North-East is one of the unexplored land of India. But what it has in store for the travellers, that no other place can offer. Being adventurous, nature magnified, thrilled, delighted; all you can be at the same time. This large part of the country will give you fantastic jungle treks, natural caves, pleasing cascades and more to your wanderness . Believe me, before dying if you don’t explore North-East India then definitely you didn’t used your one precious life to explore this beautiful earth. Exploring North-East India is like experiencing heaven on earth. Before you start reading this article, let me tell you; there are lot more to North-East India than what you are going to read here. This article is just an introductory start for all the North-East India explorers.
1. Arunachal Pradesh
Shungatser lake( Madhuri lake), Gorichen peak, Subansiri rafting, Nuranang falls, Sela pass, River rafting in Sian, Tawang monastery and much more. These are some of the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh is also known as the Orchid state of India and one of the largest state in Seven Sister States. It contains one of the highest proportion of Tibetan Buddhist in India.
You must have heard about Assam tea, Assam silk. It’s not only famous for these but also for one-horned rhinoceroses, the state animal of Assam. Found at one of the best National Park of India- Kaziranga. Places in Assam where you can actually enjoy are Talatal ghar, Sibsagar, Bihu(Cultural Festival), Charaideo, Khwairamband bazar, Singda Dam, Majuli- One of the largest river Island in world and more.
The best time to visit Manipur is from October to February. You will get a moderate weather, not much hot or not much humid too. The theatre, sculptures, cultural festivals are add ons to enjoy while you travel to Manipur. The Loktak lake is the largest lake in North-east India, which is famous for floating phumdis over it. More you can get delighted by visiting- Dzukou valley at Senapati for trekking, Polo ground, Three months art gallery and much more.
Though it’s the very small part of India, but it contains highest concentration of tribal people in India than in any other state. For Domestic and International tourist there are different requirements for obtaining permit. You need to obtain inner line permit under the special permit before you start exploring Mizoram. Mizoram is known as bird watchers destination and known for its flora and fauna.Reiek mountain, Phawngpui National Park, Tamdil lake, Solomon’s Temple, Aizawl and much more are there to enjoy.
This hilly state is home to tribal cultures and other religious groups where you can enjoy some of the best cultural festivals of India. Some of the best place that you can enjoy here are- Ujjayanta palace- the largest palace of North-east India, Neermahal- Melaghar, Heritage park stage- Agartala, Jagannath Temple,,Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Gedu Miar Maszid and more. Unakoti- Tripura is a profusion of rock cut carvings and stone images, which you will find in Unakoti.Forest department has created some eco park for tourist, you can take a look in these places too- Manu, Baramura, Ambassa.
Sikkim, a place where your wanderness, just can’t take rest. You can reset all of your faded life with sprinkles of nature. Kanchenjunga- the third largest mountain in world, a part of it lies in sikkim only. Sikkim is home to many buddhist monasteries, like- Rumtek,Pemayangtse, Phodong are some of the Monasteries you can visit. Alpine meadows, glaciers,wildflowers are few things which you can enjoy as an add on. Goecha la,Sandakfu- are treks to explore the jungle. Yumthang valley, Ravangla, Tsomgo lake- add these to you travel diary of Sikkim.
Meghalaya is known as the wettest state of India, because of its climatic conditions its an ideal place for the growth of the rubber trees. And the roots of rubber trees are so strong that its has been used to build bridges, known as living root bridges. You can enjoy camping under these bridges. Meghalaya is popular for natural caves, trekking and other sightseeing; which you can enjoy with camping under the bridge for eclectic experience. Cherrapunji is one of the famous tourist attractions in all over North-east India. And honestly, it’s a must visit place in Meghalaya. Nokrek National Park, Nohsngithiang Waterfalls,Jaintia Hills, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View, Mawsynram are some more serene places you can visit in Meghalaya.
This mountainous state of North-east India, celebrates every festival of different tribes’ culture. The best festival that you can enjoy here is the Hornbill festival, celebrated in first week of December every year. Beside festivals, you can enjoy the highest peak of Nagaland- Japfu peak. If you are looking for trek in Nagaland then Japfu peak is best. The beautiful Dzukou Valley, Unakoti hills,Touphema Village- if you want to know the about Nagas in deep, then do visit here. It’s just 40 km away from Kohima, the capital. Moreover, Neermahal,Ujjayanta palace are there for your sightseeing purpose.
So, these were all about the North-east India’s’ states. This is just an Introduction on where to travel in North-east India , follow us to know more about it.