Snuggled in the Eastern Himalayas, North-East India is a land of suave hills and plains coupled with teeming greenery to leave the onlookers mesmerised. It is a land of blue mountains, red river and green valleys. The region abounds in natural beauty, flora & fauna and rich culture. North East India also serves as the most gorgeous Eco-tourism destination in South Asia.
The region includes seven states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim. With its near tropical climate, The Brahmaputra valley is a fertile plain. The hilly landscape of the area varies from Nagaland in the east to the Meghalaya in the west whereas the Mizoram positions itself in the north and Arunachal Pradesh lies in the north extending to the snow laden ridges of the mighty Himalayas.
Tucked into the North Easter corner of India, Arunachal Pradesh is simply awesome. The region extends from the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas to their apex. With its picturesque hills, green valleys and salubrious climate, the destination beckons every beauty lover. It houses a plethora of tourist attractions like Parashuram Kund, Bomdila, Ita fort, Tawang Monastery, Buddha Vihar and Ganga Lake. Other must see places include Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum, Malinithan temple, Ziro and Daporijo.
A gateway to the north-eastern tip of India, Assam is dominated by the famous Brahmaputra River. The state finds its mention in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Bestowed with lush greenery, Assam India is known for Assam tea, silk and petroleum resources. It houses famous national parks like Kaziranga and Manas National Park, temples like Kamakhya Devi Temple and Nabagraha Temple and more. Guwahati, Shillong and Sibasagar are the major tourist places in the state.
Sharing its border with Myanmar in the east and Nagaland in the north, Manipur is a beautiful state in Northeast India. Nestled in the slopes of the south flowing ranges of Sub-Himalayan, Manipur justifies its name, which means the 'land of jewels'. The region boasts of its spectacular landscapes with lovely lakes, misty hills, lush forests and verdant valleys. It boasts of its rich cultural heritage and traditions, depicted in its art forms and exquisite handicrafts.
Keibul Lamjao National Park, Shree Govindajee Temple, Loktak Lake and Moirang are the popular attractions of Manipur.
A state nestled amidst Assam and Bangladesh, Meghalaya distinguishes itself for being the wettest place on the earth. The Cherrapunjee area receives the highest rainfall in the world. It is a home to diversity of people and tribes like Khasi, Jantia and Garo. The foggy hills, gushing waterfalls, spectacular landscapes and serpentine rivers are visual treat for weary tourists. Meghalaya houses many beautiful spots like Lady Hydari Park, Ward's lake, Elephant falls, Shillong peak and the golf course.
This well-known north-eastern state of India shares its borders with Bhutan, Myanmar, Assam, Bangladesh and Manipur. The word Mizoram means “the land of mizos”. Cities of Mizoram are enveloped by the majestic mountains, thick bamboo forests and rare flora and fauna. Champai, Bung, Tamdil Lake, Palphui Grave, Sibuta lung, Tualchang and Tomb of Vanhimailian are the prominent tourist attractions of the region.
Situated in the extreme north eastern tip of India, Nagaland is a gorgeous state. It is surrounded by Myanmar in the East; Arunachal Pradesh and a part of Assam in the North, Manipur in the south and Assam in the West. The scenic landscape, rich cultural heritage and exotic flora and fauna make Nagaland as one of the most colourful regions in the country. Dimapur, Kohima, Tuensang and Zunheboto are the popular tourist destinations. For tourists, it houses attractions like Dzukou Valley, Mount Totsu, Nagaland State Museum, Zoological park, Khonoma and Satoi Range.
Sikkim tourism is simply awesome. This wonderland lies in the bosom of Eastern Himalayas with its spectacular surroundings. The Mt. Kanchenjunga and the Shangri La make the region a charming destination. With Buddhism predominance, it houses many monasteries that are a must see on Sikkim tour. Rumtek Monastery, Labrang Monastery and Pemayangtse Monastery are the popular ones. The rivers of Teesta and Rangeet serve as the ideal spots for river rafting.
The state is among the famous seven states of the North East. It is believed to be originated from "Tripura Sundari", who is the supreme deity of the state and held in high esteem by Hindus. Tour to Tripura takes you on a voyage to its ethnic cultural diversity. The tourist attractions in Tripura can be seen in the forms of its temples, palaces and museums. These include names like Tripura Government Museum, Ujjayanta Palace, Jampui Hill and Tripura Sundari Temple etc.