Have you ever celebrated oranges? Tripura does that every year! The Orange and Tourism Festival is a unique festival that is celebrated in Jampui Hills to express gratitude to mother nature for the amazing and bumper yield of oranges.
One must be a part of the festival at least once in their lifetime since the hilly region has an excellent variety of oranges and mesmerizing views that are enough to satiate your taste buds and soul.
The cultivation of oranges is not very old to Jampui Hills. It all started in the 1960s primarily for the purpose of self-consumption. Later when the locals realized that they can trade them to other parts of the country, they started planting more of them. This increase in the production of oranges strengthened the local economy and increased employment as well. Today, Jampui oranges have created a unique place in the market for themselves for their good quality, and aroma.
Jampui oranges have garnered much acclaim at various competitions where the edible items are judged on their overall quality, taste, aroma, and nutritional value. Celebrated every year in the month of November, this festival is an opportunity for tourists to taste these widely renowned Jampui oranges and also purchase them.
These fresh and aromatic oranges which are also very juicy and taste delicious are only cultivated in Jampui Hills of Tripura. You will not find a similar kind of the thanksgiving event anywhere else in the world. The festival also features an exhibition wherein oranges are displayed and local artists make models of animals using oranges. These creative animal models are delightful to the eyes and appeal to everyone from kids to elderly people.
1. Hiking. Tourists who visit Jampui Hills to participate in the Orange and Tourism Festival, often take time out to explore the hills in the area and the best way to do that is to go hiking. Hiking in the hills will let you explore and admire the beauty and picturesque views of Jampui.
Boating is another fun and refreshing activity that one can opt for if in Jampui. Sabual is a village in Jampui where tourists arrive to enjoy a boat ride amidst the most tranquil ambience, away from the hustle-bustle of the city.
Jampui Hills is a popular vacation destination in North East India that attracts tourists for its floating clouds, mighty hills, exotic views, valleys and a lot more. Tourists also love witnessing sunrise and sunsets here. To witness the immense and intriguing beauty of Jampui Hills the govt of Tripura offers 5 tourist packages from Agartala to this hill station.
Explore Tripura Package, Pilgrim Tour, Eco-Tourism Package, Weekend Package Tour and Archaeological Tour are the packages that cover all the top destinations in the state. From Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru Jampui Hills is approximately 2,300, 3,200, 1,400, and 3,300 km away respectively.
By Road. Jampui Hills, in Tripura, is well connected by road networks from all the cities of the country. You may also consider travelling via inter-state or intra-state tourist buses if you are looking for a budget-friendly option. You may also drive to the hill range via motorable roads that connect it from Agartala which is 200 km away via NH8, Panisagar which is 65km away via Kanchanpur Road and Dharmanagar which is 75km away via Kanchanpur Road.
By Rail. The nearest railway station is Pecharthal which is approximately 55 km from Jampui hills. The train station receives trains from all parts of the country and after deboarding, the train one may take the locally available transport to reach the desired destination in Jampui.
By Air. Agartala is the nearest airport to reach Jampui hills where this amazing and unique festival is celebrated. The airport is about 200 km away from Jampui. Regular direct and connecting flights from all parts of the country arrive here hence travelling by airways is a good option to consider.
12 November 2020 - 14 November 2020
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