(Last Updated on : 04/09/2017)
North Eastern Indian States are the Indian states
that are located on the north east part of India. These north-east Indian states include Sikkim and the Seven Sister States of India, which are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland. North-East India is the land endowed with lush green valleys, lofty mountains
and tumultuous rivers
. The North eastern Indian land has infinite variety of its geographical setting, topography, flora and fauna
, ethnic communities
and their rich heritage of ancient traditions. Spread over an expanse of around 2, 65000 sq km, North east India has an ecology and life style that has been shaped by the major rivers of the region, mountain ranges
and the thick forests
Arunachal Pradesh is the remotest region, yet scantily populated states in the entire North East. Its natural beauty, tribal culture
traditions, splendid wildlife
and magical charm make Arunachal a land of mysterious adventure. It is the largest of all the North Eastern states and is known as the Land of the Rising Sun.
Assam is one of the most advanced states in the North-Eastern part of India. The state is blessed with alluvial plains rich in flora and fauna, rolling tracts of paddy and tea
and oil from the vast depths of the earth. Assam is the home to mighty Brahmaputra River
which brings a lot of havoc during monsoon
, but it is said that the Brahmaputra is revered for the prosperity she bestows on the land.
Manipur is situated in the eastern-most corner of Northeast India. The state is one of the Seven Sister States of India. Due to its wealth of flora and fauna, Manipur is described as a flower on lofty heights, a jewel of India and Switzerland of the East. Its breath-taking scenic beauty makes it a tourists paradise.
Meghalaya is a major state in Northeast India. It is regarded as one of the Seven Sister States of India. Meghalaya has an all-embracing beauty that lures every traveller. It is also called the Abode of Clouds. Meghalaya is the youngest and one of the prettiest Indian states. It was a part of Assam up till 1972.
Mizoram is known as the Land of Blue Mountains, lying on the southern most outposts of the north eastern states. It is a land of unending natural beauty with a variety of flora and fauna. The native people of the state are called Mizos
, meaning the highlanders.
Nagaland is one of the North-Eastern states of India which is covered mostly by high-altitude mountains. The hospitability of the people, culture
and tradition simply touch the heart. Moreover, Nagaland is an ideal destination for trekking
, rock climbing and jungle camping.
Tripura is the third smallest state and one of the North-Eastern Seven Sister States in India. The former princely state of Tripura
, besides being ruled by Maharaja, claims to be a prehistoric land since it founds mention in the ancient epics
of the Mahabharata
and the Puranas
. The state is also the abode of Goddess Tripuri Sundari
, who is believed to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas
, as per the Hindu mythology
Sikkim is most favoured holiday destinations in the North-East India. Bounded by Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet, this land is imbued with interesting history. The snow capped mountain ranges, the ever enduring topography; forest rich with orchids, bamboo
all contribute to make Sikkim a jewel of the eastern Himalayas
between West Bengal