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Source: Nameri National Park
The north eastern states which comprises Assam,Arunanchal Pradesh, Manipur,Mijoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland,Tripura, and Sikkim has immense tourism potentiality. But this region was not at the tourism map of india because of the insurgent groups which were active in this region in the nineties. But now the scenery is quite different because of the peace talks with the issurgent groups initiated by the cooperation of government, individuals as well as the insurgents too.Now those days are past. From the last decade it becomes a favorite tourist destination. its vivid scenic beauty, diverse ethnic taste, and cultural diversity makes it a place of tourist interest. Before giving tourism highlights of the north eastern states let us see some basic facts about the region.
|Area: 262,230 km2 (101,250 sq mi)|
|Population density: 148 /km2 (380 /sq mi)|
|Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)|
|States and territories: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura|
|Largest cities (2008): Guwahati, dimapur, Agartala, Shillong, Aizawl,|
|Official languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Manipuri, Nepali|
|Languages Spoken : Hindi, English, Assamese, Garo, Jaintia, Khasi, Bengali, Mizo, Manipuri, Nagamese, Lepcha, Limboo, Bhutia (Sikkimese), Bhutia (Tibetan), and several other local dialects|