SEVEN SISTER STATES

The Seven Sister states are region in North-East India comprising of the adjacent states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura






WHY SEVEN SISTERS?

All these states are called Seven sisters because they are interdependent on each other. All of them are connected to India via Silliguri Corridor.
Therefore, this is the only way to reach the seven sisters.
Might be in a dilemma, that why seven sisters has no brother?
Sikkim is the newest addition to them and is known as the brother of these sisters in the year 2002.
It is a landlocked state which shares borders with Nepal, China, Bhutan and West Bengal.

All these states are also referred to as Paradise Unexplored. Enriched with diverse flora and fauna, these places are way from the tourist path, Their history, culture and traditions are varied and deep-rooted in the past. Every destination is a slice of paradise waiting for a warm welcome of the tourists on their doorsteps.

NORTH-EAST HISTORY

When India became self governing from the British rule in 1947, only three states covered the area- Manipur, Tripura and Assam Province ( before 1947 Assam Province covered the area of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Meghalaya).

After independence, these four states Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Meghalya were carved out of Assam Province. 

WHY PARADISE UNEXPLORED?

  1. ARUNACHAL PRADESH
It is also known as the Land of rising sun as it is to the east-most of India and experiences first sun rays in India. It is mostly covered with Himalaya in the north and west and Patkai Hills in the east. It receives heavy rainfall during its monsoon season making it the perfect home for dense forests and a huge diversity of plant and animal life.




2. NAGALAND

Nagaland is a place covered with mountains whcih makes it a beautiful place to enjoy sunsets and sunrises and do various adventurous activities like trekking, camping, rock climbing, and many more.

It is considered to be one of the most diversified state with more than 15 tribes and whopping 36 different languages within it's boundary. Nagaland being home to many tribes, has a number of festivals for celebration. More than 60% of population depends on agriculture and therefore their festivals revolve around agriculture.

To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the hornbill festival every year in the first week of December




3. MIZORAM

Mizoram is the second most literate state after kerela with almost 92% of population being literate. Also, it promotes Noise Free Traffic, which is a thing desired by every tourist in the world.

It has a culture called Nghah Lou Dawr Culture of Mizoram meaning 'shopping without shopkeeper'. You take what you want and keep money in the deposit box. It works on the principle of TRUST.

Considering food people eat there, Rice is the staple food of Mizoram, while mizos love to add non-veg dishes in every dish.



4. MANIPUR

Manipur is known as 'land of jewels' because it is surrounded by 9 hills with an oval shaped valley in the middle looking like a natural made jewel and hence the name.



Keibul Lamjao, world's only floating national park is founded in Manipur. It is situated in the Loktak, lake of Manipur. It is an unique and beautiful site that will take your breath away. It has a deep floating vegetation called Phumdi making it a shelter for various flora and fauna.



It is land which not only give opportunities to young women but also the local mothers who run small shops in 'all women market'- Ima (mother's market). No men are allowed to sell their goods here.



5. MEGHALAYA

It is a state in India that performs Matrilineal tradition, meaning men move to a women's house after marriage. Not only this, the youngest woman of the family inherits the family property and carries the family lineage. This makes it a beautiful place to visit in terms of ideology.
The British Indian government resembled it's green hills  to the Scotland country and named it 'Scotland of the East'.





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It is home to the world's largest river island 'Majuli' that attracts huge tourist every year because of its beauty and culture.
'Sualkuchi' (Menchester of Assam) is the world's biggest weaving village because of its huge cottage and textile industry.




It is a heaven for foodies because of its delicious traditional dishes like Khaar, Masor Tenga, Aaloo Pitika, Ouu Tenga and the list goes on.




7. TRIPURA

It is the 3rd most smallest state after Goa and Sikkim. It is one of the state of India where education is free for children in the age gap to 6 to 14 years.
It is an epitome of architectural brilliance- Ujjayanta Palace which is known for its striking architecture and two ponds. It was built in 1901 by the 12th king of Tripura.





8. SIKKIM

Sikkim is the only state in India where a large portion of the population have their origin from other nation such as Nepal and other ethnic group such as Lepcha (originated from Bhutan) and Bhutia (originated from Tibet)
Every year during summer (from march to May), international flower festival is held in Sikkim where exotic varieties of flowers and various other plants are displayed.
Bhum Chu is a special holy water ceremony that depicts the forecast of Sikkim.





Want to go for a world tour? first visit the underrated places in your own country.
Seven sisters and the brother is the most unexplored places to visit in India. The scenic beauty of North-East India would take away anyone's heart.