Visiting The North East? Don’t Forget To Do These Things While You’re There

North Eastern Part of India is being travelled to only now, before very few people use to visit this beautiful region of the country.

North East comprises of the seven sister states viz. Arunanchal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. There is a small single strip of land in West Bengal’s Siliguri corridor which connects the country with the seven sisters.

Augustine of Hippo once said, “ The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

How many pages are you willing to read?

Here is a list of some vital things which should be done when in the land of seven sisters:

1) Visit the largest river island in the world:

The largest river island lies on the banks of river Brahmaputra in Assam. Name of the island is Majuli, which is easily accessible from the Johrat city in Assam. This island has a diversity in flora and fauna with the scenic beauty of nature surrounding it.

2) A visit to the floating lake is a must:

Floating lake in Manipur’s Moirang city’s is called the Loktak Lake. It is the only floating lake in the world. This lake is rich in mass of soil, vegetation and organic matter at different levels of decomposition. Loktak lake also shapes the economy of the state by serving as the source of water for hydro-power generation, drinking water supply and irrigation.

3) Floating national park inside the floating (Loktak) lake:

The Keibul Lamjao National Park is an important part of the floating Loktak river. It is the only floating national park in the world. The national park is located in Bishnupur district and is something that you will remember forever.

4) Trekking:

Trekking in the north eastern region of India is the most thrilling and spine-chilling experience. The Himalayan Ranges are not that easy to climb up and they pose as a challenge to every trekker – are you going to accept the challenge?

5) Biking:

North East India is a paradise for bikers. The roads are narrow and are built on mountainous terrains which provides not only a great view but also an even greater thrill that the bikers are often looking for.  Sikkim and Arunanchal Pradesh are popular biking destinations.

6) River Rafting:

North East India has many rivers that are fit for rafting. And rafting is adventurous and scary. This region is a land for rafters who can experience until  grade 4 of rafting. Rafting that takes place in Brahmaputra (Assam and Arunanchal Pradesh), Teesta and Rangit (Sikkim) is very popular.

7) For those who love eco-tourism:

People who are attached towards the nature can find their peace and solace in the North Eastern part of India. Mountains, rivers, terrains, scenic natural beauties, flora-fauna and parks – just name it and they have it. The seven sisters promote Eco-Tourism like no other part in the country.

8) The land of monasteries:

North Eastern India is your path to spirituality. The 7 sisters is a land of monasteries – for instance, the Rumtek monastery in Sikkim and the Tawang monastery in Arunanchal Pradesh are must-visit. These heritage sites and monuments are considered very sacred by the visitors.

9) Waterfalls in North East:

Meghalaya which means the ‘abode of clouds’ in Sanskrit is also the land of waterfalls. Meghalaya has beautiful waterfalls like Spread Eagle Falls, Krang Suri, Khoh Ramhah and many others. It is the wettest state in country due to which many waterfalls have been created.

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Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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