Festivals in Tripura

Located in the northeastern part of India, Tripura known for its rich culture and picturesque landscapes is also home to different festivals. The myriad of festivals reflects the vibrant tradition, rituals, and culture of the different communities of Tripura. In this blog, we will be exploring the vibrant tapestry of festivals and Tripura’s traditions

The Essence of Garia Puja


Garia Puja holds a significant position in the hearts of the local communities of Tripura. This festival in Tripura is dedicated to the deity Garia marking the onset of agricultural activities. The celebrations are filled with different rituals, traditional dances, music and vibrant processions. People from far and wide gather to seek blessings for an abundant harvest and rejoice in community bonding.

a over the shoulder shot of two women entering the temple
 A picture of Maa Durga's Idol.

Durga Puja

Durga Puja is the most celebrated festival in Tripura. Celebrated with great enthusiasm and zest this festival marks the victory of good over evil. The entire city is decorated with elaborate pandals with intricate decor and themes. From delectable food items to the essence of incense sticks and the sound of music to the traditional “dhaak”, the entire state comes alive during this time.

Ker Puja

Among all the other festivals celebrated in Tripura, Ker Puja holds a special significance. It is dedicated to the veneration of Ker, the deity of protection of mountains and forests. During this time, different types of flowers, leaves, and fruits are used to adorn the deity. The locals perform various rituals and customs along with processions of dance and folk music.

Picture of a raw rice grain
a shot of women dancing in Bihu

Bihu Festival

Bihu, also known as the harvest festival, is one of the most celebrated festivals in Tripura. During this time, the air in the state is filled with tunes of the traditional Bihu songs, and people from worldwide gather to witness and participate in this celebration. Locals and visitors dressed in the traditional attire of Tripura, dance their hearts out and enjoy the local delicacies. Everyone, especially the farmers pays their gratitude for a successful harvest and looks ahead to a prosperous year.

Unakoti Festival

The Unakoti festival in Tripura is a representation of art and culture. This festival takes place on Unakoti Hill, famous for its rock-cut sculpture. This celebration has turned out to be a major attraction for tourists because of its explicit display of the folk culture of Tripura.

a shot of devotees praying

These Tripura festivals are like a testimony to the state's cultural heritage. So if you are planning to visit Tripura, make sure to visit during the time these festivals are being celebrated. To have a comfortable stay make a reservation at Hotel Polo Towers, Agartala. This 5-star property offers you best-in-class amenities, well-fitted rooms, a spa, a fitness centre and a fine dining experience. Our dedicated staff make sure you have an unforgettable experience. Hurry! Book now.

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