Northeast India: Paradise Unexplored

The remotely located North-Eastern states of India commonly attributed as the seven sister states is a section that brims with hills and mountains, waterfalls and wetlands, wildlife reserves and national parks. North East India is a paradise unexplored and home to a list of natural wonders and a wide variety of rare and exotic flora…

Best things to do when in Guwahati

Guwahati sits on the southern banks of the Brahmaputra River, the nucleus of the city, set against the staggering beauty of the Nilachal hills. Guwahati is listed among the 100 fastest developing cities of the world and in India, it ranks as the fifth fastest growing city. Every time you visit Guwahati, you will notice…

Lush Green Tea Gardens of Assam

Hundreds of tourists wander across the elegant tea-garden pockets tucked away from the surrounding noise of the cities. Synonymous with India’s highest tea cultivating site, Northeastern states is renowned for its glorious coloured, rich and distinct malty flavoured tea. Assam has established a reputation for contributing 50% of India’s tea output. Assam tea is a…

The Whistling Village of Khongtong

The Khongtong village, remotely located in the eastern Khasi Hills of Meghalaya has a unique phenomenon which has given this place a special recognition. The inhabitants here follow a unique system of communicating with each other i.e. by giving each person a whistled tune instead of names. Popularly known as the whistling village’, this tradition…

The Unique Dialects of North east India

Northeast India has various ethnic groups who have their own individual dialects. Unlike other states, northeast states were not divided based on languages but on administrative convenience. The 75% of North East Indian languages belong to the four ancient language families, viz Indo-Aryan, Tibeto-Burman, Austro-Asiatic and Dravidian. According to the 1971 census, approximately 220 languages…