North East India popularly known as the North East (NE), comprises the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim and is geographically situated in the North East corner of India.
The North East shares the international boundaries of India with China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar. The rich natural beauty, serenity and exotic flora and fauna of the area are invaluable resources for the development of eco-tourism. The region is endowed with diverse tourist attractions and each State has its own distinct features.The attractions are scattered over the entire region and are largely located in remote areas within highly fragile environments. These attractions and the people of the Region constitute rich tourism resources. The facilities for stay, food, shopping and entertainment are improving tremendously.
To highlight the tourism potential of the North East India in India's key source markets, , the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is organizing an International Tourism Mart from 13th – 15th October 2014 at Shillong, Meghalaya. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, Shillong is known as "Scotland of the East".