The northeastern part of India has managed to surprise the crowd in many aspects, be it culture, diversity, or beauty. We bring to you some of the most interesting and lesser known facts about the northeast region, which also happens to be one of the best tourist places in Northeast India. So put on your reading glasses and get ready to knock your socks off!
(1) Longwa Village in Nagaland, where you can be at two places at once
Experience the joy of hopping borders without a visa. The village lies half in India and half in Myanmar; the international border actually passes through the village chief’s house. The chief known as the Angh rules over 70 villages and has 60 wives. Some people have their bedrooms in Myanmar and their kitchen in India. Visit this place to experience more mind-boggling facts.
Longwa village in Nagaland
(2) A ghost soldier guards the border in Sikkim
Would you believe if we say that the Indo-China border in the state of Sikkim is being guarded by a ghost soldier? Yes, you heard it right. Late sepoy Harbhajan Singh passed away on October 4 1964 while patrolling at Nathu La Pass. After his last rites, he visited his fellow soldier in dreams, saying that his watch on the border isn’t over yet and he would continue to serve the nation even after his death. After a while, the officials granted him special status and he was given a retirement when it was due and made a shrine in his memory. The shrine is now a major tourist attraction of Sikkim.