The Sentinel

7 fascinating facts about the Seven Sisters States in Northeast India

Feb 22, 2022
Tripura’s grand Neermahal Palace
Tripura was ruled by the Manikya dynasty for a long time and the grand Neermahal Palace was constructed by the former Tripura King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur. It’s a breathtaking palace, set right in the heart of Rudrasagar Lake and is a beautiful example of Hindu and Muslim style of architectures.
Tawang is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama
For those who don’t know, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. He was an unconventional man, who was noted for his love of wine and poetry.
Nagaland’s Dzukou Valley
Nagaland is spectacular and noted for its Dzukou Valley. People from near and far visit the state to witness the beauty of the rising sun from Dzukou Valley. This natural wonder is characterised by greenery, rare flowers, and vast expanse of natural beauty. Truly magical!
Mizoram is the leading bamboo producer in India and home to Blue Mountain
Mizoram is the leading producer of bamboo in India. The name Mizoram is derived from the words Mizo, the self described name of the native inhabitants, and Ram meaning land (land of the Mizos). Mizoram is also noted for its Blue Mountain or Phawngpui, which is the highest mountain range in the state.
Meghalaya, the wettest place on earth and living root bridges
No destination in India is as green as Meghalaya! The state is home to the wettest place on the planet, Mawsynram, and is also noted for its living root bridges which are unique to the world. These astounding bridges look absolutely magical and otherworldly.
Manipur, abode to world’s only floating lake and national park
The lesser-explored state of northeast India, Manipur is home to the only floating lake on earth, Loktak Lake. The lake here also comprises Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is a swamp made of biomass vegetation called phumdis.
Assam, home to the world’s oldest operating refinery
DigBoi in Assam is prized for being the world’s oldest operating refinery, which has been operating since 1901. Digboi is a town in Tinsukia district of Assam, where the British first noticed oil on the feet of the elephants returning from the forest. Later, they asked the local labourers to dig the land for oil and kept exclaiming, “Dig Boy, Dig”,’ and hence the name DigBoi.