Places to Visit in North East

North East is a beautiful country with multiple places which are a must see for any traveller. We've highlighted some which we feel are a must visit when you travel to North East.

  • Tsomgo Lake In Sikkim
  • Mawsynram
  • Nathu La Pass In Gangtok
  • Kohima In Nagaland
  • Tawang Monastery In Arunachal Pradesh

India’s North East is a rich and vibrant region comprising of eight states. A charming mix of bustling cities and quaint villages and delightful towns, north east tourist places are not your typical touristy hangouts as there are several eco-friendly destinations here too. Some of the places to visit in north east are simply breath-taking. Sikkim is said to be India’s only fully organic state where visitors can join in with villagers to try their hand at organic farming. What’s more, the cuisine here is noteworthy and interesting for its use of fresh flavours and the fiery bhoot jholokia chillies of course.

North East tourism places are certainly beautiful and glorious. Whether it is the many national parks in Assam, the untouched beauty of Meghalaya and the cultural richness of Nagaland or simply the numerous natural delights such as waterfalls and lakes, there are several places to go in north east that make for an unforgettable holiday. Do take a moment to visit the SOTC website for excellent offers and deals on North East packages.

Here are some of the must visit places in north east.

Around 38 km from Gangtok, the Tsomgo lake sits at a height of 12,400 feet in Sikkim. Also known as Changu Lake, it is surrounded by the Himalayas, and makes for a picturesque and stunning sight and the snow-covered mountains will leave you amazed. In winter, the lake is frozen over and it’s often considered to be the best time to go on a Yak safari. The stories and legends about this lake make it one of the most interesting north east tourist places.

The village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya is said to be the wettest place in the world, taking over from the more well-known Cherrapunji by a narrow margin. If you love the rains, you will indeed love this gorgeous little village where people often come to see the huge stalagmite that resembles a shivling. If you happen to visit this village, do visit the Mawsmai Falls, the Mawsmai Caves and Cherrapunji which is around 81 km away from the village.

For some splendid scenic beauty, the Nathu La Pass in Gangtok is a great place to visit. It is said to be one of the highest motorable roads in the world and the views from here are exhilarating and adrenaline inducing. This mountain pass that can be found in the Himalayan peaks joins Sikkim and China. It’s a popular tourist spot every year for numerous visitors who come here to trek in the valley and see the beautiful snow-covered peaks. The temperature here is low for most of the year and in summer, it’s a favoured spot for tourists who are escaping the heat and dust of their cities.

Tourists who are headed to the North East love to visit Kohima, not just for all the adventure activity that awaits them there but also for the charming folksy environment as well. There’s something entrancing about the culture here and Kohima is the home of the Naga and Kulkis tribes who add to the richness of these traditions. Kohima also has a moment in history as the site of a 64-day fight with the Japanese during the second world war. The Commonwealth war cemetery is home to thousands of soldiers who died during the war. Apart from that, there is a museum, a zoo and several other places to see here.

One of the most popular north east tourism places is Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh. It is said to be the largest Buddhist monastery in India and was founded in 1680. Arunachal Pradesh is often known as the land of the rising sun, but thanks to these monasteries, it could also be the place where there is a rise of spirituality and insights. If you do visit Arunachal Pradesh, you could also go to the Urgelling Monastery which is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.

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