20 Beautiful North East Tourist Places that are a Must Visit

20 Beautiful North East Tourist Places that are a Must Visit

Home to pristine beauty untouched by the greed of humans, endangered species of wildlife and vegetation and spirituality, Northeast tourist places can easily be called heaven on earth. Comprising of 8 states – Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, the northeast tourism is a perfect destination for adventure lovers, nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, music connoisseurs, and spiritual seekers. Here are 20 best places of northeast India that you must visit at least once in your lifetime -      Name of the place                                                                   Things to do 1. Kaziranga national park, Assam                                         Wildlife safari, Bird watching 2. Tawang monastery, Arunachal Pradesh                             Natural beauty, Meditation 3. Ziro valley, Arunachal Pradesh                                           Music festival, Scenic beauty 4. Nathu La Pass, Sikkim                                                       Trekking, Snow-capped peaks 5. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya                                                     Root bridges, Waterfalls 6. Gangtok,Sikkim                                                                   Monasteries, Trekking trails 7. Shillong,Meghalaya                                                             Waterfalls, Rich tribal culture 8. Majuli, Assam                                                                      Village life, Sri Dakhinapat Satra 9. Loktak Lake, Manipur                                                          National park, Natural beauty 10. Dampa tiger reserve, Mizoram                                           Tiger spotting, Jungle safari 11. Dimapur                                                                              Natural beauty, Naga shawls 12. Agartala                                                                               Unakoti hills, temples 13. Dibrugarh, Assam                                                               Tea gardens, Wildlife sanctuary 14. Reiek Heritage village, Mizoram                                         Mizo huts, Bird watching 15. Mokokchung, Nagaland                                                      Naga culture 16. Imphal valley, Manipur                                                        Palace of Kangla, State museum 17. Pelling, Sikkim                                                                    Trekking, Scenic beauty 18. Gorichen peak, Arunachal Pradesh                                   Trekking, Picturesque views 19. Umiam Lake, Meghalaya                                                    Green hills, Water sports 20. Nohkalikai falls, Meghalaya                                                Natural beauty, Picnic spot

Here is a list for you - 20 Beautiful North East Tourist Places that are a Must Visit

1. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

This vibrant National park in Northeast India is home to more than 35 species of wild animals including the one-horned rhinoceros and 470 migratory birds. It also boasts of the highest density of tiger and 70% of the world’s water buffalo population. This UNESCO world heritage site is a crown in northeast India tourism.


Best time to visit – November to March

Must Read: 10 Best Places to Visit in Assam

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4. Nathu La Pass, Sikkim

Just 56kms away from Gangtok, Nathu La Pass on the Indo-Chinese border is one of the spellbinding places to visit in northeast India. This northeast tourist place is home to one of the most beautiful mountain roads of the world, Tsomgo Lake, Mandakini waterfalls and Baba Harbajan Mandir.


Best time to visit – May to October

Must Read: Top 5 Must Visit Destinations In Sikkim
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5. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

One of the wettest places on earth, this northeast tourist place attracts honeymooners, wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers from all across the country. Known for picturesque Khasi hills, living root bridges and seven sister waterfalls, Cheerapunji is one of the must visit places to visit in northeast India.


Best time to visit – October to May

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6. Gangtok, Sikkim

The charming capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok is a northeast tourist place that will give you all - From picturesque views of snow-capped Kanchenjunga peaks to trekking trails to peaceful Buddhist monasteries and temples to shopping for unique handicrafts to delicious local cuisine and is a definite place to visit in northeast India.


Best time to visit – September to June

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7. Shillong, Meghalaya

Known as the Scotland of East, the capital city of Meghalaya attracts tourists from all over the world and boosts north east tourism. From easy accessibility to beautiful waterfalls to rich ancient tribal culture, there is so much to do in this magnificent north east tourist place.


Best time to visit – October to June

8. Majuli, Assam

One of the largest river islands in the world is an offbeat place to visit in northeast India. The vibrant Majuli islands are located on the banks of river Bramhaputra and known for Sri Dakhinapat Satra, simple village life, strong Vaishnavite influence, preserving their rich folk culture, and local cuisine.

 
Best time to visit – October to February

Must Read: Top hill station in Assam

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9. Loktak Lake, Manipur

The largest freshwater lake in northeast India, the Loktak Lake in Manipur is famous for floating phumdnis mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matter. Just 56 km away from Imphal, this lake is a huge boost to northeast India tourism as it is home to many species of aquatic plants, birds, and animals like python and Sambhar and has the world’s only floating national park - Keibul Lamjao National Park.


Best time to visit – November to March

10. Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram

Spread across 500 acres, the Dampa tiger reserve is home to various species of animals including the royal Indian tiger, Elephants, Bison, and many exotic birds. The tiger reserve is just 120 km away from Aizwal and is a must-visit place in northeast India for wildlife enthusiasts, bird watchers, and nature lovers.

 
Best time to visit – October to April

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11. Dimapur, Nagaland

One of the best paces of northeast India, Dimapur means “the city near the river” and is situated near the Dhansiri River. The northeast tourist place is known for its natural beauty, historical monuments and monasteries, waterfalls, and the famous Naga Shawl. It is one of the few Indian places associated with World War II. 


Best time to visit – October to June

12. Agartala, Tripura

The capital city of the northeast tourist place Tripura, Agartala is known for its scenic beauty, tribal festivals, architectural delights such as Neermahal, handcrafted souvenirs, Jampui Hills, Tripura Sundari Temple, and not to miss the rock-carved figures of Unakoti.


Best time to visit – October to April

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13. Dibrugarh, Assam

One of the popular north east tourist places, Dibrugarh is also known as Assam’s tea city. Known for Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary, Joypur rainforests and the tea town –Naharkatia, this northeast tourism wonder is perfect for getting away from the hustle-bustle of city life.  


Best time to visit – October to March

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14. Reiek Heritage village, Mizoram

Located in the heart of Mizoram, the hilltop village of Reiki is an upcoming tourist place in north east India tourism. It gives a peek into the stunning beauty of the north east India state and showcases typical Mizo huts and living style. It is popular among cultural connoisseurs, birdwatchers, trekkers, and photographers.


Best time to visit – Throughout the year

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16. Imphal valley, Manipur

This oval-shaped tourist spot is surrounded by rivers, hills, covers about one-tenth of the state and is a pillar in northeast tourism. The valley has several tourist attractions like the Palace of Kangla, Manipur state museum, and Polo ground.

 
Best time to visit – Throughout the year

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17. Pelling, Sikkim

An offbeat place to visit in northeast India, Pelling is slowly gaining popularity among trekkers and solace seekers. Situated around 100 km away from Gangtok, Pelling offers breath-taking views of the Himalayas and a peek into simple village life. 


Best time to visit – Throughout the year

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19. Umiam Lake, Meghalaya

Just 10 km away from Shillong, this popular north east tourist place attracts people from all over the country. The man-made reservoir is surrounded by lush green hills and enchants the tourists with its beauty. It is also a growing hub for water sport activities, cruises, and boating.  

 
Best time to visit –
October to May

20. Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

These 1100 feet waterfalls are the fourth largest in the world and a major north east tourist place. The waterfalls are just 50 km away from Shillong and should be visited at least once for their sheer beauty.


Best time to visit – September to March

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