India and its diverse culture charm tourists from all across the globe. Whether it’s the symbol of Love, Taj Mahal, The pink city, Jaipur, sculptures of Khajuraho or caves of Ajanta and Alora, it’s always been an attraction for tourists. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, and Islands of Andaman and Nicobar, our food, culture, festivals, dialects and even the costumes are different yet there is unity in diversity!
Travelling India is not merely an activity. Its culture, traditions and the beautiful tourist places broaden the vision with priceless experience. Different tourist attractions and visiting these places at the right time of the year enhances the experience.
This spring, experience North-East India! Tourists can experience flora and fauna flourishing at their best. The seven-sisters, includes the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura and Sikkim.
Kaziranga National Park – Assam
It is the only national park reserve in India where one-horned rhinoceros are found in their natural habitat.
Mechuka – Arunachal Pradesh
The Menchuka or Mechuka is a small valley. It is the tourist destination famous for its scenic beauty. A 400-year-old Buddhist Monastery is situated at the hilltop of the valley.
Known for its attractive hills and greenery along with wild forests.
Blue Mountains of Mizoram
Phawngpui is called Blue Mountains of Mizoram. It is the highest mountain peak and has spectacular flora and fauna.
Cherrapunji Tourism- Meghalaya
Cherrapunji: Name in the Guinness Book of World record for being the wettest place on earth is a must visit a place with year-round rain.
Kyongnosla – Sikkim
Another Wildlife sanctuary rich with flora and fauna and also red-panda. It also has the famous Frozen-lake, Lake Tsongmo and famous Nathu-lal passes.
Apart from beautiful tourist-places, there are many popular festivals that will intensify the whole travel experience:
Bihu is considered to be the main festival of Assam. It is the festival of prosperity and harmony. Bihu festival is celebrated every year in the month of January (Maagh), April (Bohaag), and mid of October (Kaati). Irrespective of caste, color and creed, Bihu is celebrated with all fun and joy. It is celebrated from the beginning of cultivating the paddy fields until the end of harvesting year.
Shillong Autumn Festival
This festival is celebrated in the month of November. This festival includes fashion shows to highlight fabrics produced in the state. People enjoy live music, food and wine.
Brahmaputra Beach festival
This festival is celebrated either in the month of January or February. This two-day festival is celebrated at the bank of Brahmaputra-river. Sports are the main feature of this festival and several sports like Volley-Ball, Beach-cricket are played.
Torgya Monastery Festival
Arunachal Pradesh is a three-day monastery festival. It includes sacred dances by the monks in the monastery courtyard. It is mainly celebrated to ward off the evil spirits and to bring prosperity to the tribe.
Nongkrem – Dance
This festival is a five-day harvest thanksgiving festival of the Khasi tribe. This festival includes goat-sacrifice. A traditional dance is performed by the young men and women.
Hornbill Festival – Nagaland
This is the largest and most famous festival in North-East India. This festival is named after the state’s prized bird and it showcases 16 tribes of Nagaland. Hornbill National Rock concert attracts bands from all over India and they compete with each other.
Gangtok Flower festival
Gangtok flower festival is celebrated in the month of December. It is also called International flower festival. Many species of orchids, cacti, roses, trees, ferns, alpine plants, creepers are displayed. Food with regional flavors is also available.
These are just a few attractions, however, North-East India includes many more places to visit. It has a wide variety of craft, culture and delicious delicacies. So visit the North-East states and explore Paradise!