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Dhalai – Tucked Away Between Forests And Hills


Dhalai is one of the most recently formed districts of Tripura. The Dhalai district shares its boundaries with Bangladesh. The district headquarters of Dhalai is Ambassa. The district was formed in the year 1995 and has been named one of the backward districts of the country by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

Dhalai is located about 90 kilometres from the state capital of Agartala and it takes about 3 hours on road to reach the state capital.

Natural Beauty Of Dhalai

Dhalai is a beautiful district, mostly covered by forest areas and hills. The dense jungles add to the scenic beauty of the district compelling tourists visiting Tripura to spend a few days here too.

There isn’t any notable industry in Dhalai. However, the pineapple juice concentration plant set-up by the North Eastern Regional Agriculture Marketing Corporation Ltd. (Neramac) is situated in the district. This is the only organised industry in Dhalai worth mentioning. It should be mentioned that villagers here are skilled in handicrafts products. Dhalai is also known to be a producer of incense sticks.

Tourist Places In And Around Dhalai

Dhalai interests tourists and pilgrims who visit Tripura. Longtharai Mandir, Kamaleswari Mandir and Raas Fair are some of the tourist places and attractions worth visiting.

Dhalai definitely forms an indigenous part of Tripura.

How To Reach Dhalai

Dhalai can be reached via air, train and road.

Best Time To Visit Dhalai

The best season to visit Dhalai is when the monsoons have receded and the winters are approaching. Thus, the months after October till March-April are good times to visit the district.

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How to Reach Dhalai

  • By Road
    National Highway 44 is the link from Dhalai to the rest of Tripura. This road connects Dhalai to the hub of Tripura that is Agartala. One can book a cab or ride on a state-run bus to reach Dhalai. The journey from Agartala to the Dhalai district headquarters Ambassa takes about 3 hours.
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  • By Train
    Dhalai district doesn’t have any railway station although one is being constructed currently. The nearest railway station to Dhalai is in Agartala, the state capital. From Agartala, there is a direct overnight express to Lumding and henceforth one can travel to Guwahati, the biggest railway station in north east.
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  • By Air
    Tripura has only one airport, and that is located at Singerbhil, 12 kilometres from Agartala. For tourists wanting to reach Dhalai directly, they will have to take any domestic flight to Agartala and then the road thereafter. It will take a little more than 3 hours to reach Dhalai from the airport.
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