North-East Bharat

North-East region of India consists of the eight states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. North-East region has a subtropical climate that is influenced by the southwest and northeast monsoons. The Himalayas to the north, the Meghalaya plateau to the south and the hills of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur to the east, influences the climate. This region also receives heavy rainfall, with many places receiving an average annual precipitation of 2,000 mm, which is mostly concentrated in summer during the monsoon season. Cherrapunji, located on the Meghalaya plateau is one of the rainiest places in the world with an annual precipitation of 11,777 mm.

North-Eastern Region of India_img01

Temperatures in the North-East region vary by altitude with the warmest places being in the Brahmaputra and Barak River plains and the coldest at the highest altitudes with a permanent snow cover. It is also influenced by proximity to the sea with the valleys and western areas being close to the sea, which moderates temperatures. Generally, temperatures in the hilly and mountainous areas are lower than the plains which lie at a lower altitude. Summer temperatures tend to be more uniform than winter temperatures due to high cloud cover and humidity.

Northeast India is culturally rich, with numerous prominent temples, and known to be the one-stop destination to witness lush green nature and serene beauty of the mother earth.

Kamakhya Temple in Assam, Sri Govindajee Temple in Manipur and Nartiang Durga Temple in Meghalaya are a some of largest and significant temples in the Northeast region. Dimapur Kalibari in Nagaland, and Mahabali Temple in Manipur are other great religious destinations that attract lots of Hindu devotees.

Northeast region has a long association with Jainism, which makes it home to hundreds of Jain families living in peace and prosperity. Kohima Temple, in Nagaland, was established in 1920. Another famous Jain temple in the region is Dimapur Jain Temple with impressive architecture.

The beautiful and enlightened monasteries in the vivid states of the Northeast are located in Arunachal Pradesh, Gangtok, and Sikkim. The Tawang Monastery in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world that keep up its immense spirit among devotees. Phodong monastery, Lingdum monastery, Bomdila Monastery, and Pemayangtse Monastery are some of the major and most sought monasteries in the Northeast India.

Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib and Gurdwara Dam Dama Sahib in Assam are some of the famous Temples among Sikh devotees in the region.