Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About North-East India

The North East region of India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, and Sikkim) remains rather an enigmatic destination for many Indians. Even if the North East India Tourism manages to attain a space in media, it is generally for wrong reasons. There are majority of us who do not even know the presence of certain states in the North-east. Why should they not be known to the rest of the nation?

Here, given below are some fascinating facts about Northeast India, which you must know before booking North East Tour Packages

1. Which state in India is known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’?
Arunachal Pradesh. It is the eastern most region of the country, which sees the first sunrise. This state also has 3 major international borders with countries China, Bhutan and Myanmar.

2. Do you know which place in the world would you find the world’s largest river island?
Well, It is Majuli in Assam. It is also acknowledged for its Vaishnavite religious hubs, solar power generation and the most eye-catching sunset over the mighty River Brahmaputra.

3. Where can you see the world’s smallest populated river island in the world?
This is in Guwahati, Assam. The Umananda Island in the River Brahmaputra has a prominent temple too that goes by the same name.

4. Which is the cleanest and pollution-free village in Asia?
It is Mawlynnong in Shillong, Meghalaya. This small village can be the spring of inspiration for the metropolitan cities, in subject of cleanliness.

5. Which is the wettest place in the world?
Mawsynram in Meghalaya is apparently the wettest place in the world since it receives highest average rainfall (about 12,000 millimetres) on the earth. This is one of the best places to visit in North East India.

6. Where can you discover the first oil well and oil refinery of the country?
Digboi, in Assam, is known to have the oldest oil well in action. The Digboi Refinery is the India’s first modern refinery which was set-up way back in 1901. It is said that even today, Digboi has the repute of being the world’s oldest constantly generating oilfield, although the production is low.

7. Which is the major tea-growing state in the world?
Assam. Odd, isn’t it? A small state in India is the leading tea growing region for the whole world. This exotic destination is also a part of many North East India Honeymoon Packages.

8. Which state produces three different types of silks?
While we are all known to Kanjeevaram Silk, Benarasi Silk, there are majority of us who are not yet aware that Assam is the only state in India that manufactures 3 main types of home-grown silks – White Pat, Golden Muga and Warm Eri silk, with each of these silks having its distinctive beauty not to be seen in other silks.

9. Which are the most literate states in India?
Mizoram and Tripura, two states in north-east region of India, have the peculiarity of being among the most literate states of the nation. It is a pleasant surprise, seeing that people in this region are labelled as “backward”. In reality, in 2013, Tripura was acknowledged the most literate state of the country with 94.65% literacy rate, however for official records as taken in 2011 census, Kerala is still well-thought-out to be the most literate state of the country.

10. Which place in India is known as the Scotland of the East?
While we all known that Kashmir is known as the “Paradise on Earth” and Kerala is “God’s Own Country”, not a lot of us realize that we have Shillong (Meghalaya) as the “Scotland of the East”. It’s attractive, natural surroundings and heavenly landscape are sylvan, to say the least.

10 Reasons Why You Must Visit Leh – Ladakh

 

Leh Ladakh Tour Packages have emerged out as the new preferred choice among both types of travelers; the ones who travel frequently, and the ones who travel less but do it in panache. When it comes to travelling to Leh Ladakh, it doesn’t matter if you are an adventure junky or someone who travels with their entire pack for the experience. Because the ‘Ecstasy of Ladakh’ has something for everyone

Here are 10 reasons why you must visit Leh-Ladakh to create memorable vacation diaries.

1.Scenic Beauty

The region of Leh Ladakh is nestled in between the Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges in north. It is unscathed by the hustle and bustle of people and doesn’t claim of a sweltering city life. In its tranquil appearance, it impresses with its magnificence embossed with pristine lakes, white snow-capped mountains, green covers of land, clear blue skies and mind-boggling terrains. If Kashmir is the ‘Living Paradise on Earth’ then Ladakh is no less in terms of pure scenic beauty. Nubra valley, the pristine lakes- Pangong, Tsokar and Tsomoriri of the Ladakh region are the most stunning places of Ladakh.

2.Relaxation

Visit any region of Ladakh, be it the Nubra Valley, Spiti or Lahaul, relaxation followed by recreation will be there. Thanks to scarce inhabitation in these areas, they remain uninterrupted and beautiful as always. Tiny settlements with sweet &courteous people make travelling by leh ladakh tour packages, a best experience. For people who have gone inflexible due to vigorous schedules, Leh Ladakh is indeed a dream destination.

3.Food

In Leh-Ladakh, extravagant yet distinctive food is served. Not only is it reasonable, but it has its own exceptional taste. The Indo-Tibetan influence on the ladakhi cusine makes it lip-smacking & delectable. When in Ladakh, you must try the Sku, Momos, Thukpa and Pava (which is the local bread). Be it a big restaurant or a small street food stall on the road, Ladakh will never disappoint your taste buds.

4.Adventure

Bikers book Leh Ladakh bike tour packages for some real-time adventure in this chilly terrain. They ride all across Ladakh to reach the Chang La and Khardung La pass. Perhaps, The Khardung La pass is the highest motorable pass in the world. Going on road trip is so much fun because in a glance you witness snow-clad mountains, a cold arid desert and lush green landscape. Photographers make the most of their trip to Ladakh, thanks to the Pangong, Tsokar and Tsomoriri lakes that are horded by striking birds. Nubra valley is yet another tourist destination to keep the camera clicking.

5.Culture

Ladakh is known for its rich culture. The Ladakhi folks are generally Tibetan Buddhists of Aryan descent and Shia Muslims. They are very welcoming and polite. They live in peace-loving settlements and have a very simple lifestyle. Their ethnic jewellery and outfit is unusual and they are proud to sustain their culture even in such altering times.

6.Festivals

Ladakh celebrates vibrant festivals that encompass of dance, drama and music. The most famous festivals celebrated in Ladakh which are fantastic to see are-Karsha, Hemis, Spituk Gustor and the Thiksey Festival.

7.Comfortable Yet Inexpensive Accommodation

Reaching Leh Ladakh is a bit pricey but staying in hotels is not that over the top. If you are into intense adventure and camping, Leh-Ladakh will be in your budget. Plus, food is cheap as well.

8.Experience Nomadic Lifestyle

Far from the habitual populated cities in India, Leh Ladakh provides a actual nomadic experience. Still evolving technologically, Leh Ladakh generates a rare space where a vacation can actually be enjoyed the way you want it to be.

9.Scaling High Peaks & Mountains

The high altitude passes like the Khardung La (5359 m), Chang La (5360 m) draw adventurous vacationer who seeks to scale heights. Yes, Adrenaline rush guaranteed! Without doubt, the sight of the complete region around these passes is impressive.

10. Buddhist Monasteries and Gompas

Leh Ladakh is abode to ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. These monasteries have a grand history and are an icon of Leh Ladakh’s rich cultural beauty. Each monastery has a bit extraordinary to offer. The most well-known monasteries of Ladakh are- Spituk monastery (7 km from Leh), Shey monastery (15 km), the Thiksey monastery (17 km from Leh), the Hemis monastery (45 km from Leh), the Stok monastery (14 km from Leh) and Shanti Stupa (Changspa).

Himalaya Tour Packages

No matter what you say about the majesty of the Himalayas, it will still be an understatement! Embark on Himalayan Holidays, and colour yourself in the refreshing hues to experience bliss. Scroll through the list of Himalaya tour packages below, and you will find tour packages covering almost every famous Himalayan destination in India & abroad such as Leh Ladakh tour, Spiti Valley Tour, North East India Tour, Meghalaya Tour, Nepal Tour and Bhutan Tour.

These top places of visit in Himalayas are engrossed with religious sites, snow-capped mountains, inviting trekking & mountaineering routes, camping sites, lovely lakes, locations for skiing and white water river rafting, fruits orchards, British colonial charm and lot more tourist attractions…
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