Northeast India is a replica of paradise. With nature, wildlife and warmth of emotions spread all around, one would want to visit this part of the country not just once but again and again if once there. Yes, we are not exaggerating. But if you don’t believe what we say here, you pack up your bag and go witness yourself and you will understand what we mean. In this article, we bring you the major reasons which will make you want to visit Northeast India as soon as possible.
1. Beautiful lakes
Northeast India receives ample rainfall for the formation of numerous beautiful lakes. Most popular among them include the Loktak Lake in Manipur, which is the largest sweet freshwater lake in India and Shungatser Lake in Arunachal, which was formed due to the massive earthquake faced by the region half a century ago.
2. Enriched wildlife
Northeast has an extensive and enriched wildlife. With Red Panda in Meghalaya, Brown Antlered Deer in Manipur and One-horn Rhino in Assam, their many national parks star some endangered species. Not to forget the famous Kaziranga National Park, located in Assam.
The second most famous and largest river of India after Ganga, Brahmaputra flows through the states of Northeast India. A cruise over the river may also show you some dancing dolphins if you are lucky.
4. Tea gardens
Assam is famous for its tea gardens and no tea in the world can match the richness of the flavor of the tea obtained from the tea gardens of Assam. If you are a tea-lover, you ought to visit Assam once in your lifetime.
Northeast is rich in its cultural heritage and has maintained the quality of the same over the years. For example, the Rasleela Dance of Manipur. This region comprises mostly of tribes and experiencing the tribal culture of this part of India is a memory to be cherished forever.
6. Root bridge
When you are in Meghalaya, this place is a must visit. There are twin root bridges in the middle of an extensive forest area in Meghalaya. The bridges are natural and are made up of the growing roots of the trees. They are strong enough to hold you and your family together.
7. Mawsmai caves
Meghalaya also possesses more than 1,000 limestone caves called Mawsmai caves. These are created after heavy rainfall cuts into the ground made up of limestone. Underground caving has become an attractive activity here for tourists.
8. Reiek Tlang hilltop
Reiek Tlang is basically a thickly green area with bushes and trees spread all over. The interesting part about its top is that you can actually have a glimpse of Bangladesh from the height if the day is clear.
9. Champlain valley
Champlain Valley is also known as the ‘Rice Bowl Valley’. This region produces rice on a large scale with the climatic conditions quite suitable for the same. Rice beer should be tried out if you are in Mizoram especially Champlain Valley.
10. Hornbill festival
The most famous festival of Northeast, the Hornbill festival, takes place in the first week of December in Nagaland. The place is thronged by tourists and cultural explorers during this time. The festivities of the occasion are splendid and joyful.
We cannot let go the importance of bamboo and the handloom made out of the same by the people of this region. Northeast is known for its handicraft products which are also exported throughout the world in large quantities.
12. Green village
Khonoma Village in Nagaland is also known as the Green Village. This is because of the fact that the people residing here do not ever hunt or cut trees. The place is beautifully green and abundant in natural beauty.
13. Nohkalikai Falls
The tallest plunge waterfall in India (335 meters), Nohkalikai Falls is beautifully placed amidst the greenery of the north-eastern part of India. The fall is huge and spread across a large part of the hill in the state of Meghalaya.
14. Boat race
Being abundant in water-bodies, Northeast India has a lot of water sports and activities for the recreation of the locals as well as the tourists. One such sport is the boat race, for which, the Sualkuchi area of Assam is quite famous.
15. Tawang monastery
Tawang Monastery is the largest monastery in India. It is located at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level. The monastery is set in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. It is also one of the largest monasteries located outside of Lhasa, Tibet.
Northeastern states and their beautiful bounty will force you to visit at least once in your lifetime. The sights and experiences seen and felt here bring you to a new fantasy world brought to reality by nature and its forces.