Are you tired of visiting the same old beaches and hill stations and carving an adventure that takes you on off-beaten paths?
The perfect recipe with the right amount of ingredients like adventure, fun, entertainment, and heritage, and what you are looking for lies in the seven states of North East India.
It consists of some of the most beautiful destinations with majestic hills and captivating cultures worth exploring. This region of India is like an unexplored gem that boasts a diverse range of natural and cultural attractions.
With its lush green hills, glistening lakes, and cascading waterfalls, the region offers a perfect respite from the scorching summer sun. All the states in the northeastern region are blessed with nature’s bounty.
Many of the places to visit in the Northeast region still retain their rustic charm offering plenty to see and do for those looking for an offbeat travel experience. Assam, the most populous state of the region is a perfect blend of historical sites, age-old temples, and rich biodiversity.
Arunachal Pradesh bordering China is characterised by its peaceful lifestyle, warm hospitality, and the many monasteries serving as centres for spirituality. Meghalaya, right next to Assam, houses natural and artificial marvels such as the Living Root bridges and Mawlynong, the cleanest village in Asia respectively.
Conclusion: Explore each of the seven states with the Northeast Packages as they feature several hidden gems that a traveller can fathom. Some of these tourist places are major visual treats that are suitable for every type of tourist and traveller.
Embark on a journey with the Gangtok Tour to the capital of Sikkim -Gangtok. It is located at a height of 1650 m above sea level. The town during its bright sunny days offers spectacular magical views of Mt.Kanchenjunga at a distant skyline. The enchanting hill station is nestled in mountains and clouds and is also a base for a lot of treks to the Himalayan ranges. Gangtok is abundant in natural beauty and has various natural attractions such as Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri Falls, and Tashi Viewpoint. Col de Nathula was part of the ancient Silk Road between India and Tibet. Located at an altitude of 14,410 feet it feels like an adventure to drive through steep and slippery slopes. It is dotted with panoramic and breathtaking views of the encompassing surroundings. Hanuman Tok located at an altitude of 7,200 feet is a decades-long Hanuman temple and is one of the most famous places to visit in Gangtok. It offers breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga range; it is visited by tourists throughout the year for its serene atmosphere and breathtaking views.
Sikkim is an alluring state in northeastern India and is known for its enchanting landscapes, rich culture, and spiritual tranquillity. It is nicely tucked away and beautifully landlocked with immense natural beauty and it has all the components which would soothe you from the tiredness of vigorous day-to-day activities. It is known for its unique varieties of flora and fauna which can be seen embodied through its National Parks. The most popular among them is the Khangchendzonga National Park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers an area of 1784 sq. km. This high-altitude national park in Yuksom is known for its exotic animal species such as the Red Panda, Snow Leopard, and Great Tibetan Sheep. The park also has several bird species like the Black-necked Crane, Grey Peacock, and Himalayan Snow Cock can easily be spotted. Gurudongmar Lake is one of the offbeat destinations to visit in North Sikkim. The lake holds a sacred significance for Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs. It is believed that God Padmasambhava placed his hands on part of the lake, since then that part of the lake stopped freezing even in winter.
Arunachal Pradesh is an amazing destination with picturesque mountains, unexplored passes, tranquil lakes, and famous monasteries. It is bordered on the south of Assam and the west by Bhutan, on the north and northeast by China, and on the east by Myanmar is also known as the “Orchid State of India” or the “Paradise of the Botanists”. More than five hundred species of birds have been recorded to be found in this state, many of which are highly endangered and restricted to this state. Ziro is the cradle of the tribal group Apa Tani and has a balmy climate. Besides that, this quaint old town is famous for its hills and rice fields. The climate of Ziro is mild throughout the year, making it comfortable to travel all year round. Tawang is located at a height of 3048m and is known for many important and beautiful monasteries. It is also the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso.
Nestled in North East India is the treasure trove called Assam. It is known for its diverse history and natural beauty. Assam is also known as the land of “Blue Hills” and “Red River”. The state is home to dense forests, mighty rivers, and acres and acres of tea plantations. It is home to the one-horned rhino, the state is one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the entire world. Assam is the gateway to the enchanting and unexploited northeastern part of the country. It shares international borders with both Bangladesh and Bhutan. Guwahati, the largest city, is known as the city of temples and is home to Maa Kamakhya Devi Temple. It is one of the most sacred temples for Hindus. Another highlight of the state is Majuli, which is the largest river island in the world and is popular for its eclectic Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture. Located near the Dibru River is Dibrugarh city, and is known as the Tea City of India.
The “abode of clouds” Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in North-East India. It is well known for Cherapunjj, the wettest place as it receives maximum rainfall in the world. Meghalaya enchants you with its hills, valleys, caves, and waterfalls which when combined with beautiful clouds give it a very serene, beautiful look. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and is the most urbanised area of the state. It has a lot of British influence which is evident from the abundant British architecture. It lies surrounded by magnificent hills and lakes therefore it has been crowned as Scotland of the East. The Living Double-Decker Root Bridge is a famous attraction in Cherrapunji, where hiking and trekking activities are offered to tourists. Do not forget to visit Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong, where every street corner has a bamboo dustbin to ensure nature-friendly disposal of trash.
Conclusion: Situated among the many hilltops and scenic valleys, the best places to visit when travelling to North East paints a picture that you need to see to believe.