Exploring The North-East: India’s 8 Sister Cities- unique Things|| best

Introduction:

India’s North-East region is a treasure trove of natural beauty, rich in culture, and unique traditions. Known as the “Seven Sisters” due to its seven distinct states, this region has a lesser-known eighth sister -including Sikkim.

In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey through these eight sister cities of North-East India, each offering its own charm and allure.

The people of Northeast India are known for their warm hospitality, vibrant culture, and love of nature.These 8 states are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.

They share borders with several countries, including Bhutan, China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.

Popular languages, spoken by North-East Indians-

Hindi, Assamese ,Bengali, Bodo, Mizo, Meiteilon, Kokborok, English, Khasi, Naga,

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What we explore in the post-

  • About North East India (above)
  • Arunachal
  • Assam
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Sikkim
  • How to get there
  • Best airport in North East India
  • Best places to visit in north east india
  • The Best time to visit north east india

1. Arunachal Pradesh:

Capital-Itanagar
Area-83,743 km2 (32,333 sq mi)

Arunachal Pradesh is a land of rising sun, land of towering mountains, crystal-clear rivers and the Orchid state.

It is home to the world-famous Tawang Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in India.The state is natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and diverse wildlife.

Arunachal Pradesh is home to a variety of wildlife, including tigers, leopards, elephants, snow leopards, and red pandas. The state is also home to a number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Arunachal Pradesh is a truly unique and beautiful state. It is a place where visitors can experience nature at its best, learn about different cultures, and have an unforgettable adventure.

Sangti Valley , Arunachal Pradesh – unsplash

2. Assam:

Capital-Dispur
Area-78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi)

Assam is the largest of the eight sister states. It is known for its diverse wildlife including the one-horned rhinoceros, the Bengal tiger, and the Asian elephant.

Assam is known for Assam tea and Assam silk. The state was the first site for oil drilling in Asia. Assam is also famous for tea or its garden.

Assam is home to the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, along with the wild water buffalo, pygmy hog, tiger and various species of Asiatic birds, and provides one of the last wild habitats for the Asian elephant.

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3. Manipur:

Capital-

Capital-Imphal
Area-22,327 km2 (8,621 sq mi)

Manipur is a land of lakes, hills, and valleys. It is known for its beautiful landscapes, unique culture, and traditional arts and crafts. The state is also home to the world’s largest floating lake, Loktak Lake(the largest freshwater lake in northeastern ).

Other popular tourist destinations include the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the Kangla Fort, and the Shri Govindajee Temple.

LAININGTHOU SANAMAHI TEMPLE: Manipur :unsplash

Read: Best picnic spots of Assam

4. Meghalaya:

Capital-Shillong
Area-22,429 km2 (8,660 sq mi)

Shillong, often called theScotland of East”. Meghalaya is known for its lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and rolling hills

It is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful hill scenery, colonial architecture, and vibrant culture.

Meghalaya is home to three major tribes: the Khasi, the Garo, and the Jaintia. Meghalaya is also one of the most biodiverse states in India, with over 5,000 species of plants and 600 species of birds. So it’s too famous tourism place of North East I

Dawki : unsplash

Seven Sister Falls, Meghalaya – unsplash

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5. Mizoram:

Capital-Aizawl
Area-21,081 km2 (8,139 sq mi)

Mizoram is a land of hills, forests, and rivers. It is known for its beautiful landscapes, unique culture, and traditional arts and crafts. The state is also home to the world’s largest known cave system, the Khuangchera Caves.

Other popular tourist destinations include the Phawngpui Peak, the Reiek Tlang Waterfall, and the Puzhal Lake.

Mizoram: Unsplash

Pala Tipo, the largest lake in Mizoram : unsplash

Read : Top 20+ Place Of Guwahati for Visit

6. Nagaland:

Capital-Kohima
Area-16,579 km2 (6,401 sq mi)

Nagaland is a land of mountains, forests, and rivers. It is known for its unique culture, traditional arts and crafts, and festivals.

Nagaland is also known for its handicrafts, such as wood carvings, bamboo products, and textiles. The state is also a producer of tea, coffee, and rice.

The state is also home to the world’s largest Naga village, Khonoma.

Other popular tourist destinations include the Dzükou Valley, the Kohima War Cemetery, and the Hornbill Festival.

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7. Sikkim:

Capital-Gangtok
Area-7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi)

Sikkim is a land of mountains, glaciers, and lakes. It is home to the world’s third highest mountain, Kangchenjunga.

Sikkim is also known for its beautiful Buddhist monasteries, such as the Rumtek Monastery and the Pemayangtse Monastery.

Other popular tourist destinations include the Tsomgo Lake, the Yumthang Valley, and the Lachung Valley.

Buddha Park, Ravangla, Sikkim, India : unsplash

8. Tripura:

Capital-Agartala
Area-10,491 km2 (4,051 sq mi)

Tripura is a land of hills, forests, and rivers. It is known for its unique culture, traditional arts and crafts, and festivals. The state is also home to the world’s largest Tripura tribe, the Reang.

The majority of the population is Hindu, but there are also significant Muslim and Christian minorities.

Other popular tourist destinations include the Ujjayanta Palace, the Neermahal Palace, and the Jampui Hills.

Agartala Book Fair: @unsplash

How to get there:-

The best way to get to Northeast India is by air. There are direct flights to several major cities in the region, You can also take a train or bus to Northeast India, but the journey will be longer.The train journey will more beautiful than air.

airports in north east india

StatePlace of Airport
Arunachal PradeshPasighat, Tezu, Ziro, Hollangi.
AssamGuwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur, Lilabari, Rupsi.
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramLengpui (Aizawl)
NagalandDimapur
SikkimPakyong
TripuraAgartala
Airport list in North East India : source google

Best places to visit in north east india

StateTourism Places
Arunachal PradeshSela Pass, the Namdapha National Park, the Ziro Valley, etc..
AssamKaziranga National Park, Sualkuchi, Assam State Zoo And Botanical Garden, Kamakhya Temple, Manash National Park, Hajo – powa Mecca, Sibsagar, Majuli, Etc..
ManipurKeibul Lamjao National Park, the Kangla Fort, the Shri Govindajee Temple, etc…
MeghalayaMawsynram Waterfalls, the Umiam Lake, the Don Bosco Museum, Dawki, Cherrapunji, Nongriat, Tura, Jowai, Balpakram National Park, etc..
MizoramKeibul Lamjao National Park, the Kangla Fort, the Shri Govindajee Temple, Pala Tipo, etc…
NagalandDzükou Valley, the Kohima War Cemetery, the Hornbill festival. Etc..
SikkimTsomgo Lake, the Yumthang Valley, the Lachung Valley, Buddha park, etc..
TripuraThe Ujjayanta Palace, the Neermahal Palace, the Jampui Hills, etc…
Best places to visit in North East India: source google

Where to stay-

There are a variety of accommodation options available in Northeast India, from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury hotels.

You can choose to stay in the state capitals or in smaller towns and villages closer to the natural attractions parks, Valley etc..

What to do-

There are many things to see and do in Northeast India. You can visit the many temples, Mosque, Girjaghar, Namghar, monasteries, and other religious sites. You can also go trekking, camping, and wildlife watching.

If you are interested in culture, you can visit the many museums and art galleries, or attend a traditional festival. In North East there are many festival available about all session.

best time to visit north east india

The best time to visit Northeast India is during the winter months (October to March), when the weather is pleasant. However, the region is beautiful all year round. Every where are green and green.

Conclusion:

The eight sister cities of North-East India are like eight different colors on the same canvas, each contributing to the region’s rich tapestry of culture and beauty.

Exploring these cities promises an unforgettable journey through India’s northeastern paradise, where traditions, landscapes, and experiences await those willing to venture off the beaten path.

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  • Tapesty– a piece of heavy cloth with pictures or designs sewn on it in coloured thread
  • Monastery– a place where monks live together
  • Handicrafts- an activity that needs skill with the hands as well as artistic ability, for example sewing.

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