8 Beautiful Capital Cities of Northeast Indian States

Northeast Indian states are also known as Seven Sister States with one brother, blessed with natural beauty, stunning landscapes, blissful weather and snow mountains of majestic Himalayas along with virgin forest.

The Land of Seven Sisters also support diverse flora and fauna, flower valleys, astonishing waterfalls, deep caves and home to some of the best most unexplored destinations of India such as Bhalukpong town, Dzukou Valley, Laitlum Canyon and Deepor Beel.

Itanagar – Arunachal Pradesh


Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and connected through regular Helicopter service from Guwahati and National Highway 415. Ita Fort is the most important historical sites in Itanagar along with famous Itanagar Museum that showcases aspects of tribal life of Arunachal Pradesh.

Tawang town of Arunachal Pradesh is the most popular tourist attraction and known for Tawang Monastery, also the largest Buddhist monastery in India and receives snowfall every year during December–January.

Dispur – Assam

Giants in Manas National Park of Assam

Dispur is the capital of Assam and the the seat of Government of Assam also known for the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre. The capital of Assam also house large variety of tea is auctioned and there are many tourist spots in Dispur such as Shilpagram cultural and handicraft heritage village, Basistha Ashram and Srimanta Sankardev.

Guwahati – Largest City of Assam


Guwahati is the largest city of Assam and also fastest growing cities in Northeast India, lies on the banks of the Brahmaputra river and noted for tourist places such as Madan Kamdev, Kamakhya devi Temple, 35 ft tall statue of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan, Peacock Island on Brahmaputra river and the region hosts diverse wildlife for rhinoceros, endangered primate species and rare animals.

Imphal – Manipur


Imphal is located in extreme eastern India and only connected through National Highway and direct flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Agartala. Tourist attractions in Imphal includes Kangla Fort complex, Kangla Museum, Hiyangthang Lairembi Temple, India Peace Memorial, Imphal War Cemetery and most popular Loktak Lake, located around of 53 km from Imphal.

Shillong – Meghalaya


Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and known as Scotland of the East. Tourist sites in and around the city of Shillong are Elephant Falls, Shillong Golf Course, Shillong Peak, Sweet Falls and Bishop and Beadon Falls and Umiam Lake reservoir.

Cherrapunjee and mawsynram are famous as wettest place on Earth, located just 58 km away from Shillong and the tourist places around Shillong includes Dawki, Nongrait, Mawsmai Caves, Nohkalikai Falls and Seven Sister falls and Mawlynnong.

Aizawl – Mizoram

Phawngpui -Mizoram

Aizawl is the capital of the Mizoram state and also the largest city connected by air transport through Lengpui Airport. Durtlang Hills, Reiek, Solomon Temple and Vantawng Falls are the major tourist attractions in Aizawl.

Kohima – Nagaland


Kohima is situated in the foothills of Japfu range and is the world famous hilly capital city of India’s north eastern state of Nagaland. Kohima is the second largest city in the state after Dimapur, home to world most popular Hornbill Festival.

Dimapur – Largest City in Nagaland

Dimapur is the largest city in Nagaland, Situated on the banks of the Dhansiri and known for various tourist attractions such as Chumukedima Village, waterfalls, Dimapur Jain Temple and Kali Temple.

Gangtok – Sikkim


Gangtok is the the capital of Sikkim, located in the eastern Himalayan range and centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry. The capital city nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and famous for Rumtek Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Gangtok ropeway and Tashi View point.

Agartala – Tripura


Agartala is the capital city of Tripura state and one of the fastest developing cities of northeastern India after Guwahati. The city of Agartala is well connected to the Indian railway network and Tourist places in Agartala includes Ujjayanta Palace, Tripura State Museum, Jagannath temple, Laxmi Narayan Bari, Durga Bari Temple and Neermahal in the middle of the lake Rudrasagar.

Note: To visit some of tourism places in North East India, Tourist require special Inner Line Permit (ILP) issued by the government body.

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