Places to Visit in North East India
1. Places to Visit in Assam
|Lady Tea Pickers in Tea Garden, Assam|
The lush tea gardens of Assam are world renowned. Jorhat city has been given the title of the “Tea capital of the World”. Largest supplier of tea is one of the achievements of the state. There are almost 850 tea estates and 2500 tea gardens. Walk through the lush rows of shrubs. The smell of the fresh leaves also works magic on the senses.
Kaziranga National Park
|Kaziranga National Park in Assam|
The Kaziranga National Park in Assam is known for its population of one horned rhinoceros. Safari in the wilderness brings visitors’ close to wild beasts, birds some local and other migrants from as far as Siberia. The wilderness of the national park is perfect for thrilling adventures. There are numerous forest lodges and resorts that offer the perfect mix of relaxation and adventures.
|Kamakhya Temple in Assam|
The divine temple in Assam is dedicate to Kamakhya Devi. Kamrup-Kamakha as the place is popularly known is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India. According to legend Sati’s yoni (reproductive organ) fell here after her immolation when Lord Shiva was performing Tandav (dance of destruction). There is no idol here but a yoni structure is worshipped which is moistened by a natural spring. The temple draws pilgrims’ from all over the world.
Majuli River Island
|An exotic view of Majuli,Assam|
Manas National Park
|Manas National Park|
Manas National Park at the foothills of the Bhutan-Himalayas in the state of Assam has unique biodiversity and landscape. It is one of the first reserves of Project Tiger in 1973. A substantial population of Royal Bengal Tigers. In 1985, the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary was inscribed as World Heritage Site. The last species of Pygmy Hog survive in the wilderness of Manas and nowhere else in the world.
2. Places to Visit in Sikkim
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is a charming and picturesque town, straddling with striking houses spilling down the hillside. The city has a fusion of traditional customs and modern way of living which makes the place unique. It’s a beautiful town with all modern amenities that one can ask for. The city is the base, to plan trips to Tsgomo Lake and treks. Even the city life is charming. Delicious food, cheap drinks, amazing shopping bargains and relaxing ambiance.
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At an altitude of 14200 feet, the pass is located on the Indo-China border. The journey itself is an exhilarating experience, with mist covered peaks, zigzag roads and roaring waterfalls, the passage is simply amazing. Visitors are required to get a permit to visit the place. It was the route of the legendary Silk Route.
Lachen and Yumthang Valley
Pelling is rapidly becoming a popular tourist destination. At an altitude of 6800 ft, it’s the most excellent place to get a closest view of the world’s 3rd highest peak Mt. Kanchenjunga. Apart from the innate beauty of the place, other attractions are the Sanga Choeling Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery and the Khecheopalri Lake. A visit will be cherished.
3. Places to Visit in Meghalaya
Dawki is one of the most beautiful places of Meghalaya snuggled in the Jaintia Hills. Known for the Indo-Bangladesh border crossing, the place is much more than dat. It is blessed with surreal crystal clear blue green waters of Umngot Creek. Only a suspension bridge connects the two hills. A boat race is held every year on the month of February. The scenic beauty is a good place to relax in nature’s lap.
Mawlynnong is named the “Cleanest Village in Asia” by a travel magazine. Also dubbed “God’s Own Garden”, the village is an outstanding example of community-based eco-tourism. The locals have constructed a remarkable Sky View platform from bamboo atop the highest tree in the forest, nearly 80 feet up. It offers a bird’s eye view of the village and panoramic view across to Bangladesh.
4. Places to Visit in Arunachal Pradesh
Any tour of Arunachal Pradesh is not complete without visiting the state capital Itanagar. The city is replete with attractions. Visit the Ita Fort, an ancient monument belonging to 14th and 15th century. Natural treasures of Ganga Lake, pleasant scenery of lush forests and orchid gardens. Itanagar wildlife sanctuary which is home to various species. The museum has alluring relics of the tribal heritage of the state. Pleasant resorts and hotels pampers guests with a comfortable stay.
Bomdila is an ideal holiday getaway offering views of snow clad Himalayan mountain range at 8000 feet above sea level. Ideal for family outing, quiet place to romance in solitude and self-exploration, here there are options to spend a cherished time. Enjoy the arts and crafts scene as it is centre of tribal culture. Take home some beautiful souvenirs.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ziro is a blessed natural beauty. The Apatani Plateau offers the city blessed lush scenery. Trekking, camping are the most intriguing delights of the place. Ziro is also the gateway to a number of other attractive spots like Kardo Hills, Talley Valley, Talley Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. An international music event is organized every year. The rock music draws participants and audiences from all over the globe.
5. Places to Visit in Tripura
The capital city of Tripura, Agartala has the best allures of the state. The city is rich in natural beauty. The tribal and the state culture is well preserved in the museums. The wildlife sanctuaries are home to rare delights of the state. The glorious past and heritage of the state can be seen in their ancient temples, places and other monuments. Any tour of the state remains incomplete without a visit to the city.
Jampui hills is the highest hill range of the state. The eco-sphere of the region is blessed with rare species of flora, fauna and endemic species. Clouds creates a mystical and beautiful appearance. Trekking and safari of the hill range is incredible. The views of the panorama are blissful. In the month of November, during the Orange and Tourism Festival, crowds from all over the world reach the place.
Udaipur had been a glorious capital of Tripura. The city has heritage and culture that any visitor will love to explore. There are numerous ruined buildings, palaces and holy lakes scattered all over the city. Tripura Sundari temples is a significant temple of the place. The revered site is a famous Kali Temple where devotees come from all over the world.
Kailashahar is another important site of the treasured heritage of Tripura. Unakoti is the biggest allure of the place. Hundreds of rock cut sculptures lie scattered here. The mystical and revered ruins are the site of many religious festivals. An 11 feet ruined carving of Lord Shiva is one prominent allure. Other attractions are Choudoo Devotar temple, Lakhi Narayan Bari and lush tea estates.
6. Places to Visit in Mizoram
The capital city of Mizoram, Aizawl is the largest city of the state. Located at an altitude of 1132 meters above sea level overlooking valleys and hill ranges. Called the “Home of Highlanders”, it is blessed with cultural richness. The main attractions here are the Durtlang Hills, Bara Bazaar, Mizoram State Museum, and Solomon’s Temple.
The second largest city in the beautiful state of Mizoram, Lunglei is a palette of natural beauty, attractions and delights. Visit the stone bridge Lung-lei after which the city has been named. Apart from this there is the Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary home to the species inhabitaning in the amiable forest cover. The Saikuti Hall is a good place to get a glimpse of the intriguing heritage of the state. Artists exhibit their paintings and also conducts concerts and celebrations.
Kolasib is a small town in Mizoram. Having its own share of natural beauty and attractions of the state, the allure is the people. The population inhabiting the locales are of Mongolian breed with roots in Myanmar. Their culture, lifestyle, practices are exceptional. Feel the warm hospitality as you cross this place or take a stop.
7. Places to Visit in Manipur
The capital city of Manipur, Imphal is blessed with scenic beauty and wildlife. The game Polo originated here. Mentioned in the records of Second World War the city has witnessed two wars. It is clustered with numerous tourist places like Shree Govindajee Temple, the Kangla Palace, War Cemeteries, Ima Keithel; a bazaar run by the women folk only, Imphal valley, gardens, ancient relics, temples and monuments.
Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeast India, also called the only Floating lake in the world. Numerous phumdis float on its surface. Phumdis are heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matters at various stages of decomposition that have thickened into a solid form. They cover an extensive part of the lake area. These floating surfaces are sturdy ad are inhabited by rural fishermen.
Keibul Lamjao National Park
Keibul Lamjao National park is a unique treasure. Located on a floating island of Loktak Lake, it is home to a variety of animals and birds. It is home to the endangered Eld’s Deer or the Brow-antlered Deer, locally known as Sangai. Visit the park for a day tour and enjoy a rare ecosphere. The national park lies in Bishnupur district of Manipur.
8. Places to Visit in Nagaland
The capital city, Kohima is undoubtedly the most charming place to visit in Nagaland. The blend of the ancient and the modern has painted this town in an interesting. Kohima offers an insight into the life of the Angami tribe who predominate this region. The Japfu Peak, Pulebadze Peak, Tseminyu, Kohima War Cemetery, Naga Bazaar, Kohima Zoo, Kohima State Museum and Deputy Commissioner’s Bungalow are other places of interest for the tourists.
The lively district in Nagaland, home of the Ao tribe is known for rich hospitality, rich traditions and festivals. It is considered the cultural and intellectual capital of Nagaland. The village is known for the vivacious celebrations of festivals. The attractions comprise of Changkikong Range, Langpangkong, Fusen Kei and Mongzu Ki Caves, Changtongya, Longkhum Village, Longritzu Lenden Valley, Tangkum Marok Spring, Mokokchung District Museum, Mokokchung Park, etc.
Dotted with colorful orchards, carpeted with multi-hued flowers and fringed by hills and rivers, Wokha is a nature lovers’ paradise. The homeland of Lotha tribe, the rural life of Nagaland can be best enjoyed here. The land abounds in natural bounty of fruits like pineapples, plums and oranges. Mount Tiyi, Liphanyan Governor’s Camp, Totsu Cliff, Tehurang Valley, Baghty Valley, etc interests travelers. Tokhu Emong Festival in the month of November is a good time to visit.
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