North-East India lie deep in the lap of easternmost Himalayan hills in north-eastern part of India. Connected to rest of India by merely 20 km of wide land (at Siliguri, West Bengal), the North-East India shares over 2,000 km of border with Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
States constituting the North East-India
Area: 2,55168 sq km
Population: 40 million. Brahmaputra valley land (of Assam) is the most populated, and houses almost half of population of North-East India.
Religion: Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity.
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR).
Hindi, English, Assamese, Garo, Jaintia, Khasi, Bengali, Mizo, Manipuri,
Nagamese, Lepcha, Limboo, Bhutia (Sikkimese), Bhutia (Tibetan), and several
other local dialects.
Culture and People:
The North-East India is home to varied number of tribal groups (almost 166). Each tribes has their own distinct culture, which gives them a unique cultural identity. Numerous of art forms and festivals of the region are intrinsic part of its rich culture and tradition. Many of festivals like Bihu, Jhum Cultivation, Ke Pemblang, Nongkrem, Durga Puja and Karchi Puja are some of the most important festivals, which are mirror to rich socio-cultural life of North-East India.
Dance forms like Garia, Bizu, Hai Hak and Manipuri are essential part of cultural and religious celebration of North-eastern tribes. Performed in groups, music and dance forms of North-east are fine feast for travelers to watch.