NORTHEAST

INDIA'S MOST DIVERSIFIED CORNER

North East India is an ecological hotspot, that sits beneath the lesser Himalayan hills. Comprising of seven scenic states, the entire region breathes lush diversity. From mainland India, you can enter the northeastern domain from the nearest north state of Assam. Other members of the famous Seven Sister States include Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram & Meghalaya. Each state harbors its own unique identity, and are inhabited by the most diverse set of communities and tribes. Together, you will run into more than 220 ethnic groups in the North East, each harboring their own set of practices and philosophies.

RECREATION

North East India holds a great potential to emerge as the richest eco-tourism destination in South Asia. Some of the great highlights of the North East are the eccentric Hornbill Festival, that is India's most famous musical and cultural meet. The Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India, and Majuli in Assam is the largest river island in the world. The Living Root Tree Bridges in Meghalaya are perhaps the only existent of their own kind in the world and stun numerous of visitors every day.

CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE

With more than 220 ethnic groups residing in the region, the society in the North East is far from patriarchy. The domain practices peaceful gender equality and supports matrilineal superiority as well. They do not practice the system of dowry. The “Mother’s Market” is run entirely by women in Manipur, and is worth a visit. The North East is also home to some of the most exotic culinary delicacies, that involve dishes like sticky black rice pudding, bamboo shoot pickles, spicy pork and much more.

Best Time to Visit

Winter

If you are planning to tour through the North East, then winters is a pleasant time to visit the tropical & sub-tropical regions of the northeast. These regions remain comfortably cool during the day and cold in the nights.

Summer

This period starts from March and lasts till June before the advent of monsoon. This time is ideal to visit the higher-ups of North Eastern regions like Tawang and pursue expeditions on clear and dry sunny days.

Major Tourist Attractions

  • Haflong
  • Aizawl
  • Agartala
  • Guwahati
  • Kohima
  • Majuli
  • Cherrapunji
  • Tawang

How to Reach Northeast

  • Nearest Railway Station – Guwahati Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Stand – Rupnath Brahma Inter-State Bus Terminal
  • Nearest Airport – Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
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