15 FACTS ABOUT THE SEVEN SISTERS IN INDIASpirit Bohemian
The Seven Sisters of India, also called “Paradise Unexplored,” are actually seven states which are: Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya. These Seven Sisters are connected to mainland India through what we call Chicken’s Neck which is a thin land stretch which shares borders with Myanmar, Bhutan, Bangladesh and China.
These Seven Sisters of India boast rich biodiversity which Myers 2000 edition tagged is world’s one of 7 areas with richest biodiversity.
Assam is also famous for the world’s oldest refinery in Digboi which is operating since 1901. The story goes that the British first noticed oil under the feet of the elephants which were returning from the forest after hauling logs. The British exclaimed to the laborers digging for the oil, ‘Dig Boy, Dig!’ and that’s how the place got it’s name.
Khasi Girls – People coming from the North-East are often subjected to prejudice and discrimination. But did you know that Tripura and Mizoram are among the most-literate states of the country? In fact, Tripura surpassed Kerala in 2013 with a literacy rate of 94.65%.
Hornbill Festival, Kohima – The North-East region is the most musically active area in India. Music festivals like the famous Hornbill festival in Kohima abound all through the year. A variety of musical styles is showcased.
Tawang, in Arunachal Pradesh, is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso, an unconventional one known for his love of wine, women, and poetry. His poetry is widely read among Tibetans even today.
Manipur is home to the only floating park in the world. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is made of biomass vegetation called phumdis, floating on the surface of Loktak Lake, and is also the only home to the near extinct brow-antlered deer.
Manipur and Nagaland were the only two states where WW2 was actually fought in India. In 2013, the Battle of Imphal and Kohima were voted to be ‘Britain’s Greatest Battle’ by the British National Army Museum.