The Northeastern part of India is the most exquisite part of the country, yet it remains the least explored region. Together, known as Seven Sisters and One Brother, they are connected to the rest of the country through a very narrow stretch of West Bengal's land. The entire region is surrounded by Nepal, Bhutan, China occupied Tibet, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Because of security concerns, travelling around the Northeast part of India has been a little troublesome, but having said that, it is extremely safe for visitors.

Throughout this Northeast region, there are a lot of places (more than any other region of the country) that one should visit. With this article, we will tell you about eight of the best places in Northeast India - Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, and Manipur - that you should visit.

Top Eight Places To Visit In Northeast India
The mighty Living Root Bridges in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
The mighty Living Root Bridges in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

1. Cherrapunjee

Located in Meghalaya is the most wet place on the planet, Cherrapunjee. It is famous all over the world for its Double Decker Living Root Bridges. About 20 kilometers away from it is a gorgeous plunge waterfall, Nohkalikai Falls. Other major tourist attractions in the region are Mawsmai Cave, Mawmluh Cave, Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Seven Sisters Falls, and Ka Khoh Ramhah. One can see Bangladesh from Ka Khoh Ramhah.

The best time to visit Cherrapunjee is between October and May.

Top Eight Places To Visit In Northeast India
A pristine view of the Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh
A pristine view of the Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh

2. Tawang

Nestled about 10,000 feet above sea level in Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang is arguably the most stunning place in the country. The Tawang Monastery is the largest monastery in India, and offers breathtakingly beautiful view of the valley. Se La, Bum La, Madhuri Lake (named after a Hindi movie actress), Nuranang Falls, and Pangateng Tso are some of the must visit places in the Tawang valley.

The time between April to October is the best to visit Tawang.

Top Eight Places To Visit In Northeast India
Majuli Island is the largest river island in the world
Majuli Island is the largest river island in the world

3. Majuli Island

Situated in Assam, it is the biggest river island on the planet. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, the lush green Majuli Island is the place for you. It is said that the area of the island was originally 1200 sq. km. But due to erosion from the Brahmaputra River, its area has come down to 420 sq. km. It is a wonderful place for bird watching. Visit the place before it disappears.

The best time to visit Majuli Island is from July to September.

Top Eight Places To Visit In Northeast India
The mighty Himalayas and the Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim
The mighty Himalayas and the Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim

4. Gangtok

The capital of Sikkim is the only city to have made it to this compilation. The most popular places to visit in or near Gangtok are Nathu La (which means listening ears pass) for the Indo-China border, and Tsomgo Lake (also known as Changu Lake), which is a glacial water body. A must do activity near Tsomgo is to go for a Yak ride.

May to October is the best time to visit this part of Sikkim.

Top Eight Places To Visit In Northeast India
One-horned Rhinoceros shooing away birds at Kaziranga National Park, Assam
One-horned Rhinoceros shooing away birds at Kaziranga National Park, Assam

5. Kaziranga National Park

Located in the Nagaon and Golaghat districts of Assam, the Kaziranga National Park is famous all over the world for being the home of about 66% of the world's Greater One-horned Rhinoceroses (1855 as of the year, 2015). Not many people in the world can say that they have spotted a one-horned Rhinoceros in the wild. One can also spot wild elephants and a rich variety of Flora and Fauna in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The best time to visit the Kaziranga National Park is from November to April.

Top Eight Places To Visit In Northeast India
Lush green Dzouko Valley in Nagaland
Lush green Dzouko Valley in Nagaland

6. Dzukou Valley

Dzukou Valley is calmly nestled in Nagaland and Manipur. It is a must visit place if you like trekking. The valley is unlike any other in the country. Relatively unknown to outsiders, it is a magnificent place for camping overnight. During Spring season, beautiful flowers blossom the valley and cover it with its fragrance. Not Coorg, Dzukou Valley is the Scotland if the East.

The best time to visit Dzukou Valley is between March and June.

Top Eight Places To Visit In Northeast India
Boats wating to take Visitors at Dawki in Meghalaya
Boats wating to take Visitors at Dawki in Meghalaya

7. Dawki

Located in the hills of Jaintia in Meghalaya (about 80 kilometers away from Shillong) is a stunning town of Dawki. The town is famous for the emerald green, crystal clear water of the Umngot River (also known as Dawki River) flowing through it. The water is so clear that the shadow of the boats floating on it fall directly on the bed of the river. The town also shares its border with Bangladesh.

October to May is the best to visit Dawki.

Top Eight Places To Visit In Northeast India
A leopard spotted at Murlen National Park in Mizoram
A leopard spotted at Murlen National Park in Mizoram

8. Namdapha National Park

Namdapha National Park is situated in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the third largest National Park in the country, but by far the most underrated one. It is the home to a rich variety of Flora and Fauna. Animals such as Snow Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Royal Bengal Tigers, Wolves, Elephants, Red Pandas, et cetera, can be seen here.

The best time to visit the Namdapha National Park is between November and April.

So do not wait for long to visit the most euphoric part of the country. But make sure that you do not litter, else it would not take much time to pollute the aforementioned and other must visit places in Northeast India.

Another thing to keep in mind is that, to visit many places in the Northeast, one has to get permit from the Government of India.

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