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Top 15 Places to visit in North-Eastern India
Top 15 Places to visit in North-Eastern India

Top 15 Places to visit in North-Eastern India

Just like the “Seven Wonders” of the world “Seven Sisters” of India has got a very interesting history and splendid beauty. The Seven Sisters of India are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland. Each state has its own uniqueness and visiting here will give you a different taste of India. All the states are rich in their culture and biodiversity. These are really awesome travel destinations favoured by all age groups people. Below is the list of Top 15 Places to visit in North-Eastern India. So, let’s get started.

1. Shillong

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Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and is located in the northeastern part of India. The rolling hills around here reminded the British of Scotland and hence it was referred to as the “Scotland of the East”. It is also called “India’s Rock Capital” because of the local’s interest in concerts and music. Bus services are available from Guwahati to Shillong. You can also hire a taxi according to your convenience. The closest airport is Umroi Airport near Barapani. The nearest Railway station is in Guwahati. The best time to visit is April-June.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April – June
  • Average Temperature: -1°C – 30°C
  • Winter Season: December – February
  • Average Temperature: -18°C – 21°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 6°C – 27°C

The best cuisines to taste here are Putharo Dohjem, Doh-Thad, Pu Saw, Jadoh Meal, Shillong Momos, and, Phan Tungtap. Shillong is a once-a-lifetime visit place. The ambience, diversity of people, and wildlife, Tibetan cuisine, waterfalls, hills and so much more are residing here. Some of the famous tourist attractions are Elephant’s fall, Ward’s lake, Motphran, Shillong Peak, State Museum, Chrysalis the Gallery, and Crinoline falls, etc.

2. Itanagar

Itanagar is the capital and largest city of Arunachal Pradesh. The best time to visit is from October-April. This is a must-favoured place by tourists while visiting Arunanchal Pradesh. Lilabari airport of Assam is the nearest airport. Itanagar is well connected with Shillong, Ziro, Guwahati, Jote, Raga, Sagalee, Pasighat, Dibrugarh, Balijan, Poma, Lilabari, Tezpur, Bombdila, etc in terms of busses. Naharlagun railway station of Anuranchal Pradesh and Harmuti railway station of Assam are the nearest railway stations.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April – June
  • Average Temperature: 18°C – 48°C
  • Winter Season: December – February
  • Average Temperature: 3°C – 31°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 43°C – 17°C

Famous festivals that you can enjoy here are Torgya, Reh, Losar, Tamladu,  Ziro festival of music, and Choekhor. Cuisines to taste here are Chura Sabji, Thukpa, Marua, Apong, Lukter, Pika Pila, and Nou Moo Phan. Some of the popular destinations are Fort Itanagar, Craft Centre & Emporium, Buddha Temple, Zoological Park, Geykar Sinyik, Jawahar Lal Nehru Museum, and Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary. The place has got a unique culture and is a perfect long-term holiday destination.

3. War Cemetery, Nagaland

The War Cemetery is situated in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. Built-in the tribute of 10000 soldiers, died while fighting against the Japanese forces. It is built exactly in the place of battle. It has a total of 18 plots and maintains Commonwealth burials of the second world war and one non-war burial.

DayOpening Time Closing Time
Monday-Sunday09:00 AM 04:00 PM

It is also a Memorial of 917 Hindu and Sikh soldiers who were cremated in accordance with their faith. The environment is very peaceful with roses and greenery. Places to visit near War Cemetry are Wokha Market, Senapati Market, Urban Market, and Chumukedima Market.

4. Khasi Hills

Khasi Hills is a low mountain formation on the Shillong Plateau in Meghalaya. The amazing surrounding with natural beauty offers a very good view of sightseeing. It is one of the prime attractions of Meghalaya. The best months to visit are from October to April. Roadways are the best way to visit Khasi Hills. Tourist Vehicles and Buses are easily available.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April- June
  • Average Temperature: 4°C – 29°C
  • Winter Season: December – February
  • Average Temperature: -17°C – 23°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 10°C – 26°C

You can enjoy various adventurous activities like Cave exploration, Rock Climbing, Boating, Nature walks, and Trekking. The region is inhabited mainly by tribal Khasi dwellers, which are traditionally in various chieftainships. Places to visit around Khasi Falls are Kyllang Rock, Dawki River, Borghat Temple, David Scott Memorial, and Shillong Golf Club.

5. Mizoram State Museum

The Mizoram state museum was established by the Tribal Research Institute under the education department in 1977 and is located in the city of Aizawl which itself has a quite lot to explore. The museum tells about the ancient history of Mizoram.

Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM04:30 PM

The museum has five galleries namely Textile gallery, Ethnology, History, Anthropology, Natural History, and an Archaeology terrace. It has various collections on display showcasing the tradition followed there. It is a very informative place to visit.

6. Rudrasagar Lake

Rudrasagar Lake also called Twijilikma or Rudijala is situated in Melaghar Tripura, India. The government of India’s Ministry of Environment and Forest has identified it as one of the wetlands of National importance for conservation and sustainable use based on its bio-diversity and socio-economic importance.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April – June
  • Average Temperature: 15°C – 44°C
  • Winter Season: December – February
  • Average Temperature: 2°C – 36°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 19°C – 37°C

It’s a popular tourist spot and a boat ride festival is held every year. The boat ride starts at 8:30 am. Colorful Boat races are organized annually. You can enjoy the boating and water sports facilities available here. Wonderful Neermahal and migratory birds are witnessed by the tourists. Must visit place for nature lovers.

7. Kakoijana Reserved Forest

The Kakoijana reserved forest is situated near Abhyapuri in the Bongaigaon district of Assam and covers an area of 17.24m square. There are no entry fees.

Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday-Sunday 08:00 AM 05:00 PM

Wildlife like Binturong, Jungle Fowl, Pangolin, Hornbill, Leopard, Porcupine, Python, Lesser Adjutant, etc. is witnessed here. People and non-people governmental organizations are pressing hard to convert it into a wildlife sanctuary. It is famous for its golden langur and offers a home to rare and highly endangered species which are a leading attraction for tourists.

8. Cheerapunji

Cherrapunji or Sohra is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It holds two Guinness world records for receiving the maximum amount of rainfall in a single year. The best time to visit here is October-February. Umroi Airport of Shillong and Bohjar Airport of Guwahati is the nearest airport to reach Cheerapunji. The Railway Station of Guwahati serves as the nearest railway station to reach here. Other government bus services and local vehicles are available for roadways.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April – June
  • Average Temperature: 3°C4°C
  • Winter Season: DecemberFebruary
  • Average Temperature: -18°C – 21°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 6°C2°C

There are a lot of hills, waterfalls, and mountains plus a variety of flora, fauna, and natural vegetation, offering unique biodiversity. You can also try the popular local cuisines like Sohra Pulao, Porkmomos, Rice beer, and Jadohalong. Some of the top tourist destinations present here are Daintheln Waterfall, Ka Kper Syiem Sohera, Dawki, Khasi Monoliths, Arwah Caves, and Mawsmai Nongthynmai Eco Park, etc.

9. Kangla Fort

Kangla means “dry land” in the old matter. The Fort was a traditional seat of the past Meitei rulers of Manipur and covers 236.84 acres of land. The Fort is in Imphal city and can be reached by local transport. The area inside and around the fort has captivating places to visit. Around 1.7 km away from the fort a guided tour program is provided in which the guide shows the various incidents and sites of the twin Anglo-Manipur battle.

Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday-Sunday 07:00 AM05:00 PM

Inside the fort, key attractions are- Nungjeng Pukhri Achuoba, Nunggoibi Mingle, Citadel, Shri Govindaji Temple, Lord Buddha Pakhangba Leishang, and Kangla-Museum. Outside the fort, key attractions are the Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Battle of Imphal Tours, Paona Bazar, and Imphal War Cemetery.

10. Champai

Champhai is a town in Mizoram located on the Indo-Myanmar border. The weather is quite pleasant here as compared to other places of Mizoram. The best time to visit is from November-March. You can take bus services from Aizwal to reach Champai. The Lengei Airport serves the nearest Airport and from Bairabi railways are also available.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April June
  • Average Temperature: 3°C – 8°C
  • Winter Season: December – February
  • Average Temperature: 6°C29°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 12°C – 35°C

It is also called as “Rice Bowl of Mizoram.” The scenic beauty, extensive rice fields, blue Myanmar hills, rich tradition, and orchids are worth experiencing. Some of the famous destinations here are Rih dïl Lake, Murlen National Park, Thasiama Seno Neihna, Mura Puk, Tiau Lui river, Thasiama Seno Neihna, and Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang.

11.  Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Forest is a national park at Assam in Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts of the state. It’s a world heritage site and covers an area of 378 km2. In 2006 it was declared as a Tiger Reserve and consists of two-third of the world’s one-horned rhinoceros.

Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday-Saturday 7:00 AM4:00 PM

The best month to visit is November-April. Brahmaputra, Mora Diplu, Mora Dhansiri, and Diplu are the remarkable rivers within the park. The park is said to be a “biodiversity hotspot” and has been identified as an important bird area. The places that you can visit around the park are Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park established at Durgapur village.

12. Agartala

Agartala is located on the banks of the Haora River and is the capital city of Tripura. The best months to visit here are from December to March. Agartala Airport is connected to various cities and Agartala Railway Station also has good connectivity to major stations. Roadways are well developed providing bus and taxi facilities for different states.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April – June
  • Average Temperature: 14°C- 45°C
  • Winter Season: December – February
  • Average Temperature: 2°C – 35°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 18°C – 37°C

Some of the popular festivals are Tring, Kharchi, Garia, Ker, and tribal festivals. The place is filled with tourist destinations and has got bequest monuments, parks, playgrounds, museums, temples, and churches. You can enjoy a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food here. Mui Borok is one of the traditional dishes. A vast variety of seafood and rice is enjoyed here and Bengali sweets are also available in plenty. Some of the famous attractions are Haveli Museum, Ujjayanta Palace, Kalapana Nature Park, Neermahal Palace, Tripura State Museum, Gandacherra Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kamalasagar.

13. Dispur

Dispur is the capital of Assam. It is also called “Land of Red River and Blue Hills”. The Best time to visit here is from November to March. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is the nearest Airport. Roadways are well developed. The Assam Trunk Road and the GS road pass through various states. Guwahati railway station serves as the nearest railway station.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April – June
  • Average Temperature: 11°C40°C
  • Winter Season: DecemberFebruary
  • Average Temperature: 1°C – 31°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 18°C – 37°C

Colorful and exciting fairs and festivals like Baishagu, Ronger and Chomangkan, Ambubasi mela, and jonbeel mela are enjoyed by many tourists. Khaar, Momos, Jhakmuri, Lucchi, Thukpa, and Chowmein are the must-try local dishes. Some of the famous tourist destinations are Uma Nanda Temple, Regional Science Centre And Museum, Shilpagram, Assam State Zoo And Botanical Gardens, Evening Cruise on Brahmaputra River, and Navagraha Temple.

14. Manas National Park

Located in the Himalayan foothills of Assam and considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Manas National Park is one of the richest biodiversity areas in the world with 55 species of mammals, 380 species of birds, 50 reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians.

DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday-Friday10:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM2:00 PM

Wildlife animals such as Indian elephants, Indian rhinoceros, Asian water buffaloes, Indian tigers, Indian leopards, clouded leopards, Asian golden cats, etc. are the major source of attraction. Places of attraction nearby Manas National Park are Manas River, Bogamati, the Bansbari Tea Plantation, Mathanguri, and the Palace of King of Bhutan.

15. Imphal

Imphal located in eastern India and is the capital city of Manipur. The word Imphal is derived from “Yumphal” meaning land of many villages. The Best months to visit are from October to April. The nearest railway stations are Dimapur and Haflong Railway Station. Imphal Airport is well connected to various cities. The closest bus facilities are in Dimapur and Guwahati and also hiring a taxi can be an option. Some of its famous festivals are the Ratha Jatra, Leela Festival, Lai HaraobaCheiraoba Festival, and Ningol Chakouba Festival.

Weather

  • Summer Season: April – June
  • Average Temperature: 8°C – 40°C
  • Winter Season: December – February
  • Average Temperature: -0°C – 3°C
  • Rainy Season: July – September
  • Average Temperature: 13°C – 34°C

Famous Manipuri cuisines to taste here are Yendem, Hangam Pere, Kobi, Hangam angouba, Chawai, Hawai manaa, Koukhaa, Kakthrum, and Loklei. Trip to Imphal is very affordable. Thoubal, Iril, Sekmai, Imphal river, and Khuga river are various beautiful rivers that can be witnessed here. Some of the popular tourist destinations are Langthabal, Shri Govindjee temple, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Loktal lake, and Imphal War Cemetery.

All the above-mentioned places are the top travel destination favoured by tourists. All of these places cover every angle of the state highlights. 7 Sisters are also called ‘Paradise Unexplored”. Therefore, Visiting here will give you a new perspective of North-eastern India and will make your time worth amusing.

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