Five best places to visit in Northeast India
The hidden gem called Northeast India has been unfairly ignored by travelers for far too long. Comprising eight states, the north eastern region of our country, featuring lush greenery, spectacular waterfalls, ancient lakes, marvelous monasteries, adventure outings, and rich wildlife is a treat for all sorts of travelers. Here, we list five of the must-visit places in Northeast India.
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park in Assam is home to around 2,000 one-horned rhinos, their largest population across the globe. Largely covered with swamp and grasslands, this exotic national park also features elephants, swamp deer, water buffaloes, leopards and many species of resident and migratory birds. Also, don't forget to take the popular safari ride there.
A quaint and beautiful village in Meghalaya, Mawsynram receives the highest amount of rainfall in the world. Nestled in the Eastern Khasi Hills, the wettest place on the planet is a delight for lovers of nature. Best attractions to explore around Mawsynram are Mawsmai Caves, Mawsmai Falls, Mawlyngbna, and Nohalikalai Falls. September-November is the best time to go there. So, stop waiting already!
The little brother to the seven sister states of Northeast, Sikkim boasts of an enchanting landscape, and mighty mountains. For adventure sports enthusiasts, there's plenty to experience, including paragliding, skiing, and river rafting. If you love to trek, Goecha La Trek is something you should try. When in the capital city of Gangtok, try the cable car ride, and visit the many monasteries.
Popularly known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong in Meghalaya, is a beautiful hill station, featuring endless pine trees and breathtaking landscapes. When in Shillong, make sure to visit the Elephant Falls, Don Bosco Museum, Mawsynram Falls, Lady Hydari Park, Kyllang Rock, Sohpetbneng, Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills, Garo Hills, and the Shillong Peak. September-May is the best time to visit the place.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
The old-world charm of the humble town of Ziro in the state of Arunachal Pradesh will leave you spellbound. Top attractions there include the Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Pine Grove, and Meghna Cave Temple. That apart, if you happen to visit the place in September, make time for the amazing Ziro festival. Also, do not miss out on trekking expeditions and camping in Ziro.