Travels East - North East India

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Alex Alex Travel Expert
Alex, Travel Expert

Northeast India is probably one of the most unique destinations in India. This region is so different from the rest of the country that you may just forget that you are in India. From the misty beauty of Assam and the lush verdure of the tea plantations to the locals are kind souled and friendly locals, Northeast India is all about authentic, natural beauty.

Explore the distinct northeastern states of India and their varied tourist attractions with Shanti Travel. Relatively less travelled, the states of northeast India are rich in mysteries, traditions, breathtaking landscapes and tribal population. This region is often called an unexplored paradise. Comprising the contiguous Seven Sister States of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, the northeast region is a haven of natural beauty, cultural richness and distinct identities. These are off-the-beaten-track tourist destinations and can bode well for truly authentic and adventurous travel experiences.

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The distinctness of this region will hit you like a boulder if you have travelled North or South India. Despite being a part of the same country, the culture, people, ethics and lifestyle here is unique to the rest of India. This lends the northeast region its enigma and magical aura.

At one with nature in the north east states

The wildness of the Brahmaputra River, the tea trails and a distinct Assam valley tropical wet evergreen forest of Dibrugarh are the major highlights of this region of India. For nature lovers and explorers, the Kaziranga National Park is also a must do here. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is home to about two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses population. Do not miss to adore the vastness of Majuli known to be India’s largest river island. Explore these magnificent states, taking in the untouched landscapes that the people of north east India call home.

Landscapes, tribes and festivals

Arunachal Pradesh is stunningly distinct from the archetypal image of Himalayan scenery and culture. The strong Tibetan and Buddhist culture is infused in the people and landscapes. With its vast expanses of impenetrable forests and tiny population, Arunachal is the untouched beauty in its purest form. Then there is the state of Nagaland most famous for its unique indigenous tribes. The famed Hornbill Festival is celebrated annually in the month of December at Kisama heritage village which is about 12km from the state capital of Kohima. When in Kohima do visit the World War 2 War cemetery and the Bara Basti which is believed to be the second largest village in Asia.

A breath of fresh air

Unlike the patriarchal system so deeply entrenched in North India, the culture of Meghalaya where women are more empowered is refreshingly different. Meghalaya is considered as the wettest region in India and the state capital Shillong is known as the "Scotland of the East". Out of the 5 highest waterfalls in India, Meghalaya is home to 3 of them (Langshiang Falls, Nohkalikai Falls and Nohsngithiang Falls). If you truly believe that cleanliness is next to godliness then you must visit the Mawlynnong village dubbed as the Asia's cleanest village.

Contact us today so we can work together to design your holiday to the north east states of India.

  1. Explore one of India’s best kept secrets, going off the beaten track and discovering India’s northern heritage and culture
  2. Horse ride through the tea plantations, breathing in the fresh air as you gallop against the wind in Northern India
  3. Cruise down the river Brahmaputra on a traditional boat, and cross paths with tribes in some of the most remote areas of India
  4. Visit the Kaziranga National Park and spot the famous horned rhinoceros which roams free in these untouched lands
  5. Experience a completely different culture to the rest of India, where India’s patriarchal system is conquered
  6. Visit the Word War 2 cemetery in Kohima, and pay your respects to the soldiers of the 2nd British Division of the Allied Forces who died in WWII at Kohima
  7. Visit Asia’s cleanest village, the Mawlynnong village where smoking and the use of plastic bags is banned and harvesting rainwater is encouraged

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