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Yet another small state of India is Tripura, which is the second
smallest state in India. It was conquered by Mughals in 1733 when it
used to be a largely Hindu kingdom. More than 50% of the state is
covered with forests, with Handloom Weaving being the major Industry.
Majority of the people speak and understand Bengali. Anyone planning to
visit Tripura should have a local advice before going as to which places
are safer to visit.
History of Tripura dates back to as early as 14th century when
it was under the Manikya Dynasty (former Indo-Mongolian Tribal chieftain).
Some signs of the customs followed during that era can still be seen in
rural areas. While under the British rule the kings of the princely
states had to be first get themselves approved by the British Lords .
After Independence the state was taken into India though Sylhet district
joined East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
The capital of Tripura was shifted to it's current destination
in 1850 by the Maharaja Radha Krishna Kishore Manikya Bahadur. The main
attraction of this town is the Ujjayanta Palace, which is a place worth
a visit. This palace is built on the Indo-Saracenic architecture and was
completed in 1901.
has rich cultural heritage of 19 different tribal communities. Each
community has its own traditional musical instruments and dance form.
Long and intimate association of Poet Rabindranath Tagore with Tripura
has added lustre to the rich cultural heritage of the state. The state
has produced the famous musicians Sachin Dev Barman and Rahul Dev