NORTHEAST INDIA ~
A COLORFUL RIOT OF FASCINATING FESTIVALS
North East India, commonly known as the “Seven Sisters” comprises of seven states- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. Each state is unique and culturally rich in its own way. A traveller’s paradise, with picturesque hills and green meadows, the states provide a vast scope for angling, boating, river rafting, trekking and hiking. All the above states are scarcely populated and are mainly full of tribal population. The people of these states are always on a celebration spree. The festivals are celebrated round the year with lots of dance and music. Some festivals celebrate the harvesting season and some are celebrated for worshipping the god. To start with, in all the festivals, people clean and decorate their houses. Preparations of special festive dishes are first offered to various deities. These festivals are celebrated by all irrespective of any religion. All these festivals highlight the region's rich indigenous culture combined with folk songs, tribal dances, cuisines and handicrafts.
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