Top 20 Places to Visit in North East India

Published Date : February 11, 2022
Places to Visit in North East India

The easternmost region of India representing both a geographic and political administrative division of the country comprises eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. All the seven sisters of northeast India are home to a plethora of  beautiful places where one can go spend some time with their loved ones and make the most of it. Back then North-East Asia was known as the seven sisters and after that, it became richer with the eighth addition of Sikkim in 1975. Northeast is known for many mind-blowing things, but here are a few that you might enjoy and are unknown to many people: it is home to  the cleanest village in Asia, home to the only floating National Park in the world, have the largest woman’s market in Asia, cherrapunjee, home to the rainiest place in the world, the first organic state in the world, the place where polo originated, and yes northeast India has the best weather to enjoy a blissful trip in India.

 

The northeast boasts some of the most mouth-watering cuisines to explore, like Khar from Assam, Jadoh from Meghalaya, Smoked pork from Nagaland, Thukpa, often known as the flavour of Arunachal Pradesh, Pitha from Assam, Kelli Chana  from Manipur, and the list goes on and on. Explore the marvellous northeast India at a reasonable cost with getz destinations, check out our North-east tour packages to plan an amazing trip to the land of wonders. Our travel experts will help you in each and every step of your trip to make it an unforgettable memory, just ping us for handcrafting your dream trip. Let us look into some of the must visit tourist spots in Northeast India.

 

Assam 

As one of the legendary seven sisters of Northeast India, Assam has a culture that is closely linked to its biodiversity. Visiting Assam is like witnessing a unique blend of history, culture, and nature all at once. If you want to spend your holiday on the banks of a mighty river, eating wonderful cuisine, shopping, and experiencing plenty of adventure and thrill, Assam is the best place for you to visit. Assam is also known for the national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and tea plantations. There are almost seven national parks in Assam, which is home to many endangered species.

Assam is one of the best destinations for quenching the spiritual soul’s need by visiting some unique sacred sites. To spend a fun-filled getaway in the north-eastern soil, choose your ideal Assam tour package.

 

Best time to visit Assam – The months of November to May are ideal for visiting Assam because the weather is temperate and pleasant. The scent of blooming flowers will greet you to the city of “Blue Hills and Red Rivers,” as will the cheerful people.

 

How to reach Assam – Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is 25 kilometres away. The airport has excellent connections to all of India’s main cities.

Assam’s Dibrugarh airport is connected to all domestic airports and is the quickest way to get to Assam.Guwahati is the closest railhead to a popular tourist destination in Assam. Assam’s rail network is well-organised, connecting all major destinations.

 

Meghalaya 

Meghalaya’s beautiful green woods, serene mountain streams, and lush green valleys are ideal for a relaxing vacation in one of India’s most peaceful states. The rich biodiversity and freshness of nature make Meghalaya the ideal destination for a trip filled with peace and happiness.

Meghalaya is unique in its unique culture, stunning scenery, treks, tranquil ecosystems, and rich heritage. Book a Meghalaya tour package and make some wonderful memories in the northeastern highlands. 

 

Best time to visit Meghalaya – Meghalaya can be visited all year, making it a year-round destination, though the best time to visit Meghalaya is between October and April. During this time, the weather will be very calm and pleasant.

 

How to reach Meghalaya – Umroi is Meghalaya’s only airport, located approximately 35 kilometres from Shillong. Meghalaya is not as developed as its other sisters. Meghalaya is the best because of its wildness and natural beauty, and you should be prepared to encounter the most difficult terrains. Guwahati airport, which is 128 kilometres away, will be a better option for connectivity. To get to your hotel, you can take a cab or taxi from the airport.

Meghalaya has no rail network; you must rely on Guwahati, which is 100 kilometres away.

 

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park, which is recognized as an important bird area by Bird Life International, is home to large breeding populations of wild water buffalo, elephants, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is built to conserve many exotic avifaunal species along with thousands of endangered species. Kaziranga has the highest tiger density of any protected area in the world and was designated as a Tiger Reserve in 2006. This park has a high species diversity and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Best time to visit Kaziranga – November to April, will be the best time to visit Kaziranga national park. Winter starts in the month of November and the weather will be dry and pleasant throughout April. 

 

How to reach Kaziranga – Rowriah Airport in Jorhat is the nearest airport to Kaziranga which is 96 km away.

The nearest railhead to Kaziranga is Furkating at 80 km. Kaziranga is well connected to all major domestic cities.

 

Tickets

1)  Entrance Fee: INR 50 for Indian nationals and INR 250 for foreigners.

2)  Vehicle entry Fee: INR 200

3)  Camera charges: INR 50 for Indian nationals and INR 500 for foreigners.

4)  Video Camera charges: INR 500 for Indian nationals and INR 1000 for foreigners.

5)  Elephant Safari: INR 280 for Indian nationals INR 750 for foreigners.

6) Jeep Safari: INR 1000 for Central Range and INR 2000 for Burapahar.

 

Top attractions in Kaziranga National Park

  • Jeep safari 
  • Elephant safari
  • Bird watching 
  • Visit Kaziranga National Orchid Park
  • Visit kakochang  waterfall
  • Tour of Tea Estate
  • Visit the tribal village 
  • Enjoy the Boat safari
  • Cultural show and folk dances

 

Manas National Park

Manas National Park, located in the Himalayan foothills is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife, including the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur, and pygmy hog. Manas National Park is also well-known for its population of wild water buffalo. The name ‘Manas’ is derived from the Manas River. The Manas River, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River, runs through the heart of the park. Considering all the contributions of Manas park to the biodiversity of Assam, it is protected under UNESCO as a world heritage site.

 

Best time to visit Manas National Park – October to May will be the best time to visit Manas National Park. The park remains open this time. During the monsoon the park remains closed, as Assam experiences heavy rainfall and floods every year.

 

 How to reach Manas National Park – Guwahati International Airport is the nearest airport which is at 170 km. The nearest railhead to Manas is also Guwahati. It connects all the major cities.

 

Manjuli Island

Manjuli island is the world’s largest river island. The island’s breathtaking natural beauty makes it a must-see tourist destination in Assam. During the monsoon season, the majority of the island will be submerged underwater, and the scenery will be breathtaking. Don’t miss out on visiting Manjuli while in Assam.

 

Best time to visit Manjula Island – October to March is the best time to visit manjuli.

 

Kakochang waterfalls

Are you sick of going to national parks and biosphere reserves in the northeast? The Kakochang falls will relieve you of all your worries. The milky white water showering from the hilltop is a must-see scene on your Assam trip. Don’t forget to visit Kakochang Falls while visiting Kaziranga National Park.

 

Best time to visit Kakochang waterfallsThe post-monsoon months are ideal for visiting the Kakochang waterfalls. Months from October and March are the best time to come.

 

Island of Umananda

Umananda Island is known for being the world’s tiniest populated river island. The island, also known as Peacock Island, is situated in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. On the island, there is a temple devoted to Lord Shiva, which is known for its festivals and worship. During your visit to Assam don’t forget to visit Umananda Island and leave with some unforgettable memories.

 

Best time to visit Umananda Island – One of the best times to visit the Umananda Island is October through April when the Island has a humid subtropical climate.

 

Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji is one of Meghalaya’s must-see tourist destinations located 78 kilometres from Umroi. You can get a cab from the airport to get to Cherrapunji, which is the most convenient way to get there. Cherrapunji has the world’s highest rainfall and is known as the wettest place on the planet. Cherrapunji’s notable attractions are the Living-Root Bridges, Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sisters Falls, Eco-Park, and Garden of Caves. Cherrapunji is home to a lot of waterfalls. The major waterfalls of Meghalaya include Dain-Thlen, Kynrem, and Nohkalikai.

 

Best time to visit Cherrapunji – The best season to visit Cherrapunji is winter, between October and February.

 

Shillong 

Shillong, known as the “Scotland of the East,” is one of Meghalaya’s most popular tourist destinations. It is the perfect place to spend a wonderful holiday away from the city because of the calm and pleasant climate, forested hills, lush green slopes, and the scent of pure soil. Shillong is home to Meghalaya’s lone airport, which connects the state to the rest of the country. Shillong’s prominent attractions are Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, Lady Hydari Park, Wards, Lake, Don Bosco Museum, and others.

Best time to visit shillongMarch to June: March and April see the advent of summers but the weather is still quite pleasant.

 

The living bridge

A living tree’s roots have been used to build a bridge at Cherrapunji. You won’t be surprised to know that the tree’s long-grown root is shaped like a bridge, which you may walk across. Visiting this bridge on your journey to Meghalaya will be a fantastic experience. The bridge is one of India’s oldest live bridges due to its antiquity. If you want to go, avoid going during the monsoon season because the bridge will be quite slick.

 

Best time to visit the tree root bridge – The best season to visit the tree root bridge is winter, between October and February.

 

Baghmara

Many exotic species of birds found in India can be found at the siju bird sanctuary associated with Baghmara. Keep Baghmara on your itinerary for an unforgettable Meghalaya wildlife experience.

 

Best time to visit Baghmara – The best time to visit Baghmara is from October to February.

 

Nohkalikai Falls

The majestic Nohkalikai falls in Meghalaya are one of the highest falls on the planet. The 335-metre-high falls are one of Meghalaya’s natural wonders. It would be a disgrace to miss the legendary Nohkalikai falls on your trip to Meghalaya. You can visit the falls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by buying an entry ticket for INR 10.

Best time to visit Nohkalikai fallsThe best time to visit the Nohkalikai Falls is in the months of September and October when the skies are relatively clear.

 

Namdapha National Park 

Namdapha national park is India’s third-largest national park. This biodiversity hotspot is home to the rare red pandas, which can only be found in a few ecosystems. Visiting Namdapha Park during your Arunachal trip will be an opportunity not to be missed. This trip is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and families who want to see a variety of exotic species found in Arunachal’s woods.

 

Upper Dibang Valley

Dibang, one of India’s largest districts, has the lowest population density. Dibang Valley will be ideal for wildlife enthusiasts. The wildlife sanctuary in Dibang Valley is home to a variety of exotic species, including giant flying squirrels. As a northeastern state, Arunachal is close to our neighbouring countries. Always be cautious when trekking through the jungle because the Chinese border is close by.

 

Bomdila 

Bomdila is adorned with all of the elements that contribute to the beauty of Arunachal Pradesh. The natural beauty of Bomdila will provide all the treats you seek in north-east India. . Enjoy the culture and local crafts while visiting the monastery in the tranquil mountains of Arunachal Pradesh.

 

Tawang 

Tawang monastery was once a part of Tibet in the  name of Golden Namgey Lhatse, which means “celestial paradise in a clear night.” It is now the country’s largest and world’s second-largest monastery. check out our Arunachal pradesh tour package and plan your trip with our travel experts.

 

Ziro Valley

Ziro Valley is a village surrounded by lush paddy fields, dense bamboo groves, tranquil hamlets, and a wide variety of exotic vegetables. Ziro Valley has been added to the list of World Heritage Sites for the importance of its biodiversity. Visiting this valley will be an unforgettable experience that will allow you to weave some amazing stories about your life in India’s most relaxing and peaceful state.

 

Aizawl

Aizawl is one of Mizoram’s oldest cities, and its stunning vistas attract a huge number of visitors. The tranquillity of this small village may leave you completely satisfied in mind, body, and spirit. Hmuifang, Tamdil Lake, Chanmari, Handicraft Museum, and other tourist attractions can all be found in Mizoram. Hike up to the nearby high slopes for a 360-degree view of the city. The Mizoram Festivals in Aizawl are a vibrant festival not to be missed. If you have the opportunity, make sure to attend the festival.

 

Mamit

Mizoram’s Mamit is a renowned tourist site. Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Mamit’s most popular tourist destinations. Peacocks, Malabar pied hornbills, crested serpent eagles, and emerald-doves are among the exotic species that call the sanctuary home. If you prefer being in the woods, this is the place to visit. Some of the most endangered species, such as rhesus macaques and leaf monkeys, may also be seen there. Saitlaw, West Phaileng, Pukzing, and other locations in Mamit are worth seeing.

 

Nathula pass 

One of Sikkim’s must-see tourist attractions is the Nathula Pass, which connects India and Tibet at an elevation of 4310 metres.

The pass, which is located in the Himalayas, is a natural snow heaven adorned with huge pines. Along with the Indian Army’s battle memorial and display centre, Mt Chomolhari is one of the region’s main attractions. Yak safari is not very frequent in India, therefore take advantage of the opportunity to do so in Sikkim during your visit.

 

Tsomgo Lake 

Tsomgo Lake is the perfect site for an adventure ride across Sikkim’s mighty mountains. Tsomgo Lake, 38 kilometres from the capital city, offers the best journey through the snow-capped mountains. Tsomgo Lake is one of a kind and will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Check out our Sikkim tour packages and start planning your vacation today.

 

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