North East India Region
“The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of traditions, whose yesterday’s bear date with the moldering antiquities for the rest of nations – the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the world combined.” — Mark Twain
India, the largest democracy in the world has been fascinating millions of overseas tourists from last a few decades. North East Indian states are officially recognized as nature’s unexplored paradise. About 60% of total area covered by the states are forests. Nature’s richness flourish here with UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kaziranga National Park & Manas National Park, Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary and Namdapha National Park along with many other national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved forests. The region is also rich with petroleum and natural gas which serves one fifth of India’s total potential. Other major industries of the region include tea, silk. bamboo and handicrafts.
Above all, India’s North East is enriched with 130 major tribes and 300 sub tribal communities. Ethnic and linguistic differences among these tribes and sub-tribes differentiate all these states, thereby giving birth to a wide range of dialects, languages with varied culture and unique traditions. All communities and tribes pursue their respective unique culture, customs, traditions, life styles and festivals.
Arkaya Holidays, in this podium of “North East India Travel Blog: Stories on Wheels”, wishes you heartiest welcome to this less explored region on earth – “savour the holiday flavour”.