There is no end to work but holidaying is a need too. The world outside is so beautiful and that you just can’t resist exploring. Like Northeast India. Out of the seven-sister states, here are 5 perfect destinations in the northeast which are heavenly AF.
Majuli island, Assam
Visit the world’s largest river island before it disappears. Situated on the mighty Brahmaputra river, this scenic place is famous for its eco-tourism and cultural heritage. Around 22 different communities come together and display their dance and handicrafts at the famous ‘Raas Leela’ which is held in the month of November. And the thrill doesn’t end here. You navigate mostly through the boats and live in bamboo cottages on the river.
Just FYI Cherrapunji and Mawsynram of Northeast India are the world’s wettest places on the earth. And if you are a rain lover, it just can’t get better than this. It is also home to India’s tallest waterfalls. The Nohkalikai falls which has an amusing folk story to its name. If you are going on a forest trail, you are most likely to encounter the famous living roots bridges. They are perhaps the best product of human and nature confluence.
If historical chronicles appeal you, then plan a trek to Unakoti. Situated around 170kms from Gangtok, these archaeological wonders include beautiful stone images carved on the either sides of the mountain. It is also a pilgrimage hub which entails a strange mystery. Although not much is known about who made them and when. It is clear that these mythological structures date back to 8th-9th century.
Tsongmo Lake, Sikkim
A glacial lake situated at 12,000 ft surrounded by snow covered mountains. This is Tsongmo, and the best way to spend time here is going on a yak safari. The decorated animal slowly takes you on a ride near the lake periphery wherein you can spend some quality time enjoying the nature’s gift.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
It is a mountainous town located in the northeast state of Arunachal Pradesh. The picturesque Madhuri lake and Sela pass offer heavenly views. Not to forget, this place is a spiritual hub. Tawang is home to the world’s second largest monastery and also birth place of the great Dalai Lama. If you are off to some soul searching, then Tawang is your cup of tea.
Hence, almost every nook and corner of the northeast has something different to offer. Yet, these 5 places are definitely on my to-visit list. So what are yours?