If I say that you should visit Red Fort when in Delhi, or Charminar is the best monument in Hyderabad, or you shouldn’t miss the backwaters when in Kerala. You will definitely give me a bad eye because these are the things or places everyone in the country is aware of. To travel to a new place means to explore something that no one has heard of or barely known about it. So, recently I was on a trip to Northeast India and it was simply phenomenal. The Seven Sister States of India lets you gain a next-level experience and let you explore some outstanding places, which are worth spending bucks on the trip.
For those who don’t know, Seven Sister States of India includes Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, and Manipur.
So, if you’re planning for a vacation to beat the scorching heat of the summers, let’s just forget about the Himalayas this time and move to the Northeast part of the country. Our routeprints team are here to help you with every travel guide.
An amazing forest area that is situated at the forest base of the Eastern Himalayas lies in the Manas Biosphere Reserve. Break the word into two: Ulta+ Pani. The word justifies the meaning very well because the River Manas flows first towards the East and then the West. Visit the place and you’ll be mesmerized by the evergreen trees and wildlife that includes clouded leopard, golden langur, elephants, black panther to name a few. Anyone here who loves to go on trekking? If yes, you must try the treks around the area. You can also have some insta-worthy pictures of the beautiful flora including gorgeous orchids. And hey, don’t forget to take your binoculars along because you’re going to see a lot of different birds and a great variety of butterflies out there.
You must have heard of an island or river many times but separately. But have you heard of a river island? Majuli, the largest river island in the world is unarguably the most beautiful thing on this earth. The name Majuli is even listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Also, this 352 sq.km is situated in the massive river of Brahmaputra. Once there, you shouldn’t miss taking a ferry ride to the island and witness the variety of birds and try to learn the local’s lifestyle.
Explore the largest town of Meghalaya
located in the Garo Hills where you are certainly going to visit some mind-blowing unexplored places. Locals believe that their native God Durama used to stay in the hills. When at Tura Peak, you’ll be welcomed by many streams and waterfalls like Pelga and Rongbangdare and other beautiful places like Nokrek, Siju Cave (longest cave in Asia), and Balpakram and to catch a glimpse of these destinations, you need to pass through the Tura. Also, those who just love to be in a peaceful place, this is the perfect option where you can the best relaxing walk around. In fact, you can even treat your bellies with the tempting Garo delicacies that include boiled rice, kinds of beef, fish, pork, and chicken. After trying all this, if you still have enough time, plan for a trip from Naphak Lake to Tura, which is around 112km.
Lies in the easternmost part of Arunachal Pradesh on the Line of Actual Control, Kibithu is a small town that lies amidst mighty mountains and has a good number of waterfalls and streams. The mountains are at a height of somewhere between 10,000 to 16,000 ft. You can indulge in trekking in Kibithu, remember that the mountains are very steep so it might be difficult to climb. Also, the Lohit River enters India at this place and one can visit the hanging bridge on the river, and make sure you go safely. If you’re interested in water sports, Kibithu allows its tourist to try the White Water Rafting. You can even go shopping at Wakro and grab some delicious juicy oranges. And if you want to visit any religious site, Kibithu has Parsuram Kund beside the Lohit River, so make your way to this temple.
Head towards beautiful Arunachal Pradesh and explore Namdhapa in the Changlang district. The reason why this place is added in the list because it’s the 3rd largest national park of the country area-wise, and is situated in the Myanmar Border. This amazing protected area in the Eastern Himalaya allows you to witness a variety of gorgeous flowers and mammals. In fact, the park has an ample number of bamboo forests and you can even try the elephant safari out there. Also, if interested, you can spend the maximum of your time bird watching and if you wish, show some of your photography skills. Oh, did I mention that you can try out world’s best and tastiest rice beer called Marawa here in Namdhapa.
Note: This post was contributed by Sydney Edwards from https://routeprints.com