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Five Best Places To Visit In Northeast India
Fascinating, Colorful, Friendly Northeast India
India is located at the south of Asia and occupies most of the Sub-Indian continent. Destination visitors are familiar with places such as Taj Mahal and Delhi, but there are other places to visit, some hidden and more remote but equally as beautiful as the others.
One place that is unexplored, wild, and must be visited by anyone is Northeast India. One can get to the northeast either by plane or by train. There is public transportation that makes exploring the area easy. There are a lot of places of interest in Northeast India. All of them are full of adventures, beauty, culture, and tranquility.
Best Times to Visit
November to April are the best months to visit Northeast India. The weather during this time is ideal for outdoors, with warm, sunny days and cool or cold nights. During the summer months, travelers generally experience the monsoon rainy season, when the landscape is green and cloud formations are beautiful.
1. Kaziranga National Park
At the top of our list is Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the state of Assam. This park is home to elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, birds, and many more animals. But the most fascinating and highlight of the park would be the one-horned rhinoceros and tigers. The national park has the largest population of Asian rhinos and has the highest density of tigers found anywhere in the world. In Kaziranga, the saying goes that "there's always a tiger around." However, the tall grass of the national park makes it quite hard to spot these majestic predators.The place is ideal for wildlife; it has a vast area for vegetation and perfect terrain. The best time to visit the park is from February to March ,when the grasses are low. The park can be explored by both elephant and jeep.
Another perfect destination is Majuli Island, the largest inhabited river island on the planet, also located in Assam. The island is located in the middle of the mighty River Brahmaputra, which magically embalms the island in its serene flow. Upon reaching the island, one is amazed by the unique culture and tradition. There are plantations of rice paddies, intricate woven textiles, and pottery. The scenery is perfect for those who want to relax and admire nature. This is the best place for bird-watching.
3. Umiam Lake
The third on the list is Umiam Lake, an artificial lake located in the serene, green hills of Meghalaya. People visit this lake because it offers different sports and water recreational facilities such as kayaking, water cycling, and boating. The lake also serves as a source of electricity, irrigation, and fishing. Recently, a five star hotel called Ri-Kynjai opened beside the lake. It is the one of the best places in India to stay and is near other attractions in Meghalaya.
4. Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery, the largest monastery in India, is one place not to miss. Built in the years 1680 to 1681, the monastery is located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, which is considered India's remote frontier. Within the walls is a library with a collection of scriptures, manuscripts, and books. Celebrations at the monastery include dancing and feasting throughout the year. For any Buddhist pilgrim, the monastery certainly holds many secrets and provides peace.
One should not miss Cherrapunji, or as it is popularly known, Sohra. This is the wettest and rainiest place on earth, located in the state of Meghalaya. The town is located on top of a plateau overlooking Bangladesh. Surrounding the plateau is lush forest. The location gives a perfect view, however not in the monsoon rainy months when clouds constantly cover the landscape. People who visit this place must not miss the living bridges, which are actually roots of trees connected by locals over many decades and used to cross streams and rivers. The abundance of rain has carved unique natural formations into the landscape, decorating it with numerous waterfalls and caves.
Documentary About Northeast India
What To Bring
1. Warm clothes for winter months.
2. Sunscreen/winter lotion.
4. Shades and hat.
5. Medical kit.
6. Passport and visa copies.
7. Rain gear.