10 Best Places To Visit in North East India

Northeast India is undoubtedly the most unexplored and intriguing part of India. The northeastern part of India consists of 7 sister states namely Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur.

Due to a difficult topography, that part of India has mostly been inaccessible for many decades. That explains why Northeast India is still very unexplored and bizarre for the masses of mainland India. The beauty of these Northeast Indian states is simply untouched, virgin beauty characterized by majestic mountains, cloud kissing hillocks, lush green slopes, dense forest covers, falls and streams. Even the cuisines of Northeast India are quite different from the other parts of India though fascinating enough.

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Most of the available North East India Travel Packages offered by the renowned travel and tourism companies will never forget including the below listed Northeast Indian tourist destinations in their itinerary. Read on to learn about the most popular tourist destinations in North East India:

1. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO recognized World Heritage site known enough for its most endangered species of one-horned rhinoceros. The protected wildlife reserve came into being in the year 1904 under the initiative of Lady Curzon. The forest reserve lies along River Brahmaputra’s banks in the sub Himalayan mountainous belt.

2. Agnigarh, Assam

This beautiful mythological place is situated in the north bank of Brahmaputra River in Sonitpur district in Tezpur city (5 kilometers from the city). In older days, have you ever watched Mahabharata, Ramayana serials on TV? If you did then you might be acquainted with the Hara-Hari war story and Agnigarh because these all are interconnected to each other. According to Hindu mythology Agnigarh was a mountain jail surrounded by fire.

When Banasur captured Krishna's grandson Aniruddha then he kept him as a captive in this jail and finally, the Hara-Hari war happened due to this fact. This old story is the core factor, why it's so famous among the travelers to Assam.

3. Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

Tsomgo Lake, also referred to as Changu Lake, is an important tourist attraction in East Sikkim and is about 38kms away from Gangtok town. This lake freezes completely in the winter months and remains in frozen state until the month of April. After the snow has melted the lake features emerald bluish waters and looks heavenly. The lake is considered extremely holy by the locals and is a half day trip from Gangtok.

4. Unakoti Hills, Tripura

Unakoti hills of Tripura are a spectacular cultural heritage and a significant Shaiva pilgrimage destination nearly 175kms away from the capital city of Agartala. Thousands of rock-cut enormous lord Shiva sculptures along with those of Nandi Bull, Lord Ganesha and Ma Durga adorn these unique hills of northern Tripura. Ashokastami Mela is held at this place each year in April and pulls tourists from far and wide.

5. Neermahal, Tripura

Tripura has the only floating palace in Northeast. Neermahal, was built by one of the Kings of Tripura, Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarma, in the year 1938. It is beautifully designed and one of its kind palace in Northeast, but it is also one of the most underrated tourist destinations in India.

6. Mawsmai Caves, Meghalaya

The beautiful and mysterious Mawsmai caves of Meghalaya is located in the vicinity of another world famous destination - Cherrapunji. This limestone cave stretches to a length of about 150 meters and is quite an accessible cave among all other caves in Meghalaya. The stalactite and stalagmite formations within the cave look simply spectacular. Cave exploration and diving are quite common activities for tourists at this place.

7. Wah Umngot, Meghalaya

This Indo-Bangladesh town of Dawki is bestowed with the cleanest river in the country called Wah Umngot. The fairyland-like river has crystal-like transparency where the river bed is clearly visible from the surface and the boats just seem to be floating on a rocky river bed.

Apart from boating, there are also other fun activities like zip-lining, cliff jumping, and kayaking. You can also see Bangladesh on the other side of the river. Ditch the land and dive deep into Umngot River at Dawki. Witness the beautiful aquatic life in crystal clear water and get transported into a different world with scuba diving. Training is conducted by professionals with the proper equipment and safety gear.

8. Kangla Fort, Manipur

Kangla Fort, also differently referred to as ‘Palace of Kangla’ stands on the river banks of Imphal River in Manipur's Imphal city. The Kangla fort is steeped in historical importance and houses numerous archaeological relics. In the yesteryears, this fort had been the royal residence of Manipur’s King; King Pakhangba. Today it is an important tourist spot.

9. Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur

The jeweled land holds pride in having the one and only floating park across the globe, the Keibul Lamjao National Park. The Keibul Lamjao National Park on the floating islands must not be forgotten too to explore. Here with a little luck, you can see the sangai, an endemic antelope that is in danger of extinction. This deer species is found nowhere else in the world except in the national park.

They dwell on the floating biomass, as their breeding ground. Their main diet is the fresh lusty green grasses grown on the biomass.

10. Phawngpui, Mizoram

Despite tremendous varieties of flora and fauna, Mizoram hardly attracts tourists. Phawngpui, also known as the blue mountain, is the highest mountain peak in the Lushai Hills. The highly revered peak is considered the abode of local deities by locals. A natural home for mountain goats, the place is said to be haunted by spirits.

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