The neighboring States or the seven sister states of North East Himalayan region and the eight state of Sikkim. Siliguri serves as the gateway to the North East Flight, train, Buses ply daily connecting these states. North-East India lies deep in the lap of easternmost Himalayan hills in the north-eastern part of India. Connected to rest of India by merely 20 km of wide land (at Siliguri, West Bengal), North-East India shares over 2,000 km of border with Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
The sobriquet 'Land of the Seven Sisters' was coined to coincide with the inauguration of the new states in January 1972 by Jyoti Prasad Saikia, a journalist in Tripura, in the course of a radio talk show. He later compiled a book on the interdependence and commonness of the Seven Sister States and named it the Land of Seven Sisters. It has been primarily because of this publication that the nickname has caught on.
History of North-East
The northeastern states were established during the British Raj of the 19th and early 20th centuries when they became relatively isolated from traditional trading partners such as Bhutan and Myanmar. Many of the peoples in present-day Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Nagaland converted to Christianity under the influence of British (Welsh) missionaries. After Indian Independence from British Rule in 1947, the Northeastern region of British India consisted of Assam and the princely states of Manipur and Tripura. Subsequently, Nagaland in 1963, Meghalaya in 1972, Arunachal Pradesh in 1975 (capital changed to Itanagar) (formed on 20 February 1987) and Mizoram in 1987 were formed out of the large territory of Assam. Manipur and Tripura remained as Union Territories of India between 1956 until 1972, when they attained fully-fledged statehood. Sikkim was integrated as the eighth North Eastern Council state in 2002.
Visit India’s largest and undoubtedly the grandest monastery, housing 65 residential buildings.
Named after the Bollywood diva after she filmed a song near this serene lake.
Kaziranga National Park
Houses the endangered One-Horned Rhinoceros, easily spotted through on jeep safaris.
The abode of the clouds is famous for its thrilling double-decker root bridges that are centuries old and breathing.
One of the most breathtaking underground environment to be explored here.
Famous for its colorful & culture-packed Hornbill Festival that is a melee of merrymaking & feasting.
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Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Garo, Khasi, Kokborok, Nyishi, Galo, Adi, Meitei, Gorkhali, Hindi & English.
Places to Visit
The state is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world and consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, and numerous wetlands. Assam is endowed with lush greenery and the mighty river Brahmaputra with its tributaries is a mystic land of eternal beauty. Places of Interest are Kaziranga, Manas and Nameri National Park, Majuli, Jorhat, Majuli, Sibsagar, Sualkuchi, Sarthebari, Digboi, Haflong, Jatinga, Kamakhya Temple, etc. The mighty Brahmaputra is the iconic symbol of the Assam Valley. Only a few places in India can boast of being fresh and vibrant as Assam.The unspoiled hilly terrains of the state, numbers waterways with rapidly cascading waterfalls offers invitation with open arms. Popularly called the land of red rivers & Blue Hills, Assam is the Gateway to North Eastern India. Besides being the home of the Tiger and the One Horned Rhino, Assam is the World’s Largest Tea growing region producing more than 1,50,000 pounds of tea every year. There are about 845 tea gardens in Assam.
It literary means the "Abode of the Clouds”. People of Meghalaya are cheerful, hospitable, peaceful and social; it is reflected in their music, dance, and sports. Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia are the three main tribes of Meghalaya. Places of interest are Cherrapunjee, Dawki, Umiam Lake, Thangkharang Park, Eco - Park, Botanical Garden, Lady Hydari Park, Shadthum Falls, Weinia falls, Bishop Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, Langshiang falls, Sweet Falls, hot springs at Jakrem. Places of interest are Shillong, Jowai, Tura, Sohra, Mawryngkneng, Umling, Ranikor, Mawsynram, Mairang, Dawki, etc. The beautiful state in the northeastern corner of India is most conducive for long Holidays.The City of Shillong is its picturesque Capital. The Elephant Falls, Nowakhali Falls and also the caves in Krem Mawmluh, Jaintia Hills & Garo Hills offers a wide range of variety for the discerning traveler. The Cathedrals & cemeteries are a symbol of Culture of this wonderful place. Do not forget to visit Cherapunjee which receives the highest amount of rainfall in India.About 250 species of butterflies are found in Meghalaya
Arunachal Pradesh is the easternmost state of India. Arunachal Pradesh means "land of the dawn-lit mountains" in Sanskrit. It is also known as "land of the rising sun” due to its position as the easternmost state. Places of Interest are Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Bomdilla, Tawang, Dibang, Itanagar, Daparjio, Ziro, Along, Tezu, Pasighat, Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Bhalukpong, Banggangjang Lake, Namdhaka Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. The mysterious, magical state is the most compelling holiday destination worth visiting, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The widely scattered archaeological remains in various corners of Arunachal Pradesh bear testimony to the states’ rich cultural heritage. Tucked in the Northeastern tip of India, this place can easily lure you to relax amongst its breathtaking hills and valleys or just soak in its glorious heritage.
It is the home of rare species of Flora and Fauna with an exotic scenery of fertile plains surrounded by green hills. One will be greeted with virgin forests, cascading rivers, breathtaking hill landscape, green-clad vales and meandering streams. Places of Interest are Churachandpur, Imphal, Moirang, Andro, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Moreh, Bishnupur, Dimapur, Bishnupur, War Cemetery, Loktak Lake, Sendra Island, Keibul Lamjao National Park, INA Memorial, etc. Nestled deep within the northeastern corner of India Manipur Literally means “ A jewel Land “. Nature has indeed blessed this state with exquisite natural beauty and splendor. Surrounded by blue hills and a valley at the center, it is rich in art and tradition. The love of art and beauty is embedded in the people of this place. Imphal is one of the few places in India where nothing seems to have changed. A tiny valley tucked away in the northeastern state of Manipur. Relics of an old, historical palace, well-planned temples and ceremonial houses in their entire splendor amidst the tall pine and jackfruit trees, speak of Imphal's ancient past.
It is a hill state located in the extreme end of northeastern part of India. It borders the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Myanmar to the east and Manipur to the south. The Hornbill festival is an international event here. Three traditional festivals, namely, Sekrenyi at Touphema, Monyu at Pongo in Longleng, Moatsu at Chuchuyimlang areas festival destinations. There are wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, namely, Intanki and Puliebadze in Kohima District, Fakim in Tuensang and Rangapahar in Dimapur. Places of interest are Kohima, Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary, Dimapur, Dzukou Valley, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, etc. Nagaland consists of the former Naga Hills district of Assam and the former Tuensang frontier divisions. Administered earlier by the President, Nagaland was made a state in the year 1963. Nagaland consists of seven administrative districts, inhabited by 16 major tribes along with other sub-tribes. Each section of the society is distinct in its culture, customs, and language, Kohima, the capital town of Nagaland in the northeastern part of India is a picturesque town, situated amidst the lush green wealth of nature. Kohima, a typical Naga town is a pretty hill station, displaying the exotic tribal culture of the northeast. Is the home of the brave and daring, yet simple and innocent, Naga tribes.
Mizoram has become one of the most coveted travel destinations in India, with its scenic landscape, monuments, and memorials connected with legends and folklore. Its capital town of Aizwal is perched on a ridge and surrounded by mountains and the green valleys of Tlawng and Tuirial rivers. Sanctuary / National Parks in Mizoram are Dampa Tiger reserve, Murlen, Blue Mountain, Ngenpui, Khawnglung, Tawi, Thorangtlang, and Lengteng. Places of interest are Aizwal, Kohima, Champai, Vantawang Water Fall Travel, Phawngpui, Thenzawl, Phawngpui, Lunglei, Khawiva, Zobawk, Saiha, etc. The amazing hide-outs with impressive ambiance will make your holidays truly unforgettable in the “Land of Highlanders“. Aizawl the Capital is a hilly city and is situated at an elevation of 4000 feet. It shares borders with the states of Tripura, Assam, Manipur and with the neighboring countries of Bangladesh and Burma. id the religious and cultural center of Mizoram. It is a land known for great natural beauty an endless variety of landscape with rich flora and fauna, clusters of whispering pines and quaint villages and houses built on stilts. The Blue Mountain, Mangkahia lung, Sibuta Lung are the major tourist attractions. The caves are the most ideal place for tourists, who are inclined towards an adventurous tour of Mizoram.
It is one of the states of North East India. The state has an extensive international border with Bangladesh i.e. 85% of its perimeter is the international border with rest is common boundary with Assam and Mizoram to the east. The state offers plenty of attractions for the tourists like Ujjayanta Palace and Kunjaban Palace at Agartala and Neermahal - Lake Palace at Melaghar, splendid rock-cut carvings and stone images at Unakoti near Kailashahar, Debtamura near Amarpur and Pilak in Belonia, temples of Hindus and Buddhists like Mata Tripureswari temple at Udaipur, vast natural as well as artificial lakes like Dumboor lake in Gandacherra, Rudrasagar, Amarsagar, Jagannath Dighi, Kalyan Sagar, Udaipur, Jampui hill , wildlife sanctuaries at Sepahijala, Gumti, Rowa, Trishna, etc. Nestled in the Far East of India just 2 kilometers away from the neighboring country of Bangladesh is this hilly paradise with numerous deep rivers and valleys. The name of the state is believed to have originated from Tripura Sundari, the presiding deity of this land, which is also famous as one of the 51 pithasthans of Hindu Pilgrimage. The Ujjayanta palace or the royal house was built in 1899-1901 and sits in the Capital city of Agartala.
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