North East India States
The eight North East Indian States are shown in the list below. Clicking on any of these Eastern and North Eastern States of India will take you to a short description of that State
Map showing all the eight North East States of India
The location of the North East Indian States within the main map of India is shown as the darker area in the small map here. This portion of the map is enlarged in the map below to show in greater detail all the eight North East States of India, namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
Hotels in North East India
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List of Hotels in the Capitals of North East Indian States
Here are links to Hotels in each of the Capital Cities of North East Indian States
Tourist places in North East States of India
Here below are the details of each of the eight States in the North East of India
Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh State. Foreigners and Indians from other States require a visitor's permit from the tourism department of India to enter the State. This is due to the region being politically sensitive because China disputes the border between India and China along the Arunachal Pradesh Region. There is another version of why the permit is required and that is the permit needed for people to enter Arunachal Pradesh has nothing to do with China, but it was introduced to protect the native local people and its resources from being exploited by outsiders (including people from other states of India).
Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, is the usual landing spot of tourists to Arunachal Pradesh.Places of interest in Itanagar are the 15th century Ita-fort from which the city gets its name, the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum with its rich display of the tribal culture of the state, The Buddhist Temple 'Buddha Vihar' which was inagurated by the Dalai Lama, Ganga Lake (Gyaker Sinyi), the State Museum and Polo Park.
The Buddhist Monastry or Gompa in Tawang known locally as 'Galden Namgyal Lhatse', is the second largest in the world, the biggest being in Lhasa in Tibet. The Chinese claim Tawang to be a part of Tibet and thus belongs to China, even though under the 1914 treaty between British India and Tibet, the 'McMahon Line' was drawn as the new boundary between British India and Tibet, and Tibet relinquished rights to the territory of Tawang to British India and thus to India now.
Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh has about 600 native species of Orchids out of the total of about 1000 species native to India. So the claim that arunachal Pradesh is the Orchid paradise of India is genuine. The Orchid Research Centre Tipi in Arunachal Pradesh has what is considered as Asia’s largest Orchidarium, a green house for Orchids with controlled environment. The Tipi Orchidarium has on display about 1000 varieties of Orchids. New species are being brought out in the tissue culture labs of this super place for Orchids. For an Orchid lover it is worth travelling to Arnuchal Pradesh just to visit the Tipi Orchid Center and buy as many varietys of Orchids as he or she possibly can.
State of Assam is a world leader in the production of tea since more than a hundred years and produces about 25 percent of the world's tea. Guwahati is the Capital and is on the banks of the Brahmaputra River and surrounded by hills, forests and large wetlands making it a picturesque city. The Kaziranga National Park in Assam, a World Heritage UNESCO site, has the largest population in the world of the one horned rhinoceros.
The city of Imphal is the capital of Manipur State. all foreign nationals need to get a Restricted Area Permit for entry into Manipur.
The capital of Meghalaya State is Shillong. Megalaya has a small airport at Umori, about 40 km from Shillong. Meghalaya has some of the thickest forests in the country and has 2 National Parks and 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries. Meghalaya has an estimated 500 natural limestone and sandstone caves spread over the entire state including most of the longest and deepest caves in the sub-continent. Cavers or Cave Explorers, also known as ‘spelunking’, come from all parts of the world to explore these caves. Cherrapunjee town in Meghalaya is world famous as having the highest rainfall or the wettest place on earth and is a popular tourist spot.
Aizawl city is the capital of Mizoram. Unlike Neighboring states, Mizoram is considered the safest State in Northeast India. Mizoram has only one airport, Lengpui Airport, near Aizawl and this Airport can be reached from Kolkata. Mizoram is famous for its Bamboo and about 40% of India's 80 million tonnes of Bamboos which are used for making paper, bamboo charcoal for fuel, pressed wall panels, etc.
The Central belt of India consists of the States of Gujarat and Maharashtra to the West, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh ah in the centre and Orisa on the East.
Nagaland State capital is Kohima and the largest city is Dimapur. The rare bird, The Great Indian Hornbill, is a native of this state. At the time of writing this, all foreign nationals need to get a Restricted Area Permit for entry into Nagaland and this permit can be obtained at the time of applying for Indian Visa. There is an Airport in Dimapur with flights from Kolkata and Guwahati. Dimapur is also well connected by Rail. These are troubled areas and best kept away by foreigners.
State of Sikkim is in the foot hills of Himalaya. The only way to enter Sikkim from rest of India is by road since it is a land locked state and not yet connected by a Railway line . Gangtok is the Capital and an Airport near Gangtok is expected to be ready by 2011.
Agartala is the capital of Tripura State. Tripura State in North-East India, is the third smallest State of India. Tripura is bounded by Bangladesh on three sides, North, South, and West. On the East it is bounded by States of Assam and Mizoram. The main languages are Bengali and Kokborok.
Tripura is landlocked and the terrain is mostly hilly with altitudes from 15 to 940 M above mean sea level. Tripura climate is tropical with plenty of rainfall during the monsoons. Tripura has many rivers including the Manu River which originates here.
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