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Agartala is the most important city of Tripura which is popularly known to people. It was an independent province of the contemporary kings. The name Tripura has come from the name of the king, Tripur.
The king Bir Bikram Manikya had made the state culturally strong and elegant. Rabindra Nath Tagore used to be a frequent visitor to the state. The decorations of the city and state took place in a truly planned manner. The main airport of the state was built in 1930. Tripura came into the Indian province in 1949 but Tripura was regarded as a separate state way after in 1972. The residents of the fourth smallest state of India belong to the backward communities like Tripuri, Riyang, Jamati, Chakam, Halam, Lusai, and Mog. Each of these communities is poles apart with their society, language and culture. They are different with their tribal dance and singing. Tribal of Tripura are living in the remote and undeveloped places on the slopes of the swelling hills. Houses of tribal communities are generally built by bamboo. Risha and Pachra are the customary attires of the women of Tripura. Even though the tribal are the natural and ancient inhabitants of the state but Bengalis came into the state after the independence in large numbers and they are the major residents of the cities of Tripua.
The natural environs of the state are truly marvelous with hills, ponds, and jungles all around. Various ancient temples are the allurements of the state. The whole state is covered with rich botanical gardens. All the places between Udaipur and Amaropur are becoming sought after tourist destinations due to the proper and systematic planning of the state Government.
Sonamura, at the border of Bangladesh and Tripura, is a place where numerous sculptures have been found out by the archeological department. Besides 4 wild life sanctuaries, 3588 square km of reserve forests are scattered all over the state. Rowa, situated at the northern side, Sepahi-jala, located at the western side, Trishna and Gomati, situated at the southern side of Tripura are the wild life sanctuaries of Tripura.
Tripura has a dearth of industries. The economy of the state is dependent on the forests and farmlands. 586 tea gardens are garnishing the state. Tripura is very rich for its handcrafts as well.
60% of Tripura is covered with the dense forests and hills. The geographical position of the state is a problem for tourism business of Trtipura. 1000 meters tall hills are dividing the northern part of the state in four parts. The state has a forest around its southern side. Deo, Khowai, Dhalai, Gomati and many more rivers of Tripura are the lives of the state.
The state was not connected by railways to other cities of India previously due to various social and geographical tribulations. But now the state is connected to India through the north east corridor. Tripura can also be reached through Bangladesh by road and by railways in 20 hours. But the communication problem is solved to some extent after the inauguration of the railway track in Agartala. The antisocial problems of Tripura were mounting day by day since 2005 but solving that turbulent situation and successfully establishing the railway tracks are a very big success of the Government.
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