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Introducing Ambassa

Best time to visit : September to May
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The rendezvous with Ambassa in Tripura can definitely be memorable. Amazing flock of tribal groups, their unique culture, dance forms, regional cuisine and traditional prejudices makes this place an interesting travel destination. Amongst many tourist places in Tripura, Ambassa is one that offers ultimate greenery and diverse wildlife experience. Hordes of tourists visit this city of Tripura to refresh and re-energize their senses with vibrant culture, pristine nature and exciting adventure. Summers here are moderately hot while winters can be extremely cold and heavy downpour occurs in monsoons. This travel guide will unfold many more interesting facts and tourist information about this heart warming place of northeast India.

Facts

Located in Dhalai district of Tripura, Ambassa is a scenic place for vacations. Bengali, Kokborok and English are the prime languages spoken here. Some of the enjoyable festivals celebrated here are Rash Fair (originated in Manipur and held in November), Durga Puja, Diwali, Dol Jatraor Holi, Buddha Jayanti, Ker Ganga, Ashokashtami Fair, Gajan, Garia (held on seventh day of Baisakh month), Kharchi Puja (tribal festivity, held in July with music and dance devoted to local Goddess), Pous Sankrant Fair and so on. Jute, rice and pineapple cultivation is common here. Tribal groups residing here are chakmas, usais, halams, tripuri, reang and darlong. Dense forest covers in Ambassa are enigmatic treasures of the state and home to a huge species of herbivores, carnivores and avian population. Also a place for Hindu devotees, Ambassa has many temples set amidst the hilly terrain.

Food in Ambassa reflects the regional cuisine comprising both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. There are very few eateries that serve delicious local food made in authentic ways. You also get regular meals here with rice (called mai or mami) as the main dish and some curries along with. The local delicacies include bwtwi, chakhwi, awandru, chakhwtwi, thokni chatang, deng, gudok and hang.

As per our tourist guide, shopping in Ambassa primarily denotes taking home the splendid bamboo, bell metal and cane artefacts. The designer and colourful shawls of this place are also in high demand. Overall handloom industry in Tripura is awesome. Many decorative items made out of ordinary yarn and palm leaves are sold. Besides, one can also buy the enchanting incense sticks of this place.

Nearby Places:

Sightseeing in Ambassa will remain incomplete if few places around the destination are not visited:
·  Agartala (about 82 km.): Diverse population of Agartala has made it a popular city for combined cultural heritage. The scenic beauty is adorned with beautiful hills and valleys around. The prime places to see in Agartal are Ujjayanta Palace, Unakoti and Neermahal.
·  Imphal 9about 490 km.): The charming capital city of Manipur, Imphal, is known for several glorious monuments, archaeological and religious sites and museums and parks. It is known to be one of the cleanest and most peaceful cities of India. 
·  Shillong (about 397 km.): Capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is one of the most visited hill stations in the northeast. Shillong is a naturally blessed land for mountain lovers. Tourists keep frequenting the site for its lovely waterfalls, stunning mountains, clear water lakes and many other attractions.
·  Kamaleswari Mandir (about 39 km.): This is a very popular pilgrim spot at Kamalpur near Ambassa. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Kali, also revered as Kamaleswari.

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