The part of India with its own charm, Northeast India demands to be explored, enchanting you with its culture and nature’s bounty. This region has some of India’s most incredible tourist attractions and even the places that are far away from tourists’ radar. Whether you are planning a trip with the family, your spouse, or even solo, just a browse through the internet looking for top places to visit will leave you with numerous options and be shortening the bucket list can be a challenge if you have a shortage of time. So, to help you with that, here is a list of top 5 places in Northeast India that must be in your plan.
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1. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh
Looking nothing less than an Indian fairytale set, Tawang is for the adventure and culture seekers. The beautiful destination is located 2,669 meters above the ground and is bejeweled with iconic attractions, like the Tawang Monasteries, Shonga-tser Lake, Taktsang Gompa, Nuranang Waterfalls, Pankang Teng Tso Lake and Jaswant Garh, to name a few. Though this is a popular tourist attraction, there’s plenty of serenity that greets you.
2. Aizawl in Mizoram
Thanks to its sub-tropical weather conditions, Aizawl is an year-round destination. You have temples, bazaars and hamlets that introduce you to the culture and history of Mizoram. But don’t get into thinking that’s all it has! Aizawl bewitches with its scenic charm, glitterin with lakes, waterfalls and the lush greenery of this place will refresh your senses. Solomon’s Temple, Tamdil Lake, Durtlang Hills, Burrra Bazar, Vantawang Falls, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Reiek Heritage Village, Tomb of Vanhimailian, and Paikhai are some of the top attractions here you must visit during your vacation in Aizawl.
3. Pelling in Sikkim
Another popular name in Northeast India is Pelling. This place is nature-lovers’ paradise, since as far as your eyes can see there will be flourishing greenery pleasing you. A foodie finds this place interesting as he gets to taste the best of Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. Trekking is definitely suggested, even if you are a slow traveler and are doing it for the first time. Pelling looks more stunning once you interact with locals during your heritage tours.
Surely in your travel diaries, this name will never be forgotten and you will leave with a promise to return!
4. Shillong in Meghalaya
Featured as a highlight in many Northeast tour packages, Shillong is unmissable. This lovely hill town, other than its ease of connectivity and choices of accommodation, pleases tourists with its cultural and music festivals that are famous across the country. Even if you don’t time it right, you’ll still have so much to see – Golf Course, Laitlum Canyons, Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, Lady Hydari Park, Wards Lake and Elephant Falls are few of the many attractions.
5. Gangtok in Sikkim
A trip to Northeast India is incomplete without a visit to Gangtok. The scenic destination has everything a tourist can wish for, right from accommodation to bustling scenario and many sightseeing options. If you wish to witness nature’s beauty spend some time around the Tsomgo Lake and to behold the artistry of Tibetans head over to Pemayangtse Monastery. Don’t forget to enjoy bird’s perspective of the city from the Gangtok Ropeway too!
5. Mon in Nagaland
Mon is for anyone wishing to go off the beaten track, to experience the beauty in simplicity. Spend some time with friendly village-dwellers to know more about Mon’s heritage and culture, or simply explore this beauty as you trek towards the Veda Peak, the highest peak of the region.