There are *Eight states* in Northeast:
Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland.
There are nearly *220 languages* spoken in the Northeast, It is a mix of Tibetan, South-east Asian and East Indian Cultures.
Northeast is the only part of India that the *Mughal Empire could not conquer
The *Ahom Dynasty*, which ruled the Northeast for 600 years, is the longest unbroken Dynasty in Indian history.
The world's largest river island, the *Majuli* and the world's smallest river island, *Umananda* both are in the Northeast.
Seven prominent National Parks* of India are located in Northeast.
*Shillong* is considered as the Rock Capital of India.
*Mawsynram* in Meghalaya holds the Guinness World Record for being the Wettest Place on Earth.
*Sualkuchi* in Assam is one of the World's largest weaving villages where the entire population is engaged in weaving Silk Fabrics.
*Mugs*, the Golden Silk of Assam, is not produced anywhere else in the World.
It is the cleanest region in India. *Mawlynnong* in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in *entire Asia*.
70% of the country's *Orchids* are found in Northeast.
Mizoram and Tripura are among the states with the highest *Literacy* rate in India.
There is *no Dowry* culture in entire Northeast.
The Land of Red Rivers & Blue Hills
Located south of the eastern Himalayas, Assam (Asom, Axom) comprises the Brahmaputra Valley and the Barak river valleys along with the Karbi Anglong and the North Cachar Hills with an area of 78,438 km². Assam is surrounded by six of the other: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Meghalaya. Geographically Assam and these states are connected to the rest of India via a strip of land in West Bengal called the Siliguri Corridor or "Chicken's Neck". Assam shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh; and cultures, peoples and climate with South-East Asia. Assam became a part of the British India after the British occupied the region following the First Anglo-Burmese War of 1824–1826.
Established: 1912 (Assam Province - British India), 15 August 1947
Population (2011): 31,169,272
Official language: Assamese
Weather & Rainfall
Summer: 35-38°C and Winter: 6-8ºC
Assam experiences high rainfall and humidity - afternoon thunder showers are a common occurrence during monsoons - and early morning fog in winter is also common.
The Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati is well connected by air to most of the metros in the country. Jet Airways, Indigo airlines, spice jet, Kingfisher red, and Jetlite airlines connect Guwahati to Delhi, Kolkata, and the major cities of India.
By Rail: A convenient Indian Railways network runs through out the state connecting major Indian cities with Assam. There are train services from Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Trivandrum.
By Road: A good network of National Highways and other roads connect Assam to all prime cities of India.
- Kaziranga National Park
- Kamakhya Temple
- Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple
- Uma Nanda Temple