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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About North East India

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What is North East India?
North-Eastern side of India is so beautiful, yet it remains unexplored even among Indian travellers. Probably we don’t even know some of the areas that exist in the region. So far even if you may have heard about North East India, it could have been mainly for all the wrong reasons, which have affected the North East tourism in some way or the other. But there is so much to explore there that one fine day when you will find out about it, it will be nothing less than an amazement. So, let’s breakdown these 10 things that you probably don’t know about North East India.

1. North East India: The Land of Sunrise

Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Arunachal Pradesh, which is the eastern most of state of India, sees the first sunrise of the day.

2. World’s Largest River Island

River island is Majuli in Assam

Yes, you heard that right. The world’s largest river island is Majuli in Assam. It is utilised for solar power generation, and you can also witness a scenic sunset over the Brahmaputra river.

3. The Cleanest Village in Asia

Mawlynnong, Cleanest Village in Asia

Mawlynnong in Shillong, the cleanest village in Asia, is an inspiration to us all inhabitants on the urban side of the country. Guess it sets a good benchmark for the honourable Prime Minister of India’s campaign of ‘Swacch Bharat”. If you are yet to see this place, please make sure you do!

4. Wettest Place in the World

Mawsynram in Meghalaya - North East India

Reportedly, Mawsynram in Meghalaya is the wettest place in the world due to constant high rainfalls. It is among the best about North East India for a completely different travel experience.

5. Oldest Oil Well and the First Modern Oil Refinery of India

Digboi, Assam

Assam’s Digboi is home to the oldest operational oil well in the country, and also to the first modern oil refinery.

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6. Largest Tea-growing Region in the World

Tea-growing Region, North East India

I guess this was easy to figure out. Yes, it is Assam, famously known for its lush-green tea gardens. The state generally features a lot on the list about North East India tourism among travellers.

7. Most literate states of India

Tripura and Mizoram, the two states of North East India, feature in this list as the most literate states of India. However as per the official stats of the 2011 census, Kerala is still considered as the most literate state.

8. Know about the Scotland of the East?

Shillong, North East India

Yeah, we do know what Kashmir and Kerala mean to us as however, how many of you knew Shillong is considered the Scotland of the East? It’s truly a picturesque destination with scenic landscapes. A marquee of the North East tour packages.

9. Diversity of its own

There are over 220 languages spoken in the whole of North East and it’s laden with a huge mix of cultural diversity.

10. The Rhinos – Pride of North East India

Rhinos, North East India

The good old rare one-horned Great Indian Rhino, another major attraction of Northeast tourism, can only be found in this side of the country, and you must visit the spot to catch a glimpse of them.

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I guess the above given information has been enlightening enough to get you intrigued about North East India. Do share what you think. For those, who are planning for a vacation, the best time to visit North East is during the winter season.

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