North-East India has always attracted a large number of tourists from all over the world. Unexplored and untouched by the masses, this part of our country has a lot to offer when it comes to planning your next travel trip. Join me as I take a look at some of the unexplored places of the Northeast.
Tsongmo Lake – flawless beauty
Located in Sikkim, this glacial lake is slightly off the Gangtok – Nathula Highway. The surrounding ice-laden mountain enhances the sheer beauty of the lake. Rich in aquatic life, Tsongmo Lake is the natural habitat for various migratory birds coming from nearby areas. Along the serene lake lie various temples as well as little shacks which offer tasty momos and tea. Additionally, you can also take on a yak ride to wander about the nearby area.
- Dzükou Valley – flower power
‘The Valley of Flowers’ as it is called, Dzükou Valley comes forth as a pretty trekking hotspot in North-east India. This alluring valley is on the Manipur – Nagaland border and presents you with a once-in-a-lifetime view of the astonishing nature. In the spring season, the Valley is in a full bloom with a variety of flowers growing across the vast land. You can plan on staying through the night for star-gazing under the moonlit skies which are believed to be as bright as the sun, according to the Mao legend. In all, you will have a wonderful time here, especially after experiencing the flower power!
- Keibul Lamjao – a unique destination
Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur is one-of-a-kind destination and is the only floating park in the world. It is home to the endangered species of ‘Sangai’ or the ‘brow-antlered deer’ and the only place where it is found. Apart from this, there are various bird species endemic to the area and other migratory birds which grace Keibul Park during the migratory season. You can embark upon the park trail on the surrounding lake in a boat. Capture the picturesque views while you move around so that you’ll have a bundle of memories to cherish when you go back home.
- Mawlynnong – clean and green
Situated in the vicinity of India-Bangladesh border amongst the East Khasi Hills, Mawlynnong is known as the cleanest village in Asia. This village in Meghalaya has evolved due to Community-based eco-tourism initiative and has worked towards making the surroundings cleaner and greener. This has led to a significant decrease in the amount of waste generated since most of it is reused in some form or the other. What attracts you here is the unbelievable ‘balancing rock’ and the magnificent ‘living root bridge’. The latter has been intricately carved by several generations of people to make it what it is today. Not only this bridge has made the lives of people easier but has given Mother Nature an architectural marvel of their own.
- Majuli – culturally rich
Majuli is a pretty little island in the state of Assam, known for its astonishing landscape. Situated in the Brahmaputra River, it is an attractive place for the tourists. Inhabited mostly by the tribals, the rich culture of this place is another aspect which the people admire about Majuli. Being crowned as the cultural capital of Assam, the spectacles which you’ll witness here are totally worth watching.
- Tawang – a spiritual abode
Wrapped in spirituality, Tawang is an amazing town in Arunachal Pradesh. Famous as the birthplace of Dalai Lama, it is home to a number of Buddhist monasteries. Indulge yourself in the unique cuisine of this place to add a local flavor to your trip. The photogenic orchid sanctuary is another marvelous feature of Tawang. The natural beauty of this place is quite alluring making it an ideal destination for your visit.
- Ziro Valley – the hero of your trip
Ziro is a UNESCO World Heritage which makes it quite special in itself. Being one of the oldest towns of Arunachal Pradesh, it constitutes of various places which you will love to explore. There’s trekking which you can undertake amidst the scenic beauty along with enjoying the cool climate of this place. In case you’re visiting Ziro in September make it a point to attend the ‘Ziro Music Festivals’ where musicians from all over the country come over to showcase their talent. Excited already? There are many more things which await you here.
Don’t wait now, just get exploring my friends! Travel d’ Globe has exciting offers lined up for your next trip.