Tourist Places in North East India

North East India is a region that is often overlooked by tourists, but it is a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered. It is a melting pot of cultures, languages, and traditions, where myriad ethnic groups coexist in harmony. From the towering peaks of the Himalayas to the sprawling plains of Assam, the region's geography is as diverse as its people. Each state in North East India boasts its own unique culture and language, adding to the tapestry of diversity that defines the region. Here are some places to visit in North East India.


Explore the world-famous Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and witness the one-horned rhinoceros in its natural habitat. It is also home to tigers, elephants, and many other species of animals. The best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is from November to April. Cruise down the mighty Brahmaputra River, a lifeline for Assam, or visit the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, a revered Hindu pilgrimage site.

A one horned rhino amidst grasslands
Jain monks wearing a white attire

Arunachal Pradesh

Perched amidst the Himalayas, Tawang Monastery is the largest Buddhist monastery in India. The monastery is home to more than 700 monks, and is a sacred place for Buddhists. The monastery is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and it offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere, witness the monks performing their daily rituals, and marvel at the intricate architecture.


Famous for being one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunjee boasts awe-inspiring waterfalls, like the Nohkalikai Falls, and the engineering marvel of the living root bridges, woven from tree roots by the ingenious Khasi tribe. Also, explore the charming village of Mawlynnong, known as Asia's cleanest village. Visit Shillong, also known as the "Scotland of the East". The city is surrounded by hills, and it is famous for its waterfalls, caves, and lakes. Make sure to conquer the Shillong Peak, enjoy a boat ride at Umiam Lake, and hike to the Laitumkhrah Peak. The best time to visit Shillong is from September to June.

view of a waterfall amid hills
Diverse range of artwork presented in an art gallery


Aizawl, the capital city, offers a glimpse into Mizo culture with its traditional stilt houses. Explore the serene Reiek Tlang, a hill station with breathtaking views, or delve into history at the Mizoram State Museum.


Nagaland, is a haven for nature lovers. Trek through lush valleys, spot exotic wildlife in its sanctuaries, and experience the warmth of the Naga people, renowned for their headhunting traditions. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Nagaland at the Hornbill Festival, a celebration of tribal heritage featuring colourful dances, traditional music, and mouth-watering cuisine.

A person trekking over a hill
Colourful flowers in a botanical garden


Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Manipur at the Manipur State Museum. Explore Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India, dotted with unique floating phumdis (circular huts). For the adventurous soul, trek through the scenic Dzukou Valley, carpeted with wildflowers.


Step back in time at the Ujjayanta Palace, a magnificent royal residence that showcases the grandeur of Tripura's royal heritage through its exquisite architecture and opulent interiors. Witness the serenity of Tripurasundari Temple, a renowned pilgrimage site.

temple bells hanging
a person boating across a river


Gangtok, the capital city, offers stunning views of the Himalayas. Hike to the breathtaking Tsomgo Lake, a glacial lake revered for its beauty. Explore the Pelling town, known for its monasteries and scenic beauty. Hike through the breathtaking Yumthang Valley, known as the Valley of Flowers, or trek the challenging yet rewarding path to the Gurudongmar Lake, a mesmerising glacial lake.

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