Northeast India

Things We Should Know About Northeast India

India is a diverse country with thousands of languages and cultures. Each state and part of the country has a different story and charm all together. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari every region has its own unique beauty and stories to tell. However, we have to agree that a maximum number of Indians do not know much about the Northeastern part of the country except for some of us who are fortunate enough to have an Assami or a Manipuri friend in college or office. Well that being said, let’s have a look at some of the facts about our very own Northeast India that makes it stand out from the other parts of the country.

  1. There are eight states in the Northeast {1) Arunachal Pradesh 2) Mizoram 3) Assam 4) Manipur 5) Meghalaya 6) Tripura 7) Sikkim 8) Nagaland}  

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2. There are nearly 220 languages spoken in Northeast India and it is a mix of Tibetan, South-east Asian and East Indian cultures. 

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3. Northeast is the only part of India that the Mughal Empire could not conquer. 

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4. The Ahom Dynasty, which ruled the Northeast for 600 years, is the longest unbroken dynasty in Indian history

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5. The world’s largest river island, the Majuli and the world’s smallest river island, Umananda, both are in the Northeast.

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6. Seven prominent national parks of India are located in the Northeast. 

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7. Shillong is considered as the rock capital of India

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8. Mawsynram in Meghalaya holds the Guinness World Record for being the Wettest place on earth

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9. Sualkuchi in Assam is one of the world’s largest weaving villages where the entire population is engaged in weaving silk fabrics. 

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10. Muga, the golden silk is not produced anywhere else in the world except Assam. 

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11. Northeast is the cleanest region in India. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in entire Asia. 

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12. 70%  of country’s orchids are found in the Northeast India. 

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13. Mizoram and Tripura are among the states with the highest literacy rates in India

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14. There is no dowry culture in the entire Northeast

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