Jampui Hills is a winsome hill range located in the north-eastern state of Tripura. Also known as the eternal hills of spring, Jampui Hills is a beautiful spot in North Tripura which houses a hamlet of mostly the Mizo community. The hills are located at an altitude of about 3,200 ft at the border of the state, therefore, viewpoints in Jampui Hills offer a fantastic panoramic view of the valleys of the Mizoram. It is also Tripura's highest hill range.
Jampui Hills have a striking landscape that consists of orchid farms, tea plantations and an untouched greenery that will leave you enchanted! The tidy wooden houses of the locals, set against the backdrop of such an eco-friendly and picturesque scenery, makes Jampui Hills a great tourist destination. The slopes of the Jampui Hills are perfect for growing orange plantations, which is what the place is famous for.
Orange Festival Of Jampui Hills
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During the month of November, Jampui Hills host Tripura's biggest festival, i.e, the Orange and Tourism Festival. Tripura produces some of the best quality oranges right here in Jampui, and to show gratitude for the produce, people started celebrating the Orange festival.
Back in the 1960s, the locals grew oranges purely for self-consumption. But export of these oranges started rising across the country. This, in turn, helped in improving the economy of Jampui, which gradually encouraged people to clear more spaces of land for its production.
Now, tourists from all over the world visit Jampui between the months of September to December, to witness the festival. Oranges are arranged in the form of wildlife or famous forts of India and kept for exhibition. A grand fair with stalls selling Tibetan handicrafts, oranges, tea leaves and coffee beans is organized, which is sold to tourists visiting the hills. Through this festival, the government also pushes to improve the state's tourism.
Best Time To Visit Jampui Hills
Since the Orange Festival is the biggest event occurring here, November is the best time to visit Jampui Hills. During the rainy season, clouds form at the foot of the hills. These clouds slowly rising through the day which makes you feel like you're in middle of the clouds - is an absolute delight! The climate in Jampui is pleasant and balmy throughout the year, making it a great destination to go at any time.
Here are the things to do and places to visit in and around Jampui Hills.
Hiking The Jampui Hills
This picturesque hill has the highest peak of Tripura, which is the Betlingchhip Peak. You can spend some time hiking the peaceful hills and explore the virgin forests. The hills offer many scenic viewpoints, from where watching the breathtaking vistas of sunset and sunrise is something that cannot be missed.
Boating At Sabual Village
Sabual is one among the 10 villages that are present at Jampui. Since the government is continually improving tourism at Tripura, boating at Sabual Village is a new addition. Most people in the village are from the Mizo community and speak the Lushai language.
About 200 km from Jampui Hills lies Agartala, the capital city of Tripura. This second largest city of the north-east is a place that must be visited if you are in Tripura. The rich heritage of Agartala can be viewed by visiting the palaces and museums such as Ujjayanta Palace and the Haveli Museum, etc.
Ujjayanta Palace is a former royal palace of the kings reigning Tripura. It is a neo-classical palace that has the influence of the Mughals, Romans and British in its architecture.
How To Reach Jampui Hills
By Air: Agartala Airport is the closest to Jampui that is located at a distance of 200 km. It connects to cities like Guwahati, Delhi and Kolkata. From here, Jampui Hills can be easily reached by road.
By Train: Dharmanagar and Kumaraghat Railway Stations are the closest ones, located within 70 km from Jampui. From here, cabs can be hired and Jampui Hills can be reached via Kanchanpur.
By Road: Local transport such as cabs or autos are available at the Agartala Airport. All the states of North-east are well connected to Jampui Hills via state government buses. Cabs can be taken from Kailashnagar or Dharmanagar to reach Jampui Hills via Kanchanpur.