“The uniqueness of northeast states of India lies in their cultures” – Seven Sister States

Northeast tourism – reasons why you should definitely visit the seven sister states

Tourism in Northeast is on the rise, thanks to improved infrastructure and better air connectivity. Both domestic and foreign tourists are making their way into the northeast states to explore its beauty, and have an off-the-grid vacation. It is being estimated that tourist footfall in the northeast would grow by 10-12 percent in 2019. Northeast destinations in India include some of the most coveted places for a nature lover, with experiences that are out of the ordinary. Here are the top five reasons why the northeast is a paradise for travellers. […]

The uniqueness of northeast states of India lies in their cultures. Each state stands out in terms of its practices; not only that, there are multiple cultures within each state. For example, the state of Nagaland has 16 different tribes, each with one or more dialects The state of Tripura has about 19 tribes in total, and so on. If you really want an enriching travel experience, there is nothing better than the northeast of India. Its demography will stun you, and cultural diversity will make you realise the beauty of the great big nation of India. | To read the full article with photographs  (June 18, 2018), click here >>

Source: Arka Roy Chowdhury (Times of India Travel, 18 June 2018)
URL: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/destinations/northeast-tourism-reasons-why-you-should-definitely-visit-the-seven-sister-states/as64634582.cms
Date visited: 28 July 2020


The Seven Sister States (Assamese: সাতভনী ৰাজ্য), also called “Paradise Unexplored,” is a name given to the contiguous states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura in northeastern India. These states cover an area of 255,511 km2, or about 7 percent of India’s total area. They had a population of 44.98 million in 2011, about 3.7 percent of India’s total. Although there is great ethnic and religious diversity within the seven states, they also have similarities in political, social and economic contexts.

Source: Seven Sister States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Date Visited: Thu Feb 27 2014 12:05:51 GMT+0100 (CET)

The Northeast has eight states, and three of them – Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland – were carved out of Assam after statehood movements. | Read the full story >>

Source: Hindustan Times, 5 July, 2017
URL https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/statehood-volcanoes-may-erupt-in-northeast-india-if-gorkhaland-becomes-reality/story-QRi29ob6NUa9oED1blqD6K.html
Date Visited: Sun Oct 29 2017 20:08:06 GMT+0100 (CET)

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Everyday we hear that tourism brings economic development, it creates jobs and revenues. But who really benefits from it? The local community, the village elite, or the owner?

There’s been an exponential increase in tourism in India over the last several decades, fueled by the growing economy and disposable incomes. The tourism industry in India has expanded wildly in an unregulated fashion with no regard for environmental, social and cultural impacts.


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