13 mesmerizing facts of North East India that will make you fall in love with it
India’s North East can be well described as another paradise on earth. North East India is famous for its biodiversity as well as for its unique culture. The Northeast is among the 34 biodiversity hotspots of the world. Its scenic beauty attracts the travelers from around the world. Here are few of the interesting, yet lesser known facts about North East India, which are worth knowing.
1. North East – A mix of Tibetan, South-East Asian and East Indian culture
There are nearly 220 languages spoken in the states of the Northeast. Interestingly, both language and culture of Northeast are a mix of Tibetan, South-East Asian and East Indian culture.
2. Mughals could not occupy North East during their reign
Mughal emperors ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early 16th century to the early 18th century. North East is the only part of India, where Mughals could not occupy during their reign
3. The Ahom dynasty – India’s longest unbroken dynasty
Ahom Dynasty that ruled the Northeast for 600 years is the longest unbroken dynasty in India’s entire history.
4. World’s largest and smallest river islands, both are in North East
The world’s largest river island, the Majuli and the world’s smallest river island Umananda, both are in the Northeast.
5. Hilly terrains
Almost 70% North East India’s terrains is covered by hills, which makes it one of the beautiful destinations for the tourists.
6. Seven prominent national parks of India are located in North East
A total of seven prominent national parks of India are located in North East, including the famous world heritage sites Kaziranga and Manas.
7. Musically driven region of India
Northeast India is considered as one of the most musically driven regions in the country. Shillong in Meghalaya is considered as the rock capital of India. The Hornbill festival of Kohima, Nagaland, is India’s most well-known music and dance festival.
8. Wettest place on earth is in North East
Mawsynram in Meghalaya receives an annual average rainfall of 11,873 mm, for which it holds the Guinness World Record of being the wettest place on Earth.
9. Home to famous one-horned rhino
The famous one-horned rhino is exclusively found in the Northeastern part of India.
10. Muga – The golden silk of Assam which is not produced anywhere else in the world
Sualkuchi in Assam is one of the world largest weaving villages where the entire population is engaged in weaving silk fabrics. Muga, the golden silk of Assam which is not produced anywhere else in the world.
11. One of the cleanest regions in India
North East is considered as the most cleanest region in India. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in entire Asia.
12. Home to 70% of country’s orchids
Northeast India is a hub where nearly 70 per cent of the country’s orchids are found. A large number of them are ornamental and endangered.
13. Entire North East is dowry free
There is no dowry culture in the entire Northeast.
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