Must Visit Places in Northeast India - TheUnexplored Blog

June 21st, 2023

Must Visit Places in Northeast India

Are you keen on exploring India?

Are you looking for places to spend your vacations with your family and friends?


Do you want to explore a different India?

In any case, the answer to all the queries and confusion is a trip to Northeast India.

Northeast India, often referred to as the “Seven Sisters,” with a brother state, is a captivating region and has a lot to offer to all. Each state of the North-Eastern region is blessed with immense natural beauty and has a rich cultural heritage and diverse traditions.

With its lush green hills, cascading waterfalls, mystical forests, gorgeous landscapes, wildlife, and vibrant indigenous cultures, this region offers a unique and immersive travel experience.

In this blog, we present to you the must-visit places in the Northeast that are going to leave you awe-struck with their charm and beauty and will make your holiday or visit a memorable one.

1. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. It is home to two-thirds of the world’s population of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. Embark on an exhilarating jeep or elephant safari to explore the park’s diverse flora and fauna, including tigers, elephants, water buffaloes, and a wide variety of bird species.

Stop by the Kaziranga Orchid Biodiversity Park, a haven for orchid enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The park boasts a stunning collection of rare and exotic orchid species. Enjoy the cultural program in the evening.

2. Majuli, Assam

Discover the charm of Majuli, the world’s largest river island located in the Brahmaputra River. Majuli is a hub of Assamese culture, where one can explore traditional villages, interact with friendly locals, and witness vibrant festivals and art forms. Witness the mesmerizing Sattariya dance and explore the ancient Vaishnavite monasteries (Satras). A brief stop at the Samaguri Satra, the Centre of Majuli culture’s renowned mask-making tradition. Enjoy the tranquil ambience and the mesmerizing sunsets across the river. Majuli Island is also a good place for birding. Both domestic and migratory birds can be spotted at this place.

3. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya: Known to be “one of the wettest places on Earth,” Cherrapunji is a magical destination. Explore the mesmerizing living root bridges, formed by intermingling the roots of ancient rubber trees, which are a testament to the indigenous engineering skills of the local Khasi tribes.

Explore the age-old caves, the Arwah and the Mawsmai, known for their intricate limestone formations that offer an otherworldly experience as one ventures deep into their mysterious depths. The cave’s narrow passages, stalactites, and stalagmites create an awe-inspiring sight. Witnessing the magnificent waterfalls, such as Nohkalikai Falls and Seven Sisters Falls, Wei Sawdong, Dainthlen, and numerous other waterfalls, will leave one spellbound.

4. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Step into the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong, also known as ‘God’s Own Garden’, and witness a sustainable way of life. Marvel at the living Root bridge, visit the Balancing Rock and the Church of Epiphany, and interact with the warm-hearted locals.

The impeccable cleanliness, the greenery, the blooming flowers, and the orchards add to the ethereal beauty of this village. This village offers a glimpse into Khasi culture and a serene escape from urban chaos.

5. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Known as the ‘land of Monpas’, the major ethnic tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang shares its border with China in the north and Bhutan in the west.

Journey to Tawang, a mystical town nestled amidst the Himalayas. Explore the ancient Tawang Monastery, enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, and visit tranquil lakes like Pangang Teng Tso (PTSO Lake), Sela Lake, and Sangestar Tso Lake, popularly known as the Madhuri Lake. Stop by the mighty Jung Falls (Nuranag Falls). Visit the Bumla Pass. The journey to Tawang is an adventure in itself, with breathtaking landscapes and the famous Sela Pass.

6. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Uncover the picturesque beauty of pristine Ziro Valley, a paradise tucked away in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a cultural hotspot. Witness the famous Ziro Music Festival, explore the lush paddy fields, and interact with the amiable indigenous Apatani tribe, who are deeply connected to nature. Visit the nearby villages, the Meghna Cave Temple, and the Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The valley offers mesmerizing landscapes and a close connection with nature.

7. Kohima, Nagaland

Discover the vibrant tribal culture of Nagaland by visiting Kohima, the state capital. Pay homage at the historic War Cemetery. Visit the Heritage Village, witness the wonderful Hornbill Festival, explore the bustling markets offering traditional handicrafts and artefacts, and savor authentic Naga cuisine.

Discover the vibrant tribal culture of Nagaland by visiting Kohima, the state capital. Pay homage at the historic War Cemetery. Visit the Heritage Village, witness the wonderful Hornbill Festival, explore the bustling markets offering traditional handicrafts and artefacts, and savor authentic Naga cuisine.

8. Dzukou Valley, Nagaland

Embark on a trekking adventure to the captivating Dzukou Valley, situated on the Nagaland-Manipur border. The rolling hills are adorned with colorful wildflowers, gushing streams, and breathtaking vistas. Camp in the valley and experience tranquility and serenity.

9. Pelling, Sikkim

Discover the scenic beauty of Pelling, a charming town situated in West Sikkim. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga, explore the monasteries like Pemayangtse Monastery, wish for luck at the tranquil Khecheopalri Lake, also known as the Wish Fulling Lake. Walk on India’s first glass skywalk, Pelling Skywalk. This stunning long-bridge structure takes you to the giant Chenrezig statue. Visit the Rabdantse Ruins and uncover the history of the capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim.

10. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

Visit the sacred Gurudongmar Lake, located at a staggering altitude of 5,430 m. It is also one of the highest lakes in the world. This pristine lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, offers a surreal and spiritual experience. Admire the turquoise waters and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.

11. Imphal, Manipur

 Discover Manipur’s historical and cultural richness in Imphal, the state’s capital. Visit the Kangla Fort and the RKCS Art Gallery and Museum to get a glimpse of the art, culture, and history of Manipur. Witness graceful Manipuri dance performances. Explore and shop in Ima Market or Mother’s Market, entirely run by women. Also, the scenic sites of Loktak and Keibul Lamjao National Parks are accessible from Imphal.

12. Loktak Lake, Manipur

Visit the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. The scenic lake houses the only floating national park in the world, Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is said to be the home of the endangered state animal Sangai. The phumdis (local name), or circular swamps floating at the surface of Loktak Lake, provide a beautiful sight of the lake.

Enjoy boating and the splendid view of the sunset or spend a night at the homestay on the lake.

13. Agartala, Tripura

In Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, immerse yourself in the architectural marvels and the history of Ujjayanta Palace and Neermahal, which is one of the two water palaces in India. Explore the tranquil settings of Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, home to various flora and fauna. Pay a visit to the Tripura Sundari Temple, one of the 51 Shakti peeths, and the Lord Jagannath Temple. Witness the Tripuri culture and indulge in the delicious local delicacies.

14.   Unakoti, Tripura

Visit and witness the marvel of the rock cut carvings of Unakoti. Famously known as Angkor Wat of the North-East, this Shaivite pilgrimage site hosts rock carvings, figures and images of gods and goddesses. Unakoti literally means “one less, one crore”.

15. Aizawl, Mizoram

Discover the unique Mizo culture in the capital city of Aizawl. Explore the lively markets, the Bara Bazar. Visit the Mizoram State Museum and enjoy panoramic views from Durtlang Hills. Visit the Solomon’s Temple. The city offers glimpses of traditional Mizo handlooms, art, and delectable cuisine.

16. Reiek, Mizoram

Reiek locally known as Reiek Tlang is one of Mizoram’s highest hilltops at 1465 m and among the top places to visit in Mizoram. Located at a distance of 29 km from Aizawl, Reiek offers panoramic views of Aizwal and the surrounding hills and valleys.
Apart from just viewing and enjoying the beauty of nature, one may choose to enjoy trekking in the hills.
Explore the quaint, beautiful and culturally rich village.
Enjoy the famous Anthurium Festival, celebrated in September named after an indigenous flower of the same name, and celebrated to preserve and protect it, which is one of the biggest cultural events of Mizoram. 

With the awe-inspiring beauty and heart-warming hospitality each place that one visits in the Northeast will leave an imprint on the soul. Embark on the journey to discover Northeast, the land of unparalleled natural beauty and cultural diversity and create memories that you can cherish forever.




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