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How To Reach Tripura
Tripura is the third smallest state in country located in the far north-eastern part of India. The state is flanked on three sides by Bangladesh. Stretched across 4051 square miles, Tripura boasts of a diverse flavour of tribal cultures and religious communities. Like most of the north-eastern states, Tripura too has a strong tribal presence which lends it a distinct character of its own. A confluence of different cultures, traditions and religions make Tripura a flavourful tourist destination. Let us take a quick look at how tourists can reach Tripura.
Agartala is the capital city of Tripura and the Agartala Airport or Maharaja Bir Bikram Aiport is the domestic airport located in the state about 12 km northwest of the city. After Guwahati, Tripura is the busiest airport in the northeast and gives crucial air access to the far flung areas and districts. A proposal has been floated to upgrade it to an International Airport. Agartala is fairly well connected by flights with cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati and others. Air India, Spicejet and Indigo operate regular flights to and from Agartala. From the airport tourists can take a taxi or auto to reach the city.
The nearest railhead is located in the district of Unakoti in Tripura. It is the Kumarghat Railway Station and has two platforms. The station is located 126 km from Agartala city. The station is connected with eastern cities like Guwahati and Kolkata and other important parts of the country like Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Indore. In the absence of direct trains tourists can take connecting trains to reach Tripura. From the station tourists can take buses or cabs to reach different destinations within the state.
Tripura is fairly well connected by roads with neighbouring districts, towns and cities thereby helping to connect the distant regions. For example National Highway 44 helps to connect Tripura with Guwahati via Shillong. Guwahati is located 587 km from Tripura while Shillong is 487 km away. Silchar in Assam is located 250 km from Tripura while Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh is located a mere 150 km away. There are good luxury coached operated by public and private travel agencies to help people commute between the cities. There are tourist cabs, jeeps and small cars that ply regularly on the roads to transfer tourists from one place to another.
Commuting within the state is not tough. There are different modes of transportation available to help tourists move from one place to another. There are well laid out roads and a network of National Highways crisscrossing through the state. Taxis, cabs, state and privately operated buses are easily available for travelling.