Tripura - A Brief Profile

The Location:

Tripura is located in the southwest North Eastern Region. The State is connected with Guwahati, by National Highway (NH-44) – the distance between Guwahati and Agartala being about 587 km.

The distance of Agartala from Siliguri (which is considered the entry point to the North East) is about 1065 km. Agartala is now connected by Railway Line and the same is being extended upto Sabroom, the southern-most part of Tripura. The State Capital, Agartala is also well-connected by Air to Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and other North Eastern cities. Agartala Airport is the second busiest Airport in the North East, after Guwahati.

A significant aspect of Tripura’s location is that the State has about 856 Km long international border with Bangladesh, which is about 84% of the total perimeter of the State. Most of the important cities of Bangladesh (including Dhaka) are within 150 km distance of the town in Tripura. The direct distance between Agartala (Tripura) and Kolkata (through Bangladesh) is only about 350 Km.