50 Things to do in Amazing North East India

Tucked away in the farthest brink of India’s map, North East comprises of the Seven Sister States, namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura along with Sikkim. Sharing its border with China, Myanmar, Bhutan and Tibet, this region is unexplored and is best described as virgin land, untouched by modernization. The region is located in the foothills of the Great Himalayan Mountain Range and sprawls over an area of 250,000 sq km. The region is connected with rest of India through a narrow stretch of land, called the Siliguri Corridor. The entire region is blessed with natural beauty, rich biodiversity and mineral resources. Meandering rivers, gurgling streams, dense forests, cascading waterfalls and mystic valleys characterizes this region. This mesmerizing region has a lot in its treasure trove to offer to the visitors. Here is a list of 50 things to do in North East India.

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Assam

Assam is one of the most beautiful and important state of North-East India, which is often referred to as the “Gateway of North-East”. The state is bestowed with natural beauty and the richness of biodiversity can be witnessed with a tour of the entire state. There are several things to do in this enchanting land, which is located on the banks of the mighty River Brahmaputra.

1. Brahmaputra River Cruise: Explore the unprecedented beauty of Assam on cruise in the mighty River Brahmaputra. A trip to the land of blue hills and red river, Assam will remain incomplete without indulging in a River Cruise. Brahmaputra River Cruise ranks 6th among the best cruises in the World. The cruise provides you with an opportunity to sail down the enchanting river, which is the 4th largest river in the World from Ninging to Dhubri. This is the only cruise that lets the visitors witness the rich biodiversity on jeep or elephant back as per their choice. In addition, it also lets the visitors take a leisure walk in the ethnic villages, visit temples, witness the sprawling tea gardens and lot more.

2. A tour of Kaziranga National Park: Home to the largest number of one-horned Rhinoceros in the World, Kaziranga National Park is a must-visit place in the state of Assam. It offers its visitors a chance to explore the rich biodiversity of the land. Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this National Park boasts of having the highest density of Royal Bengal Tiger. It is located on the floodplains of the mighty river Brahmaputra and is also home to a wide variety of wild life, which includes mammals as well as reptiles. The park is visited by about 250 species of migratory birds and also is an abode of a large number of resident birds. The highlight of the park is the one horned rhinoceros and boasts of approximately 66% 0f its total population.

3. Visit the World’s largest river island, Majuli: Formed by Rivers Brahmaputra, Subansiri and Kherkutia Xuti, an anabranch of the Brahmaputra; Majuli is the cultural seat of Assam. It has preserved the rich cultural heritage of the state in form of dance, music, drama, etc. The Island is located in the middle of the mighty river and had an area of about 1200 sq km, but owing to constant erosion only 420 sq km is left. The island also serves as a haven for birdwatchers as it is visited by different species of migratory birds during winters. In addition, it is also the seat of Neo Vaishnavate religion, which was founded by Srimanta Shankardeva. There are a number of Satras in the island, which are worth visiting to get a glimpse of the cultural heritage of the state.

4. Sualkuchi Boat Race: A small town located in the Northern part of Guwahati, Sualkuchi is the largest weaving village in the World. Labeled as the “Manchester of East”, this village is the nucleus of Assam’s silk fabric. It offers a glimpse of the handicraft of the state. The hamlet celebrates a number of festivals of religious importance; however, the boat race that is organized here every year is worth watching. The race has historical significance, which started during the reign of Rudra Singha, which again revived in the year 1965 to commemorate the death of Srimanta Shankardev, the father of Neo-Vaishnavate religion.

5. Visit the historical city Sibsagar: Sibsagar is the erstwhile capital of the Ahom Dynasty, who ruled over the state for over 600 years. The name of the town literally translates to “Ocean of Lord Shiva” and is one of the must-visit places in the state. A visit to this historical town will allow you to get an insight of the rich history of the state. The numerous historical monuments, speckled across the town takes the visitors to the era, when the state was under the rule of Ahom Dynasty. The most significant backdrop of the town is the 200 year old tank named Sibsagar tank. There are a number of temples and tanks besides the historical monuments, which makes it worth visiting.

6. Wildlife Tour to Manas National Park: Manas National Park is a must-visit place in the North-Eastern state of Assam. It is located on foothills of the Himalayan Mountain range and is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO, along with A Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve. It is home to some of the endangered and rare species of animals, which include Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, Assam Roofed Turtle and Golden Langur and also is an abode of a vast population of Wild water buffalo. One can even spot Tigers in their natural habitat; however, it completely depends on the luck. There are also a number of different species of reptiles and birds in this national park.

7. Pay homage to Goddess Sati at Kamakhya Temple: Kamakhya Temple is one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimages in India, which is located in the city of Guwahati. Perched at the summit of Nilachal Hills overlooking the city and the mighty River Brahmaputra, it is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of the country. It is an ancient temple which was reconstructed during the 17th century by King Nara Narayana of Koch Dynasty. Known as the temple of menstruating Goddess, this temple is associated with tantric form of worship. The temple is a must-visit place in the state that offers you a chance to pay homage to Goddess Sati, the consort of Lord Shiva.

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Arunachal Pradesh

The Land of Rising Sun, Arunachal Pradesh is located in the extreme North Eastern region of the country. Nestled between the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and mystic valleys, this land has a lot to offer to its visitors. It is one of the coveted destinations for the adventure enthusiasts as well as nature lovers. The state offers ample opportunity to explore the untouched beauty of the land. Some of the things to do and explore in this captivating state are listed below:

8. Tawang Monastery: One of the largest monasteries in the World, Tawang Monastery is a must –visit place in North Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. It was built during the 17th century by Mera Lama Lodre Gyalts and sprawls over an area of 140 sq km. It is an important seat of Mahayana sect of Buddhism. The monastery houses a 28ft tall gilded statue of Lord Buddha along with a three-storied assembly hall. There is a library in the monastery that boasts of a collection of ancient books and manuscript. The renowned Buddhist gold inscribed scriptures Kangyur and Tangyur are preserved in this beautiful monastery. The picturesque landscape that surrounds this holy place along with the serene environment makes it a must-visit place in the state.

9. River Rafting in Siang River: Nothing can be more thrilling than the experience of river rafting in the Siang River, which is a tributary of the mighty river Brahmaputra. It is considered to be the best place for white-water rafting in the whole of South Asia. This enchanting river offers the most gripping as well as mild rapids for white water rafting. For those who want a constant pumping of their adrenal level, no adventure sports can match up to it. The rapids here offer a roller coaster ride, which entices the adventure enthusiasts. One can as well try angling and kayaking in the river.

10. Trekking in Sela Pass: Sela Pass is one of the best trekking trails in the entire North-East, which is located in the Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a high altitude mountain pass that has an elevation of about 13000 ft. This pass connects the most beautiful hill town Tawang with the rest of North East. It offers panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks that surrounds it. Even though the pass remains open round the year, during winter it experiences heavy snowfall and trekking or hiking during that time should be avoided. It is one of the most frequented places in North-East by adventure enthusiasts.

11. Visit the Namdapha National Park: The 3rd largest national Park in India, Namdapha National Park is located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is home to mainly Tigers, leopards, clouded leopards and snow leopards and the largest protected as well the richest area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot. Featuring an evergreen rainforest, it is also an abode of yellow-throated marten, forest musk deer, elephants, Assamese Macaques, red panda, Oriental small-clawed otter, small Indian civet, marbled cat, mainland serow, etc. One can spot different species of birds and the area is rich in flora. This is a popular tourist attraction in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, offering a glimpse of the rich biodiversity the entire north-east boasts of.

12. Enjoy the beauty of Nuranang Falls: This land of pristine and untouched beauty has numerous waterfalls and Nuranang Falls is considered to be the most beautiful among all. Also known as Bong Bong Falls, it is famous for its spectacular beauty, which cascades from a height of 100 metres. The waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills, which adds to its beauty and the soothing sound of the water that it makes by hitting on the rocks while cascading down leaves the travelers mesmerized. This waterfall is a popular among nature lovers and explorers who enjoys solitude.

13. Visit the Madhuri Lake: Named after Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, Madhuri Lake is a popular tourist attraction in the state. It is this place where shooting of some scenes of the Blockbuster film Koyla was done. The original name of this lake was Shungatser Lake, named after a village that was destroyed by an earthquake some 100 years ago. The new name to the lake has been given by the locals after the shooting of the film. This is a beautiful lake, which attracts a huge crowd of tourists with its pristine beauty.

Manipur

Labeled as little Shangrila, Manipur is a small state of North East India and is famous for its rich cultural heritage. The nature has been quite kind to the state by bestowing it with abundance of resources and beauty, which is yet to be explored. This enchanting land is known for martial arts, dances, handicrafts, handlooms, etc. and umpteen opportunities to explore the virgin beauty of this place. Some of the things to do in this amazingly enchanting land are listed below:

14. Boating in the Loktal Lake: No experience can be better than boating in a lake that floats. Loktal Lake is the only floating lake in the World and the largest freshwater lake in the entire North-Eastern region. Owing to the floating phumdis, it became popular as floating lake. Surrounded by scenic beauty, a boating this lake allows you to enjoy the pristine beauty of surroundings. The lake also houses a national park named Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is home to the endangered Sangai besides other animals and birds. The national park is located on the eastern shore of this lake, which can be visited while admiring the beauty of this lake.

15. Visit the highest mud dam of the World, Singda Dam: The state of Manipur offers you a chance to witness the highest mud dam of World, The Singda Dam. It lies about 16 km from the capital city of Imphal and has been built by National Projects Construction Corporation Limited. It is perched at an altitude of 921 m above the sea level, surrounded by picturesque landscape. It stands tall overlooking the astounding Manipur Valley and is famous as a health resort, which makes it worth visiting.

16. Explore the beauty of Imphal: A trip to the enthralling land, Manipur will remain incomplete without visiting the city of Imphal, which serves as the capital of the state. It is the best place for a relaxing holiday owing to the laid back nature of the city. It has a numerous places, which are worth visiting. Witness the architectural splendor of Shri Govindajee Temple, located in the city, which is a significant religious centre of Vaishnavate faith. Besides the temple, you can as well visit the Manipur State Museum, which has preserved and conserved the cultural artifacts and historical information of the state of Manipur. It is an ideal place to visit for the history buffs. Kangla Fort is a historical monument located on the banks of Imphal River, which belonged to the erstwhile Meitei rulers. Today, it is an important archeological site in the state and this palace is now under ruins.

17. Witness the pristine beauty of Leimaram Waterfall: Leimaram Waterfall is a spectacular and spellbinding waterfall in the state, which is located close to Sadu Chiru village. Offering a glimpse of the rich natural beauty, this waterfall is famous for its picturesque landscape. This astoundingly beautiful waterfall consists of three different falls with the first one being 30 meters high, enclosed by lush green rolling hills. A chance to witness the pristine beauty of this waterfall, which is also called by the name of Sadu Chiru Fall, can be a lifetime experience.
18. Visit the Khwairamband Bazar: It is true that without a trip to any place remains incomplete without a visit to the local markets. However, the Khwairamband Bazar is not the same as the markets you might have visited in different cities. It might take you by surprise; this market is run by women. In this market, you will see only women running the shops selling different products. This market is popular for selling handicrafts for which the state is famous. You can buy souvenirs as a token for your friends and family from this place along with local arts and crafts.

Meghalaya

Meghalaya is one of the Seven Sisters of North East, which is one of the most beautiful states in the region. Comprising Khasi Hills, Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills, the state has been carved out from the state of Assam. Featuring a Matriarchal society, this enchanting land has a lot in its treasure trove to offer to its visitors. Pine forests, rolling green hills, cascading waterfalls and beautiful flowers characterize this picturesque state. There are several things to do here and some of them are listed below:

19. Visit the Cleanest Village of the World: Mawlynnong Village, which is located in the East Khasi Hills close to Shillong, has been accredited as the “Cleanest Village in Asia”. Having a pristine and calm environment, this village is a must-visit place in the state, which will leave you mesmerized with its beauty. You will be startled by the fact that you will not be able to find even a small speckle of dirt in the entire village. Surrounded by lush greenery, this village looks even more beautiful when rain touches the soil of this enchanting land.

20. Cross the Living Root Bridge: Imagine the experience of crossing a bridge formed by the roots of a tree. It is a lifetime experience that will leave its imprints on your memory. It is located in Cherapunji, which was once famous as the land of highest rainfall. The Living Root Bridge is formed by the roots of a tree entangled together across a river, having the capability of withstanding the weight of 50 people at one time. This bridge has been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of those bizarre things which are hard to believe unless you see it with your own eyes. In addition, you can even camp under this natural bridge for a different experience.

21. Visit the tallest waterfall of India: The entire nation is speckled with small and big waterfalls and the many of them are located in the North East Region. Without a visit to Nohakalikai Waterfall, which is the tallest waterfall in India and ranks 4th in the World, will remain incomplete. This beautiful waterfall cascades from a height of 1100 m and is surrounded by greenery and mist, which mesmerizes the visitors. A rain fed waterfall, it should be visited during the monsoon season. This spectacular waterfall which is located in the wettest place of the world, Cherapunji and is named after a lady Likai, who jumped into the waterfall after the death of her little daughter. A legend is also associated with this waterfall and it is a must-visit place in the state of Meghalaya.

22. Discover the biodiversity at Balphakram National Park: Balphakram National Park is located in Garo Hills of Meghalaya at an altitude of 3000 m above sea level. Like entire North-East, this part of the region is also rich in biodiversity and this national park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Covered by dense sub-topical and deciduous forests, the national park is rich in plants that have medicinal value known as ‘Dik.ke’ and also has pitcher plants. Sprawling over an area of 220 sq km, it is also one of the most sacred places by the Garos as they believed it to be the resting place of the departed souls before covering their onward journey to the heaven. Here you can witness elephants, tigers, Marbled Cat, Clouded Leopard, Golden Cat, Black Bear, Red Panda, Slow Loris, Wild Dog, Barking Deer, Pangolin, Wild Buffalo, Gaur (Indian Bison), Hoolock (White-browed) Gibbon, Capped Langur (Leaf Monkey), Flying Squirrel and Slow Loris. You can even spot a variety of birds as it is home to about 126 species in the national park.

23. Visit Mausynram: Mausynram, the place that receives highest rainfall in the World, defeating the record of Cherapunjee. It is a must-visit place in North-East and witness the beauty of the nature that the state boasts of. This place is a charming cave of vast and uncultivated depth, featuring a massive stalagmite, in the shape of a natural Shivalinga, which is bathed the year round by water dropping from an overhanging stalactite. This is the main place of pilgrimage of Hindus, and a natural wonder for the tourist.

24. Admire the beauty of Shillong: Shillong is the capital of the state of Meghalaya and is famous for its pristine and astounding beauty. Often referred to as the “Scotland of East”, this hill town is one of the most frequented tourist place in North-East. Surrounded by lush green hills, pine forests and enchanting waterfalls, this hill town is one of the most beautiful cities in the region. It is one of the most popular summer resorts of North-East owing to its cool climate even during the summers. The city features numerous spots that are worth visiting. Elephanta Waterfalls, Ward’s Lake, Shillong Peak, Sohpetbneng Peak, etc. are some of the places to visit in this mesmerizing city.

25. Mawsmai Falls and Caves: Your trip to this mesmerizing state will not be complete without a visit to Mawsmai Falls, which is also known by the names of Nohsngithiang Falls and Seven Sisters Waterfalls. The breathtaking and spectacular beauty of this waterfall is sure to mesmerize you. It cascades down to a height of 315 m in seven parts into a deep gorge, because of which it is known as Seven Sisters Waterfalls and is located in Cherapunjee. Mawsmai caves are located close to the waterfall, which are naturally formed limestone caves and has distinction among all the other caves in Meghalaya. These stalactites and stalagmites caves have countless shapes and sizes, which leaves the visitors spellbound.

26. Visit the ancient Nartiang Durga Temple: Situated in the Village of Nartiang in Jaintia Hills, Nartiang Durga temple is an ancient temple, which dates back to some 500 years. It is one among the 51 Shakti Peethas in India and owing to this; it is one of the most revered places of this region. It is believed that the left thigh of Goddess Sati, the consort of Shiva fell in this part after her corpse was cut into pieces by Lord Vishnu. This temple has a history of human sacrifice, which was abolished by the British and today, goats are sacrificed in the honor of the Goddess. The ideal time to visit this temple is during Durga Puja, which is celebrated with grandeur in this ancient temple.

Mizoram

Mizoram is flanked by Bangladesh and Myanmar, this state is also a must-visit place in the region owing to its quaint beauty. It shares its borders with the states of Manipur, Assam and Tripura. Offering a view of picturesque landscapes, surrounded by bluish hills, steep rocky cliffs, unruffled lakes and deep valleys of babbling rivers and magnificent waterfalls; this state is sure to lure you. The state offers ample opportunity for trekking, which makes it a haven for adventure enthusiasts. There are innumerable thing to do here and some of them are listed below:

27. Visit the historical site, Lamsial Puk: Located in Champhai district of Mizoram, Lamsial Puk is a historical site, which lures the archeologists as well as history buffs. This place has several caves that have an ancient history associated with it. Once, a deadly war took place between two nearby villages and the skeletons of warriors, who belonged to Lamsial village, which no longer exist. It is said that a deadly war took place between two tribal villages for expansion of their territories and hundreds of warriors died during the war. The cave still has the skeletons of the warriors, who lost their lives while saving the territory. A visit to this place will take you the era when this historical incident took place.

28. Murlen National Park: If you are a wildlife lover, Murlen National Park is a must-visit place in the state, which is located in Champhai district. This National Park is close to the Indo-Myanmar border sprawling over an area of about 200 sq km. home to about 150 species of birds, 15 species of mammals, 35 species of Medicinal plants, 4 species of orchids and 2 species of bamboos. It is situated in a village named Murlen, which is a Village of Saithuama Sailo, Chief of Hnahlan. It got the accreditation of National Park in the year 1991. Schima wallichai, Rhododendron, admixture of Quercus, Betula specie, Pinus Khasia, Prunus Myrica, Arundinaria callosa, Michelia champaca, Canes and variety of orchids are some of the flora found in this park.

29. Luangmual Handicrafts Centre: Why miss the handicrafts of the state? Visit Luangmual Handicrafts Centre, located about 7 km from Aizwal, the capital of Mizoram. It offers a glimpse of the different handicrafts found in the state. It one of the most popular places in the state displaying the various handicrafts of the region, providing an insight of the rich culture, arts and craft of the state. It also houses the famous ceremonial hat, named Khumbeu, which is made by using rainproof wild leaves of hnahthial that are found just in the hilly region.

30. Enjoy the captivating life of Aizwal: Aizwal is the capital of the state along with being the largest city and the administrative centre. The city offers the panoramic view of its breathtaking beauty, which is sure to entice you. Here you can find a modern society keeping the age old traditions intact. This beautiful city has numerous places to visit which will lure you to visit it over and over again. Do not miss to visit Mizoram State Museum, which has been established by the Tribal Research Institute under Education Department. It displays the rich Mizo culture. Aside that you can visit Tualchang, which is the largest monolith in the state and Phulpui Grave, which has an eternal love story associated with it.

31. Visit the Vantawng Falls at Serchhip: Vantawng Falls, located at Serchhip district is the highest waterfall in the state that lies at an altitude of about 750 ft. Bounded by lush green growth of the bamboo groves, it is a spectacular fall that generates a seven storey cliff on its fall. The beauty of the cliff with the plummeting waterfall is sure to mesmerize you and make you visit the land over and over again.

Nagaland

Nagaland is a vibrant hill state with rich cultural heritage, which is still untouched by modernization and yet to be explored. The state is inhabited by 16 different tribes having their own culture, traditions and customs, which is easily distinguishable and is preserved even today. Once a part of the beautiful land Assam, it is blessed with immeasurable natural beauty surrounded by picturesque hills, rich in flora and fauna and has earned the sobriquet as

“Switzerland of East”. There are several things to do and see in this astoundingly beautiful land and some of them are listed below:

32. Hornbill Festival: Hornbill Festival is the most popular festival of the state, which offers a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the state. It is an endeavor of Government of Nagaland to persuade inter-tribal relations and to uphold it rich cultural heritage. Organized by State Directorate of Tourism, this festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima. It is held in the month of December every year and is a weeklong festival, which unites the people of the state. It include Customary Naga Morungs Exhibition cum sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Flower shows and sales, Cultural Medley-songs and dances, Fashion shows, Beauty Contest, Traditional Archery, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Musical Concert.

33. Trek in the Dzukou Valley: If you are an adventure lover, you can trek in the beautiful Dzukou Valley. It is located on the border of Nagaland and Manipur with Japfu range as its backdrop. The name of this exhilarating valley has been derived from Angami or Mao language, which means Cold Water. A stream of icy cold water passes through this beautiful valley, rich in flora and fauna, which gave its name. The rhododendron covers the valley like a carpet, which adds to its beauty and besides this, a rare variety of lily named as Dzukou Lily is found here. Trekking in this astoundingly beautiful can be a life time experience that you will cherish all throughout your life.

34. Visit the artificial village Tuophema: Located about 45 km from Kohima is an artificial village founded to promote the rich ancient heritage of the state. It is speckled with Naga styled thatched huts and visitors are served with special traditional Naga cuisine named ghalo, which comprises bamboo baked fish along with rice beer and pork made with bamboo shoot. Angami Sekrenyi is an important festival celebrated in this village, every year at the end of February. It is a 3 days festival, which is celebrated with grandeur and fervor by the people residing here.

35. Visit the ancient village Chumukedima: Served as the headquarters of the then Naga Hills District of Assam during the 19th Century, when it was under the rule of British government, Chumukedima is a tiny ancient village in the Dimapur District. It is a picturesque village with numerous small waterfalls. The village is still to be explored and is untouched by modernization, which offers a glimpse of its age old culture and tradition.

36. Kachari Ruins: A not to be missed spot in the state are the Kachari Ruins, which is located in Dimapur District. It is a historic site that reveals the existence of this exhilarating place dates back to the ancient time. The Kachari dynasty was established during the 10th century, which ruled over the entire state of undivided Assam until the invasion of Ahom rulers. Today, only the ruins of this ancient kingdom are present and visitors can see remains of temples, reservoirs and embankments.

37. Shilloi Lake: Situated on the Indo-Myanmar border is a placid lake named Shilloi Lake. It lies on the lower slopes of the hill ranges in the Phek region. Even though it is a beautiful lake in the shape of a footprint, according to the locals, sprits reside in this lake and hence, they do not use the water for any purpose. There are number of folklore related to this lake; however, owing to its beautiful location, it attracts the visitors to the place. Without visiting this pristine lake, the trip to this enchanting land will remain incomplete.

Sikkim

A landlocked Indian State located in the foothills of the Kangchenjunga, Sikkim is a part of the North-East region, luring travelers across the world with its beauty. Dubbed as the last Himalayan Shangri-La, this state is one of the most favored destinations among adventure enthusiasts as well as nature lovers. It is the second-smallest state after Goa as well as the least populous state in India. The rich biodiversity, beautiful lakes, lush green slopes, rumbling streams, rhododendrons and orchids; all adds to the charm and breathtaking beauty of this state. The state offers ample opportunities to explore its beauty and visitors will not get bored unveiling its enchanting beauty as there are umpteen things to do in the state.

38. Visit the oldest Monastery of the region: Visit the Rumtek Monastery, which was built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje during the 16th century, Rumtek served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Sikkim. is at present the largest in Sikkim and is home to several monks and where they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. A Golden Stupa is present within the premises of the monastery, which contains the vestiges of the 16th Karmapa. Opposite to this shrine is a college named Karma Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. If you are peace lover, the tranquil environment with monks chanting the Buddhist chants will surely mesmerize you.

39. Visit the Nathula Pass: Perched at an altitude of 14450 ft above the sea level, Natula Pass served as the primary corridor of passage between India and Tibet until 1962. . It is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is opulently encircled by alpine vegetation. On a clear day visitors can even see the road meandering down the Chumbi valley. It is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is opulently encircled by alpine vegetation. The pass is open only for Indians with permit. From here you can see Chinese soldiers on the other side of the snide wire.

40. Explore the Beauty of Yumthang Valley: Located in North Sikkim,Yumthang Valley is one of the most beautiful and enthralling valleys. Perched at an elevation of 3,500 m above sea level, it is famous for the beautiful meadows of flowers and has been aptly named as the “valley of flowers”. Surrounded by with green slopes covered with trees, yaks grazing in the flower-spangled grassy plains below, and a river flowing right through the valley, this is a picturesque valley and a must-visit destination in the state. The valley is famous for being home to over 24 species of Rhododendrons, which covers the entire valley like a carpet, offering an enchanting view of the place. The best time to visit this valley is during the summers as it remains covered by snow during the winter season.

41. Trek in Dzongri Trek: If you are an adventure lover and enjoy trekking, Dzongri Trekk is considered to be one of the best treks in West Sikkim. It has an altitude of 4020 m and the trek passes through oak, chestnut, pine, maple, magnolia and rhododendron forests. It is an easy trek unlike the rugged mountain terrain, so if you are a first timer, it is an ideal trek for you. It is a paradise for nature lovers as these forests are home to several varieties of orchids, wild plants and avifauna. Best Season is between April to June and October to December. It falls under the category of easy to moderate treks and can be completed with a week’s time.

42. Do not miss trekking in Goecha La Trek: A high mountain pass, Goecha La Trek is quite popular among trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. It has an altitude of 4940 m, offering breathtaking view of the majestic Kanchenjunga and other nearby mountain peaks. The ideal time to visit this trek is between 2nd week of April to 1st week of June and last week of September to first week of November.

43. Tsomgo Lake: Do visit the Tsomgo Lake, while you are on a trip to Sikkim. Also known as Changu Lake, it is about 40 km from the capital city Gangtok and 5 km from the Indo-China border. It is a frosty lake, perched at an altitude of 12,400 ft and the timeless beauty of the lake with rugged and spiraling roads mesmerizes the visitors.

44. Visit the quaint hamlet, Ravangla: Perched at an altitude of 7,000 ft above sea level, Ravangla is a high altitude hill town located in the Southern part of Sikkim. This hamlet is blessed with immense beauty by Mother Nature and an abode of several Himalayan bird species, making it a haven for ornithologists and birdwatchers. The hamlet is carpeted with rhododendrons and orchids during the summers and remains covered with a white sheet of snow during winters. Do visit this quaint village and experience its ceaseless beauty.

45. Get a glimpse of Mt. Everest by trekking in Yambong Singalila Trek: The most popular trek in the state is the Yambong Singalila Trek, which offers a glimpse of the World’s highest mountain peak, the Mt. Everest and the 3rd highest mountain peak, Kanchenjunga. The entire trek is full of exquisite flora and fauna, covering the South West of the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary of Sikkim. It is one of the few ranges that serve as home to many endangered wild animals and birds. The best time to go for trekking here is between April to June and October to November.

46. Drown in the beauty of Nature by visiting Pelling: Pelling is known for its pristine beauty and if you are a nature lover, it is a must-visit place in the state. Located in Western Part of Sikkim, it is situated at an elevation of 6,800 ft. This place is also a paradise for trekkers and offers a spectacular view of The Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga. Surrounded by countless waterfalls and alpine vegetation, it is one of the most beautiful places in the state. During the winters, the entire town is covered with a blanket of snow, which adds to its enchanting beauty. It is the ideal place where you can drown yourself in the timeless beauty of nature.

Tripura

One of the smallest states of the Country, Tripura is a beautiful state nestled between lush green rolling mountains and placid lake. It is an erstwhile princely state that houses several historical monuments and ancient temples. The palaces narrate the saga of the glorious past of the state. It is inhabited by 19 ethnic groups along with as large community of Bengalis. While on a trip to this picturesque state, you can to a lot of things. Some of these are listed below:

47. Visit Tripura Sundari: One of the 51 Shakti Peethas of India, Tripura Sundari is a must-visit place in the state. It is believed that the right foot of Goddess Sati, the consort of Lord Shiva fell here. This is a popular pilgrimage destination and is also known by the name of Kurma Pith owing to the shape of the temple premises, which resembles a tortoise. It is also believed that the state has been named after this temple and the best time to visit is during Durga Puja, which is celebrated with grandeur in the entire state.

48. Visit the Palaces in the state: The state was once a princely state and the palaces speckled all across the state symbolizes it. Visit the Ujjayant Palace, which was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in the year 1901. It offers a glimpse of Indo-Saracenic architectural style, revealing the extravagant life led by the erstwhile kings. Sprawling over 28 hectares of land, it is a worth visiting. Do not miss the Neer Mahal, which is located in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake. The palace once served as the residence of the royal family and displays the blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural style. Kunjaban Palace is another palace that is worth visiting. There are several more places to visit in this erstwhile princely state.

49. Unakoti: A historical site located in the state of Tripura, Unakoti is a place that is not to be missed while on a trip to this enchanting land. It is about 170 km from the capital city Agartala. The place houses exquisite carvings cut out of stone and rock that dates back to 8th and 9th century. It is considered to be a revered place as it is believed that each stone is God or Goddess. There are 1 stone less than 1 crore Gods and Goddess, who were turned into stone by God Shiva.

50. Visit the Chouddo Devotar Mandir: The temple of Chouddo Devota is dedicated to 14 Gods of Hindu Religion, who are represented by their heads. This temple is worth-visiting owing to its uniqueness and is famous for celebrating Kharchi puja. Constructed in Bengali architectural style, it also has a Buddhist stupa on the top of it.

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