Tripura formerly known as Hill Tippera is located in the extreme Southwest corner of the Northeastern Region. It is bound on the North, Southeast and Southwest by Bangaladesh and in the East by Assam and Mizoram. A former princely state, Tripura is the second most populous state in the region with a population density of 262 per sq. km. As per the provisional census of 2001, the population of the state is 31,91,168. A large section of the population are Bengalis besides nineteen tribes who are residing in the hills of the state.
Tripuri people form the biggest tribe comprising 60 percent of the total tribal population. Each tribe has their own festivals and a number of dances, which are performed during festival times