10 Fascinating Facts about Northeast India


  • The Land of the Rising Sun
  • Arunachal Pradesh. It is the eastern most state of the country, which witnesses the first sunrise. This state also has three international borders: Bhutan, China and Myanmar.
  • World’s largest river island
  • Majuli Assam. It is also known for its Vaishnavite religious centres, solar power generation and the most attractive sunset over the River Brahmaputra.
  • World’s smallest inhabited river island in the world
  • The Umananda Island in the River Brahmaputra, Guwahati, Assam. has a famous temple by the same name.
  • The cleanest village in Asia 
  • Mawlynnong in Shillong, Meghalaya. This small village can be the source of inspiration for the urban destinations, in matters of cleanliness.
  • The wettest place on earth 
  • Mawsynram in Meghalaya is reportedly the wettest place on Earth because it receives highest average rainfall (around 12,000 millimetres) on the planet.
  • The first oil well and oil refinery of the country 
  • Digboi, Assam has the oldest oil well in operation. The Digboi Refinery is the country’s first modern refinery. It was established way back in 1901. It is said that Digboi, even today, has the reputation of being the world’s oldest continuously producing oilfield, though the production is low.
  • The largest tea-growing region in the world
  • Assam. Strange, isn’t it? A small state in India is the largest tea growing region for the entire world.
  • Silk Producing state 
  • While we are all aware of Kanjeevaram silk, Benarasi silk, there are many among us who are not aware that Assam is the only state in India that produces three important types of indigenous silks – white Pat, golden Muga and warm Eri silk, with each having its distinct beauty not to be found in other silks.
  • The most literate states in India 
  • Tripura and Mizoram, two states in northeast India, have the distinction of being among the most literate states of the country. It is a pleasant surprise, considering that people in this region are dubbed as “backward”. In fact, in 2013, Tripura was declared the most literate state of the country with 94.65% literacy rate, though for official records as taken in 2011 census, Kerala is still considered the most literate state of the country.
  • The Scotland of the East 
  • While we are aware that Kashmir is known as the “Paradise on Earth” and Kerala is “God’s Own Country”, not many of us know that we have Shillong (Meghalaya) as the “Scotland of the East”. Its beautiful natural surroundings and divine landscape are sylvan, to say the least.

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

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