Best Places to Visit in North East India for a Holiday

Best Places to Visit in North East India
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Nature in all its glory; green mountains that touch the sky; slow gurgling streams and people who live in pure harmony. The Northeastern part of India is a truly magical region which is now being a haven for tourists from around the world. You are getting a chance to explore the states in the region through local transportation. The mode of travel, accommodation, etc can be changed according to your budget limit. North East India tourism is one that is on a constant rise and people are finding different ways to reach the place through their own means or Northeast tour packages. Either way, it is good to have information on the tourist places in Northeast India, the safety of the area, etc

Some of the popular states in the North East, where tourists love to go are Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh. So, check out what's special about the tourist places of North East and why should visit these amazing region of India for your vacations.

Assam

Capital: Dispur
Language: Assamese

Home to the Globally famous Assam team and the official gateway to the Northeastern part of India from the rest of the country. The famous Siliguri corridor from West Bengal lies on the West side of Assam, connecting the other parts of India. It also shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh. Assam has a rich population of flora and fauna that is particularly native to the state alone. This is being conserved through various effective measures from the government, like setting up Wildlife sanctuaries, etc. Thus the state has one of India’s most treasured sanctuaries, the Kaziranga National Park, which is also a UNESCO heritage site, being home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros.

Best time to visit: Assam experiences scorching heat during the summer season and equally strong monsoon time. Both of which are not the best time for tourists to visit the state. But the time from November to March has the most pleasant climate and the state is seen in its true glory. The travelers get to experience beautiful sunny days and very comforting cool nights. There would also be moderate rain that everything looks lush and green. Hence, it would always be better to plan your trip to Assam during the November to March time period.

Tourist Attractions in Assam

The state has many different places for tourists to explore and have fun. As we discussed earlier, the diverse nature is what makes Assam a true tourist’s paradise. The Kaziranga National Park is a true haven for those who are ready to dive into the endangered species that are not to be seen anywhere else in the country. Here are a few very important tourist spots in Assam to be mentioned:

Kaziranga National Park: This world heritage site by UNESCO is situated in the Golaghat and Nagaon district Assam. Kaziranga has a lot of diverse species that are even facing huge risks of endangerment and are protected in their natural habitat.

Kaziranga National Park

 

It is open fully for 6 months from November to April. But the monsoons are a dangerous time to visit the park since it remains close to the Brahmaputra and is affected by the annual floods. The visitors can experience Kaziranga by taking the elephant rides made available at different times in a day.

Majuli: This riverine island is known to be the biggest of its kind around the world. The island has an annual traditional dance festival known as Bihu, which attracts a lot of tourists. There are other art centers on the island like the different Satras that are part of the Vaishnavite tradition.

Majuli in Assam

Majuli has a number of guest houses for visitors. These can be the perfect place to stay as they will cater to your needs accordingly.

Kamakhya Temple: Located at Guwahati, this is one of the most famous religious spots in the country. Located near the Nilachal hills, this temple offers the beauty of ancient Indian architecture to those interested visitors.

Kamakhya Temple

Though it has undergone a number of renovations, the structure still holds wonders of the ancient sculpting and building techniques. Guwahati is well connected with a good local transportation system, making it easy to reach the temple.

There are several other wonders to experience in Assam, you can create an itinerary that covers all the important spots.

Accommodation Options

Assam is now open to all kinds of visitors and hence they have the provision to accommodate any kind of tourists. From plush jungle villas to cheap bunkers can be made available according to your preference. If you wish to spend several days exploring the National parks, then there are a number of Jungle resorts for you to stay at. These will be having all the facilities you can expect at any plush resort around the country. If you prefer to spend time in cities like Guwahati, Dibrugarh or Tinsukia, then there are hotels similar to those in the other popular cities in India. You may visit any online site and find accommodation as per your requirement.  Websites such as Yaatra, Make My Trip and Booking.com are widely used by tourists to book hotels.

Popular Cuisines of Assam

Assamese cuisine would be incomplete if you don’t try the famous duck roast. The state also has a lot of different local fruits and vegetables. They are famous for their techniques of drying and fermentation. The amount of spices being used in Assamese cuisine is different as well. They traditionally use the mustard oil in all kinds of dishes and are no ingredient is overcooked or fried like in other Indian cuisines. Assam is also popular for its street foods, which are a must try for tourists. Here are a few local Assamese dishes for you to taste during your trip.

Masor Tenga: This is one of the dishes where the Assamese people use fish and dried slices of the exotic fruit, Mangosteen. This is not like the other strong and flavourful fish dishes available from other parts of India.

Dhekia Xaak: A kind of edible fern consumed by people living in the region. This plant is one that announces the arrival of spring. It is normally cooked with meat like pork and made into delicious curries. Thus the Assamese try and use a kind of local vegetable or fruit to any of their fish or meat dishes.

Dhekia

Reaching Assam

Assam is accessible by any means of transport, Roadways, railways or airways. The only international airport in the state is located at Guwahati. The other airports are connected with the major cities in India, making your journey more comfortable.

There are over 200 railway stations in the state and these are well connected within Assam itself and also with the major cities in India. The roads in Assam are also well maintained, hence making the journey via road easier too. The local transport, Assam State Transport Corporation is perfectly governed by the state and hence makes the commutation within the state easier and more economical for any traveler.

Meghalaya

Capital: Shillong
Language: Khasi

Lovingly called ‘Scotland of the East’, Meghalaya is a truly beautiful North-Eastern state of India. This scenic state whose name in Sanskrit translates to ‘Abode of the Clouds’ is a very active destination in Northeast India Tourism. The mystique beauty of this land is hidden in its waterfalls, hills and land slopes. You can find a truly magical experience in the peaceful quietness of the Meghalayan landscapes. The diverse landscapes in the state also create an opportunity for travelers to indulge in different kinds of adventure activities. Meghalaya is also home to the wettest place on earth, Chirrapunji. Like Assam, Meghalaya also has its own wildlife sanctuaries and Biosphere reserve managed by the UNESCO, the Nokrek National Park.

Best time to visit: Meghalaya is one such place that experiences a moderate climate all throughout the year. Hence, you get the opportunity to plan a trip any time you prefer. But it is a good choice to visit the state during the summer, to escape the heat of the season. The entire day will be having a pleasant climate from morning to night. The monsoon season is a time when the real beauty of the place will reveal in shades of green. Shillong celebrates the famous Autumn festival during the months of October and November.

Meghalaya Tourist Attractions

Meghalaya has some real awe-striking destinations with unique features in the natural wealth of flora, fauna, and landscapes. The state opens up a gateway for travelers to experience the true beauty of Northeast tourism. Besides the natural beauty, the state government takes the cleanliness of places very seriously. People are encouraged to take ownership of the places and take care of their beauty and cleanliness. From young to old, every individual takes part in this mission, keeping Meghalaya spick and span in its original glow. Here are a few tourist places not to miss while visiting Meghalaya:

Mawlynnong: This village won the title of ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’ in 2013. It is lovingly addressed as ‘God’s own garden’ and the natives take initiative in keeping the place clean. They are promoting the idea of eco-tourism and encouraging tourists to appreciate the natural beauty of Mawlynnong. The most important feature of the ecotourism program is the installation of bamboo garbage bins along the public roads.

Mawlynnong

The local population is well learned and fluent in handling English. Besides all this, the village has several small yet picturesque waterfalls and colorful hedges of orchid flowers adding to the quality of a visit.

Wards Lake: this pool is situated in the capital city of Shillong. Surrounded by several gardens and rows of exotic trees, this area will remind you of a scene from one of the old English movies. Hence making the nickname, Scotland of the east, true! This was made during the British rule and is, therefore, having a lot of influence from Western culture. Tourists have the opportunity to experience boating in the lake and relax along the banks, enjoying the shade of the trees. There is a white wooden bridge in the middle of the lake, which is the most notable feature of the place. There are cherry blossoms, that flower during winter, filling the park with their beautiful pink hue.

The Living Root Bridges:  A true magic of nature and sight not to be missed in your visit to Meghalaya. The Ficus elastica tree is a species that produces secondary roots more than normal trees. These roots are grown across streams, forming strong bridges that may be single or double deckered.

Living root bridge

The native Khasi people are extremely good at forming these bridges that would be strong enough to hold the weight of more than fifty people at a time. These can be found in the town of Cherra and are still found to be growing even today, hence the name the Living root bridges.

Accommodation Options

The tourism cycle of Meghalaya is round the annual calendar, hence they make sure there are enough places for travelers to stay in. There are accommodation options of all kinds, from luxury to budget. There are some really scenic spots arranged by the tourism department, clearly a wise move to provide good facilities at an accessible price range for all. The most preferred places of stay are however cities like Shillong. The capital has a number of resorts and hotels that cater to the needs of the customer.

Cuisine to Try

Meghalayan cuisine is closely knit with the local communities of the state, the Khasis, Jaintias and Garos. All three have different kinds of dishes and cooking patterns, all of which have influenced common cuisine of the state. They have a staple of rice and meat or fish preparations. The state also has some very unique flavors and masalas. Here are a few must-try local dishes for you:

Doh- Neiiong- this is a pork preparation in thick and flavor-filled gravy. The gravy is made using several local spices, green chilies and the most important ingredient, the black sesame seeds.

Doh- Neiiong

Nakham Bitchi- this is a starter soup prepared with dried fish, called Nakham. The fried Nakham is boiled in water and the thick soup is then added with chilies and masala to add flavors.

Reaching Meghalaya

There are no railway lines in Meghalaya and the nearest railway station is in Guwahati. The transport corporation of Meghalaya has arranged for bus services that are well-coordinated with the train arrivals at Guwahati station. The service is available from 6 am to 5 pm and there is a total time of three and a half hours for one journey.

The state only has a small airport, at Umroi. It is about 35kms from Shillong and only Air India has its service to this airport. There are bus routes connecting the airport to other parts of the state. Yet another option for those who prefer air travel can be to reach the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, located at Guwahati and catch a cab to reach Shillong from there.

Guwahati and Shillong are connected by the National Highway 40, all throughout the year. Both Assam and Meghalaya state transport facilities are available through this route, making the commutation even easier for tourists.

When considering the local transportation, the state’s corporation has facilities of buses and taxis running between the different destinations within cities. The taxis are unmetered but can be affordable if availed in a shared team. It is also advised to hail a taxi for a day to explore the places properly. This may be arranged with the help of the staff at your accommodation.

Manipur

Capital: Imphal
Language: Manipuri and several other local languages being used by the local population

Manipur is known for its diversities has acted as a channel of cultural and economic exchange between India and other Asian countries, including China. The population is a mix of several tribal groups, including the Nagas. They play a major role in contributing to the rich customs and cultural wealth of the state. The Manipuri dance, a native of Manipur is widely popular among the major dance forms from India.

It has gained much attention and appreciation from art enthusiasts around the world. But it is clearly a less explored state in the North-Eastern region of India. The lush nature reserve of the state with its hills, valleys, and forests is a true treat for anyone who has the wanderlust nerve in them. It is gradually becoming one of the popular destinations of Northeast India Tourism.

Best Time to Visit Manipur

The suggested time to visit Manipur is said to be winter. This is because the state enters into a cozy and welcoming environment. The ideal window to explore would be from September to April when the summer season would be slowly creeping in but it is very pleasant for anyone who is paying a visit. The summer season does come with its heat and humidity, but it does not cross the bearable limit and the nights remain cooler. The time of Monsoon arrives with a moderate downpour and nature enthusiasts see it as an opportunity to engross in the beauty of the blue mountains and fresh green.

Tourist Attractions of Manipur

The state is ideal for those travelers who have an interest in the heritage and traditions of our country. There are several monuments spread around Manipur and is preserved with much care and diligence. If you have a shopping interest and loves collecting artifacts and traditional pieces, there are a number of markets around the state that would offer you wonderful collection of objects. Thus Manipur has something for everyone. Here are a few major tourist attractions you would not want to miss:

Loktak Lake: Especially known for the Phumdis or floating mass of organic matter and vegetation, the Loktak lake is identified as the largest in North East India. This freshwater lake is considered as the lifeline of the state for several reasons. It provides for the generation of hydropower, a supply of potable water and a source of irrigation for agriculture. The local fishermen who live around the lake make their living just out of Loktak.

Loktak Lake

Located in the capital city of Imphal, this lake can be accessed by availing the public transport facility. It is open every day of the week from 9 am to 6 pm. An ideal time of visit may be the winter season as you would be able to spot the deer that are native to the hills surrounding Loktak.

Tuibuong Tribal Museum: as we mentioned earlier, Manipur is a state that values its heritage and protects the traditionally local artifacts and collectibles. The Tuibuong tribal museum situated in Churachandpur is a perfect place for you to know about the rich cultural heritage of Manipur from times down the lane of history. From the history of British rule in the state to the times after independence is made known through the rich exhibits in the museum. Any time is ideal to visit the museum.

Tharon Caves: This historical cave in Tamenglong is very significant to the heritage and history of Manipur. You will be able to find your way around this destination with the help of a map engraved on a stone outside the Tharon. There are several roots that connect these caves to the ancient Vietnamese culture.

tharon cave

The cool period from January to March is considered to be the right time to visit these caves. There is no entry fee and can be accessed at any time. It would be suggested to get in touch with the tourism department to make the best out of your visit to Tharon.

Finding a Place to stay

You would see that Manipur has very limited options for accommodation for its tourists. Though it is in the growth of tourism, the existing facilities are sure to offer you a wonderful experience once in the state. The hosts are full of hospitality and are very enthusiastic to give you a true feel of Manipur. Most of the good spaces of stay are in the capital city of Imphal and are diverse in their economic and environmental factors. Most places are located at a very accessible distance to markets and notable tourist attractions.

Popular Manipuri Cuisines

With a staple diet containing rice, fish, and varieties of vegetables, mainly leafy that are found on land and in water, the Manipuri cuisine is very different from the rest of the country. They generally avoid the use of garam masala and the chili peppers are being added as a staple ingredient. Manipuri cuisine has very little use of oil in its preparations. Let us take a look at a few must-try dishes from the state:

Morok Metpa: this is chutney that may be considered as a very important part of the Manipuri cuisine. It is a simple preparation with a mashed paste of dried green chillies and Ngari fish. This is then seasoned with some salt and can be eaten with any dish.

Paaknam: A pancake-like bread made with besan, vegetables, the local Ngari and several herbs, made into a consistent batter. This is also flavored with some chili and then steamed after being covered using banana leaves. Paaknam is a perfect snack item to much on while at Manipur.

Paaknam

Chak-hao kheer: A local dessert made using milk, rice and cardamom powder. Garnishing is done using dried fruits and enjoyed as a sweet around the state.

How to Reach Manipur

The state is connected by Air and roadways. There is no direct rail services but can be reached after reaching Guwahati or Dimapur and then using air or road means.

The Tulihal airport at Imphal is connected to most of the major cities around India. It has services provided by most of the domestic airlines. There are bus services to Imphal from Silchar, Dimapur, and Guwahati on a daily basis.

Sikkim

Capital: Gangtok
Language: Nepali. Like the other Northeastern states, Sikkim also has a number of different local languages.

A real place from the fairytales is how Sikkim may be described. Being bordered by Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal, this northeast state in India is a quiet, magical space for those who are in search of a peaceful holiday hideout. A mix of history, natural beauty, and cultural heritage is what the melody of Sikkim all about. The Tibetans and Bhutanese translation of Sikkim means ‘ valley of rice’.

Sikkim is India’s largest cardamom producer and is one of the largest spice producers in the world. The topography of Sikkim is hugely varied and has real picturesque landscapes with lakes, hills, and valleys that are full of natural beauty. The state government takes special measures to make sure that Sikkim is free from all products posing a threat to the environment and has taken drastic measures to ban the use of plastic water bottles, polystyrene products, etc.

Best Time to Visit Sikkim

The window of favorable climatic conditions to visit Sikkim maybe March to June and September to December. This is mainly because the winter and monsoon in Sikkim are better avoided for tourists. Winter season is characterized by snowfall and monsoon with chances of risky landslides. Summers are quite pleasant and apt for visitors to explore the magic of Sikkim.

Tourist Attractions of Sikkim

Sikkim can be described as a slice of heaven on earth. It is blessed with a beautiful stretch of mountains that seem to be touching the clouds, lakes that are amazingly clear and clean, flower-filled areas and the hills that are dressed in white snow, being the abode to the local population living in small hamlets.

The capital city itself has very significance in the tourist appeal of the state. It has several notable attractions including religious pilgrim centers. Since Sikkim shares its border with Tibet, the state has a very deep connection to Buddhist traditions and culture. This can be understood by the many monasteries, spread around the state. The Kanchenjunga National park is another significant tourist destination in Sikkim. Here are a few must-visit places in the Sikkim:

Yuksom: the old capital of Sikkim, this historic town is a part of Western Sikkim. It has a number of different spots that are perfect for you to pay a visit and feel the real pulse of the state. It has culturally relevant places, in addition to the well-maintained trails for trekking enthusiasts. The Dubdi gompa is one of the oldest monasteries and is a perfect spot to know more about the Buddhist culture in India.

Yuksom

This is one such place that can raise the question of safety in Northeast India. Yuksom has very poor lighting facilities on the roads and maybe posing a danger for solo travelers. The town is about 6 hours or more away from the railway station at Jalpaiguri. The mentioned window of travel would be the ideal time to visit this town as well.

Nathula Pass: A part of the prehistoric Silk Route, the Nathula pass is situated about 4,300 m above the sea level. It connects India to Tibet and is definitely a must-visit place in the whole of North-Eastern India. The level of oxygen will be low and maybe one of the threats while visiting the pass. There are several things to experience while at Nathula.

The Yak safari is among the prominent few. There is a war memorial and a border monument between India and China. You can reach Nathula by bus from Gangtok and after reaching the rail stop at Siliguri or airport at Pakyong. May to October is the time to visit and Indians are only allowed from Wednesday to Sunday of every week.

Teesta River: if you wish to be engulfed in the magic nature’s beauty, Teesta river is the perfect destination. It remains frozen during the winter season and a flower paradise during summer. Visitors get the opportunity to experience river rafting, bird spotting, etc while at Teesta.

Teesta River

It can be reached by a cab from Darjeeling railway station and the perfect time to visit is from April to May and November.

Accommodation Options

There are many hotels in Sikkim considering the tourist flow to the state. But most of these are very simple and sophisticated to complement the peaceful natural environment owned by Sikkim. Sikkim has hotels that can cater to any budget of travelers.

Cuisine to Try

Since being called the valley of rice, Sikkimese cuisine includes rice as a staple ingredient. Since it has a close relation to the country of Nepal, Nepalese cuisine has a strong influence on the state’s dietary pattern. Let us explore a few of Sikkim’s own dishes:

Dumplings/Momo: momos can be considered to be the main and important part of Sikkimese cuisine. With its roots deep in the Tibetan soil and after being modified by the Nepalese cuisine, momo’s remain close to the heart of Sikkim. It is like a little steamed bun with yummy fillings of meat or vegetable mixed with cheese or anything to enhance its taste. The Taste of Tibet in Gangtok is one of the best places to taste the Sikkimese momos.

Gundruk: this is a dish with a Nepalese origin but is one of the vegan dishes from the entire cuisine. Gundruk is locally prepared using the leaves of Mustard or radish, in earthen pots and helps with the metabolism of the body.

Phagshapa: A completely non-vegetarian dish made using pork fat cut into strips and cooked with no amount of oil. The strips are made into a stew with added dry chilly and radish. There are some authentic restaurants around Gangtok that serve traditional Phagshapa.

Phagshapa

Reaching Sikkim: Sikkim has its first and only airport located at Pakyong. This village lies about 35 km south to the capital city and the airport is known to be the highest in the entire country. The airport needs to improve much more than its existing services, turning the attention to another different, airport located at Bagdogra, which is about 125km from Gangtok. Once at the airport, you can easily make your way around the state, with the help of local transport facilities. The state does not have a proper railway line of its own and the nearest stations are those located at Gangtok or Jalpaiguri. But you have the facility to reach your destination by means of taxi or bus.

Arunachal Pradesh

Capital: Itanagar
Language: Dafla, Mishri, Adi Gallong, Monpa, Aka, Nocte, Khamti, Nishi, Wancho and Tagin

The state of Arunachal Pradesh has not been active in the field of tourism. But it is a place with so much beauty and is found to be the largest in the seven sister states of Northeastern India. The state is also referred to as the ‘Southern Tibet’ and the ‘orchid state of India’. The state is a treasure trove of scenic mountains and valleys with welcoming people and a very rich cultural history to be proud of.

If you are an enthusiast of adventure activities like trekking, rafting, etc, then Arunachal offers you a wonderful opportunity to make a wonderful holiday filled with fun. Besides these, the tribal colonies and settlements are open for people who are interested to learn more about the aboriginal traditions of the natives. Thus it is a holiday you can always cherish with amazing memories.

Best Time to Visit Arunachal

Although the climate of Arunachal Pradesh remains fairly pleasant throughout the year, the best time of visit would be preferably the spring and winter seasons. Thus, roughly the months of October and April can be the right time to travel to Arunachal. The summer season may be too harsh for tourists to have the entire exploration happening around the state. And during monsoon, most of the tourist places may be closed. But monsoon turns the state into a green princess with its freshness.

Tourist Attractions of Arunachal

As we discussed earlier, a tour to Arunachal may be planned according to your preferences. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway, the state has many such tranquil locations; if your preference is to have some thrill and fun, then the adventure sports will be the apt choice to make; if you are into exploring the culture and traditions, then the tribal settlements are the places for you to visit; if you are into wildlife explorations, Arunachal Pradesh is offering you some of the best wildlife experiences with their sanctuaries and conservation projects. Here are 3 of the many major tourist attractions of the state:

Bhalukpong: this town is one of such places where you can satiate your hunger for adventure and nature lovers. Bhalukpong has a number of trekking trails and the Kameng River, is the place to look for some water sports. They have facilities for Kayaking, rafting, angling, etc.

Bhalukpong

Besides these, the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and the Orchid Sanctuary at Sessa are the destinations to look for some time close to nature. The town also has a number of Buddhist monasteries for those in search of some spiritual findings of their own.

The Apple Orchards of Bomdila: Bomdila, situated about 8000 ft above sea level, is the perfect place for Apple blossoms. The orchards in this area are some of the largest in Asia. Bomdila can be reached by road from Tawang and the best time to visit would be from October to February.

apple-orchards

The place has some really beautiful sights for your eye and will captivate your memories. Bomdila’s apple orchards would be filled with big, juicy red apples, a sight to cherish.

Tawang: this hamlet offers you the opportunity for some cultural journeys with the oldest customs of Arunachal. The Tawang Gompa, built about 400 years ago, is home to about 700 monks and is a true sight to savor. The main prayer hall has a colossal statue of Buddha, about 27ft height. The Old Tibetan Market in Tawang is a shopping place for you to take back some traditional crockery, prayer wheels, etc.

Accommodation Options

When in Arunachal, the local homestays may be considered as the perfect place to stay for a complete and fulfilled experience of the state. The hosts would be natives and you are being open to an opportunity to explore the local traditions in the most authentic way. In places like Roing, you also have the option to stay in jungle resorts or similar spaces. The places like Bhalukpong and Tawang have many budget spaces, but there would not be an option for five star or a luxurious stay.

Famous Arunachali Cuisine

Arunachalese cuisine employs a number of native methods and ingredients, passed on from the ancient tribal traditions. The staple food in the state is, however, rice and it is accompanied by meat, fish and different varieties of vegetables. They also employ a number of different herbs in the cuisine to add flavor to the dishes. Here are a few must-try dishes:

Lukter: this is a side dish for the rice, made with dry meat and flakes of chilly. It is a very simple preparation but the taste is native to the state.

Apong: this is a traditional homemade rice beer, very close to the culture of Arunachal Pradesh. This is completely free of chemicals and can be enjoyed for a light night out party in the mountains.

Apong

Bamboo shoot: one of the widely used products in the state is bamboo shoot. They use this delicate flavored ingredient in almost all of the dishes and would not complete cooking without the addition of bamboo shoots.

Reaching Arunachal Pradesh

The state has its nearest airport at Tezpur in Assam. This is well connected to the airports at Guwahati and Kolkata, making the state more accessible from all parts of the country. If you are preferring to travel by Train, then the closest railway station is at Harmuti at Assam and can be accessed by taxis or buses. Furthermore, Arunachal is well connected using roads from all the nearby states and major cities. There are also many buses running up and down, taking tourists to this beautiful state in the northeast.

Is North East India a Safe Place for Tourists?

There are a number of different instances when the media highlighted a few mishaps in the Northeastern part of the country. But this can be considered as very random happenings that are entirely contrasting to the normal conditions in the area. North East India is a very calm and peaceful region, where you will find people very welcoming and good from the heart. Here are a few things to keep in mind while traveling to the region.

  • If you are an international traveler, always make sure you have your visa and passport handy. There are several places that have restricted entry for travelers. It would be best to avoid visiting the religious spots that may not be accessible to foreigners.
  • You should make sure no displeasing act is done to the sacred places dotted around the states. Things like public urination should be strictly avoided.
  • Always make sure you have the right tummy condition to try their dishes. The whole region has entirely different styles of preparations and ingredients. There would be chances of you being affected by an upset tummy. Hence, be prepared with an equipped first aid kit.
  • Do not try to mock the locals for their language, attires or traditions. This can lead to serious trouble and your whole trip may be ruined.
  • There would not be any chance for you to make use of a credit card, therefore keep some money handy. You can find ATMs but it is always advised to have enough money to get you through.
  • Be updated on the climatic conditions and political situations. This would be helpful in making sure that the travel remains hassle-free.
  • The cities in Northeast India are a few of the cleanest in the whole of the country. Therefore, you should not be acting otherwise, throwing around wrappers and used bottles.

As a whole, North East India is a region that is an absolutely perfect choice for an amazing holiday with your dear ones or with yourselves. The states are blessed with their rare and unique traditions and cultures, a truly enchanting experience to dive into. Buckle up and get ready to explore the mystical lands of North Eastern India!

Vineetha Kuruvilla

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