Tripura is one the seven sisters states in the North Eastern part of India. There is a common belief that the name of the state has originated from Tripura Sundari- the presiding deity of the land, which is famous as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, pilgrimage centers of ‘shakti’ worshippers of the Hindu Dharma. Apart from this traditional view, it is believed that originally the land was known as “Tuipra” meaning a land adjoining the water. It is fact that in days of yore the boundaries of Tripura were extended up to the Bay of Bengal when its rulers held sway from Garo hills to Arak
It is bounded on the North, West, South and South –East by Bangladesh whereas in the east it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram. Tripura is the third smallest state of the country. It offers plenty of attractions for the tourists in the form of magnificent palaces (Ujjayanta Palace and Kunjaban Palace at Agartala and Neermahal – Lake Palace at Melaghar), splendid rock-out carvings and stone images, important temples of Hindus and Buddhists including the famous Mata Tripureswari temple at Udaipur, artificial lakes like Dumboor lake in Gandacherra subdivision, Rudrasagar at Melaghar, Amarsagar, Jagannath Dighi and Kalyan Sagar. Tripura enjoys a typical monsoonal climate with differences ranging from sub-tropical to temperate conditions in hilly areas.