Top 51 Reasons Why You Should Visit Northeast India Before You Die

The Northeast Indian states also known as Seven Sister States or Northeast are paradise unexplored and known for its natural beauty,diversity, rare and unique wildlife, people and culture. Seven sister states or Northeast India plus Sikkim the only brother offers list of must see places in Motherland once in your life time, here are those places state wise. Title-Idea Source: Storypick, Image source: Wikipedia/Google.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH -Land of The Rising Sun

Tawang Monastery

Tawang-Monastery

Tawang Monastery is the largest Indian monastery and one of the largest monasteries in Asia also known as Galden Namgey Lhatse. The monastery is situated at an elevation of 3,300 meters in Tawang Town and one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world.

Sela Pass

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Sela Pass is one of the high-altitude mountain pass in India, located in Tawang at an elevation of 4170 m (13,700 ft) and connecting Tawang with the rest country. Beautiful Sela Lake also known as Paradise Lake or frozen lake of Himalaya is situated close to the Sela Pass.

Ganga Lake

Ganga-lake-Itanagar

The Ganga Lake is one of the most popular places in Itanagar and known as one of the best picturesque lake in the country, known for its green water and as a recreation spot.

Gorichen Peak

Gorichen-Peak

The Gorichen peak is one of the highest peaks in Himalaya region of Arunachal Pradesh. Gorichen trek also offers breathtaking views of the great peaks and amazing valleys around. Image Source: indianaturewatch

Namdapha Tiger Project

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Namdapha Tiger Reserve is biodiversity hotspot and the third largest national park in the country, located in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region and home to unique and rare wild animals such as clouded leopard,Slow Loris,red panda,Hoolock Gibbons,Stump-tailed macaque and Red Giant Flying Squirrel.

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum

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The Jawaharlal Nehru Museum of Itanagar is an important tourist destination in the Northeast state, showcases aspects of tribal life of Arunachal Pradesh. Museum contains handicraft,jewellery and weapons of tribes of Northeast.

ASSAM -Gateway of Seven Sisters

Tea Gardens

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The majestic green tea gardens and estates of Assam are known for malty flavor and strong color and taste. Assam is the largest tea-growing region in the country where tea plant grows in a lowland region, in the valley of the Brahmaputra River.

Bihu Festival

Bohag- Bihu – Assamese -New -Year

Bihu Festival is the most important and Assamese new year festival celebrated all over Assam, Three Bihus, rongali,kongali and bhogali or magh is the harvest festival or the thanksgiving.

Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya-Temple-Guwahati

The Kamakhya Temple is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas, dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, situated on the Nilachal Hill in city of Guwahati. Kamakhya Mandir is the most important pilgrimage destination for general Hindu and especially for Tantric worshipers.

Madan Kamdev

Madan-Kamdev

Madan Kamdev is an famous archaeological site located in Kamrup district of Assam, This site has ruins of huge and small temples scattered around one of the old temple of lord shiva known as Gopeshwar Temple is situated near to a village and a big cave near by known as Parvati Guha.

Majuli River Island

Majuli-Island-Assam

Majuli is the beautiful and one of the large river island in the world, formed by the Brahmaputra river and accessible only by ferries from the City of Jorhat. Island of Majuli is paradise of bird lovers which also includes rare and endangered avifauna including migratory birds.

One Horned Rhinoceros

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The Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site and famous for Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros,the highest density of tigers wild water buffalo and swamp deer. Best season of Kaziranga National Park are between November and April.

Manas National Park

Manas National Park

The Manas National Park is a World Heritage Site, Tiger,Elephant Biosphere and Reserve park known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as Golden Langur,Pygmy Hog and Wild water buffalo.

MEGHALAYA -The Abode of Clouds

Dawki

Dawki-Meghalaya

Dawki is a small town nested in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, near the border and famous for its unique style of fishing. Dawki is one of the most picturesque sites of Meghalaya.

Umiam Lake

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The Umiam Lake is a popular destination for water sport and adventure facilities for kayaking, water cycling, scooting and boating. Lake is one of the major tourist attraction of Meghalaya and known for its beautiful sunset.

Mawsmai Cave

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Mawsmai caves near Cherrapunji are the limestone caves, lies near by the village of Mawsmai. Meghalaya, the beautiful state of Northeast India is well famous in the world for its number of deep caves such as the Siju Cave, Krem Liat Prah is the longest cave in Asia.

Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai-falls-Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls located near Cherrapunji is one of the most beautiful and photogenic falls in Meghalaya and the fifth highest waterfall and tallest plunge waterfall in India. Northeast India is famous for its number of tallest waterfalls.

Living Root Bridges

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The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji aren’t built they’re grown over hundreds of year, located in the rainforest of Cherrapunji and they are alive and still growing and gaining strength over time.

Nokrek National Park

Nokrek-National-Park

The Nokrek Biosphere Reserve is home to good population of the Red panda and an important habitat of the Asian elephants, Pig-tailed macaque and Hoolocks also an important bird area in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. Image Source: touristlink

NAGALAND -Konyak People

Mon

Mon-Nagaland

Mon a district of Nagaland known as the land of the Konyaks and its tattooed Konyak warriors. It is one of the most ethnic destinations in Nagaland and home of the Konyak Nagas with tattooed faces, Prominent attractions are Shangnyu Village, Chui Village,Veda Peak and Longwa Village.

Dzukou Valley

Dzukoui-Valley

The Dzukou Valley is one of the most beautiful valley, located at the border of Manipur and Nagaland and known for its seasonal flowers and natural beauty. Overall flora and fauna of Dzukou Valley are simply amazing.

Blyth’s Tragopan

Satyr-Tragopan

The most beautiful and state bird of Nagaland, Blyth’s Tragopan is one of the vulnerable species of bird from the pheasant family and can be spotted in Dzukou valley of Kohima district. Blyth’s Tragopan biggest concern is over exploitation.

Touphema Village

Touphema-Village-Nagaland

Touphema Tourist Village is one of the best destination village situated north of Kohima which offers you an exceptional and panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. The beautiful hill village is actually a small pictorial and cultural village. Image Source: tripthirsty

Hornbill Festival

Hornbill-Festival-Nagaland

The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Naga people held every year in the first week of December. Hornbill Festival held at Naga Heritage village in Kohima to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland along with food, songs, dances and customs.

Mokokchung

Mokokchung-Nagaland

Mokokchung is one of the first Naga Hills sites and has handful of attractions such as Mokokchung museum, It displays exhibits of Ao Naga tribe swords, shield, shawl, clothing and traditional jewelry.

Great Hornbill

Great-Hornbill-India

The Great Indian Hornbill is one of the larger members of the hornbill family and one of the largest bird flying bird found in Northeast India. Due to the loss of habitat and hunting, the Great Indian Hornbill is listed as near threatened species in Red List of Threatened Species of IUCN.

MANIPUR -Originator of Polo Game

Raas Leela

Manipuri-Dance

Raas Leela or the dance of love is traditional and one of the major Indian classical dance forms from Manipur. Manipuri dance style is one of one of the famous dance style of Raasleela.

Singda Dam

Singda-Dam

Singda Dam is a multipurpose project and the highest Mud Dam,located at Imphal. The artificial lake of Singda Dam and the valley offers beautiful landscape views, and singda river. This

Loktak Lake

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The largest freshwater lake is also called the only Floating lake in the world is located near Moirang in Manipur. Among the Loktak Lake phumdis, The Keibul Lamjao National Park is the largest one and only home of Manipur brow-antlered deer.

Sangai Deer

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The Sangai is endemic, rare and endangered Brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur also the state animal of Manipur. Habitat of Sangai deer is a protected area of Keibul Lamjao National Park near to famous Loktak Lake, It is one of the seven Ramsar sites in the country.

War Cemeteries

War-Cemeteries-Imphal

Imphal War Cemetery were built as a citation for the human sacrifices and preserves the ashes of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Battle of Imphal. Northeast India has played a very important role during the war.

Shree Govindajee Temple

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Shree Govindaji Temple is located in the city of Imphal,which is one of the star attractions of the city and considered as one of the major temples of Manipur. Its Hindu temple where the main deity in the center is Govindaji.

MIZORAM -Land of The Mizo

Reiek

Reiek-mizoram

Reiek is the most famous tourist spot near to Aizawl and and offers stunning view of the surrounding valleys and hills and surrounded by thick lush green trees and bushes.

Birding

Birding-in-Mizoram

The state of Mizoram is very rich in bird diversity which makes it one of the best and major birding destination in Northeast India. It has 150 species of birds and many threatened species such as Hume’s pheasant are the key birds of the area.

Phawngpui

Phawngpui -Mizoram

Phawngpui peak is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram also known as the Blue Mountain of Mizoram and famous for orchids and rhododendrons along with spectacular trees and flowers and offers amazing view of the blue hills.

Kut Festival

Chapchar-Kut-Mizoram

Kut festival is the grandest festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo communities celebrated by the local people of Mizoram. The Chapchar Kut, Pawl Kut and Mim Kut are three major festival of Mizoram.

Cheraw Dance

cheraw-dance

Cheraw dance also known as Bamboo Dance is a very old traditional dance of the Mizo people and the most popular dance of Mizoram. The Dance is performed primarily with bamboo sticks across one another on the ground.

Tam Dil Lake

TamDil-Lake

Tam Dil is a natural lake situated near Saitual Village in the green forest and one of the favorite place for sightseeing in Aizawl. Tamdil means a lake of mustard plants.

Vantawng Falls

Vantawng -Falls

The Vantawng Waterfalls is a two-tiered waterfall and the 13th highest waterfalls in the Indian states. It is the highest and most spectacular of all the waterfalls of Mizoram.

TRIPURA -Landlocked Hilly State

Neermahal

Neermahal

The former royal palace of Tripura is situated in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake, 53 kilometers from the capital of Agartala. Neermahal palace is one of two water palace and second largest of its kind in the country after the Jalmahal in Rajasthan.

Rice Field

rice-field-tripura

Rice is an important crop in the state of Tripura grown on alluvial plains, 91 per cent of the land are under cultivation of rice. The beautiful paddy fields are offers an amazing view of green land of the state.

Unakoti Hills

Unakoti -Tripura

The Unakoti hill is a place of worship with a huge rock-cut images and stone idols of great God Lord Shiva in the Kailashahar of North Tripura. It is the prime tourist spot and Ashokastami Mela is held every year.

Ujjayanta Palace

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The Ujjayanta Palace is the major tourist attraction of capital city Agartala, stands on the banks of beautiful lake and surrounded by the lush green Mughal gardens. It is said to be one of the oldest princely States of ancient Bharat.

Bamboo Forest

Bamboo-Forest-Tripura

The region is known for the most beautiful bamboo forests stretch over the miles and miles of mountain terrain, About 28 percent of these bamboo forests are located in northeast and used by local people for hut and bridges along with other handcrafts.

Phayre’s Leaf Monkeys

Phayre-s-Langur-Tripura

The Phayre’s langur is feeds on leaves hence known as Phayre’s Leaf Monkeys, It is one of the old world monkeys that inhabit in the forests of Tripura and one of the 13 species of monkey found in Indian subcontinent.

SIKKIM -The Only Brother State

Namchi

chardham-in-sikkim

Namchi is famous for its Buddhist monastery, scenic locales and as a bio-diversity hotspot, It has the statue of Guru Rinpoche, the tallest statue of the saint in the world.

Orchid

Rare-orchids-Sikkim

Sikkim is home to around 515 rare orchids species which are found in sub tropical region, Deorali Orchid Sanctuary is the most famous place renowned for its rare and extensive collection of orchids.

Red Panda

Red-panda-Sikkim

The red panda is the state animal of Sikkim and only endemic to the forests of the Himalaya. Sikkim has diverse range of fauna and flora,a wide variety of plants,515 rare orchids and rich diversity of arthropods.

Teesta River

Teesta-River

The Teesta River is the lifeline of the state of Sikkim and almost flow right across the length of Sikkim. Flowing through Sikkim and Darjeeling, It is the most important river of Sikkim and North Bengal. Image source:Wikipedia

Kangchenjunga

kangchenjunga-peak

Mount Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and highest Himalayan Peak, located on the boundary between Nepal and Sikkim. Also Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim.

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek-Monestery-Sikkim

Rumtek Monastery is one of the most significant and largest monasteries in Sikkim, It is situated at a distance of 24 kilometers from Gangtok. Rumtek Monastery is perched on a hill overlooking Gangtok.

  • Neha

    Supercool!!! This article has made me cancel all other plans of visiting Kerala/Rajastan! Visiting first the seven sisters, then all others! 🙂

    • Thank you Neha, Indeed the Northeast Indian states are another slice of Paradise, Unexplored.

  • tfortea

    really really nice.. you guys are doing a good job..