10 Eye-catching Facts about Northeast India

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  1. India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge Recently inaugurated the Bogibeel Bridge, in Assam. A 19.3km long fully welded bridge (meaning no joints) which reduces travel time between Arunachal and Assam by four hours. The other bridge inaugurated last year by PM Modi is 9.3 km long Dhola-Sadiya road bridge over river Brahmaputra.
  2. Northeast has produced some great Personalities/Icons. From Sports – Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia, Somdev, Sarita Devi, Sunial Chhetri, Hema Das and from Media and Entertainment Industry we have  Adil Hussain, Danny DenzongpaPapon Mahanta and Dipannita Sharma, Zubeen Garg, Arnab Goswami and yes, how can we forget our very own Lt. Bhupen Hazarika .
  3. The Ahom Dynasty of Northeast is the longest unbroken dynasty in India’s entire history. They ruled much of the Northeast for 600 years. Mughal emperors ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early 16th century to the early 18th century. It is the only part of India which the Mughals could not occupy during their reign.
  4. India’s First Organic StateSikkim has done what other states could not. The announcement was made official by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, when he first visited Sikkim in 2015The journey was full of struggle but they did it. Around 75000 hectars of land are converted to certified organic farms, in accordance with the guidelines laid by National Programme for Organic Production.
  5. The Shirui lily (Lilium mackliniae) is the State flower of Manipur. It is a rare flower which is found only in the upper reaches of the Siroi hill ranges in the Ukhrul district of Manipur, India. It is not found anywhere else in world. The unique feature of this flower is that it has pale bluish-pink petals but has seven colors when observed through a microscope. It is said that Princess Chitragandha of Manipur had own the heart of Arjuna in her first meeting by offering a Shirui Lily. Arjuna was so impressed with the beauty and fragrance of the flower that he at once lost himself on her.
  6. Jonbeel Mela of Morigaon district of Assam is unique for keeping alive the ages old tradition of Barter system. In this fair traders simply exchange one good with another. This fair is more than 500 years old.
  7. The Assam Rifles is India’s largest and oldest paramilitary force while the Indian Army’s Assam Regiment recruits exclusively from the seven Northeastern States. The regiment was raised by the British in 1942 to defend the frontiers of the Northeast from attacks by Japan through Myanmar during the World war 2. Myanmar was captured by Japan and they were looking to capture NE India too.
  8. The World’s tallest girder railway bridge is being built in Manipur. The Bridge will have a height of 141 metres which is roughly twice as high as Qutab Minar. The tallest girder bridge is a part of the forthcoming 111-kilometres long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line.
  9. You require Inner line Permit (ILP) is required to travel to Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur. ILP is a official travel document and is compulsory to obtain from the offices of State Government of India. It was introduced by early British Monarch to protect tribal areas or using them for any business purposes. Validity of ILP is 15 days and can be extended further.
  10. Till 1963, Northeast India consisted of Assam and the princely states of Manipur and Tripura. Nagaland was carved out of Assam in 1963, Meghalaya in 1972, Arunachal Pradesh in 1987, Sikkim joined the Indian Union in 1975 and Mizoram in 1987.

There are many such wondrous things that will keep you enthralled whenever you plan to Travel. Explore. Experience the region. For Northeast & Bhutan tour bookings call or whatsapp us at 9643776179.

 

 

 

 

 

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