Explore the Unexplored, Hear the Unheard and Experience the Distinctive – This is exactly what Impulse Social Enterprises wants to promote as part of its tourism and travels initiative in North East India!
India is host to diverse cultures, languages and traditions. Based on the geographical locations, even physical attributes of Indians vary. It is this diversity, which puts India on the map as one of the popular travel destinations in the world. However, that being said, the North East region of India comprising of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Assam have been unequivocally bequeathed with culture that is unparalleled in India in terms of its history, indigeneity, traditional practices, gastronomy, religious beliefs amongst many others. For instance, in a village called Syntein which is located deep in the interior in East Khasi Hill District, Meghalaya, there exists an unusual tradition where men play the role of mid-wives during pregnancy of women. This is just one fascinating example of what Meghalaya and the other North East states have to offer to the ever growing curiosity of humans to explore beyond their cultural realms.
The objective behind this soon-to-be-launched venture is to add to the diversified livelihood portfolio of the communities and tribes of the North East. This can be a key for risk management of village households, in terms of providing additional income to the family. Moreover, Empower Travels believes in bridging the gap between mainland India and the Northeast, by facilitating homestay and ecotourism which can encourage sensitivity and understanding towards the culture and people of the region.