Northeast States Travel Guide
A region of superfluous natural beauty
and peace with exotic flora and fauna that lives and breathes and with
vibrant and colourful people is this place known as Northeast. With
Sikkim on the western part of the region, Arunachal Pradesh perched on
the north and Mizoram on the south, the collective region is a picture
of nature in its truest form unexplored and unexploited. The eight
states in the region are Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal
Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland.
Travel to Sikkim, a place where the Mount Kanchanjunga sight pervades
everywhere, the cloud of mist looms over the beautiful lush green
landscape, that promises an array of adventurous sports. Gangtok at an
altitude of 1780 m, draws an numerous amount of tourists which also
come for seeing the various monasteries and experiencing the exotic
lifestyle and environment. People also come for the serene Tsomo Lake
and the historic Nathu La pass.
Foreigners require an Inner Line Permit for entering which is valid
for 15 days.
Assam, considered as the prime hub of activity in North-East region,
invoke inspiration to protect the bountiful gift of nature and
animals. It is the gateway to every part of the Northeast region. The
mighty Brahmaputra river providing the natural habitat with life, the
unique one-horned Rhino in Kaziranga makes it a hot tourist haven.
Guwahati with its bustling life and the serenity of the various
sanctuaries and parks is quite a contrary but it is a charm of the
state. Foreign tourists do not need a permit for visiting Assam.
¤ Arunachal Pradesh
A state is home to the evergreen and thick forest, exotic variety of
flora and fauna, colourful tribals, their traditional customs and folk
arts. It is an abode of the orchids and the numerous dazzling streams,
simmering river and snow-clad mountains. The tribal community makes
colourful carpets popular all over India. Tipi Orchard Center and
Parasuram Kund in Tezu are some of the places to visit.
While going for a travel tour, foreign tourists need a Restricted
Area Permit for visiting the state.
Tripura is a land where the heritage of the place still lingers and
the natural scenic beauty is at its best. Travel to Tripura and
explore this colorful state, inhabited by the various tribes, Bengali
and Manipuri communities. The majestic Ujjayanta Palace, Unakoti's
multitude of rock carvings and murals and Sepahijala Wildlife
Sanctuary are some of the attractions that draw a lot of tourist.
Foreign tourists do not need a permit for visiting Tripura.
The tiny hill state which is bounded by Bangladesh on the west,
Myanmar on the east and south, by Manipur, Assam and Tripura on the
north is a place of immense scenic beauty. Blessed with a mild climate
throughout the year, the state has a lot to offer. The steep hills
that are separated by rivers form into deep gorges which is a very
fascinating sight. Some of the travel attractions worth visiting are
the Bora Bazar, Mizoram State Museum and The Weaving Center.
Foreign tourist visiting Mizoram need Restricted Area Permits issued
by concerned authority at all the major cities of India.
Manipur often referred as Jewel of the East, is a state where the
ranges of hills surrounds, the picturesque Loktak Lake sustains life
and the beautiful Brow Antlered Deer dwell. The valley represents a
different picture with the simmering population in the plains as
compared to the outskirts of the city superfluous with lush green
hills and crystal-clear small streams from the hills. The classical
dance Ras Lila, the martial arts of Thang-ta and the existing
tradition of Moirang are some of the things worth watching. Foreign
tourists require Restricted Area Permit to travel in the state.
A state which is a narrow strip of mountainous territory is abound in
a multitude of tribal community and natural beauty. The capital city
perched on the faces of the hills, the vibrant cultures of the tribes,
the handloom product and the beautiful churches scattered over the
state are the few mentionable treat to quote. The best way to see
Nagaland is when the land comes alive in the festivals. Sekreyi
(February), Aoling Monyu (March) and Hornbill festival (December) are
some festivals to be watch. All foreign tourist visiting Nagaland
require Restricted Area Permit from the Ministry of Home Affaires,
Govt. of India, South Block, New Delhi and its validity is for ten
A land of superfluous waterfalls, elegant lakes and abundant
rainfall, Meghalaya travel promises a plethora of pleasant places and
experience. Cherrapunjee (former rainiest place on Earth), the
sparkling Ward's Lake and the Elephant falls are some of the
attraction that had been drawing the domestic tourist and the foreign
tourist. Colonial occupation of the British also had its influence on
the culture of the people regarding the religion and the churches all
over the state. The Khasi tribe, the Garo tribe and the Jaintia tribe
mostly inhabit the state and inheritance of matriarchal lineage is
their peculiar feature. Foreign tourists do not need a permit for
¤ Accessibility to the North-Eastern States
As far as Northeast states are concerned, it is best to travel to any
part by air. From Kolkata and Guwahati, Indian Airlines and other
privates ones fly to every capital of the states except Itanagar which
is connected by helicopter services. The first place to reach by rail
is Guwahati and from there important centers like Dibrugarh, Tejpur,
Jorhat, Silchar can be reached. The most extensive and used mode of
transport would be by road. Guwahati is the hub of operating these
transport network to every part of the region. Privately operated
deluxe coaches provide a comfortable travel.