Handloom is the oldest industry in the State and the tribal people produce their own clothes with elegant designs, unique colour combinations and lasting texture. The traditional items produced include Risa and Riha.
Observed for 3 days in the month of August, cultural programs are the highlight of this festival. Another big attraction of the Neermahal water festival is the boat race at Rudrasagar Lake. Different kinds of boats participate in the boat race competition. If you are planning a trip around this time period, don't forget to add this festival to your itinerary.
Each tribe in Tripura specializes in making excellent handicrafts. The most famous ones are Tripura's Cane and Bamboo Handicrafts and Handlooms. Furniture, toys, and décor items such as lamp shades, baskets, calendars, ivory work, and Tripuran tribal jewellery, make shopping here a delightful experience.
The State Academy of Tribal Culture, off Central Road in Chowmuhani, has a delightful display of tribal costumes, handicrafts, instruments, utensils and daily need objects sourced from across 19 tribal cultures in the state. Do visit it for a comprehensive insight into Tripura's ethnic matrix.
It is a science museum located in the heart of Agartala city. A small planetarium has also been set up within the complex to attract students, research scholars and scientists. In order to achieve the objectives of promoting Science, Arts and Culture through the active involvement of the children in Science, Arts and Culture, the Government of Tripura took a decision to develop a centre named Sukanta Academy with necessary infrastructure in the Children's Park of Agartala. The foundation stone was laid down by Sri Nripen Chakroborty, the then Chief Minister of Tripura in the year 1986.
Triprua Government Museum is important for tourists, students, general public and research scholars keen to know about the history andculture of the people of the State. Presently the state museum houses at Ujjayanta palace. It houses 1645 number of coins, 79 exquisite collections of sculptures, 141 terracotta figures, 10 copper inscriptions, 9 stone inscriptions, 39 important bronze images, 102 textile items, 58 oil paintings that are the most valuable collection of this museum, 63 sketches and drawings, 197 jewellery items, etc.
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