Amazing tourist places in Northeast India

The 8 states of Northeast India namely Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Tripura are blessed with natural wonders, mountains, rich culture, traditions, wildlife and more. There are numerous tourist places in Northeast India that attract travelers from all around the world.

 Tripura has a rich history and culture and many popular places to visit. One such place is Ujjayanta Palace. This beautiful white palace situated in the city of Agartala reminds us of the age of the Tripura maharajas. This palace is a perfect classic example with elegant floors, curved ceilings, and huge doors and a must visit place in Tripura.  Similarly, Neermahal Palace made of marbles and exquisite stone balconies, bridges and pavilions is another tourist place to visit in Tripura. Another tourist place in Tripura is the Jagannath Temple. It is not only a tourist place but a pilgrim as well and the best time to visit is between Oct-May.

A famous place to visit in Assam is Kaziranga National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the centre of Assam. It is home to the two-third world’s population of one-horned rhinoceros and offers elephant and jeep safari experiences to visitors. If you ever visit Sikkim, Tsomgo Lake is a place you cannot miss visiting. This ethereal beauty at an elevation of 12,400ft gives any tourist the most peaceful and surreal experience in Sikkim. Another place to visit in Northeast India is the Tawang Monastery located in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh. It is also believed to be the largest in India and the second largest in the world. Umiam Lake is another lake in Northeast India located in Meghalaya that offers mesmerizing views of nature and the visitors can also go for boating. Umiam Lake is one of the most popular destinations in Shillong and also in India.

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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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Escape to the 8 states of Northeast India

Northeast region of India is popularly known as the seven sisters and a brother comprising of 8 beautiful states, namely Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Tripura and the brother as Sikkim.

The natural beauty of these states make northeast India one of the must visit places in the country. Tripura is visited for its culture, cuisine, heritage, archaeological sites, handicrafts etc. Some of the popular places of attractions in Tripura are Ujjayanta Palace, Neermahal Palace, Unakoti, Jagannath Temple, Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary and Jampui Hills. Another northeastern state, Assam is well known for its soothing beauty, Assamese tea, tourist’s attractions, spiritual ambiance, and humble people welcoming visitors. The beautiful state Nagaland ‘wild east’ of India abounds in primeval beauty and tribal culture, offering unending exploration possibilities from heritage villages to wildlife sanctuaries.

Similarly Manipur the jewel city of India is known for its famous classical dance forms, scrumptious cuisine, and traditional aura that fume like a lighted incense stick in sacred shrines. Mizoram the “Songbird of India” and has moderate climate all year round; comfortable even during summers, it makes for a popular destination for tourists from around the world.

“The abode of clouds” Meghalaya is not just famous for its impressive waterfalls, lakes and valleys but also for some of Asia’s longest caves and living root bridges. Mawsynram in Meghalaya is the wettest place on Earth. Arunachal Pradesh is home to picturesque mountains, unexplored passes, tranquil lakes, and famous monasteries. Most part of the state is covered with serene mountains that offer breathtaking views during the winters. And Sikkim is the second smallest state in India, nestled in the beautiful hills of the Northeast region. The third highest peak in the world and jewel of the state, Mt. Khangchendzonga lies in Sikkim and is visible from almost anywhere you stand.

The people of these states of northeast India have historically had close ethnic and cultural bonds with Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Hence, the prevalence of Tibet-Burmese languages in many towns in Northeast states in India can be seen.

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