India’s Eastern Reach: The 8 Spectacular States of Northeast India

The states of Northeast India represent a totally different stream of cultures and languages and it may seem like visiting a whole different country. Northeast India comprises of Sikkim, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

Tripura borders Bangladesh, Mizoram and Assam and has beautiful landscapes. It is one of the nation’s most underrated tourist destinations. There is a great variety of what it has to offer both in culture and in nature. Some of the popular tourist destinations in Tripura are Neermahal, Ujjayanta Palace, Unakoti and Heritage Park. Mizoram is another state that borders Bangladesh but also borders Myanmar in the east. The best time to visit Mizoram is between November-March.

Visit Manipur, if you love rich culture, dances, food and want to see floating islands. There are plenty of ways to have rich ethnic experiences in Manipur. Nagaland is a state in Northeast India famous for its Hornbill Festival around December- the perfect festival to witness cultures, handicrafts and handlooms and dances of different tribes.

Assam is not only known for its tea production but it is also home to two-third of world’s population of one-horned rhinoceros. Arunachal Pradesh is a state in Northeast India that borders Myanmar, China and Bhutan. This state has a diverse climate ranging from subtropical climates to highland and alpine climates, depending on your elevation and location in the state. Meghalaya translates to “the abode of clouds” and is the wettest region in India. Under British rule, it was nicknamed as the Scotland of the East and is one of India’s prized hill stations. Like Meghalaya, Sikkim is a beautiful hill station and is famous for the world’s third highest mountain, Mt Khangchendzonga. It is also the second smallest state in India.

If you ever want to travel abroad without leaving the country, head towards Northeast India and live the experience.

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