjoy the festival. The rainy season is no way less appealing. During this season the hill is wrapped with floating clouds and it provides an exemplary experience for the tourists here. The formation of clouds at the bottom of the hill range and its gradual ascendance from the bottom to the top slowly engulfing the whole hill range in its mystic lap is an experience to collect.

    Recently, boating facility in the Sabual village of the hill range has been developed.
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    Journey to the Jampui Hills in Tripura
    Airport : The State capital, Agartala is well connected by air with Calcutta and Guwahati. Flight from Guwahati or Calcutta takes less than 45 minutes to reach Agartala. The North Tripura District has one small airports at Kailashahar where small chartered planes can land after prior information.

    Railhead : The nearest rail station is at Kumarghat of NF railway. From here you can reach the place by road.

    Road Transport : Kailashahar the District Head quarter of North Tripura District is connected by regular Bus service with Agartala. Kailashahar is also well connected by regular bus services with , Shillong, Silchar and all districts and sub-divisional towns of the State. Kailashahar is connGuwahatiected by road to major cities of India via Assam.

    Staying at the Jampui Hills in Tripura
    Tourist Department of Government of Tripura has constructed one very modern tourist lodge- 'Eden Tourist Lodge' at Vanghmun village in the Jampui hills which has a capacity of 20 persons and is well furnished with all modern facilities & amenities. In addition, local hospitable Mizo people also provide "paying Guest" accommodation facilities in their houses. Cottages are also available at Phuldongsie.
    There are various private hotels at Kailashahar as well as State Government Tourist lodges. In addition, at different tourist centres Tourist lodges of the state Government are available for tourists.
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    wow what a long story..

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    It does sound interesting.. hopefully one day will visit Tripura and other north Eastern states.

    What about the law and order situation? is it safe out there?

    Hear a lot of news about Assam and Nagaland on news every now and then... Has Tripura got any such issues?
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    as i said in my previous post that m going to assam in nov so will call you from there to provide all updates and can xpct some good pics too as i will carry my digi cam this time

    Law and Order is same everywhere and even National Capital Delhi is not safe so its somewhere like same only.

    But the hotels and markes are not expensive there, you can get a good room for just 1000 bucks or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    It does sound interesting.. hopefully one day will visit Tripura and other north Eastern states.

    What about the law and order situation? is it safe out there?

    Hear a lot of news about Assam and Nagaland on news every now and then... Has Tripura got any such issues?
    Sorry for late reply u asked about law and order it was everything all right till yesterday but a serial Bomb Blast terrorised our capital Agartala very sad to say .Four Bomb blasts occured at around 7.30 pm today.It was a good atmosphere as after six days our Durga puja starts the market was full of people as everyone was busy in marketing and this happened today.

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    Hallo Subra007,
    I have found in net Orange Festival is held at Jampui Hills each year at November. Do you know the exact timing this year?

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