Northeast states is a land of natural beauty, scenic views, exotic flora and fauna. The northeastern are very polite, sweet, cute and they are just amazing. There are cultures to be skilled, delicious food to be had, and amazing sights to be seen. It is well known that the term ‘The Seven Sisters’ is used for the contiguous states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura in Northeastern India. Oh, and Sikkim is called as their “brother”.
So, here are 15 reasons that make the left hand of our country so awesome.
1. Northeast India has the only floating park in the world.
The Keibul Lamjao national park is anational parkin the Bishnupur district in Manipur. An integral part of Loktak Lake, it has floating decomposed plant materials known as phumdis and it is the biggest fresh water lake in Northeast India.
2. According to the 1971 census there are nearly 220 languages spoken in the states of north-eastern India.
The languages and culture in the Northeast are a mix of Tibetan, South-East Asian and East Indian culture.
3. Northeast India is the solely part of India that the Mughals could not occupy during their reign.
Two centuries. Not one defeat. Many valiant kings from the Northeast were responsible for this win. In fact, Assam survived 17 attempts of invasion by the Mughals.
4. The Northeast states is home to 14 national parks of India
…five of which are in Assam, including Orang National Park, and Kaziranga National Park.
5. The wettest place on the whole planet is in the Northeast,Meghalaya (Mawsynram)
Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya state. It receives an annual highest rainfall in India and in the world.
6. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya declared cleanest village in Asia in 2003 and in India 2005.
Mawlynnong is the cleanest village in the whole of Asia. Not withstanding that, the whole region is pretty clean and tidy.
7.There has never been the practice of Sati in manipur state.
Though some rich parents give their daughters dowry as much as they can,there is no mandatory or tradition in Manipur that dowry must be given at any cost.
8. Guwahati is known as the world’s smallest inhabited river Island.
It goes by the name of Umananda Island in the River Brahmaputra in the south, and has a temple by the same name.The island was named as peacock Islandby the British for its structure.
9. Tea lovers may know that Assam is the largest tea-growing region in the world.
A small state and the largest tea growing state in the whole world!
10. Apart from tea, Assam also produces three different types of silks.
Golden Muga,White Pat and warm Eri silk are three indigenous silks with distinct beauty not to be found in other silks.
11. Aizawl, India’s first ‘No-Honking’ city is here as well
Aizawl the capital of the state of Mizoram in India, and this is where you have to move if you are tired of hearing traffic horns in your city all the time.
12. And if all of this wasn’t enough, this is where the nation’s morning begins.
Dong in Arunachal Pradesh is the eastern most state, therefore experiences the first sunrise in the country. This state also has three international borders: China,Bhutan and Myanmar.
The sun rises at around 5.54 a.m. in Dong and sets at 4.30 p.m. during the winter season, almost an hour before other places in the country experience the same.
13. Northeast India holds the 7th rank for enriched biodiversities of the world.
Apart from great flora and fauna, the region also boasts of the crop species diversity available in the country. NE’s geographical location (the transitional area of Indian, Indo-Chinese and Indo-Malayan bio-geographic zones) makes it a hotspot of various native and rare species of fauna and flora.
14. Mizoram and Tripura is the two most literate states of Northeast India.
As per the census 2011, Mizoram has the highest literacy rate of 91.58% , and Tripura had a literacy rate of 87.75%.
15. Country’s oldest and largest paramilitary force is from NE India
The ‘Friends of the Hill People & Sentinels of the Northeast’, Assam Rifles had been the India’s oldest and largest paramilitary force in India, founded in the year 1835.