One of the most beautiful tribal regions in the world, The North East of India is the most comprises of seven separate states. Dubbed as the seven sister states, these include, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya. Sikkim is another state, the eighth state in the North East. Despite the charming locations full of lush green fields, forested hills and enchanting water bodies, the tribal area of North East receives very less tourism in comparison with rest of the country. But, if you too are fascinated with the remote and amazingly picturesque regions and places in the North East, which better any brilliant tourist destination in the world, come join us as we explore some of the most intriguing tourist destinations located in the North East India. Hit the jump to find about the places that you must visit if you plan a trip to this part of the world.
6. Pelling, Sikkim:
A small and beautiful village in Sikkim, Pelling is the best to spend a relaxed vacation with friends and family. Pelling is a place for any mountain lover; it offers an entire view of the third highest mountain in the world – the Kanchenjunga. Besides the view of the Kanchenjunga range, tourists can also visit the Kanchenjunga Falls and the famous Kechpari Lake.
5. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya:
Cherrapunji or Sohra (as it is popularly known) has earned its name in the Geniuses Book of World records as the wettest place in the world. It is the only place in the world perhaps that has only one season – the monsoon. Cherrapungi, located on top of a plateau surrounded with lush green forests, is the only place where rain is measured in meters not millimeters. One not to miss place here is the living bridges, plus there are numerous caves and waterfalls that tourists can enjoy.
4. Majuli, Assam:
Majuli is a large river island in the mighty Brahmaputra River in Assam. Reckoned as the largest inhabited river island around the globe, the Majuli Island is home to the Assamese neo-Vaisnavite culture. A must visit place for anyone looking for ultimate solitude in the lap of sublime nature. The island has endless plantation of rice and weaving products. Bird watching is something you can do here of an age. Thanks to the wonderful location, Majuli is a little heaven on earth in itself.
3. Tsongmo Lake, Sikkim:
Tsongmo Lake, a.k.a, Changu Lake is a natural lake situated at an altitude of 3,780 m above sea level. The natural lake on the mountain top is some 40 kilometers from Gangtok, capital city of Sikkim. The lake is oval in shape and measures a kilometer long and 15 meters deep. Best time to visit the lake that come on way to the Nathu La pass is May to August, since the lake freezes during the winter months.
2. Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh:
If you are someone who loves relishing beauty with pilgrimage, then Tawang Monestary is your ultimate opportunity to experience the best beauty of nature with the charm of Buddhist pilgrimage. Touted as one of the largest monasteries in India, the Tawan Monestary was built in 1680-81, and since then till now it is a breeding home for many monks. There are many fascinating places to visit around the Tawang Monestry.
1. Kaziranga National Park, Assam:
The biggest tourist destination in the North East is the Kaziranga National Park, which covers approximately 430 sq kilometer of area. It is about 40 kilometers in length and about 13 kilometers wide. Declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park consists of grasslands and swamp, which make the Park a great habitat for the rare pre-historic looking one-headed rhinoceros. The Park has the largest population of one-headed rhinoceros in the world. Alongside the rhinoceros, there are 40 other major animals including, elephants, Bengal tigers, gaur, leopards, wild boar and various types of deers to name a few. The Park is also home to thousands of migratory birds that flock in here around the year. The Park is easily approachable from Guwahati, and the best time to visit the Kaziranga National Park is in the month of February, when a week long Kaziranga Elephant Festival takes place.