India’s North East
The book India’s North East is published by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India which is a true traveller’s companion. The contents includes an introduction to the North East with specifications to Entry formalities, inner line permits &Do’s &Don’ts for the tourist & other 8 chapters covers in detail the 8 North Eastern states with beautiful pictures.
The first chapter welcomes us to Arunachal Pradesh – Mysterious Magical Mystical. Along with a map, Fairs &Festivals, Recommended Tourist circuits, Traditional crafts &Takstang monastery significance is highlighted with information given in a table. At the end of each chapter the requirements like accommodation, transportation are given along with phone numbers and room rent.
The second chapter- Assam-Home of Brahmaputra features a photograph of an aerial view of the region. special section about best season to visit the place finds place. Muga silk, mats, tea picker, temples, river cruise, national parks, adventure sports are the main attractions of this place &these are well explained.
The third chapter Manipur- graceful contours focuses about capital IMPHAL & covers major excursions of the spot. Ras Leela, the classical dance &other dances of these region are highlighted. Details of popular shopping outlets, games & martial arts were given.
The fourth chapter Meghalaya- many hues of nature draws attention towards Spread Eagle falls, Umiam lake, caves, wild life, &traditionally attired dancers.
The fifth chapter Mizoram-song bird of the North east, brings forth their handi crafts &handlooms along with the beauty of Mizo hills. Flora &fauna of the region has a special attraction for the tourist.
The sixth chapter Nagaland- vibrant traditions, welcomes with the historical city Kohima, serpentine dancers, laza instruments &the stunning Dzukou valley. The photographs are so eye catching & compels to witness the beauty in person. Naga shawls, the tribal instruments & Horn bill festival are the major cover of this chapter.
The seventh chapter Sikkim-just heaven starts with snow view of the region. Lamas, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Tsomgo lake, Enchey monastery, masked dancers, wall paintings & ornaments with dragon motifs are famous. Trekking, water sports, Heli-tours are unique to this place.
The eighth chapter Tripura- cultural synthesis is truly a place of tranquillity. Neermahal, bamboo forest, wood carving, temples, thatched roof hut, wildlife, fairs &festivals are real treat to eyes.
More over India tourism offices list is provided at the end of the book along with the over seas offices & few pages for traveller's note.