Someone rightly said that the Indians know more about the US than about North Eastern India. Therefore, here are a few interesting as well as surprising facts about the region.
(a) There are eight states in the north east viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.
(b) There are nearly 220 languages spoken in the region. They're a mix of Tibetan, south east Asian and east Indian cultures.
(c) The north eastern region is the only part of India that the Mughal emperors did not conquer.
(d) The Ahom dynasty which ruled the north east for 600 years is the longest, unbroken dynasty
(e) The world's largest river island, the Majuli and the world's smallest river island, Umananda
both are in the north east.
(f) Seven prominent national parks of India are located in the north east.
(g) Shillong is considered as the rock capital of India.
(h) Mawsynram in Meghalaya holds the Guinness World Record for being the wettest place on
(j) Sualkuchi in Assam is one of the world's largest weaving villages where the entire population
is engaged in weaving silk fabrics.
(k) Muga, the golden silk of Assam is not produced anywhere else in the world.
(l) It is the cleanest region in India. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in entire
(m) 70% of the country's orchids are found in the north east.
(n) Mizoram and Tripura are among the states with the highest literacy rate in India.
(p) There is no dowry culture in the entire north east.
Started from home by about 9 and through a combination of private bus-road transport corporation bus-train I reached Indira kunjamma's house. Listening to Reshmi about the last few days of Suresh was heart rending. Was touched by Kripu's insistence of me being one of the pall bearers of his father!