Northeast Tourism

Quick Overview:


   Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)

   Population: 45 million

   Time Zone: UTC+05:30

   Area: 262,230 square km.

   Capital: Tirpura - Agartala, Manipur - Imphal, Arunachal Pradesh - Itanagar, Nagaland - Kohima, Mizoram - Aizwal, Meghalaya - Shillong.

   Official Language: Assam- Assamese, Manipur - Meiteilon, Meghayala - Khasi and Garo, Mizoram - Mizo, Nagaland -  English, Sikkim -  Nepali, Tripura - Bengali, Arunachal Pradesh - Hindi.

   Capital's calling code: Itanagar - 03781, Imphal - 03852, Aizwal - 0389, Agartala - 0381, Kohima - 0370, Shillong - 0364.

Geography: Geographically, this region can be categorized into Eastern Himalaya, the Patkai and the Brahmaputra, and the Barak valley plains. There is a vast diversity of flora and fauna attributable to the Indian subcontinent's last remaining rainforests. There are significant reserves of petroleum and natural gas also found in the area. This region is encompassed by the Brahmaputra-Barak river systems and their tributaries.

History: Owing to the bio and crop diversity of the area, archaeological researchers believe that the early settlers of Northeast India have domesticated several species of plants and crops. The seven sisters, were under the British Rule which consisted of Assam and princely states of Manipur. Gradually all the other states came up and formed into the iconic seven sisters.

Population: The total population of Northeast India is 46 million with 68 percent of the population residing in Assam, followed by Tripura and Meghalaya. The least number of people live in Sikkim. Within the states, Guwahati has the largest population followed by Agartala, Imphal, Dimapur, Shillong, Aizwal, Silchar and Dibrugarh. There is a majority of Hindus in the areas followed by Islam, Christianity, and hints of Buddhism.

Language: With the advent of tourism in Northeast, most of the people in north-eastern India understand English, and hence it wouldn't be a problem for the tourists. However, Hindi is very rare and is spoken only in parts of Arunachal Pradesh; Assam and Tripura to an extent. Hence, tourists must pick up some phrases from local languages to speak with the local people.

Currency: The currency that circulates here is the INR (Indian Rupee)

Cost & Money: There are all kinds of accommodations available in Northeast India. Ranging from comfortable homestays that cost around INR 1500-2500 per night to luxury hotels that charge you approximately INR 4000-15000 per night, northeast India has got it all! It all depends on the level of luxury you choose to stay here. However, taking into consideration the comfortable stays, it will cost you around INR 70,000-80,000 for a good trip over the place, including flight tickets, meals, stay, site seeing, etc. It would be beneficial to go on group trips, because the cost of traveling will be split among the people, making it a more optimized trip.


The ATMs will not be located abundantly in the high lying areas, and hence it is advisable to carry cash with you. However, within the favorite cities like Guwahati and Shillong, ATMs are readily available in all popular tourist destinations. Swiping your credit cards will not be possible at most of the place, but you can save them to use in the luxurious hotels and restaurants. With the increase in demand for Northeast tourism, the government is making constant efforts to make this place much better regarding access and availability. 

Language Spoken

Assamese, Meiteilon,Khasi and Garo,Mizo,English,Nepali,Bengal Hindii,

Currency used:

Indian Rupee (INR)


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Best Northeast Tourism guide

Hilly terrains or the snow-capped mountains, national parks or lush green pastures, wildlife or birds, glistening lakes or roaring waterfalls; North East India has got it all! This part of India offers a huge diversity not only in terms of cultures, but also the landforms. With beautiful hilly terrains, breathtaking snow-capped mountains, lush green pastures, sparkling lakes, grumbling waterfalls and abundant wildlife, north eastern part of India is pure bliss.

Comprising of the seven sisters; Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Manipur, this area is a cluster of some of the wonders of India. Assam is the most developed area of Northeast India and is a relatively accessible state in this isolated region.


Sikkim is a home to the 3rd highest mountain peak of the world, the Kanchenjunga that offers subtle views of the mountain ranges. There’s feisty women weavers and potters that make Imphal stand out from the rest of the region. Coming to other areas like Shillong, Tripura, and Gangtok; they boast of a rich culture with deep-rooted traditions and customs that showcase the cultural and aesthetic beauty of the region. In addition to that, the natural beauty of the region needs to be experienced at least once to fully comprehend.

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