We all love voyaging to foreign countries and often overlook and miss the treasures that surround us. While most of the travel destinations have been clouded with over-tourism, the Northeast in the Eastern region of India still remains relatively unexplored by most travellers near and far. It is noteworthy that tourist destinations in Northeast, India boasts places of beauty that have the quintessence of international destination but with a much more affordable budget.
Flourishing with all its scenic glory, here are some hidden gems of the Northeast that will change your perspective about travelling. You might even wanna start packing!
Dawki River in Meghalaya and Halong Bay in Vietnam: Situated near the Bangladesh border and located 75 km away from Shillong, the Umngot river also known as Dawki is considered the cleanest river in Asia. With its crystal clear emerald green water and adventurous activities, it has become the Hotspot for tourism. You can experience everything, from boating, camping, river rafting, kayaking, rappelling and snorkeling. This paradise place will give you life’s pleasure as well as deliver peace and serenity. A pocket-friendly Vietnam!
Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh and Gandan Monastery, Tibet: A spiritual trip can never be missed out if you want to experience the bliss of solitude while travelling. Tawang Monastery or Golden Namgyal Lhatse meaning celestial paradise in clear night stands royal at the height of 10,000 feet above. The monastery offers a surreal odyssey for those who want to connect to their spiritual side for enlightenment. This 400-year-old spiritual abode reflects the social blend of Buddhist culture through its magnificent artworks, interiors and paintings. It’s an ultimate gateway from the modern world.
Tea plantations, Assam and Tea plantations, Srilanka: The lush green tea garden in Assam is one of a sight nature has to proffer. They are known internationally from different corners of the world not only for their massive green blanketed tea plants but also for their various advantages regarding health benefits. Well, you don’t need to travel far to have the best quality tea and enjoy the mesmerizing Vista at the same time.
Mawsmai Cave, Meghalaya and Sarawak Chamber, Malaysia: Mawsmai cave or ‘Krem’ meaning cave in Khasi is a historical limestone cave located at Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. This spell bounding nature’s gift is a visual delight to visitors. The more you go explore, the more breathtaking and magical it gets. You’d feel like you’re taken into a different realm. And because the cave is well lit, you can witness every detail of the natural rock formation, patterns of light and countless hues created from the reflection of light hitting the limestone.
Rice field in Khonoma and Rice field in Vietnam: Save your expenses and go for a healthy and environment-friendly trip. The beauteous terraced rice field in Khonoma is a paddy paradise worth sojourning. It’s healing, naturistic and soothing. This panaromic and picturesque rice field staircase is just 71 km away from the capital.
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Other significant and must-visit places:
- Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
- Kohima war cemetery
- Loktake lake, Manipur
- Kangla Fort, Manipur
- Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji
- Guru Dongmar Lake, Sikkim
- Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
- Goecha La, Sikkim
- Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim
- Kaziranga National Park, Assam
- Living root bridge, Shillong
- Vantawng Falls, Mizoram
- Solomons Temple, Mizoram
- Nagula Lake, Arunachal Pradesh
- Unakoti, Tripura
- Ujjayanta Palace, Tripura
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