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Top 10 Travel Destination In North East
Top 10 Travel Destination In North East

01. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

This undisturbed acres long stretch of forests and marshlands is located in the heart of Assam and is visited by hordes of tourists every year and it is one of the famous places to visit in North East India. The notable one-horned Rhino is a major attraction in Kaziranga which is an endangered species in the world. 

                                                                                                                         

Other than that Elephants, wild water buffaloes and Swamp Deers can also be seen on a safari. You can either book an Elephant Safari or Jeep safari to explore the park. 

Best time to visit: November to April, the park is closed during monsoon months.

Distance: It is located about 193 KM from Guwahati

Timings: Jeep and Elephant safaris can be enjoyed from 7:30 in the morning till 10 AM and 1:30 or 3 PM till sunset. 

Price: The entry fee for Indian is INR 100, there is a toll for a road or river cruise which is 300, and an Elephant safari can be enjoyed at around  INR 380 to 580 per person. 

Location: Kanchanjuri, Assam 784177

02. Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

The winding roads which make a 37 km long journey from Gangtok to reach an altitude of 12,400 ft are ethereally beautiful and it is one of the best places to visit in North East India the lake at such an elevation flaunts its stillness in the most surreal settings of Himalayan peaks encircling it.

                                   

The snow-clad mountains are the main source for the water in Lake as it melts from the mountains. In winters, this placid lake can also be snow-covered and while you travel to Tsomgo, do not forget to learn the stories which are linked to this lake. It is a different experience altogether.

Best time to visit: Best to visit in winter for enjoying a Yak safari on the frozen lake, from October to March.

Distance: Around 37 KM from Gangtok.

Timings: There is no particular time to visit however, ropeway cable car operations can only enjoy from 8 AM to 3 PM

Price: A shared taxi from Gangtok to Tsomgo will cost INR 400 per person

Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok 737101, India

03. Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

This monastery is located in Tawang, a mountain town situated at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Tawang Monastery is a significant monument in Arunachal Pradesh, popular as the birthplace of the Dalai Lama and the largest Buddhist monastery in the entire country.

                                

Perched at a height of 3048 meters above sea level, the picturesque and scenic town of Tawang is also known as Dawang and is populated with monks. The monastery is recognized as the second largest in the world after Lhasa and is 400 years old. It is the first place in North East India tourist places that are hit by the travelers who enter the town of Tawang.

Best time to visit: Anytime between November to March.

Distance: Around 7.2 KM from Tawang.

Timings: Open from 7 AM to 7 PM, mostly closed on Wednesdays.

Price: No entry fee.

Location: Cona, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 790104

04. Nathula Pass, Sikkim

The old silk road that was once used by merchants and traders is at an elevation of 14450 ft. above sea level on the Indo-Tibetan border. The temperature at Nathula is always freezing regardless of the season and the entire region is rich in Himalayan flora and fauna. It is one of the famous places to visit in North East India can be easily traveled from the capital city Gangtok.

                                       

Best time to visit: March to October is the time when the temperature would be high compared to any of the winter months. But if you like snow, winter is the best season.

Distance: Around 58 Km from Gangtok, can take a shared cab.

Timings: The cabs stop running after 1 PM mostly so morning is when you can leave for the pass.

Price: The shared taxi may cost between INR 400 to INR 700 per perso

05. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro Valley is the flat land amidst the sky jutted mountains with around five villages where the highest population is of the Apatani tribe. This tribe is friendly and Ziro serves as a perfect ground for celebrating the music fest every year. The verdant rice field, the in-line tribal huts, the vibrant and colourful attires and accessories of the Tribal people and it is one of the best places to visit in North East India.

                              

If you have time, go shopping for handmade crafts by Apatani people, clothes and Bamboo items like bamboo baskets etc. It is a place where you can go and stay for days in complete solace.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year. Ziro Music festival is celebrated mostly in the month of September and October.

Distance: It is around 110 KM from Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

Timings: Traveling in the mountains are best done during the day. At least 2 days are required to explore Ziro Valley.

Price: Depends on your mode of transport.

06. Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

It takes a plunge from a height of 1100 ft. and is known as the fourth highest waterfall in the world. It is just a 5 KM drive away from Cherrapunji and a short trekking trail to reach the ultramarine pool.

                            

The enchanting sight of Noh Ka Likai falls can be best savoured from the viewing gallery. It is mostly covered in mist during monsoon and winters, best to be visited in the spring.

Best time to visit: March to October is the time when the temperature would be high compared to any of the winter months. But if you like snow, winter is the best season.

Distance: Around 58 Km from Gangtok, can take a shared cab.

Timings: The cabs stop running after 1 PM mostly so morning is when you can leave for the pass

Price: The shared taxi may cost between INR 400 to INR 700 per person.

07. Gorichen Peak, Arunachal Pradesh

On your way from Bomdila to Tawang, you will enjoy the magnificent vistas of the Gorichen Peak. It is one of the toughest treks in the northeastern part of India as the peak is located at a height of 22,500 feet between Tawang and West Kameng districts.

                                    

Gorichen peak is roughly 164 kilometre from Tawang Town, and it shares its border with China in the North. Another name for Gorichen Peak is Sa-Nga Phu, which according to the native tribe Monpa is a sacred peak that protects them from all the evils.

Best time to visit: Anytime between April to October.

Distance: Around 55.8 KM from Tawang.

Duration: Around 20 to 22 days climb and trek to the top of the peak.

Price: Varies from operators to operators.

Location: Between Tawang and West Kameng districts, 164 kilometres from Tawang Townships, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

08. Goechala, Sikkim

You are happily invited to take part in a 10-day Goechala trek to watch the mighty Kanchenjunga closer to your eyes alongside the best Himalayan peaks in the region. The Goechala trek begins with your arrival at Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station. Yuksom is where you will stay on the first night and from there, the exciting trek to Goechala commences. Teesta River and the uphill drive to cross a bridge in Legship will be an irreplaceable act of happiness. Yuksom to Sachen covering Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge and lush green forests will be the most happening route of the trek until you reach Tshoka that is undoubtedly beautiful with the presence of Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations and many more scenic visuals.

                                           

  Goechala Trek distance: 90 Km

Goechala Trek height: 16,200ft

Goechala Tempertaure Range:

April – June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights)

September – Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights)

Goechala Trek Difficulty Level: Difficulty

Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Yuksom

Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station, which is 150 km away from Yuksom

09. Gorichen Peak, Arunachal Pradesh

This man-made reservoir is situated 5 kilometres north of Shillong and is a mesmerizing spot which is one of the famous places to visit in North East India, that can be visited throughout the year. Spread over 222 square kilometres, it is surrounded by dense stretches of coniferous forests

                         

People often indulge in various kinds of boating on this lake and the park nearby serves best to every age. The beauty of the lake is enhanced by the encircling Khasi hills which bestow the travellers with unparalleled landscapes and views making it

Best time to visit: Anytime between October and May.

Distance: It is around 17 KM from Shillong.

Timings: Go between 9 AM to 5 PM for trying various watersports.

Price: There is no entry cost for the lake, however, different water sports rates are as follows – Pedal Boating/ Canoeing/ Kayaking- INR 20 per head for 30 minutes. Scooter- INR 50, Skiing- INR 200, Yachting- INR 100, River Bus- INR 50 etc.

Location: Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh, Meghalaya, India