The Unexplored Northeast India
The Northeast India is one of the most fascinating places in India and in the world. The beauty of Northeast is indescribable in words; there is something magical about this region. Until date, most of the region has remained unexplored, owning to its forbidding terrain consisting of mountains, hills, rainforest, rivers, jungles, and animals. In the recent years, Northeast has gained more popularity and many tourists are attracted towards its beauty.
The first part of the article contains six mesmerizing places of Northeast India. If you have skipped the first article then you have lost the valuable information. In this article, you will witness another six hidden beauties of Northeast, which will definitely going to be in your destination list. So, let us start the journey of next six beautiful places in the Northeast.
1. Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh
Some places make you feel like you do not need to live in this updated world and Tezu fulfills this dream. Tezu is a small town located in Lohit district within the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the best hill station to relax with family and friends. One can find beautiful green mountains beside a number of clear rivers where you will see trekking, hiking and river rafting. It will surely make your visit worthy.
What attract the most in Tezu are the Parashuram Kund, Buddha-Vihar, and Glow Lake. The chirping of birds during this environment causes you to feel of the nature's real voice. This hill station contains many various tribes like Mishmi, Khamti, Digaru, and Miju. Among which Mishmi tribe is a famous one. It also has a number of rare festivals like ‘Tamladu’, the main festival that held in Tezu and all over the Lohit district. The aerial view of Tezu is that the most amazing.
2. Ujjayanta Palace, Tripura
This beautiful white monument (Ujjayanta Palace) found in Agartala, is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. The development of this palace started within the year 1898 and resulted in 1901 led by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya Debbarma. Rabindranath Tagore gave the name “Ujjayanta Palace”. Earlier they have used for State legislative assembly, but now it serves as a State Museum and tourist attraction in Agartala. Ujjayanta Palace is the largest museum in the Northeast India.
3. Majuli Island, Assam
Talking about the India's second popular river, the River Brahmaputra is home to Majuli, which is the largest River Island in the world. It has different flora & fauna and beholds the biodiversity with its beautiful migratory birds, rich forest, and wide selection of animals. The Kamalabari Satra, Garmur, Tengapania, Auniati Satra, and Dakhinpat Satra are the main highlighted places in Majuli. Additionally, if you are a bird lover than this place definitely belongs to you because a good range of birds migrates each year to Majuli.
4. Murlen National Park, Mizoram
The Murlen National Park located in the Champhai district is one among the attractive National Parks. The scenic beauty of the hill ranges and the snow clouds moving across the hills and valleys are mesmerizing. It is home to some unique 15 species of mammals and 150 species of birds, like Kallej Pheasan, Bengal Tiger, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Hill Myna, Wild Boar and many more. One can plan for an adventure event like jungle safari, bird safari, and trekking. Among these, caves (Tan Tlangis and Lamsial Puk), rivers, and other streamflow through this park provide abundant water to its existing wildlife.
5. Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh
The clear blue sky, brown mountains, green valley, exotic tribes, a river flowing by, and many small huts makes Mechuka a paradise to visit. Mechuka (or Menchukha) is a Buddhist Himalayan hemlet located 1,829 meter above sea level in the Shi-Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh. The snow-covered mountaintops, the hanging wooden bridges, and the flowing water of the Yargyap Chu River (or River Siyom) give this place a breathtaking view. The region is so natural that even its name means ‘medicinal water of the snow’ (men=medicinal, chu=water, kha=snow). The lifestyle of the peoples is somewhat similar to Tibetan. Apart from these, you will also witness Samten Yongcha Monastery, a 400-year-old Buddhist Monastery at the hilltop in the westernmost part of Mechuka.
6. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Cherrapunji, the second wettest place in India and on the planet, is located in the state of Meghalaya. Cherrapunji (also known as Sohra) is a sub divisional town located in the district of East Khasi Hills. It receives an average annual rainfall of about 11,777 millimeters that is the reason behind being the wettest place. The region is abundant with natural caves, forests, waterfalls, natural root bridges and a booming flora and fauna. The scenic beauty of this region brings you closer to nature. You can witness from the longest cave of India to many beautiful waterfalls. The Seven sisters Waterfall (fourth largest waterfall in India), Nokrek National Park (homes of red panda in India), Mawsmai Cave (home to the fourth longest caves in the Indian subcontinent), Mawkdok Dympep Valley are some of the must visit places in Cherrapunji. This place also gives a mesmerizing view of the plains of Bangladesh from the top of Thangkharang Park and even from the nook of the routes that lead to the town.
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