North East India is an untainted region in India. Surrounded by Bhutan, China, and Myanmar, and almost cut off from the rest of India by Bangladesh, there is little to no international tourism here.
Because it is not widely known or advertised, there is also fewer tourists which is great for the region from an environmental perspective. As such, it is underrated despite being one of the most beautiful. If you want a glimpse of a pristine, untouched area, North-East India is the best place to go.
North East India
The region consists of seven states, which are collectively known as “The Seven Sisters.” They are:
Arunachal Pradesh has an abundance of biodiversity. It has plenty of National Parks which boast lush green rainforests (Namdapha National Park). For adventure enthusiasts, it is the perfect place where to try rafting, especially on the Brahmaputra river.
For more about the state visit Arunachal Pradesh Travel Guide.
Photo: Scenic Arunachal / CC0
Assam can be defined as a small nation itself. It shares borders with Myanmar and Bhutan. The rolling blue hills are postcard quality beautiful. Guwahati abounds in history and development. It can be a comfortable place to base your trip from. Manipur is a quirky destination.
For crazy travelers who are seeking to do something out of the box, Manipur can take them to an all women’s market in Ima Keithel. Loktaklake, on the foothills of Sendra Hill, provides a stunning view fromSanghai Restaurant.
For more about the state visit Assam Travel Guide.
Photo: A lake in Assam / CC0
Meghalaya is home to three tribes. Its hills are named accordingly; Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia. Hike up the hills and see the rolling mountains draped in mist. Umiam Lake, Elephanta Falls, Siju Caves, and Balpakram National Park are some of the natural heritage of the state.
Mizoram has a plethora of landscapes which you will never get tired of. Gushing waterfalls, sharp gorges, dense forests, and diverse wildlife make this an exotic travel choice.
For more about Mizoram visit Meghalaya Travel Guide.
Photo: Crystal Clear lake at Meghalaya / CC0
Nagaland uses its culture and heritage to attract tourists. The tourist village in Touphema is set in a rustic environment with all the modern amenities. Exercise by hiking in Dzukou Valley, or browse the exquisite collection of shawls and handicrafts in local markets. Buy some, if it’s in your budget!
For more about this state visit Nagaland Travel Guide.
Photo: Dzookou Valley at Nagaland / CC0
Manipur, this Northeastern state is multi-lingual and endowed with distinct classical dance, scrumptious cuisine all topped with a traditional aura that fumes like a lighted incense stick in sacred shrines.
Manipur is bordered by blue hills and encases an egg-shaped shaped valley in its center. It also happens to be the birthplace of Polo and is rich in tradition, culture, and art and holds one captivated in its beauty.
Photo: River Islands at Manipur / CC0
Most of the time, Tripura is ignored by most tourists. It has some historical buildings like Ujjanta Palace and Neermahal Palace. The Jampai hills and the Rose Valley Park are perfect places for nature lovers to revel in the beauty of the world.
If you are going to see north-east India, go visit all seven sisters. That’s the best way to explore it.
For more about this state, visit Tripura Travel Guide.
Photo: Architectural wonder at Tripura/ CC0
Blessed with a diverse range of geographical features, this small state brings excellent opportunities for traveling over the small hillocks with winding trails where one can get the adventurous feel of mountain biking.
The landscape of Phawngpui Hills, Vantawang Falls or even Palak Lake looks incredibly picturesque whereas the heritage sites at Chhingpui talk about the forgotten past of the Mizo life.
Photo: Heart shaped lake at Mizoram/ CC0
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