Jampui Hills: The Offbeat Hill Destination of Tripura

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Jampui Hills is a hill range located in the northeastern state of Tripura, India about 200 Km. away from the state capital Agartala. It is known for its orange orchards, picturesque landscapes, and tribal culture. The hills are home to several tribes, including the Reang, Chakma, and Lushai communities. Jampui Hill is also a popular trekking destination, attracting adventure enthusiasts from all over the country. Additionally, it hosts an annual festival in November called the unique Orange & Tourism festival, which showcases the culture and traditions of the local tribes.

Jampui Hills, which are famously known as the “eternal hills of spring,” is the highest hill range in the state and offer breathtaking views of lush green valleys and distant mountains. The area is mainly inhabited by the Mizo people and it is a place filled with life and joy, showcasing nature’s beauty at its finest. Trekking is a popular activity in the Jampui Hills, attracting adventure seekers from all over the country.

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Jampui Hills offers weather that is chilly enough to make you want to bundle up in a blanket or cozy shawl while exploring the lush green landscapes and tranquil surroundings. However, this idyllic hill station is also known for its exciting trek route to Tripura’s highest peak, Betlingchhip Peak. This trek will take you through valleys, hills, streams, and picturesque villages, making it an unforgettable experience.

Jampui Hills is famous for several reasons:

Orange Orchards: The Jampui Hills are known for their large orange orchards, which produce a high-quality variety of oranges. The oranges from Jampui Hills are famous for their sweet taste and are in high demand in the local market.

Scenic Beauty: The Jampui Hills offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The hills are covered in dense forests, and the terraced fields of orange orchards add to the picturesque beauty of the place.

 

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Culture: The Jampui Hills are home to several tribes, including the Reang, Chakma, and Lusai communities. These tribes have their own unique culture and traditions, and visitors can learn about and experience the culture by visiting the local villages.

Adventure Tourism: The Jampui Hills are a popular trekking destination, attracting adventure enthusiasts from all over the country. The hills offer challenging treks, providing breathtaking views and a chance to experience the local culture and nature.

Jampui Orange and Tourism Festival: The Orange and Tourism Festival is celebrated in Tripura with great enthusiasm during the month of November. This festival is highly admired not only in Tripura, but throughout India, and attracts many visitors from across the country. The sight of oranges hanging from lush green trees during this season is mesmerizing for tourists.

Tripura State Tourism is working to establish Jampui Hill as a popular paragliding destination in India. They have identified take-off and landing sites and completed trial flights. Paragliding will be available to the public once the training team returns from Himachal Pradesh, according to local media reports.

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The Tourist Department of the Government of Tripura is arranging package tours to Jampui Hill from the capital city of Agartala to make it easier for tourists to visit. Jampui Hill is a true tourist paradise, known for its untouched forests, peaceful and eco-friendly atmosphere, and beautiful orchids and colorful dances and music. With a low population density, it offers an ideal location for leisure tourism. Visitors can tour the picturesque villages, interact with the local people, and learn about their culture and traditions, such as the traditional Cheraw “Bamboo Dance.”

There are several ways to reach Jampui Hills:

By Air: The closest airport to Jampui Hills is Agartala. It is located 200 km away from Jampui. There are regular direct and connecting flights from various parts of the country, making air travel a viable option to reach there.

By Train: Pecharthal railway station, located about 55 km from Jampui hills, is the closest train station. It connects to various parts of the country and from there, local transportation can be taken to reach destinations within Jampui.

By Road: Jampui Hills is well connected by road, and you can take a bus from Agartala or Kumarghat to reach the hills. Budget-friendly options include inter-state or intra-state tourist buses. The hill range can also be accessed by car via motorable roads connecting Agartala (200 km away via NH8), Panisagar (65 km away via Kanchanpur Road), and Dharmanagar (75 km away via Kanchanpur Road).

If you are planning to travel by your own vehicle, you can take National Highway 208 to reach Jampui Hills.

(To know more about Tripura State Tourism check the link here.)

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