Northeastern India comprises of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. Initially, the north-east was a link of only seven states i.e. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, in the year 2002 Sikkim was also included under North East Council (NEC). The speciality of the northeastern states is that it offers great diversity in language, culture, climate and religion. As a matter of fact, Northeastern region shares almost 98% of its border internationally.
The north-east is beautiful inside out and has a lot to offer in every field, be it culturally, socially or in terms of resources. It is an unexplored treasure chest but doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. The NE regions are a must visit for travel enthusiasts and even those on a leisurely vacation Who better to ask, than a local? So we spoke to a few north easterners to ask about the reasons to visit these places and here is what they said:
1. Why You Should Visit Arunachal Pradesh
Ever wanted to live amidst a sweet-smelling an orange orchard? In Arunachal Pradesh you can do just that. It’s like an Enid Blyton book come to life.
There is a beautiful resort called Dibang Valley Jungle Camp, which is worth the wait and stay. A beautiful resort in between a colourful orange orchard. The view, the stay and the ambience are all incomparable.
The picture here is all the reasons we need to visit Arunachal Pradesh ASAP!
2. Why You Should Visit Assam
Tea gardens and living in British bungalows give a nice old world charm to the place. The best part is the fresh fragrance and the beautiful view from the bungalow.
The sheer pleasure of driving till Kaziranga and halting at the beautiful resorts.
And for a glimpse of the last few hundred endangered one-horned rhinos.
3. Why You Should Visit Manipur
A walk to remember anyone? Apart from the scenic beauty, the locals are extremely nice, helpful and don’t badger tourists. The ‘Switzerland of India’ also has the Loktak lake, the Manipur zoological garden, the ancient village of Andro and the Sahid Minar.
4. Why You Should Visit Meghalaya
Cherrapunji and Mawsynram, two of the wettest places on Earth. And the breath taking waterfalls! Why on earth would someone miss such heavenly view?
Shopping at police bazaar in Shillong quenches your thirst for shopping. I am going shopping too, so girls, don’t miss this place. Please, just don’t.
5. Why You Should Visit Mizoram
For the soothing scenic beauty away from hustle and bustle of metro cities and hectic modern life.
Visit the Reek Heritage Village showcasing the authentic Mizo lifestyle.
6. Why You Should Visit Nagaland
This is the actual rock capital of India. Visit them during Hornbill festival. The Hornbill Festival is a once in a lifestyle experience; foreigners visit Nagaland especially for this festival, why should we miss something that is already ours?
The Hong Kong Market in Dimapur too shouldn’t be missed. The busy flea market is known for its imported shoes and clothes.
7. Why You Should Visit Sikkim
The tranquil monasteries, the breath-taking waterfall, the mall road and basically everything else.
The only place in India where casinos are available apart from Goa. In case you were wondering if the state has nightlife, it sure does!
8. Why You Should Visit Tripura
The calm, serene lakes such as Rudrasagar (a popular location for migratory birds). Neermahal, the lake palace is a must visit as well as the Dumboor lake which contains 48 islands.
Ancient monuments are our speciality. Seen anything-similar elsewhere in India? Seen are above are the majestic sculptures and rock reliefs of Unakoti Tirtha, Unakuti Range, The Shyamsundar Ashram Tilla, Baikhora Jolaibari are also a monument of national importance.
The North East is utterly gorgeous and holds a strong historic value. So next time you plan a vacation you know where to go.