Beautiful North East India: Must visit places 16/12/2016

India is one of the world’s most incredible, fascinating and captivating travel destinations among the travellers of the world who want to explore the nature and while famous iconic sights like the one of the seven wonder of world-Taj Mahal, the beautiful Kashmir, masterpiece of Indian architecture- temples, forts and palaces of Rajasthan and backwaters of Kerala are popular sights. Only very few travelers visit the remote, tribal lands of North East India. North East India also known as “Seven Sisters” is the least explored, most mysterious and surely is the most beautiful region of India. Located very far from the capital of India and other metro cities which are hot among the travellers coming to India.

Seven sister consists of connected to the rest of the country by a narrow stretch of land between Bhutan and Bangladesh, and was all but sealed off from the outside world until relatively recently. 

It’s a small world full of surprises if you are ready to explore. It has everything in it for you. The breath taking views of mountains, the endless forests, the magical waterfalls, the wild caves and the distinct culture of tribal people.

Here are the reasons you should visit North East India:

Beautiful, rare and endangered wild life:

Since this region has been cut off from the rest of the world and is so unspoilt and unexplored that this part is a refuge to many rare and endangered animal and plant species. North East Asia also has many fantastic UNESCO listed national parks where nature lovers can take safaris and witness exotic animals in their natural habitat.

  • Kaziranga National Park in Assam is one of the famous park in India where you can see the most engaged one horned rhinos.
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Which is also in Assam, is home to more endangered species than any other sanctuary in India
  • Nokrek National Park in Meghalaya is home for red pandas, tigers, elephants, rare breeds of macaques and marbled cats.

 

Largest Monastery in India, Tawang Monastery: 

Travel to Arunachal Pradesh was highly restricted to foreigners due to its proximity to China. While in 2008, Indian government relaxed permit requirements and added five new tourist circuits. Perhaps the most superb tourist attraction in Arunachal Pradesh is Tawang Monastery. 

Tawang has the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world.  It is situated at a height of around 10,000 feet.

Tawang is 326 kms from Tezpur which takes around 12 hours. In winters it’s all covered with snow. Around 65 white-golden buildings, this beautiful small town should definitely be a must visit place for everyone.

 Best time to visit - The best time to visit Tawang is in summers from March to September.

Untouched nature and beautiful scenery:

North East Asia has some of the most stunning sceneries in the world. North-eastern states these have a lot of variety and are different from the rest of India in lots of way. You name it and you will get it in north–east, you just have to explore. Here are some of the beautiful places to visit.

Drive from Shillong to Dawki through the scenic route of almost 70 Kms. Dawki is very beautiful town in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. The free flowing Dawki or Umngot river offers one of the most beautiful view of the city. The water of lake is so clean and clear, it seems as the boat in the lake are floating in the air. This river also has a bridge known as Dawki Bridge, a suspension bridge over the river build by Britishers. This bridge connects two nations for regular trading.

Loktak Lake of Manipur is largest fresh water lake in North East Asia. Only floating lake in the world because of the Phumdi – mass of soil, vegetation and organic matters at various stages of breakdown. Phumdi is spread across the lake making it look different and beautiful. Apart from its stunning beauty, Loktak Lake is also known for its tasty fish. This beautiful lake is easily accessible from all the major cities of Manipur.

World’s largest freshwater island Majuli Island, is in Assam formed by Brahmaputra river. This island is only accessible through ferries from the city of jorhat during the months of October to March. But during monsoons it looks even more beautiful as the river is flooded with water. A bird sanctuary, natural scenic beauty, the stunning landscape with blue water and greenery all around makes it one of the best places to travel.

Nuranang Falls also known as Bong Bong Falls, is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is around 100 meters in height. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls, yet not that famous among travellers. It lies some 2 kilometres away from the town of Jang on the road connecting Tawang and Bomdila, so it is also known as the Jang Falls. There is a small hydel plant located near the base that generates electricity for local use. It is one of the must visit places in north east states.

Tribal people:

Since this part has been cut off from the rest of world from ages and so it’s one of the rare places in the world where you can meet authentic tribal people who lives a very different from the modern world. It is home to many local tribes and is culturally diverse area. North East Indian tribes constitutes a major part of Indian tribal community and present all over the states of North East. Starting from the tribal community found in Arunachal Pradesh which has almost 25 type of different tribes, Nagaland has 16 major tribes and even many more in other states. This is one of the best ways to experience the vibrant and unique cultures of North East India’s tribal people is through the amazing tribal festivals. 

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