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.
Small but Beautiful
Sikkim is a landlocked Indian statelocated in the Himalayan mountains. The state is bordered by Nepal to the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Regionto the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south.
Population (2011): 610,577
Official language: Nepali (which is its lingua franca), Sikkimese, Lepcha, Tamang, Limbu, Newari, Rai,Gurung, Magar, Sunwar and English.
Admission to Indian Union: 15 May 1975
Religion: Predominant religions are Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism.
By Air: The airport located nearest to Sikkim is Bagdogra Airport of West Bengal which is only 124 Kms away from Gangtok.
By Rail:New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri are the two rail stations nearest to Sikkim located in West Bengal. NJP is 125 Kms and Siliguri is 114 Kms from Gangtok and is well connected to all the major cities.
By Road: The lifeline of Sikkim, which is National Highway 31A connects gangtok with Siliguri and this picturesque highway runs through the lush green forests along the bank of river Teesta on one side and sky touching mountain ranges of Eastern Himalaya on other side. This unique ride of almost two hours will gives you the opportunity to enjoy the valley carpeted with numerous wild flowers.
- Nathula Pass
- Gurudongmar Lake
- Tsomgo Lake
- Buddha Park
- Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
- Himalayan Zoological Park
- Mountain Tours, Treks & Travels