India's North East called the land of the seven sisters is a region that can be best described as virgin, wild, and untouched by modernization taking place elsewhere in the world. It is a region guarded by mountains, the only passage to enter from the rest of India is a narrow stretch of land some 30 km wide called the Siliguri Corridor. Beyond this corridor lies the seven sister states of North-Eastern India, each state more beautiful than the other, each with its own cultures and beliefs, each having its own charm. To compare them is unwise, and to travel there is an experience of a lifetime! Due to the region's inaccessibility, nature thrives here offering pure clean air, glistening waters, and rich natural habitat.
There is great religious and ethnic diversity within the seven states. The people of the North-East live a very simple life with all the tribes and cultures living in harmony with their environment, and nature plays a very big role in their survival. Around 60 – 70 percent of the population is predominantly tribal, and they carry a lot of resemblance to many Tibeto-Burman, Mongolian and Austro-Asiatic cultures. Christianity and Hinduism are the other dominant beliefs. A trip to North-East remains incomplete if one doesn't witness these many distinct tribes.
The sub-tropical climate along with a lot of monsoon rains has helped create one of the last remaining great wildernesses of India in this region. The rainforests of the North-East are a treasure trove of ecological diversity, boasting a very diverse range of mammals such as the One Horned Rhinoceros, Elephants, Tigers, and Leopards, besides various reptiles, abundant bird life, and enchanting flora. The countless National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of the North-East leave a traveler confused as to where to begin. And then, there is always a chance of discovering a new species of animal, plant, or insect, and getting a chance to name them according to your wishes.
The great valleys of the mighty Brahmaputra river mesmerize a traveler at first glance, taking him back in time, allowing him to shed all his burdens and just relax and connect with the planet. The rapids of this mighty river upstream in the Himalayan Landscape are supposedly one of the very best spots in the world to test your mettle at white water rafting. The Tea-Gardens of Assam give the region a laid-back feel, where one can sip on one of the best teas in the world, and do nothing else but gaze out at all the surrounding greenery.
Rapids and rivers, Himalayan mountains on 3 sides, forests echoing with the voices of the creatures, tribal people living in perfect harmony with nature, fishing, sweet aroma of tea in the air, Golden Mahseer to river Dolphins, North East is indeed a paradise waiting to be explored.