The winters are knocking at the doors and many people must be excited to travel to different places. Many must be thinking of getting out of the COVID blues though the pandemic is still here. But nonetheless, let us check out places in the North East where you can spend a few happy winter days.
Here is a list of holiday destinations you can explore. All the seven northeastern states -- Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura, are distinct and unique and offer greenery in abundance. Every state has its own unique culture, language, cuisine and heritage that would leave you happy, energized and refreshed. From Assam's Kaziranga to Shillong and Dawki of Meghalaya to Ziro and Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh, its beauty and serenity in abundance. So, below are the list of some wonderful tourist destination one can explore.
The Kaziranga national park is situated in the heart of Assam and the state takes pride in it. This national park is 430 square kilometers and it's a home for the notable one-horned Rhinos with the largest rhino population. This park is surrounded by dense forest, elephant-grassy meadows and swampy lagoons being one of the best biodiversity hotspots of our country. It gives home to a broad range of flora and fauna and also breeding grounds for other birds and species. The various animals that you can spot here are one-horned rhinos, Royal Bengal tiger, Asiatic elephants, Swamp deer, and wild buffalos.
Majuli is the longest river island in the world and is also called the cultural capital of Assam as it has a whole lot of cultural experience to witness here. Winter seems beautiful here. Majuli is covered with greenery and serene water makes it more heavenly in winter. The primary attractions to do in this place are Kamalabari Satra, Dakhinpat Satra, Garmur, Tengapania, and Auniati Satra.
#3. Nathu La Pass, Sikkim
Nathula pass in Sikkim has an ancient history of silk route is a dream destination of many travelers and for those who want to take a break from the crowded city life. You must hire a cab and travel down the pass. The path is a bit scary but the sight of the snow-filled mountains and seeing the Chinese border is just worth it. Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, Staircase To Indo-China Border, Tsomgo Lake, Mandakini Waterfalls, and Mera Bharat Mahan Hill are the primary attractions.
Pelling in Sikkim is situated at the hilltop of the Kachanjunga provides a magnificent view to the tourists. It is the most attractive destination in northeast India. Many travelers visit to explore the place and enjoy biking and trekking activities with bird watching, jungle walk experience, etc. Pemayangste Monastery, Sangachoeling Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Yuksom, Rabdentse Ruins, Darap Village, Sewaro Rock Garden, Kanchenjunga National Park, Kaluk, Singshore Bridge, Rimbi River, Khecheopalri Lake, Changey Waterfall, Ravangla, and Kanchenjunga Fall are the main attractions of this place.
Tsomgo lake is the most visited place in east Sikkim; the other name as Changu lake presents you with the eternal beauty of rugged mountains. The lake is known to change its appearance every year and is placed at an altitude of 12,400 ft. In winters, a yak ride is a lifetime moment to cherish. Tsongo Passenger Ropeway, Yak and Mule Rides, and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir are some of the key attractions of this place.
#6. Tawang Monestery, Arunachal Pradesh:
The Tawang Monestery is the second and oldest in Asia anf the first largest monastery in India which has another name as the Golden Namgyal Lhatse. The monastery is placed at the hight of 10,000 ft and the entire Tawang river valley can be seen from it. Mandala Wall Murals, Buddhist Thangkas, Chitenpa's Footprint, and Buddha Statue In Dukhang are some of the main attractions. The monastery also has residential buildings where the Buddhist monks reside, also a museum, and a school.
#7. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh:
Ziro valley, in Arunachal, is enclosed by mountains that touch the sky and provides land to the largest population of Apatani tribe. This valley is known for adventurous sports in the northeast as it provides numerous routes for trekking. This valley brings you into a different world of the local tribe and their lifestyle along with its heavenly beauty. Tarin Fish Farm, Kile Pakho, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Shiv Linga, Kile Pakho, Midey, Ziro Puto, Pine Grove, Dolo Mando, and Midey are the prime attraction of this valley.
#8. Cherrapunji & Mawsynram, Meghalaya:
Cherrapunji, local named as Sohra is best known for rainfall. The wettest place on earth and the phrase "a walk on the clouds" is just apt for this place. It rains about 450 inches every year and has heavenly scenic beauty. The double-decker living foot bridge is the key attraction of this place.
The capital city of Tripura, Agartala is known for its bamboo handcrafts and hand-woven textiles. This place provides every visitor an idea of a simple and joyful lifestyle along with its culture and rich heritage. The traditional cuisine of this place is worth to taste. Ujjayanta Palace, Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittagong Hills, Tripura Sundari Temple,Tripura Government Museum,Tripura Royal Palace, Rajbari Lake, and Haveli Museum are some famous to visit.
#10. Dimapur, Nagaland:
The capital city of Nagaland, Dimapur its largest and commercial city. Dimapur is notably known for its famous Hornbill festival where its heritage and culture are showcased. Kachari Ruins, Nagaland Science Center, Rangapahar Reserve Forest, Chumukedima and Diezephe Village are must visit places.
#11. Imphal, Manipur:
Imphal is a place surrounded with greenery and it's a treat for those who want some break with nature. It is popular for honey-moon destination in northeast. Kangla Fort, Langthabal, Tharon Cave, Singda Dam, Shri Govindjee Temple, Ebudhou Thangjing Temple, Loktak Lake, Langthabal, Keibul Lamjao National Park, and Phubala are well-known places
So what are you waiting for? Just pack your bag and explore.