Cities of North East India
is one of the country’s newest states with its capital at Shillong. For
long a summer retreat of the British, the beautifully kept golf course and several
English country cottages testify to another influence besides the local one. Beautiful
lakes and falls, hillside cottages, a large university, and the popular Bara Bazar
are quaint aspects of this town. General
Info. Altitude :
1496 mts. Climate
(deg C) :
Summer - Max 23.3, Min 15 ; Winter
- Max 15.6, Min 3.9. Season :
Throughout the year.
How to Go there Air
Nearest airport Borjhar (Guwahati), 129 kms from Shillong, is connected
with Calcutta. Umroi Airport, 31 km from Shillong, is also connected by Vayudoot
with Calcutta. Rail :
Nearest Railhead is Guwahati (103
kms). Road :
By road Shillong to Calcutta-1184 kms,
Darjeeling-690 kms, Gangtok-692 km, Guwahati-103 km, Kaziranga-294 km, Aizwal-430
km, Siliguri-578 kms, Manas-273 kms, Agartala-499 kms, Kohima-469 kms, Itanagar-481
kms etc. Local Transport :
are available on negotiable rate according to distance.
described as a Jewel of India lies south of Nagaland & North of Mizoram. It
shares the international boundary with myanmar on the western & Southern side.
Legand has it that the discovery of Manipur was the result of delight
that the gods took in dancing. Still practiced today, is a classical dance form
marked by graceful & Restained movements and delicate hand gestures known
as Manipur Manipur is a mosic of tradition and cultural patterns, best represented
by its dance forms. The Lai-haraoba a traditional stylised dance is a ritual dance
for appeasing gods and goddess. The Lai-haraoba festival is generally celebrated
between April and May.
The raas songs and dances express the Leelas
(sports) of Lord Krishna as a child with Gopis of Brindvan and depict their yearning
for communion with the lord. The tribal dances of Manipur are the expression of
love, creative and astheticism of the tribal people of the state. Manipuris were
earlier recognised as skillfull warriors and still practice the arts of wrestling
sword fighting and martial arts. Songol kangjej (manipur Polo) is the principal
sport of the state, for polo is belived to have originated here.
on the high hills of North Eastern corner, Mizoram is a storehouse of natural
beauty with its endless variety of landscape, hilly terrains, meandering streams
deep gorges, rich wealth if flora and fauna. Flanked by Bangladesh on the west
and Myanmar on the east and south, Mizoram occupies an importance strategic position
having a long international boundary of 722 Kms.
Mizoram is a mountainous
region which became the 23rd State of the Union in February 1987. It was one of
the districts of Assam till 1972 when it became Union Territory. Sandwiched between
Myanmar in the east and and south and Bangladesh in the west. General
Information : Location :
Latitude 210 58' &
24o 35' N
Longitude 92o15' & 93o 29' E Area :
Area : 21,087 Sq Kms
North - South : 277 Kms
East - West : 121 Kms
Inter State Border :
» With Assam - 123 Kms
With Tripura - 277 Kms
» With Manipur - 95 Kms International
» With Myanmar - 404 Kms
» With Bangladesh -
318 Kms Temperature :
11 degree - 21oC in winter
degree - 30oC in summer Average Rainfall :
250 per annum
as a tourist destination corresponds to a world of pleasant contrasts and excitement.
Each place of the state has something celestial and amazing diversity to offer.
Journey through this land is bound to stir up your mind and stimulate you to see
more, learn more. Many call it a land of magic and ethreal. Some call it a green
paradise. As the most vibrant part of the North Eastern India, Assam combines
so many and such varied passions and beauties that one has to take a pause atleast
for its praise. People have always been drawn here. It is a wonderful place to
live in and to celebrate the colourful festivals of all seasons. Location:
Situated between 90-96 degree East Iongitude and 24-28 degree North latitude,
Assam is bordered in the north and east by the kingdom of Bhutan and the state
of Arunachal Pradesh. Along the south lies Nagaland, Manipur and to athe extreme
south lies Mizoram. Meghalaya lies to her southwest, West Bengal and Bangladesh
to her west. Season
Assam dwells in different moods at different points of time. She
has four well-defined seasons, summer, monsoon, winter and spring. Winter season
is from October to March and Spring starts from April. This is the best time to
visit Assam. A mild and moderate climate never given to extreme cold or heat,
is the main feature of Assam's climate.
Pradesh stands as a guard on the north easternmost part of India. It borders Myanmar
on the east, Bhutan in the west and China in the north and North East. On the
south the State shares interstate boundaries with Assam and hills of Nagaland
in the south-east. Part of Eastern Himalayan ranges, it covers an area of 83,743
Sq.Kms. the largest amongst North Eastern States. The forest cover of the State
is about 82% of total area. Most of the terrain is hilly and flat land available
is about 4,450 Sq.Km.
The Climatic conditions vary from sub-tropical to temperate depending upon the
topography and altitude of the area. The hot and humid lower belt of foothills
records a maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius in summer while in the middle
belt cooler micro thermal climate is experienced. The high altitude upper belt
resembles the alpine climate with large areas experiencing snowfalls during winter.
The average rainfall per year is little above 3,000 mm People
It has the thinnest population density in the country of 13 persons per Sq.Kms.
The total population is 10.96 lakh (2001 Census). The indigenous people of Arunachal
Pradesh are tribes with rich and glorious heritage4 of arts and crafts. The state
has 26 major tribes and a number of sub-tribes having their own ethos, dialects
and cultural identities. Each tribe has its own enchanting folk songs and colourful
traditional dances, which present a unique scenario of unity in diversity. Their
colourful festivals are manifestation ot their faiths and beliefs. Though the
people1 speak their own dialect, Hindi and Assamese are also widely spoken and
used in communication with non-Ani nacha lees. The literacy rate is 54.74% and
English is the4 official language.