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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Fascinating Seven Sisters of India

Seven Sisters of India
Fondly referred to as the “Seven Sisters of India” the seven different North-Eastern states are tourist attractions. Visiting the Seven Sisters states provides a very different experience than one usually gets while traveling the Indian mainland.

‘Seven Sisters of India’ are known for their different exotic and culture. These Seven Sister’s states attract young travelers and explorers from all over the world. They have different tribal and ethnic groups, religions, festivals, and fabulous landscapes. It is home to some of the best scenic and breathtaking views in the world. One can enjoy the trekking routes, wildlife tours, and river expedition.

Beautiful Seven Sisters of India States 

Here given below is some information on each of the Seven Sisters of India.

Seven Sisters of India State ASSAM: 

Assam is also known as Ahom. Assam is unveiling the hidden charm of the North-East. The place is a gift-wrapped with rolling fields of aromatic tea, canoes sailing down the Brahmaputra river, thick jungles with bizarre wildlife.

Tourist Attractions: attend the Bihu festival that marks the change of season, Ambubachi Mela in June dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya. Explore wildlife spotting in Kaziranga National Park, and Joy cruising on the Brahmaputra River.

Places to visit in Assam: Kaziranga National Park, Majuli Island, Manas National Park, Kamakhya Temple, kakochang Waterfalls, Hoollongaper Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Tocklai Tea Research center, Nameri National Park, Padam Pukhuri, Haflong Lake and Hill, Panimoor Falls.

Food: relish the authentic Assamese Tea in a Tea estate, an aquatic dish prepared in sour curry, Khaar a meat delicacy, Duck meat Curry, and Aloo Pitika, etc.

Best time to visit: all year round

Seven Sisters of India State MEGHALAYA: 

Meghalaya means “abode of clouds”. It’s famous for being the wettest place on earth. Meghalaya remains one of the rare locations that can be visited all year round and compensates every traveler’s thirst for a fulfilling retreat. It‘s best to admire the dramatic cliffs, lofty waterfalls and the endless caves of the place during the rest of the year.

Tourist Attractions: visit the Double Decker living root bridges, Mawlynnong village, Dawki Shnongpdeng, Krang Suri Falls, Ka Khoh Ramhah, Nohsngithiang Falls, and Shilling Peak, etc.

Places to visit: the gems namely Cherrapunji and Shillong make the state truly a wonderland

Food: Jodoh, Nakham Bitchi, Dogkhlieh, Bamboo Shoots, Pumaloi, and Momo

Best time to visit: October to April


It is a spectacular off-beat tourist destination in India. The land is popularly referred to as the “Switzerland of India” with breathtaking blue hills. The state was given the name as “The Jewel of India” by late Jawaharlal Nehru. Manipur, the pride of North-East India is ever blooming as a tourist destination. To learn the place deeper, you must spend quality time interacting with the locals.

Tourist Attraction: Loktak Lake, home to the only floating park in the world, Tharon cave, Singda Dam, and Manipur Zoological Garden.

Places to visit: Imphal, Thoubal, Tamenglong, and Ukhrul

The Cuisine of Manipur: Chamthong or Kangshoi a vegetable stew, Eromba a combination of vegetables and fish, Morok Metpa spicy chutney, Singju a salad, Paaknam, Chak-hao Kheer a popular dessert and Nga Thongba a classic fish curry.

Best time to visit Manipur: October to April

Seven Sisters of India State ARUNACHAL PRADESH: 

The meaning of Arunachal Pradesh is a “Land of the dawn-Lit Mountains”.

Arunachal Pradesh is rich with picturesque beauty offering relaxation and rejuvenation. The place offers you peace and action. This wonderful getaway is home to the valley, gushing waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, and picturesque mountain top. It is the largest among the other North-Eastern States in India. If you are an energetic adventurist or a spiritual enthusiast you will have a host of options to choose from on your magical journey to Arunachal Pradesh. Popular sports include trekking, hiking, camping, and rock climbing.

Tourist attractions: ancient temples, historical monuments, monasteries, waterfalls, museums, and sanctuaries

Places to visit: Tawang, Roing, Itanagar, Bomdila, Ziro, Bhalukpong, Pasighat, Namdapha National park, Sela pass

Cuisines: rice, fish, bamboo shoots, meat, and green vegetables

Best time to visit: summer (April to June)


Seven Sisters of India Nagaland
The hilly region in the North-East of India makes an amazing tourist destination. The serene atmosphere makes you unwind and relax. The exquisite landscape and beautiful sunrise elevate your spirits to a different plane. It is a perfect place for adventurous activities like trekking, jungle camping, and rock climbing.

Attractions: witness the colorful Naga Cultures at the Hornbill Festival, trek to the Dzoukou Valley, Hike the Japfu Peak, mountain biking, shopping in Naga bazaar, Kohima, and visit the Triple Falls.
Places to visit: Kohima, Dimapur, Mokochung, Wokha, Mon, Phek, and Kiphire

Cuisine: Ingredients: Bamboo Shoot, Axone (fermented soya bean), Anishi (Dry colocasia), and fermented Dry Fish

Dishes: Samathu, Aikibeye, Akini, Chokibo, boiled vegetables, Bush Meat/Dog meat, Zutho (rice Beer)

Best time to visit: summer March-May, winter October- March

Seven Sisters of India State TRIPURA: 

This state lies in the cozy lap of the Himalayas. It is a wonderland of natural beauty with its deep valleys, running streams, and rivers. It is a dream destination for nature lovers. Forest, breathtaking valleys, gorgeous waterfalls, and majestic mountains make Tripura a perfect place to unwind.

Attractions: boating to the Neer-Mahal, pilgrimage to Jagannath and kali Temple, Stroll through the Heritage Park, visit the glorious Ujjayanta Palace, and explore Unakoti.

Places to visit: Agartala, Dharmanagar, Udaipur, and Ambassa

Cuisine: Chauk (rice Beer), Berma (fermented and dried fish) Gudok (stuffed bamboo pipes), wahan (Pork item)

Best time to visit: October to May, but try to avoid the rainy season.

Seven Sisters of India Mizoram: 

The name Mizoram in local language is “The Land of the hill people”. The beauty of North-East India is unique and one has to visit this part of the country at least once in their lifetime. Mizoram is a dazzling treasure trove for the discerning travelers for its amazing array of cultures, festivals, dances, handicrafts, and rich flora and fauna. Mizoram is blessed with a splendid paradise that will leave you mesmerized with its natural beauty.

Best place to visit: Aizawl, Champhai, Lunglei, Serchhip, and Lawngtlai

Attraction: Vantawang Falls, mountain biking in Hmuifang Hill, trekking in the Virgin forests, caving in Khuangchera Puk, Dampa Tiger Reserve, and Mizoram state Museum

Best time to visit: November to March

Cuisine: Bamboo shoot fry, bai, chhum Han, Mizo Vawksa, paanch Phoron Torkari, Misa Mach Poora, and Koat Pitha

Let’s feel the warmth of Mother Nature and sway into the lap of a blissful paradise with these Seven Sisters of India State tours.

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