Some mind bobbling facts about 7 sisters of India!
The Seven Sisters of India are actually seven states which are: Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya. Together they form the northeastern part of India. The cultures, traditions and lifestyle of these 7 states are a lot different from rest of the country may be that’s why these states are considered to be golden spot of the country. When we talk about the culture and beauty of India, we often neglect these states and the residents are left being discriminated by the rest of the country may be because of their looks- which is extremely shameful. But apart from these dark realities- the one glory of these princely states is that they can actually take you down through the trip of something you haven’t seen. The beauty of this place will capture the deepest corner of your heart and will leave you craving more.
In this article we will cover some of the unknown interesting facts about these states which will make you plan your next vacation definitely somewhere here!
Do you know that these Seven Sisters of India, which are least spoken in Indian textbooks boast richest biodiversity which, Myers 2000 edition tagged is world’s one of 7 areas with richest biodiversity.
The orchids are one of the prettiest flower and surprisingly 70% of the world’s orchid finds home to these states.
Northeast is the home for one-horned rhino or the Indian rhino. This animal is not found anywhere else in world.
These seven states partly excluding Arunachal Pradesh holds the third highest literacy rate from the rest of the country. Mizoram has the highest literacy rate of 91.3% and Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest rate of 65.4% in the last two censuses.
According to the 1971 census there are around 220 languages spoken in the north eastern states, which are all dominant like Bengali or Assamese. As such other languages comprise languages like Nepali, Manipuri or Meiteilon, Kokborok or Tripuri, Nagamese, Mizo, Khasi, Garo, Bodo, Karbi, Dimasa, Mishing and Apatani, Bishnupriya Manipuri language and Rabha.
This ethnic place holds 220 different ethnic groups! And an equal number of dialects in which Bodo form the largest indigenous ethnic group. Some of the major communities are Adivasi, Ahom, Biate, Bodo, Hajong, Monsang, Mizo and Ranglong.
Do you know that India is the second largest Tea producer of the world and surprisingly India has the minimum tea plantation if the northeast is excluded which means that without north east India is nowhere even close to being second largest tea producer. Approximately 52% of the total tea produced in India comes from the state of Assam. The state registered 652.95 million kilograms of tea production in the year 2015-16.
North east is the only place in India where the Mughals were unable to rule in their 200 years long ruling tenure. Many a time’s battles took place between the Mughal rulers and the Ahoms, and for a time they manage to capture some western part of the area but were soon outed by the Ahoms. And that’s how north east the only part in India where Mughals were unable to rule.
Ahom Dynasty! Did you have any idea that it is the only dynasty in history of entire India whose rule was longest unbroken rule? The dynasty lasted for a whopping 600 years starting from 1228 and ending in 1826 when the British managed to capture the Northeast.
You will be surprised to know that the cleanest village in whole of Asia is located in Northeastern state of Meghalaya! That village goes by the name Mawlynnong. And interestingly every villager there speaks English! Now isn’t this fascinating?
Meghalaya is the only state in India made of living tree roots bridges. Indian Rubber Trees with their strong, flexible roots together make up the most reliable bridges crossing over the river streams in the area.
The only floating park in the world, located in North East India is Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is located on and integral part of Loktak Lake. The park has rich amalgam of aquatic, wetlands and terrestrial ecosystem.
Mizoram is famous for Mautam, a deadly phenomenon which repeats every 48 years. It is a cyclic ecological phenomenon where the bamboo dies and regenerates from the seeds. The abundant supply of seeds results in a massive increase in rodent and insect population, which later spreads to crops, thus, causing famines. One of the recent famine caused by Mautam was recorded in the year 2006, where the villagers had suffered a shocking shortage of crop feeds.
Do you know that seven of the total India’s most prominent national parks are found in north east?
Surprisingly much different from the rest of the country, in north eastern states there is no dowry system at least not in any anti-feminist way. Where on one hand India is on the rise of dowry violence against women, north east is setting an all new example that too not from today but from centuries.
Now, isn’t these all facts fascinating? These definitely makes the north east region of India undeniably the best part of the country where one can find everything from scenic beauties to great people! So next time you plan a vacation, make sure you cart the place in your wish list.