Tripura has rich cultural
heritage of 19 different tribal communities, Bengali and
Manipuri communities. Each community has its own dance forms
which are famous in the country.
The main folk dances are Hozagiri dance of Reang community,
Garia , Jhum, Maimita, Masak Sumani and Lebang boomani dances
of Tripuri community, Bizu dance of Chakma community, Cheraw
and Welcome dances of Lusai community, Hai-Hak dance of Malsum
community, Wangala dance of Garo Community, Sangraiaka,
Chimithang, Padisha and abhangma dances of Mog community,
Garia dances of Kalai and Jamatia communities, Gajan, Dhamail,
Sari and Rabindra dances of Bengali community and Basanta Rash
and Pung chalam dances of Manipuri community. Each community
has its own traditional musical instruments. The important
musical instruments are' Khamb( Drum)', Bamboo flute, 'Lebang,',
'Sarinda', 'Do- Tara', and 'Khengrong', etc.
Long and intimate association of Poet Rabindranath Tagore with
Tripura has added luster to the rich cultural heritage of the
state. The state has produced the famous musicians Sachin Dev
Barman and Rahul Dev Barman.
Place to visit : Mata Tripureswari Temple at Uaipur, Shipaijala at Bishalgarh,
Trishna at Belonia Unokuti at Kailasahar, Nilmahal at Melagarh
and Kasba at Kamala Sagar