Spread in 10486 sq. km, Tripura is one of the smallest north-east states of India. Tripura shares its international boundary with Bangladesh from three sides; and, it shares its state boundary with Assam and Mizoram in the east. The state has rugged topography; various hills and valleys are all around. Five mountain ranges—Boromura, Shakhan, Atharamura, Longtharai, and Jampui Hills—run north to south, with intervening valleys. However, there are small plain regions in the western part of the state.
Tripura has a tropical savanna climate, and south-west monsoon cause seasonal heavy rains. Forests cover more than half part of the area where bamboo and cane tracts are common. Tripura has the maximum number of primate species found in any Indian state. Because of forest richness, native people are largely engrossed in handicraft normally manufactured of bamboo and cane. People also manufacture furniture, utensils, mats, baskets, idols etc from bamboo and cane. Besides, local culture and tradition is also fascinating. Here Bengali culture is mixed with traditional practices of the ethnic groups. State has diverse ethno-linguistic groups significant of them are Bengali Manipuri, Tripuris, Jamatia, Noatia, Reang, Noatia, Koloi, Murasing etc.
Because of its rugged topography, the state Tripura is linked with only one major Highway. Agriculture has the major role in state’s economy. In addition, local handicraft is also important for the state’s economy.