Northeast India Travel Blog

Northeast India Travel Blog

Consisting of the Seven Sister states and Sikkim, the northeast India is one of the most fascinating and exciting places to travel in India. The Seven Sister states include Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. All the eight states are beautiful in their own rights, diverse and beautiful without the crowd and fewer honks than the rest of India. Each of the states has their own unique culture and history, landscape and wildlife. The region is no doubt a repository of rare and sublime experience for the travellers.

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Why Visit Northeast India?

Northeast India is a dream destination for travellers. While you can marvel at the alluring landscapes, the relaxed pace of life at these places will definitely make you want to stop and enjoy the breath of fresh air. While the mighty Himalayan ranges will welcome you at some places, the green valleys and meandering rivers are another beauty to reckon with. The people are warm and friendly. Life stories are exchanged over a glass of rice beer. The eight states are endowed with unmatched natural grandeur unspoilt by human activity. The verdant valleys, majestic mountain ranges, the mighty rivers, cascading waterfalls and the extraordinary variety of flora and fauna are the major attractions of the region. It is also the home to one of the most colourful people and is also quite an ethnically diverse region. The Northeast India is the meeting point of many diverse communities, culture and faiths since time immemorial. The place truly epitomizes the Indian ethos of ‘unity in diversity’. The place, the people, the culture and the cuisine make Northeast India one of the coveted destinations for travellers who seek adventure, excitement and variety.


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Arunachal Pradesh

Tucked away in the northeastern frontiers of India, lies a magical land. It is a place that is not only blessed with the natural beauty, but also with diverse cultures and customs.Surrounded by the lofty mountain ranges with vast valleys and traversed by the mountain rivers, the state is also the home to some of the most exotic wildlife and jungle covers.From the mountains and monasteries, rugged terrains and high altitude passes, unexplored rainforests and gorgeous valleys, there are no dearth of amazing attractions in Arunachal Pradesh. The place has the ability to captivate any visitors and travellers.

Best Time to Visit: October to May


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One of the largest states in Northeast India, Assam is truly vibrant. The mighty Brahmaputra is the lifeline of Assam along with varied landscapes and refreshing countryside. The vast expanse of tea gardens and unending paddy fields make up for the green landscape. Assam is the home to the famous one-horned rhinoceros that can be found in the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, Manas National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Assam is also known for handlooms producing exquisite silk and cotton products. With wildlife, history and heritage, tea gardens and beautiful rural getaways, Assam is truly a place like no other.

Best Time to visit Assam: October to March

ILP required: No

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The name Manipur literally translates into the land of jewels. True to its name, Manipur is a perfect destination for nature lovers. Dense forests, emerald green valleys and rolling hills make the state captivating, while the magnificent floating Loktak Lake can stun any of its visitors. Manipur also has a rich cultural heritage as witnessed in their numerous dance and festivals. Manipuri dance is famous worldwide and is known for its graceful moves and exotic costumes. Manipur is a unique mix of serenity and exuberance and the place will leave a lasting impression on your mind.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

ILP required: No

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Mizoram is known as the land of Lushai highlanders. This immensely beautiful state boasts of exotic landscapes surrounded by blue coloured mountains, green forests and stunning views from the cliffs. The beauty increases as the morning mist gently rolls over the hills and villages making the dreamy land look more endearing. The Mizos are also known for their rich culture and the people are quite fond of song and dances. Another attraction of Mizoram is its natural caves that are surrounded with various folklores and myths. Adventure enthusiasts can go for caving in Mizoram.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

ILP required: Yes

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Known as the abode of clouds, Meghalaya is truly a charming place – a place where the clouds dwell. The state is a nature lovers’ delight with its picturesque waterfalls, clear blue pools, wondrous living root bridges and smiling and friendly people. Meghalaya is mostly known for its rainfall and rock music scene at Shillong, but the quaint villages and the sacred groves are also something that is not to be missed. The state is the home for the three indigenous tribes – Khasi, Garo and Jaintia each having their own tradition and culture. And these people live in perfect harmony with nature. Apart from the rich variety of flora and fauna, Meghalaya is also known for its butterfly species. Meghalaya is just the place for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Best Time to visit: October to March, July to September for the rains.

ILP required: No

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Nagaland is the land of the Nagas, a land of brave warriors, hunters and traditional heroes. The state is not only the land to host the Hornbill Festival but also much more than that. The state is the home to 16 tribes and each of these tribes can be distinguished by their colourful costume, jewelleries and headgears. Nagaland is a colourful place. The mountainous state is also known for picturesque landscapes in the Dzukou Valley and is also known for its diversity in bird population. The natural beauty and the indigenous charm of Nagaland have made this state a coveted destination for travellers and for all those who seek a little difference in their travel.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

ILP required: Yes

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Tucked in the extreme southwest corner, Tripura is one of the least visited regions of the country and very less is known about its attractions. Rich in gorgeous landscapes, dense forests, lush green hills and rock cut temples with a sprinkle of history and heritage, Tripura is a travellers’ delight. With five mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, the state has a unique combination of nature, heritage and wilderness. The state has some tranquil lakes and royal palaces worth visiting. The tea gardens of Tripura are also quite famous. Visit Tripura to get close with the nature, landscape and the heritage of the state.

Best Time to visit: October to February

ILP required: No

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Sikkim, a tiny state tucked away within the eastern Himalayan ranges is captivating beyond imagination. With the Kanchenjunga ranges looming in the horizon as its guardian deity, Sikkim is an eclectic mix of nature, landscape, lofty Himalayan peaks, holy lakes and magnificent monasteries. The quaint hamlets of Sikkim amidst the valleys and meadows with its charming people make for great destinations. Here the pace of life is slow and you can enjoy nature at peace. Many offbeat trails, adventurous trekking routes, forest trails are some of the attractions of Sikkim making it one of the coveted destinations for adventure enthusiasts. Sikkim is a wonderful destination in the northeast and has something to offer for each kind of traveller.

Best Time to visit: October to May

ILP required: No

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About The Author

NE Wanderer

We are a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts who have fallen in love with the exotic and unending beauty of northeast India. We are trying to bridge the gap between the northeast and the rest of the world by sharing experiences about the lifestyle of the indigenous people, stories and fables about their land and tribes, their colourful culture and exotic cuisines.


  1. Tamal Bose

    Nice post author. Thank you. Keep it up.


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