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7 Reasons to Visit North East India

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

How does one keep a constant connect with life? With continuity in your endeavours, move ahead from one adventure to another. Methods may vary, destinations will change, but life must go on! And there will be days when you have no choice but to walk alone, which isn’t half bad a thing. Sometimes, the biggest life lessons are learnt alone.

Can travelling alone be fun? It may not seem easy; yet back packing alone to new locations is one hell of an adventure!  A recent favourite amongst many single Indian travellers, a backpacking trip tends to leave the young wanderer self-contained, insightful and ecstatic with its experiences.

Coming to the most sort after places for backpacking tours in India, hands down it has to be the seven sister states. Engulfed in a magnificent glory, the enchanting North East of India comprises of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.

Now, hitchhiking in a distant land, the North East, on your own could be overwhelming, so how does one make the most out of it? Here’s how.

  1. Mystical Meghalaya

Turning imaginations to reality, the Umngot River or the freely flowing Dwaki is a place no traveller can miss! Floating through its crystal clear water, surrounded by rocky hilltops, Dwaki is one of the prettiest wonders of Meghalaya.

Another mystical wonder of Meghalaya are the root bridges in Cherrapunjee, with all their virtual fragility its astonishing how strong their anchorage is.

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  1. Alluring Assam

Away from the hustling cities and stately affairs, Brahamaputra’s alluring river island – Majuli is a destination every backpacker searches for an amazing travelogue. Doesn’t the picture say it all?

While in Assam go for a wild adventure to spot one of India’s rarest species, the one-horned rhino at Kaziranga National Park. After all, it’s not often we get a chance like this to witness the majestic mammal.

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  1. Spiritual Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Monastry is the place to visit for a soulful journey while in Arunachal Pradesh. Also known as the largest monastery in India, Tawang bestows tranquillity on its travellers like none other.

Another place on the list is Mechukha, which has been renowned for its scenic beauty, exotic tribes, gentle hills and snow-capped mountains and River Siyom.

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  1. Magnificient Mizoram

Look for nothing else but the Blue Mountain of Mizoram, Phawngpui! Listed as the highest mountain peak of the state, Phawngpui is a serendipitous site.

The Vantawang Waterfall in Mizoram is a destination nature lovers can’t miss. Surrounded by dense green trees and hills, the waterfall reminds us of poetry.

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  1. Wild Nagaland

Travel to Nagaland and not go to Dzoukou Valley is pretty much like going to Agra and coming back without seeing the Taj Mahal. Apart from its picturesque glory, the valley is home to the tallest rhododendron tree which stands tall at a 130 feet!

Nagaland’s another recommended destination would be the district of Mon which encompasses traditional villages, fishing wood carvings, archaeological remains from World War II and much more.

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  1. Artistic Tripura

If art is one of your greater interests, Unakoti is going to leave you ecstatic! Rock carved images of Lord Shiva add charm to the hills here.

Neer Mahal is another one example of beautiful architecture in the history of North East India.

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  1. Refreshing Manipur

Loktak Lake or the floating lake is the largest freshwater lake of India and the pride of Manipur. An astounding visual, the lake fills you with ambition.

Further ahead from the lake you’d come across Keibul Lamjao National Park, home to the endangered Sangai or Manipur brow-antlered deer. So, grab the first chance to see this beautiful creature!

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That said about the seven sister states, what are your views on backpacking trips? Tell us all about your heart-felt adventures in the comments below!

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