Noth East Packages
PLACES TO VISIT:
Guwahati, Assam: It is the gateway to the Northeast, besides being one of the largest cities of this region. The most prominent attractions of Guwahati are the Kamakhya Temple, Fancy Bazaar, Regional Science Center, Assam State Zoo and Accoland. Visiting the Kamakhya Temple promises to be a special spiritual experience. Another attraction is the Umananda Temple situated in the island of Brahmaputra, which can be reached through a boat ride. There are also several gardens in the city where you can spend quality time with your friends and family.
Nathula Pass, Sikkim: Once part of the ancient Silk Road, the 14,450 ft. high Nathula Pass is a popular tourist spot. A few hours’ drive east of Gangtok, Nathula Pass offers tourists a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Hire a cab and drive down the road towards the pass, often called one of the scariest roads in India, to enjoy the beauty of this hillside and catch a glimpse of the Chinese side of the border. Regardless of the time of year you visit, this is one place you’ll always see some snow.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam: The Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its dense forests, elephant-grass meadows, and swampy lagoons is home to the largest Indian rhinoceros’ population. The park is one of the best known biodiversity hotspots in India with four pre-defined tourist circuits. Each of these circuits has its own distinguishing feature. This 430 square km national park is also the breeding ground for many other animals and birds.
Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim: Also known as the Changu Lake, the Tsomgo Lake presents an ethereal view of rugged mountains. The lake stands at an altitude of 12,400 ft. and looks different around the year. In the late spring, the lakeside is covered with flowers in full bloom while in winter, it freezes solid. There are a number of legends and myths associated with this lake that are significant for Buddhist monks and Sikkim’s faith healers. For tourists, a yak ride is a moment to remember. In the winter, you can even take a yak ride on the frozen lake.
Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh: Surrounded by mountains that reach the sky, Ziro Valley is home to the Apatani tribe. There are a number of trekking routes around this valley that makes it one of the most popular adventure spots in Northeast India. Apart from the scenic beauty, the Ziro valley offers tourists an insight into the local culture and tribal lifestyle. It is also the venue for one of India’s most popular annual music fests.
Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh: The Tawang Monastery, also known as the Golden NamgyalLhatse, is the largest monastery in India and the second largest in the world. Located at a height of around 10,000 feet, the monastery offers a panoramic view of the entire Tawang River Valley. The monastery houses residential complexes for the monks, a Buddhist cultural study center, school, temples, a library, and a printing press. If you can appreciate the finer points of art, a visit to the Tawang Monastery can transport you to a whole new world.
Cherrapunji and Mawsynram, Meghalaya: Rainfall can be beautiful! Located about 80 km apart, Cherrapunji and Mawsynram are the wettest places on earth. Both Cherrapunji and Mawsynram receive over 450 inches of rain every year and are blessed with panoramic vistas of scenic beauty. These hills offer a number of trekking routes too. No matter when you visit these family destinations in Northeast India, you’ll always be able to see and hear the beauty of raindrops falling from the sky.
Mawlynnong Village, Meghalaya: Mawlynnong Village is one of the most unique villages in India. Though it abounds in scenic beauty, the village is best known for its focus on cleanliness. Mawlynnong, often referred to as God’s own garden, is one of the most popular tourist places for solo travelers in Northeast India. Apart from nature lovers, the village is a favorite with trekking enthusiasts as well. There are also a few natural wonders you’ll want to explore here.
Pelling, Sikkim: It is the second most popular tourist attraction in Northeast India. People come here to see the Khangchendzonga Peak, explore biking and trekking routes, take a closer look at the monasteries, or just to enjoy the town’s scenic beauty. Pelling also offers a number of adrenaline-boosting activities. In addition, there’s birdwatching, fishing, bathing in hot stone baths, cultural shows, traditional house visits, limbo storytelling sessions, and jungle walks to experience.
Goechala, Sikkim: When it comes to trekking routes, there’s nothing quite like Goechala. From the gushing Teesta River, the PahaKhola Bridge and Viburnum plantations to the rhododendron forests of Phedang, this is one of the most beautiful treks you will ever embark on. It’s not hard to understand why this is one of the top places to visit in Northeast India.
Gangtok, Sikkim: The cheerful city of Gangtok is one of the most popular hill stations in Northeast India. With mountains shrouded in mist and valleys covered with lush greenery, Gangtok beckons nature lovers, trekking enthusiasts, and photographers. A holiday here relaxes the body, mind, and spirit. Even if you’re not a mountaineering expert, a walk around the hills surrounding Gangtok can give you a clear view of the snow-capped Khangchendzonga Peak. Maybe, it’ll even inspire you to make mountaineering your new hobby.
Majauli, Assam: Majuli, often considered to be the cultural capital of Assam, is the largest river island in the world. The island is inhabited mostly by tribals who follow unique lifestyle. It is the island’s lush greenery and pristine waters that make it one of the most popular places to visit in Northeast India. Barely 20 km away from Jorhat, Majuli is also one of the trendiest long weekend destinations in Northeast India.
Dibrugarh, Assam: Known as the tea city of India, Dibrugarh is the largest city in Assam and the gateway to other tea-producing districts of Assam. With its emerald fields, gurgling rivers, and a unique culture, the city is one of the most interesting places to visit in Northeast India. From trekking and picnicking on the banks of the Disang River to visiting temples and botanical gardens, there’s plenty to explore here.