Northeast India is a land less explored by most of the travellers all across the globe. With handful of population and several remote regions, the seven states of the north-east haven’t really caught travelers’ fancy. However, if you are ready to explore, there is a world of surprises waiting for you in this part of the country. From fantastic treks to lush jungles, natural caves and much more, there is so much to do and experience in the north-east.
We bring to you a list of places you must visit here in the land of 7 sisters!
It is one of the largest monasteries in the world, and the largest one in north east India. Built in the 17th century, the monastery is spread across an area of 140 square meters of land. The whole complex of the monastery has 65 residential buildings which are home to about 450 Buddhist monks. Located at an altitude of almost 10,000 feet, the monastery offers amazing views of the surrounding valley.
The Gorichen Peak
The Gorichen Peak is located at 6,500 meters above sea level, and is one of the top places to visit in North East India in February. It is still considered to be one of the more climbable peaks for a thrilling experience. The beauty of the scenes and the ecstasy you feel when you’ve scaled this huge mountain is absolutely worth imagining until you actually climb it.
The wettest place in the world finds its home in Meghalaya. While Cherrapunji is famous for its living root bridges, formed due to incessant rain, it is also popular for being one of the best Northeast India destinations for a holiday. You can also set up a camp underneath these bridges and live close to nature like never before!
Lakes at high altitudes always make for fantastic viewing. That’s what Tsomgo Lake is too. The lake is situated at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet above sea level. The lake gets its water from the melting ice of the surrounding glaciers. About 40 km from the capital city of Gangtok and 5 km from the Chinese border, you need to take an arduous trek to the lake. Despite the hardships involved, the trek to the lake is truly worth it.
Kaziranga National Park
Declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, the National Park is home to the one horned rhinos which attract tourists from all over the world. Spotting a one-horned rhinoceros in its stomping yard is an experience that you can live to tell your grandchildren. It will be unlike any lore ever told.
North east is filled with ‘n’ number of surprises no matter where you go. Explore these places and thank us later! 😉