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.