The Seven Sisters of India

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The seven sisters of India which consist of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram are most beautiful state of India.

The history of Seven Sisters of India is interesting and deep-rooted. There were initially three major states during independence. Assam was a huge state and Manipur and Tripura were princely states. Gradually rest of the 4 states were formed. Nagaland was formed in 1963, Meghalaya in 1972, and Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in 1987. The Seven Sisters of India have religious, ethnic and cultural diversities and have rich, assorted and interesting tribal cultures and traditions. .

Interesting Facts About The Seven Sisters Of India

  • The seven sisters of India majorly have international boundaries (Myanmar, Bangladesh, China and Bhutan).
  • Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest in India.
  • Loktak Lake, located in Manipur is India’s largest freshwater lake.
  • Mawsynram claims to have the highest average rainfall on Earth.
  • Mawlynnong in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in Asia.
  • India’s oldest oil refinery is located in Digboi, Assam.
  • Ahom Dynasty of northeast India is the biggest undivided dynasty of India, ruled the Ahom kingdom for nearly 600 years.

Festivals Celebrated In The Seven Sisters Of India

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Assamese girls in traditional attire perform Bihu dance during the Suwori Tribal festival in Boko, about 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Gauhati, India, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Traditional elephant fights, elephant races, horse races, tug of war and dances mark this festival which coincides with the Assamese Rongali Bihu, or the harvest festival of the northeastern Indian state of Assam. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Bihu is one of the most legendary harvest festivals of India, celebrated in Assam three times in a year. Magh Bihu is celebrated in January, Rongali Bihu in April, and Kati Bihu in October. Women wear colourful mekhlas—the traditional dress of Assam and dance to the tunes of drums while menfolk play drums and sing together.

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