Here at Tripoto, we take pride in introducing the most beautiful nooks and corners of the world to avid travellers, so they may explore them firsthand. And today I want to reintroduce to you the fascinating 7 sisters of India. Still majorly unexplored, visiting the seven sister states of the north east India provides a very different experience than one usually gets while traversing the Indian mainland.
Which are these seven states? Why are they called seven sisters of India?
A famous Tripura journalist, Jyoti Prasad Saikia, had coined the term '7 sisters of India' during the course of a radio talk show in January 1972. It coincided with the inauguration of these seven contiguous states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. Saikia also wrote a book called 'The Land of Seven Sisters' later, and that's how the nickname caught on originally.
Although the seven sister states collectively only comprise about 7% of India's total land area, but the great ethnic and religious diversity makes them a must-visit at least once in a lifetime. Although there is political, social and economic resemblance amongst the states, but geographically each is gorgeous in its own way. And hence, what follows is fundamental information on each of the 7 sisters of India, so they may be visited separately or collectively, depending on the longevity of your plan.