The Land of Seven Sisters : North East India

Tucked away in the north - eastern corner of india, the state of Assam Auranchal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram , Nagaland and Tripura, are fondly referred as the land of Seven Sisters. Off the beaten tourist track, they lie in isolation, a mystery waiting to be unraveled.

Much of the region is wet and misty. With deep forest and the mighty Brahmaputra river, which floods, often destroys, but always enriches. Its people, with some mongoloid features, very from the gentle Assamese to the fearless Nagas of Nagaland

Unfortunately, civilian unrest make some part of this region unsafe, and there are certain travel restrictions for both domestic and foreign travelers.

Assam, called the 'Gateway of the North East, is the most accessible of these states and the home of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros (Kaziranga National Park). It is India's main Tea producing state and supplies one -sixth of the word's tea consumption. Guwahati, the capital city located on the banks of Brahamputra, is a pleasant town with a number of temples.

Meghalaya - the Abode of Clouds, with its rolling hills reminiscent of the Scottish moors, lives up to its name. Shillong , the capital city, surrounded by pine forest , is a pretty holiday destination.

Arunachal Pradesh is truly a beautiful Hidden Land, inhabited by several tribes , still preserving their culture, traditions and lifestyles. Tawang situated at 3,640 m above sea level is famous for 350 yrs old monastery and is a major centre of Mahayana Buddhism. The forests of Dibang valley in Auranchal Pradesh are the least disturbed in the world. The endless species of flora -and fauna - rhododendrons, orchids and exotic animal, could only have come from Noah's ark.

Manipur, known as the Little Shangri-La , is a land rich in culture whereas lakes, waterfalls and the people of Mizoram, makes it an ideal destination for all travelers.

Tripura, a land of great antiquity is a tiny state surrounded by Bangaldesh. Handloom weaving is the single largest industry of the state. Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary near the capital Agartala, is home to the rare and spectacle monkey, found only in Tripura