3rd International Tourism Mart

Paradise unexplored – The North East India

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".



Shillong was the capital of Assam, but after the state was split as Assam and Meghalya meaning 'The abode of the clouds', it became the first capital of the newly formed State of Meghalaya. Located in undulating pine covered hills, the city has a milder climate than tropical India. The city center is 1496 meters above sea level. Shillong currently has a population of around 270,000. Home to several waterfalls, it is also known as the Scotland of East.      Read More...




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