Reasons Why You Need to Travel North-East India

Everyone surely has been on a vacation or a trip he or she has always been dreamt of. But, isn’t your idea of a perfect holiday always have been full of cliche tourist places which would include an excursion to some old monument or a temple or just relaxing at a beach or enjoying the beautiful views of the hill stations. However, if you haven’t been to North-East India, you are missing the remote charm of India which is still not on the bucket list of many travellers across the globe. North-East Travel experience is something people are still deprived of and as a solo woman backpacker I feel proud to be a part of this rare experience and can’t run out of reasons as to why you need to plan a trip to north-east India right away. But, here are some of the obvious reasons which I am sure will make you wear your travel shoes without any second thoughts.

 The sight of unspoiled nature at its very best

If you can only think of India for its beautiful Taj Mahal or the backwaters of Kerala or the great Himalayas or the beaches of Goa, you need to reconsider your thoughts. While the infrastructure and tourism are still improving in the north-east, what doesn’t need any help is nature’s unspoiled beauty here. With roads and plateaus less travelled, you will be amazed by the region’s cleanliness and respect towards nature. Plan your trip to north-east India and get lost in the panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas, tea estates tourism in Assam, the breath-taking lakes tour in Sikkim, living root bridges of Meghalaya and much more.

The Mesmerizing View from Gurudongmar Lake

A right place to unravel an adventurer in you

If you are someone who loves challenges and adventures, then this is the place to be. We all have dreamt of flying in the open sky like a bird at least once in our lifetime. Opt for north east india adventure sports package and get an opportunity to experience the same adrenaline rush as you indulge in adventure activities like paragliding and hang gliding. Trekking on the rough terrains of the North East is the real test of your adventurous spirit.

Spot the rare and Endangered Wildlife

The north-east region is a heaven for animal lovers as they can witness the rare and endangered species in their natural habitat. The majority of the north-east region is covered with forest cover and hence, these seven sister states are home to travel north east wildlife sanctuaries & national parks. Many of these are UNESCO listed parks like Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park in Assam, which hold an important wildlife significance. Two of the great rivers – Holy Ganges and Mighty Brahmaputra with their different tributaries offer an unparalleled ecosystem and habitat. This varies from Sundarbans Deltaic region to River Island Majuli enabling endemic flora and fauna. Rare wildlife in north-east India makes it a hot travel destination among wildlife lovers.

Spotted a Cheetah resting on a wooden panel

An opportunity to learn about the life of the tribal people

Yes, it’s true that the north-eastern part of India is known for its cultural richness and diversity. It is due to the fact that the region is the restricted home to about 200 different tribes which are still very remote and ancient. Travelers can witness the ancient head hunters’ tribe of Nagaland with facial tattoos, the Ahoms of Assam, The Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya, and the famous Apatani tribe from the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Joy of staying in Homestays

North-east region promotes eco-tourism. Homestays are the natural solution where instead of building new properties (hotel), the local people can accommodate incoming tourists in their houses opening the gates for sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. There are a lot many homestays in North Sikkim, Gangtok, Darjeeling and other parts of the north-east region. One of the most famous homestays in north east india is the ZERO Homestay Village which is situated in Arunachal Pradesh. The hosts of these homestays are very helpful and warm and let you build new friendships and mutual love and affection.

Local Food Experiences of the North-East

These north-east trip will let you experience different food habits in the 7 sister states. Rice is the main staple food of the north-east. This region is known to have unique food experiences and different ways of preparing them. The taste the local food of the north-east is sure to impress one and all with its simplicity.

Preparation of Food in Traditional Homes

Proximity to the international borders

From land borders to maritime borders, India is connected with many nations including Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.  For a majority of us, an Indian border is always linked with Indo-Pak wars, Sino-Indian wars, partition and terrorist movement. However, our country’s border with different countries has much more to offer. From igniting a patriotic feeling to that heart thumping adrenaline rush, one can witness some of the best views of these regions by actually being present at the line of demarcation. Get best of north-east travel experience as you visit the Indo-Bangladesh Border at MawlynnongKnow more about north-east india border tourism .

At Indo-Myanmar Border at Moreh

So, are you ready for making one hell of a memorable north-east travel attractions?

Priyanka Rastogi
Priyanka Rastogi

Priyanka Rastogi is a fervent explorer backed with rich experience in travel and tourism Industry from the grassroots level. Author of 'Early Sunrise, Early Sunset',

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