Explore Northeast India
Northeast India is the eastern-most area of India. It involves the touching Seven Sister States (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura), and the Himalayan state of Sikkim.Northeast India has over 220 ethnic groups and an equal number of dialects. Northeast is famous for its Assam silk, Assam tea, Assamese Brahmins, unique festivals, areforest reserves etc.Complex governmental issues and rebellion developments have troubled this wonderful region for a considerable length of time. Be that as it may, it’s not as though the whole Northeast is a battle region. Keeping an ear to the ground helps; if nearby news notices are alarming, leave for safe spots like Sikkim or Darjeeling. Below is my list of places where I would recommend you to visit to Explore Northeast India:
1. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Guwahati is the most convenient entry point for this Northeast India itinerary.You can reach to Kaziranga National Park from Guwahati by roadways visiting other beautiful places in Guwahati. Kaziranga National Park is one of India’s most clean national park.The breathtakingly beautiful wilderness of Kaziranga National Park unfolds on nature’s canvas like a traveler’s dream.The forests and the wetlands of the reserve are home to some of the world’s most endangered species like one horned rhino, tigers, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer.The sanctuary, which has 66% of the world’s extraordinary one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site.The nearest cities from Kaziranga National Park are Jorhat and Tezpur.
2. Kamakhya Temple, Assam
Kamakhya Temple is situated on Nilachal Hill, Guwahati best at an elevation of 800 feet above ocean level. River Brahmaputra streams on the northern side of the slope. The temple is more than 2200 years of age. Aside from its rich cultural legacy, Kamakhya is magnificence represented. It offers a dazzling view of waterways and hills. Whatever faith one follows in life, being in this area would make one experience heavenly nature.The temple consists of four chambers: garbhagriha and three mandapas locally called calanta, pancharatna and natamandira aligned from east to west. The Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu fair held at Kamakhya Temple during the monsoon.It is the celebration of the yearly menstruation course of goddess Kamakhya. It is trusted that the directing goddess of the temple, Devi Kamakhya, the Mother Shakti, experiences her yearly cycle of menstruation amid this time stretch. It is additionally trusted that amid the monsoon rains the imaginative and sustaining energy of the “menses” of Mother Earth winds up noticeably open to devotees at this site during the mela.
3. Haflong Lake, Assam
Haflong Lake is situated at the focal point of Haflong slope town, which is broadly called the ‘Switzerland of the East’.The picturesque landscape with blue hills, large and beautiful lakes, enthralling streams, waterfalls, and abundance of pineapple trees and orange trees earns the title for Haflong town.It is situated at an altitude of 1683 feet above MSL and no wonder you will find clouds and mists touching your arms as they gently move away.The magnificence excites you as well as offers different water sports and subsequently, both your body and brain are restored.It is also a preferable spot for fishing lovers.
Majuli, which is located 20 km away from Jorhat Town in Assam, is the world’s largest riverine island.This breathtaking destination indeed has the caliber to intimidate anyone. Mājuli is a hotspot for flora and fauna, harboring many rare and endangered species including migratory birds that arrive in the winter season. Majuli is also 1st island district of the country.The island had a total area of 1,250 square kilometers. It is recognized by Guinness Book of World Records as World’s Largest River Island. Majuli island is accessible by ferries from the city of Jorhat.The island has 144 villages with a population of over 150,000 and a density of 300 individuals per square km.The only mode of association to the outside world is through a ferry service which operates six times a day.Housing, too, has segued from conventional bamboo and mud construction to ones made of cement.
5.Umananda Island, Assam
Umananda Island is the smallest river island in the midst of river Brahmaputra flowing through the city of Guwahati in Assam, a state in northeast India. The British named the island Peacock Island for its shape.According to Hindu mythology, Shiva created the island for his wife Parvati’s happiness and pleasure. Shiva is said to have resided here in the form of Bhayananda. According to a myth, Shiva burnt Kamadeva with his third eye on Umananda when he interrupted Shiva’s deep meditation, hence its alternative name Bhasmachal.Umananda Island is the home to the species of golden langur.
Gangtok is the capital of the sloping northern Indian region of Sikkim. Set up as a Buddhist journey site in the 1840s, the city wound up noticeably capital of an independent government after British administer finished, yet joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist focus and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m. The temperature is mild throughout the year in Gangtok. Summer and spring seasons are the most popular tourist seasons. Many of Gangtok’s residents are employed directly and indirectly in the tourism industry, with many residents owning and working in hotels and restaurants.
Situated at an altitude of approximately 1,491 m in Meghalaya, it is a part of East Khasi Hill District. The long stretches of mountains, gurgling waterfalls, man-made lake and golf course and miles and miles of scenic beauty could mesmerize anyone. The Lady Hydari Park is where locals and tourists gather to enjoy the beauty of lovely flowers. The Ward’s Lake is an artificial lake that can be visited for enjoying boating. Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls and Elephant Falls cut their way through mountains and offer a stunning picture. One must visit the place is the Shillong Peak, situated 1,965 m above sea level- it offers a panoramic view of the countryside. Shillong Peak is an asset to the beauty of Shillong.
8.Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is a mountain town in Asia situated at an elevation of approximately 3,048 meters. India views it as a feature of the condition of Arunachal Pradesh, while China claims it as a major aspect of South Tibet. It’s home to the seventeenth century Tawang Monastery, a ridge structure lodging a monstrous overlaid Buddha statue. The War Memorial recognizes troopers who passed on in the 1962 Chinese-Indian War. Close-by, quiet Penga Teng Tso Lake attracts migratory birds in summer.Tawang receives snowfall every year during December–January.There is also a ski lift in town for the travelers. Most of the travel from the plains is on a steep hill road journey, crossing Sela Pass at 4,176 meters. In Oct 2014, is situated helicopter service from Guwahati was started by the Arunachal Pradesh government which excites travelers more.
9.Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
Dzuhas situated 25 km away from Kohima at an elevation of 2,462m.The Dzukou Valley is a valley located at the border of the states of Nagaland and Manipur. This valley is well known for its natural beauty, seasonal flowers and the overall flora and fauna.The valley is famous for its wide range of flower in every season. But the most famous one is the Dzukou lily. In Mao the word Dzukou means like dream because of its mystic charm and beauty. Mao legend said that when lovers go to Dzukou the night also turns like day and moonlit shines as of the sun.There are two methods for achieving the valley. The section is from the foothills of Viswema Village and the exit is to the foothills of Jakhama Village both in Nagaland. It can likewise be reached in five hours of a trek from Mt. Isü(Tempü) of Senapati district of Manipur.
10.Jampui Hills, Tripura
Jampui Hills is a hill range located in the North Tripura district in the northeastern part of the India.The average altitude of the hill range is approximately 1000 meters above sea level.The Jampui Hills stretch from North to South and are bordering the state Mizoram in the east.The official languages in the area are Mizo, English, and Bengali. Owing to the high priorities given to education, Jampui Hill has produced many outstanding academicians, officers, etc. in the state and other places.The people of Jampui Hills are very hard working too. Despite geographical disadvantages, the people of Jampui Hills have succeeded in horticultural plantations like orange, betel-nut, ginger, coffee plantations, etc. on a large scale. Jampui became famous as a place where best quality oranges are grown commercially. The unique Orange & Tourism Festival is celebrated every year at Jampui hill. A large number of tourists, both domestic and foreign, participate and enjoy this festival.During this festival season, September to December, the hill is covered with floating clouds and it provides a rare experience for the tourists. The view of rising and setting the sun from various viewpoints in Jampui Hills is a wonderful sight for the tourists. Tourists visiting the Jampui hill cannot afford to miss the view of the sunset and the sunrise
Champhai is a border town in Mizoram state, in far eastern India. It is the headquarters of Champhai district, one of the eight districts in the state. Long stretches of vineyards, green hills and the very fact that Champhai is situated on the Indo-Myanmar border adds to the excitement. Lianchhiari Lunglentlang, Fiara Tui, Mura Puk, Rih Dïl and Thasiama Seno Neihna are the major attractions in and around Champhai. The average annual rainfall is 1,814 millimeters. There are a tourist lodge and a couple of guest houses that one can pre-book for a pleasant stay here.A helicopter service has been started which connects the Aizawl with Champhai. The distance between Champhai and Aizawl is 194 km and is connected with regular service of bus and sumo.
Imphal is the capital of the Indian state of Manipur. Ruins of the Palace of Kalanga, the royal seat of the erstwhile Kingdom of Manipur, are in the city center, surrounded by a moat. It is the second largest busiest city in North-east India after Guwahati and Agartala. It has a humid subtropical climate with mild, dry winters and a hot monsoon season.January is the coldest month.Imphal is the most beautiful capital city in Manipur and is recognized as a tourist place in the far north east of India. Modern Imphal has gone tremendous change with the rise in tourism industry along with the other industries prevailing in Imphal. Imphal is well connected to various cities of India by roads, rail and Imphal has a domestic airport that provides flights to various cities of the country.l. The best time to visit Imphal is during the months of October to February
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