Top 8 Mega Cities Of Northeast Indian States

Tourism in Northeast India is based around the unique Himalayan landscape, distinct culture and unique biodiversity hotspot. Northeast India consists of the eight states and each one has its own culture and tradition to follow, Here is the list of top eight cities of North East India.

Guwahati, Assam


The city of Guwahati in Assam state is known as the Gateway to the Northeast and is the largest metropolis in North Eastern region. However, Dispur is the capital of Assam and the city region located within Guwahati, The city of Guwahati is the largest city in Northeast India.


There are many ancient Hindu temples like Kamakhya Temple and Doul Govinda Temple are situated in the Guwahati city, giving it the title of “The City of Temples”. Guwahati city and region around the city also hosts diverse wildlife including rare animals such as elephants, rhinoceros, primate species and endangered birds.

Imphal, Manipur


Imphal is the second largest city in Northeast India after Guwahati, is the capital city of Manipur. The beautiful city lies on the Imphal Valley and surrounded by nine ranges of hills with list of tourist attractions in Manipur including Hiyangthang Lairembi Temple and famous Kangla Palace.

Agartala, Tripura


Agartala is the capital and the largest city of Tripura, the third-smallest state in the country and home to Tripura Sundari Temple. The city has direct flight connections to Kolkata, Imphal and Guwahati, Also famous for the former royal palace of Tripura kingdom – Ujjayanta Palace.

Kohima, Nagaland


Kohima is the state capital of Nagaland and Tourism plays an important role in the city’s economy. Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima Botanical Garden and Hornbill Festival are the most popular site to visit in Kohima.

Aizawl, Mizoram


Aizawl is the largest city in the state of Mizoram and name of the state is derived from Mizo people. The city is situated on a ridge with the river valley in both side and well connected by air transport to Guwahati, Agartala, Shillong and Imphal.

Shillong, Meghalaya


Shillong is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and refer as the Scotland of the East. Tourist sites in and around the city of Shillong are Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake and Barapani Lake.

Gangtok, Sikkim


Gangtok is the most populous city of Sikkim state at an elevation of 1,650 m and is the capital. The city is the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry and most popular tourist sites are Nathula Pass, Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok cable car and Teesta River.

Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh


Itanagar is the largest town of Arunachal Pradesh and is the capital city of the state. Arunachal Pradesh has among the highest diversity of mammals and birds in India, Namdapha National Park is a biodiversity hotspot.

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