North East India comprises of the seven sister states, Assam, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.Surrounded by China, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar. These seven states are some of the destinations in India that are extremely connected to their roots. Covered in over a third of forests, the north east is a beautiful destination to explore for backpackers, nature and adventure enthusiasts. From the Kaziranga national Park home to the One Horned Rhino and the Loktak Lake to the Nohkalikai Falls and the Living Root Bridges, the north east region of India is rich in flora and fauna, a lot of which is region specific too. Nestled among the Garo and the Khasi hills, these states of India are home to various tribes and people belonging to several ethnic backgrounds. These communities are yet so close and tightly bound to their traditions and ways of living that it is almost amusing to many. Here are 14 photographs of India’s north eastern states that will give you a tour of what these destinations look like! Also Read - Union Minister Sadananda Gowda Flouts Quarantine Rules at Bengaluru Airport; Says 'I’m Minister’

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Guwahati, Assam’s capital is one of the busiest cities of the north east

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Assam was the biggest north eastern state through the British Era

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Parts of it were then divided into Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland

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A large area of the entire north east is covered by dense forests

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There are several villages that are highly influenced by Buddhism

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Monasteries and gompas are intricately decorated

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Various tribes and communities are natives to the region

A trip to any of the seven sister states will show you a whole new side of India

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The north east is home to just about 4% of India’s population

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Food, lifestyle, culture… there is so much to learn about

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People here have been hunters, farmers and traders for centuries

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The most attractive aspect about the north east is its mere simplicity

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It’s a perfect get away from the crowded commercialized tourist destinations

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What more does one need than a serene place to relax!

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