Land of the hill people or Mizoram is the 23rd state of India. It has the distinction of being the second least populous state of the country. About 20 major hills and peaks range across the length and breadth of the state. It has the highest percentage area covered by forests amongst the Indian states. The Vantawng Falls are the 13th highest waterfalls in the country.
Far from the madding crowd, Tripura is among the oldest princely states of India and is home to 19 indigenous tribes. Nobel Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore penned eternal lines about Tripura: “When the woodlands of Tripura have sent out invitations to their floral feast through their courier of the south wind, I have come as a friend.”
Literally meaning “jeweled land”, the picturesque beauty of Manipur inspired Mrs. St Clair Grimwood (the author of “My three years in Manipur” in 1891) to describe the state as “a pretty place more beautiful than many show places of the world”. Even Late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, described Manipur as the “jewel of India”.