5 Major Hill Ranges of Tripura

Jampui Hills Sunset
Sunset at Jampui Hills
Tripura Hills lies in the middle of the Chittagong-Tripura Folded Belt and falls within India. There are five major hill ranges that runs from north to south in parallel with an average distance of 20 km. The height of these ranges increases from west to east. The five hill ranges starting from east are Jampui, Unakoti-Sakhantlang, Longthorai, Atharamura-Kalajhari and Baramura-Deotamura. The highest peak Bethliangchhip (Thaidawar, Shib-rangkhung), measuring at 975.36 metres lies in the Jampui hills range.

Jampui Hills
  1. It lies in the North Tripura district. The average altitude of the hill is at 3000 ft above sea level.
  2. It forms the natural border between Tripura and Mizoram.
  3. Bethliangchhip measuring at 975.36 m is the highest peak in the range. It is the highest peak in the Tripura.
  4. There are 10 small villages with an approximate population of 8000 in this hill range. They are mostly engaged in the orange cultivation.
  5. The hill range is locally known as the Zampui Tlangdung.

Unakoti-Sakhantlang Hills
  1. Unakoti-Sakhantlang range lies mostly in the Kailashnagar subdivision.
  2. Sakhan is the highest point in this range measuring at 816 m.

Longthorai Range
  1. The Longthorai Range gets its name from the god Longthorai, who is identified with Shiva.
  2. The hill range lies mostly in the Dhalai district.
  3. Phengpur is the highest point in this hill range measuring at 482 m.

Atharamura-Kalajhari
  1. The range starts from Amarpur Subdivision of South Tripura and runs along the borders of West Tripura and North Tripura districts.
  2. Jarimura is the highest point in this range measuring at 450 m.
  3. The Khowai river originates from the Atharamura Hills.

Baramura-Deotamura Range
  1. The Baramura-Deotamura Range lies between West Tripura and South Tripura districts.
  2. The hill range is almost 47 km wide and its highest peak Saisum Sib measures at 249 m.
  3. The major rivers which originates from this hill range are Saidra and Sumil.