Welcome to Northeast India

Northeast India

Silently positioned in the midst of lush green undulating hilly terrain, Northeast India is connected to the mainland India through Chicken neck. Comprised of eight states viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura, Northeast India is inhabited by over 224 tribes and sub-tribes with respective dialects. The colourful attires clubbed with vibrant cultures and festivals ornaments this majestic region. Peoples of this region practice different religions like Hindu, Islam, Christian, Jain, Buddhism etc. yet lives in harmony which make this region as one of the most diversified region in the world.

 

It is evident that Northeast India has plethora of avenues of tourism but its capitalization is bogged down for inadequate exploration and lacklustre development of infrastructure. Now, the days have changed with many new such developmental projects are being taken up while few more are on the anvil to develop infrastructure and create opportunities to explore new avenues of tourism. However, though the progress of development of infrastructure is not at par as should have been but that can’t shadow the majestic beauty of the region. The limited exploration reveals wide numbers of wonders while there are many such locations which are yet to be explored to its potential. The moderate climate clubbed with lush green environment offers you fresh air that soothes you in all possible ways. The generosity and humbleness, though not weakness, of the people of Northeast India are sure to make your stay comfortable here.

 

Guwahati being the Gateway and largest city of Northeast India welcomes you to Northeast India with a religious touch of Maa Kamakhya Temple, one of the most powerful Shaktipeeths. It is the rendezvous from where you can have access to all state capitals of Northeast India except Sikkim to which one to has make his/her way out from New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.

The state of Assam is the only state having major portion of it as plains. The state houses world’s largest and smallest river island beside housing the endangered one horned rhinoceros. While on the other corners you will be pleased and excited to witness world’s only floating national park, the cleanest village in Asia, the largest church in Asia, the Jal Mahal, the cave land and of course majestic beauty of Himalayan ranges.

 

If you have the passion or obsession towards the beauty of nature clubbed with historical artifacts, archeological sites, etc than here is an opportunity for you to grab. So, do not miss such a grand opportunity to enjoy its serene beauty clubbed with relics. Give your life a break from your hectic schedule of life. Here are some of the facts of wonder of Northeast India.

Inner Line Permit

There are a few states in Northeast India which are regarded as protected. As such, to enter these states you need to obtain Inner Line Permit of respective states to make your stay in these states safe and secure. Validity of Inner Line Permit for a tourist is from 15 days to 30 days in general. However, the validity period differs from six months to one year depending on the requirement. As of now, the states requiring Inner Line Permit are Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.

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Some Facts About Northeast India

  1. Nearly 224 languages/dialects are spoken in this part of the country with each of them distinctively different.
  2. Only part of extant India which couldn’t be influenced by Mughals.
  3. You can find 70% of country’s orchid in Northeast India.
  4. The entire region doesn’t accept dowry instead gives adorable respect to females.
  5. One of the top producers of tea in the world.
  6. Shares nearly 90% of its boundary with countries like Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh.
  7. Houses one of the top cane & Bamboo industries in India.
  8. World’s hottest chilly is here in Northeast India.
  9. The whole of Northeast India including Sikkim accounts for only 3.78% of India’s total population while it is 7.98% of India’s total geographical area.
  10. The region has the record of having the longest unbroken dynasty, Ahom dynasty, stretching for nearly 600 years.
  11. The region houses world’s largest river island “Majuli” and smallest river island “Umananda”.
  12. Sualkuchi in Assam is the World’s largest weaving village engaged in silk fabrics right from rearing to weaving.
  13. Muga silk is found only in Assam in the whole world.
  14. Famous for One horned Rhino.
  15. The only place in the world where you can find world’s most organized mobile theatre.
  16. Houses Digboi refinery, the first refinery in Asia and the oldest oil field in operation in the world since 1901 till today.
  17. Asia’s largest dry fish market is in Jagiroad of Assam in Northeast India.
  18. Darranggiri in Goalpara district of Assam is the largest Banana market in Asia.
  19. Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is recognized as the rock capital of India.
  20. Mawsynram in Meghalaya is the wettest place on earth.
  21. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in Asia.
  22. Mizoram and Tripura are among the states having highest literacy rate in India.
  23. Keibul Lamjao National Park in Loktak Lake of Manipur is the only floating Park in the world.
  24. With 101 tribes, Arunachal Pradesh is the most diversified state in Asia.
  25. Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India has the density of population i.e. 17 Nos. per Sq. Km which is lowest in India.
  26. Nagaland houses the Asia’s biggest Church, Sumi Baptist Church, Zunheboto (Nagaland) with a capacity to accommodate 8500 peoples.
  27. Assam is home to rare species Pigmy Hog numbering nearly 150.
  28. Assam houses the longest road bridge in Asia which spans over 9.15 Km.
  29. Of the 1200 surviving greater Adjutant Storks (locally known as Hargilla) in the world, nearly 75% are found in Northeast India with possibility of increasing in numbers in near future due to laudable initiative by many NGOs of Northeast India.
  30. Khwairamband Bazar is the Asia’s largest all women market where all traders are women.
  31. Sikkim is the first organic state in India.
  32. The longest bailey bridge with a span of 320 ft. is over river Deopani in Roing of Arunachal Pradesh.
  33. Ornithologists have declared Wokha in Nagaland as the Falcon Capital of World owing to largest congregation of Falcons at Wokha.
  34. India’s longest rail cum road bridge is coming up at Bogibeel in Assam.
  35. Singshore Bridge in Sikkim is the second highest gorge bridge in Asia.
  36. Jadukata Bridge in Meghalaya is the longest cantilever bridge in India.
  37. Chubi Bailey Bridge in Wokha of Nagaland over river Dayang is the longest Bailey bridge in India while it is second longest in Asia.
  38. Akkar Bridge in Sikkim is India’s first cable stayed bridge.
  39. Upon its completion, the tunnel (11.55 Km) between railway section Jiribum – Tupul – Imphal will become the longest tunnel overcoming Pir Pranjal (11.22 Km).
  40. Upon its completion, the girder bridge at Noney in Manipur is all set to become World’s tallest girder bridge.
  41. Krem Puri, in Meghalaya, has now the distinction of being the longest sandstone cave in the world with a length of 24,583 meters overtaking Cueva El Saman (18,200 meters) of Venezuela.

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