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Places of interest in North East India

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North East India

North East India is one of the beautiful places in the whole of India having such a rich culture, heritage,people and mother nature. The Northeast is also a storehouse of folk music and dance. Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur have somehow not been on the radar of the Indian tourist. It’s time now to change that. Imposing mountains, raging rivers, ethnic customs and traditions beckon you to explore.The
Northeast is probably one of the most wondrous, gorgeous, naturally rich and least explored regions in India. It seems like the fascinating land of Northeast is blessed by Mother Nature as even a tiny stream here resembles spectacular. The ‘Seven Sisters States’ as the region is fondly named comprises of Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. And all these seven states are bestowed with some spellbinding landscape and picturesque surroundings. Let’s discover the seven natural marvels of these Seven Sisters States in Northeast India. seven states has very little area compared to the other states present in India but are nothing less than the other developing states.Starting with Assam and ending with Tripura,the seven sisters are a marvelous place to visit,having a lot of tourist spots less known.Here comes a list of marvelous places which are not very famous but are really worth a visit

1 :- Majuli, Assam

It’s the world’s largest river-line island located just 2000 km east of the state capital, Guwahati . the island is also home to Little Grebe, Large Cormorant, Spotted Billed Pelican,
Open Bill Stoke, Darter, Grey Heron, White Adjutant Stroke, Purple Heron, Lesser Adjutant Stroke, Pond Heron, etc.

2:- Root Bridge, Meghalaya

This bridge is made of roots of plants and takes nearly 15years to grow to it’s fullest size and are found in Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya. The living bridges are grown from the roots of Ficus Elastica Tree and can support the weight of 50 people at once.

3:- Loktak Lake, Manipur

Loktak lake located in Moirang, Manipur is the largest freshwater lake in India. It is also known as the only floating lake in the world due to the due to the floating phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matters at various stages of decomposition) on it.

4:- Dzoukou Valley, Nagaland

This valley derives it’s name from the mio word meaning “cold water”reffering to the stream of cold water flowing though the valley.It is located at an altitude of 2438metres above the sea level.It is located near the border of Manipur and Nagaland. It is home to the Dzukou lily which is know for it’s natural beauty and is a seasonal flower.

5:-Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

This hilly place is a heaven to the eyes.The snow covered hill tops of the Tawang valley and the forest at the base of the hills is a home to a lot of wild animals and birds some of which are endangered spices of flora and fauna. Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India. It was founded near the small town of the same name in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh state of India by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa school and has a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, which continued during the period of British rule. It is very close to the Tibetan border, in the valley of the Tawang-chu which flows down from Tibet. The monastery is three stories high and occupies an area of 140 m. It is enclosed by a 610 m long compound wall. Within the complex there are 65 residential buildings and ten other structures.

6:- Dampa Sanctuary, Mizoram

Dampa is Mizoram’s biggest wildlife sanctuary and is the home to high hills, jungle streams, valleys and natural salts licks and several endangered wild animals, including the endemic Leaf Monkey. Dampa Sanctuary is situated on the international border with Bangladesh, 550 km away from capital Aizwal.

7:- Dambhur Lake,Tripura

Dumboor Lake, shaped like a tapered drum and thus deriving its name from the small tapered percussion instrument or ‘Damroo’ of Lord Shiva, lies in the Amarpur subdivision, about 120 kms away from the capital city of Agartala. This lake is a confluence of the Rivers Raima and Sarma and is spread across an area of 41 square kilometres of water surface and surrounded by 48 small islands, lined by beautiful hills and the lush green natural landscape. The water reservoir of the lake teems with both natural and cultured fishes which swim playfully in the lake.
These seven states consist a lot of rich culture and heritage with now well developed roads,electricity supply, phone tower,drinking water and other necessities making it from a village to a developing city.The tribal people living there is another attraction as they have got stories and lifestyles from age back which causes a curiosity that is irresistible Just like the 7 wonders of the world these 7 states definitely is a must on one’s bucket list as it has got everything from the mountains,forests to waters in them.

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