Nature & Adventure Tourism Spots
Jampui Hill, North Tripura
It is situated about 220 Km. away from Agartala and is the highest hill range in the state bordering Mizoram. This permanent seat of eternal spring is situated at an altitude of 3000’ above sea level.
Jampui is famous for its charming landscape and bracing climate. The excellent climatic condition, green forests, beautiful orange garden, view of rising and setting sun are wonderful sights for tourists.The hill range has 11 villages inhabited by Mizo (Lushai tribes) and also by Reang tribes. Population of the hill range is about 8,000 and the main occupation of the villagers is orange cultivation. The temperature variation in the hill range is very nominal in all seasons and is ideal for the purpose of tourism.
Different seasons offer different pleasures to the tourists at Jampui hill. During October to December the orange trees are laden with fruits and the entire hill range looks orange coloured. During March to May various species of orchids and other wild trees bear flowers. During rainy season the hill range is full of clouds and one can have the feeling of strolling in the clouds. The Lushai tribes that inhabit in the hill range have a very strikingly distinct cultural identity. They are quite well-off people, having neat and clean houses well equipped with modern amenities. Most of them speak English fluently and follow Christianity.
The sunrise and sunset in the hill range offer a delightful sight . The natural beauty, the pleasant weather, various species of trees, orchids and orange gardens, hospitable people and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal destination for the tourists.
There is also the ‘Eden’, a spectacular hill-top Tourist Lodge in Vangmun village where tourists can go and stay comfortably. In addition, local people offer paying guest accommodation to the visiting tourists which enable them to closely understand the life and culture of the Lushai tribes.After withdrawal of Restricted Area Permit for the foreign nationals, the hill range now attracts a large number of foreign tourists.The highest peak of Tripura ‘Betlingchhip’ falls in this hill range which is 3600 feet high and from where tourist can see the panoramic view of Mizoram, Chittagong hill tracts and various other hill ranges of Tripura. There are good trekking routes in the hill range for tourists.
Location: 220 k.m. from Agartala.
Accommodation: Eden Tourist Lodge at Vanghmun
Chabimura, Gomati District
Chabimura is famous for its panels of rock carvings on the steep mountain wall on the bank of Gomati. There are huge images carved of Shiva, Vishnu, kartika, Mahisasurmardini Durga and other Gods and goddesses. These images date back to 15th-16th centuries AD. Chabumura is 30 km away from Udaipur and 12 km from Amarpur Sub-Division. These beautiful images are curved with a lot of dexterity on the rocky faces of Devtamura which is steep at 90 degrees. The hill ranges are covered with thick jungles and one can reach this abode of gods only after trekking through these jungles. The road leading to the river bank where the rock cut images exist are itself is a treat to the eye. The area is also an eco-Tourism centre.
The first panel is just on the other side of the bank. It measures 10.3 m in (height) and is spread over an area 28 m (length) and is south facing. The area to the right of the panel extends up to 60 m where some other images existed. At present some of the images are lost by sliding of rock panels.
The 2nd image is that of Mahishasurmardini is about one km away from the 1st panels and it is curved at a height of 10 meter from the river bed. The local tribe worshipped it as CHAKRAK-MA. This is one of the largest reliefs of Goddess present in the country which itself makes it unique. The image has a height of 10.70 meter and a width of 7.70 meter. The face is depicted round with dishevelled hair-in a number of hair locks. She is ten armed and is holding weapon in all the nine arms except the lower which hold the hair of demon king. The weapons are mostly indistinct due to erosion and floral growth.
Location: From Agartala 82 km,, Amarpur 12 km and Udaipur 30 km.
Accommodation: Chabimura Cottage , Sagarika Parjatan Niwas, Fatik sagar, Amarpur.
Dumboor Lake, Dhalai District
Dumboor Lake is a charming water body located in Amarpur Sub Division and 115 km away from Agartala. The look of the lake is like tabor shaped small drum, ‘Dumboor’ of Lord Shiva from which the name ‘Dumboor’ originates. The area of the lake is 41 sq.km and there are 48 islets inside the lake, surrounding hills and the islets are enchantingly emerald green and present a captivating scenic spectacle. Winter attracts hundreds of migratory birds of wild variety attributing the lake the status of a healthy wetland habitat much to the delight of ornithologists and tourists. There is a hydel project near the lake where the river Gomati originates and the area is called Tirthamukh where a big fair (Mela) is held every year on Pous Sankranti on 14th January. The Lake is on confluence of rivers Raima and Saima. Boating facilities are available in Dumboor Lake. In one of the island “ Narkel Kunja” has been developed.
Location: From Agartala 115km, Udaipur 63km, Amarpur 34km, Jatanbari 14km.
Accommodation: Saima Tourist Lodge, Gandachhera, Sagarika Paryatan Niwas, Fatik Sagar, Amarpur
Sanaiya Waterfalls, Dhalai District
It is situated in Dhalai District, Tripura. The place has green and scothing natural beauty. Panoramic view of Kamalpur valley from a hilltop adjoining Bangladesh Border makes a pleasant site. The village, consisting of Upper and Lower Sanaiya Reang Para is the habitat of Reang tribes, which is one of the prominent tribes of Tripura. The centre of attraction is a waterfall located in a gorge providing a unique place as a tourist attraction. The convergence of natural beauty, ethnic tribal life, cultural and cuisine, bamboo handicrafts etc has made Saniya Reang Para an ideal place for the development of Rural Tourism. The location is hilly based out with rain forest with occasional clearance for jhum cultivation. The natural wilderness with panoramic view tops and perennial fast flowing springs make the area an ideal location for rural tourism centre.
Location: From agartala 130 km, Kamalpur 30 km
Accomodation: Kamalpur Tourist Lodge