North-East India’s Seven Sister States is an unrivaled paradise on the globe. Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura make up the family of seven sister gems. These are situated in one of the country’s most appealing and beautiful areas. Some interesting information about India’s seven sister states is included below.
1. Siliguri Corridor
The Siliguri Corridor is a stretch of road that passes through the city of Siliguri. Chicken’s Neck, which connects the Seven Sisters to mainland India, is known as Chicken’s Neck. The Siliguri Corridor is another name for it (the official name).
2. India’s Oldest Paramilitary Force
Assam Rifles, India’s oldest and largest paramilitary force, is based in this city. It was founded in 1835 and has served in many wars, including World War I and World War II.
3. Largest River Island – Majuli
The World’s Largest River Island – Majuli, the world’s largest river island, is located in the center of Assam. It has an area of around 880 square kilometers.
4. Land Of The Rising Sun In India
Every day after sunset, Arunachal Pradesh, India’s Land of the Rising Sun, sees the first rays of the sun.
5. India’s Largest Tea Producer
If tea production is excluded from the Northeast seven sisters’ statistics, India would no longer be the world’s second-largest tea producer.
6. Bhupen Hazarika Bridge – India’s Longest Bridge
The longest bridge in India Eastern Assam is home to the Bhupen Hazarika Bridge. This bridge connects Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and is a strategically significant structure.
7. World’s Second-Largest Monastery
Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is India’s largest and the world’s second-largest monastery.
8. World’s Largest Producer Of Golden Silk
The world’s largest producer of golden silk – Assam is renowned for producing all four forms of silk and is the world’s largest producer of the popular golden Muga silk.
9. Largest Weaving Village
Sualkuchi, Assam’s largest weaving village, is renowned for a variety of silk weaves, including Eri, Muga, and Paat, and is one of the world’s largest weaving villages.
10. Floating Park
The Keibul Lamjao National Park, the world’s only floating park, is located in Manipur’s Bishnupur district. It is distinguished by a floating mass of decomposed vegetation locally known as Phumdi. It is situated in North East India and is an integral part of Loktak Lake.
11. World’s Oldest Operating Refinery
Assam is most famous for Digboi, the world’s oldest operating refinery, which has been in operation since 1901.
12. Wettest Place On Earth
The wettest spot on earth is Mawsynram, a village in Meghalaya. In a year, Mawsynram receives over 10,000 millimeters of rain.
13. Home To One-horned Rhinos
The Indian state of Assam is home to the world’s largest population of greater-one-horned rhinos, with Kaziranga National Park accounting for more than 90% of them.
14. Cleanest River And Village Of Asia
The Umngot river in Meghalaya, also known as the Dawki river, is unquestionably Asia’s cleanest river, with its crystal clear water. The river flows through the village of Mawlynnong in Meghalaya, which is known as “Asia’s Cleanest Village” and is situated near India’s border with Bangladesh.
15. Orchid Paradise Of India
Arunachal Pradesh is known as the Orchid Paradise of India because it has over 500 species of orchids, out of over a thousand in India.
16. Living Root Bridges
Living Root Bridges – The Living Root Bridges are a feature of Meghalaya. The Khasi tribe’s forefathers are responsible for the incredible construction of living root bridges. These bridges are said to have a very long life span of around 500 years.
17. Prominent National Parks
Seven prominent national parks – India’s Northeast includes seven prominent national parks, including world-famous heritage sites such as Kaziranga and Manas.
18. Smallest River Island
Assam is home to both the world’s largest and smallest river islands. On the Brahmaputra River, Umananda is the world’s smallest river island.
19. World War 2
Manipur and Nagaland were the only states in India where World War 2 was waged.
20. Mughal Emperors Could Not Capture These States
The Seven Sisters are the only states in India that the Mughal Emperors did not capture and put under their 200-year rule.
Were you aware of these facts of seven sister states? Northeast India is one of the most beautiful places to visit.