Seven Sisters is a beautiful amalgamation of seven mesmerising states loaded with unique landscape, verdant land, charming atmosphere, and pristine beauty. The seven states comprise of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura, located on northeast India.
The cuisine in the north-east is predominately non-vegetarian and every state has its favourite. As Tripura and Assam share closeness with Bengal fish remains to be the most loved dish. In Assam, the must-try dishes are Khar, Pitha, duck meat curry cooked with Ash Gourd. Sanpiau, Vawksa Rep are delicacies of Mizoram and in Nagaland try Smoked Pork, Bamboo Steamed Fish. Nga Atoiba Thongba, Iromba are fabulous dishes prepared in Manipur. Meghalaya is known for exciting dishes such as Jadoh, Tungtap and Tripura serves delicious Chikhvi and Zan is popular in Arunachal Pradesh.
Northeast is home to various cultures and its influence can be seen on the range of handicrafts available here. Northeast is famous for products made of bamboo and cane including wood carvings, textiles, and earthenware. Silk handlooms are famous in Assam and Meghalaya whereas Nagaland is famous for its shawls. Khamtis tribes of Arunachal Pradesh makes exquisite wooden images of Lord Buddha, and in Nagaland Angami and Rengma tribes are considered to be amongst the best blacksmiths in the region. Other items that are famous in the region are the jewelleries items made from beads, reed, bamboo, bones, feathers, and unique insect wings.
Places to Visit
Assam is blessed with mighty rivers, wild forest, and tea plantation spread over acres, altogether making is one of the top bio-diversity hubs in the world. The majestic River Brahmaputra, superb hills, and the vast flora and fauna makes Assam an absolute paradise. The enchanting beauty of the state and its vibrant culture and interesting history will surely allure you. Gateway to the northeast, Assam's unexploited scenic beauty is a surprise to every traveller.
Meghalaya is another beautiful abode in the north-east which is known as the abode of clouds. Adorned with hills, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, caves, will leave you spellbound. The state is known for Cherapunji which receives maximum rainfall in the world and the most urbanised capital Shillong with lots of British influence. The stunning cloud covers the state making it look like an artistic creation. Apart from being a nature paradise, the state also encourages adventure activities such as hiking, trekking, etc.
Amazingly spectacular Arunachal Pradesh is bestowed with the exquisite landscape. Yet to be fully explored, Arunachal is synonymous with beauty and is all set to mesmerise you with its endless offerings. Whether, the serene atmosphere, scenic mountains, passes, calm lakes, an array of flora and fauna or high altitude verdant meadows, and sub-tropical forests, Arunachal is blessed with endless attractiveness. Apart from nature, the state offers an experiential opportunity to explore the prettiness of tribal culture.
The blissful Manipur makes a perfect holiday destination; the abundance of nature turns the state into an exotic landscape. This green valley is highly adored by the nature lovers and travellers who are willing to explore the least touched destinations. The rising and falling of the hills, sparkling waterfalls and lakes, verdant forests, and the nine Himalayan ranges that surround the state make Manipur the most beautiful place in India. Manipur is the only place in the world that has a floating national park named The Keibul Lamjao National Park and not to forget the state is also known for its classical dance form Rasleelas.
Exploring Nagaland is a journey in itself, its charismatic beauty and well preserved history and tradition makes it a perfect holiday destination. Nagaland is endowed with an abundance of natural beauty making it a perfect picturesque hill station and also the variety of tribes and their rich culture is a unique experience. The colourful and joyful people and their cuisine and costumes, beautiful forms of dance, and lyrical songs are the assets of the state. Nagaland is welcoming to all kinds of festivals and there are many festivals which take place around the year.
The smallest state in India, Mizoram is adorned with misty hills, charming landscape, pristine setting, and verdant surroundings. Being known as 'Song bird of India', Mizoram's moderate climate makes it a perfect destination for all through the year and the 21 lush green hill ranges that surround the territory is a paradise in itself. The colourful tradition and culture, vivacious festivals, make it a must-visit destination.
Tripura is one of the most visited destinations in the north-east and what makes it popular. Well, there is a plethora of elements that adorn the state making it look dazzling and charming. The sterling attractiveness of the state is its natural beauty from the lush dense forests to the grand mountains, serene landscape, and the legacy of history and tradition. A glimpse of traditional tribal culture with a sprinkle of Bengali culture makes Tripura a more enchanting destination for a holiday.
Good To Know
262,179 square km
March to June are considered to be the best time
Mild warm clothing is required during summers and warm clothing during winters.
Assamese, Bodo, Garo, Khasi, Kokborok, Mizo, Apatani, Nyishi, Galo, Adi, Meitei, Nepali, English, Bengali, Hindi