Brilliant North-East India with its majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, frozen lakes, distinct flora & fauna & delicious cuisine is a tourist paradise. North East India is one of the most unexplored destinations for nature lovers, trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts. North East India includes Seven Sister States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and one brother state of Sikkim and some parts of Bengal like Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, and Cooch Bihar. It is one of the most eco-friendly zones in India with vast forest resources, great scenic spots and a rich repository of diverse people and cultures.Read More
The North-Eastern part of India is well known for its distinct culture and traditional lifestyle. Northeast India offers a mixed culture of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. These states have many distinct tribal groups and each one has its own unique tribal culture, dialect, folk dance, musical instruments, cuisine and crafts.
Brilliant North-East India offers a distinct cuisine that reflects the culture and lifestyle of the region. Staple food and cuisine of the states are rice along with dried fish, spicy meat and lots of green vegetables. Chicken, mutton, beef, pork, duck, pigeon are some most popular non-veg dishes from this region along with a variety of rice beer. The signature dishes of north-east India include Jadoh, Momos, Aakhol Ghor, Tung-rymbai, and pickled bamboo shoots.
Festivals and Fairs
Fair and Festivals are an integral part of tribes along with traditional dance and folk music. Festivals are celebrated by various tribes of different states throughout the year. Festival season is the best time to know the culture and traditional costumes of northeast India. The major festivals of northeast India are Bihu and Brahmaputra Festival of Assam, Hornbill and Sekrenyi festival of Nagaland, Torgya Monastery Festival in Arunachal Pradesh, Shillong Autumn Festival in Meghalaya, Chapchar Kut and Ningol Chakouba Festival in Manipur and Kharchi Puja from Tripura.
Music and Dance
The seven northeastern states of India are rich in Music and Dance. Northeast India offers a completely different world of traditional music and folk dance. It has also evolved as one of the primary hubs of rock music. While Shillong is the music capital of India, Guwahati is one of the major destinations for live rock band performances. Music and dance festivals like Hornbill National Rock Contest and folk music and tribal dance festivals are organized across the states. Tribes of northeast India use some musical instruments like Tamak folk drum, flute, khamb and lambang which are made of bamboo and are endemic to the region.
Art and Craft
Brilliant North-East India is known for its unique culture, handicrafts, scenic beauty and martial arts. People of these states exhibit great skills in art, weaving, wood-carving, cane crafts, jewellery and bamboo stick work. Each tribe excels in craftsmanship and offer a wide variety of traditional arts and crafts.
The region exhibits one of the most highly diversified wildlife areas in India and offers a wide variety of flora and fauna. The dense forests are home to some of the most beautiful but endangered and rare species of wild animals and birds. 13 major national parks and 30 wildlife sanctuaries are the treasure and heritage of the states. These Biodiverse wild parks provide shelter to as many as 55 mammals, 50 reptiles, 380 birds and amphibians. Also home to Great Indian hornbill, Great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Indian elephant, red panda, Indian civet, Indian flying squirrel, and big feline species such as Clouded Leopard, Snow Leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian leopard and Lesser cats.
Natural Beauty of lakes, mountains and lush green forests.
Brilliant North-East India is blessed with natural beauty and colourful flora and fauna. The picturesque location of meandering water bodies, cascading deep waterfalls, transparent rivers, lush green forest and Himalayan snow-capped mountain ranges along with pleasant weather offers the best eco-friendly tourism.
The region is known for highest annual rainfall in India and Mawsynram and Cherrapunji are the two wettest place on earth with an annual rainfall of 11872 millimetres. Northeast India’s river systems, lakes and ponds are the lifeline of people and are the main source of income. Brahmaputra one of the biggest river in India flows through the northeast region. Beautiful lakes include the Tsomgo Lake, Chandubi Lake, Umiam Lake, Kamalasagarand Loktak lake. Waterfalls include Langshiang, Nohkalikai, Nohsngithiang and Vantawng. Langshiang is one of the highest waterfalls in India.
The dense semi-evergreen forest reserves of northeast India are inhabited by many tribes as well as by wild species of animals. The mountain terrain and slopes are covered by natural forest vegetation like Zizypphus jujube, Bombax ceiba, Dalbergia sissoo and other non-aquatic grassland species. The grasslands and rain forests of the region support diverse flora and fauna and several crop species.