Things to do in North East India!
There is lot of Places to explore in North East India
The North Eastern Part of India is largely left unexplored. Only a few tourists from across the country travel to these parts during their holidays. The land in these parts is remotely populated with only a handful of people inhabiting the place. In spite of boasting of a number of interesting places to visit in the lands, these places still havenat met the travelleras eye.
If the Seven Sisters in the Eastern Parts on the country have caught your eye, here are the 14 best things you can do on your travels there:
Roam Around Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in the world and the largest one present in India. The monastery was built in the 17th century and is spread across an area of 140 sqm. meters. The complex includes 65 residential buildings which home about 450 Buddhist monks. The monastery is located at an altitude of 10,000 feet above the sea level and provides a scenic view of the nearby mountains and valleys.
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Get Captured with Nuranang Falls in Arunachal Pradesh
With Arunachal Pradesh situated on the hilly terrains of lands, there are bound to be quite a few waterfalls located here. The most famous out of all the waterfalls is the Nuranang Falls which is also known as the Bong Bong Falls. The water falls from a height of over 100 feet making a sweet noise while hitting the rocks beneath the falls. This waterfall is surrounded by the lush green surroundings of plants which make for a spectacular viewing.
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Explore the Wilderness of Kaziranga National Park in Assam
When in Assam, how can you not go over to the Kaziranga National Park? The world heritage site as declared by UNESCO is world famous for the One-horned Rhinoceros. This wildlife reserve boasts of over 66% of all the Rhinos present on the surface of Earth. Besides Rhinos, Kaziranga also boasts of a very density of Tigers, Elephants, Swamp Deer and more than 250 different species of birds during the migratory season.
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Enjoy Sualkuchi Boat Race Festival in Assam
Known as the aManchester of Assama, Sualkuchi is a small town in the state of Assam. This town is famous for its cultural heritage and a number of religious festivals it celebrates with rigorous competitions. The town celebrates a number of festivals out of which the Sualkuchi Boat Race is the most famous one. The history of this Boat Race goes back years with a large crowd often gathering together to cheer for their favourite teams.
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View the Floating Loktak Lake in Manipur
The Loktak Lake in Manipur is the worldas only floating Lake you will ever find. The lake is full of vegetation and dead mass which floats to the surface of the lake providing it with an appearance that it floats. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is situated on the eastern shore of the lake. This wildlife park is the home to the endangered Sangai, apart from various other animals and birds.
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Witness the Highest Mud Dam (Singda Dam) in Manipur
The Singda Dam, situated at a distance of 16km from the capital city of Imphal, is the highest mud dam in the world. The construction of the dam was started in 1975 and was completed in the year 1995. The dam was created to provide an irrigation platform and provide drinking water to nearby parts of the state. With its scenic view, the Singda dam is becoming a popular picnic place among the locals.
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Have a Glimpse of Artistic Handicraft during Hornbill Festival in Nagaland
The Hornbill Festival in Nagaland is a very popular festival and is celebrated in the first week of December. The festival is named after the great Indian Hornbill, a beautiful species of bird which is uniquely found in the state. The different colourful tribes from Nagaland come together, to showcase spirit and solidarity towards each other. You can easily find artistic handicraft work by the locals which is available to be purchase and colourful dance styles from the land.
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Trek Down the Japfu Peak of Nagaland
Japfu Peak is one of the highest peaks you will find in Nagaland. The trek to the top of the Japfu Peak is one of the ideal trekking places you can look forward to. The peak is situated at a height of 3000 meters above the sea level. It is located at the distance of 15 Km from Kohima and includes a Rhododendron Tree, which stands at an incredible 130 feet tall height. This is why the tree is included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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Experience the Beauty of Unakoti Hills in Tripura
The Unakoti Hills is probably the best-known tourist spots in Tripura. These hills include a special place which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back to few centuries. You can easily found a number of beautiful rock carvings and murals around the worship place which also date back to a number of centuries. You would enjoy the scenic view the hills provide with a number of waterfalls also situated near to the hills.
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View the Floating Palace named Neermahal in Tripura
Tripura also boasts of one of only two water palaces you will find in India in the form of Neermahal. This palace dates back to the 1930s when it was built by King Bir Bikram Kishore. The Neermahal is located in the centre of the Rudrasagar Lake and is made from different elements taken from Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Neermahal was the residence of the Royal Family back in the dates but is now used as a popular tourist spot in Tripura.
PC: Prasenjit Roychoudhury @FLICKR
Walk Down the Living Root Bridge in Meghalaya
Meghalaya is, by far, the wettest state in the whole country. The climatic conditions make the growth of rubber trees easier. These trees have thick and strong secondary roots. Most of the locals have manipulated these roots to create unique living root bridges. The locals easily change the direction of the roots to form a bridge to aid them to cross rivers present in the region. Rest assured, these are one of the strongest bridges you will ever find anywhere on Earth.
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Get Stunned at Mawkdok Dympep Valley in Meghalaya
If you ever got the opportunity to visit the Sohra Tourist Circuit in Meghalaya, you will be amazed by the scenic view at the starting point. The Mawkdok Dympep Valley would engulf you with a beautiful scenic view of the Valley. It is truly one of the most special views you will ever come across in life.
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Visit the House of Gods (Phawngpui Hills) in Mizoram
Phawngpui Hills is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram. The hills are located in Chhimtuipui district near the Myanmar border. The place is popularly known as the aHouse of Godsa and is full of vibrant species of orchids, fragrant herbs, exotic fauna and colourful rhododendron. A trip to these hills will also enrich you with beautiful panoramic views of the lush green hillocks which are spread across the region of Phawngpui.
PC: hr khawlhring @FLICKR
Cherish the Beauty of Vantawng Falls in Mizoram
The Vantawng Falls are situated around 140 km from the capital, Aizwal and attracts tourists from around the world due to its scenic beauty. The Vantawng Falls is profoundly claimed to be the highest and most spectacular waterfalls present in the state. This waterfall is located in Van River near Thenzawl and is surrounded by lush greenery and rocky terrain.
PC: Rinchamliana Chhakchhuak @flickr
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