The land of hills: North East India

The land of hills: North East India

northeastThe North Eastern part of India is known for its scenic beauty. The land is a home to hills and plains both covered with a blanket of variety or rare and exotic flora.

The North East of India is the most tribal region in the country and is made up of seven separate states. Although the mountainous scenery is arresting, the northeast region could up till recently capture only a few tourist due to various reasons like security issues, the need for permits and limited flight options etc.

But a serious of effective initiatives by local governments, travel companies and airlines have seemed to change the scenario remarkably in the recent times.

These states have seen a rise in the tourism and the tourit have been spellbound by the beautiful and unexplored scenic beauty of the northeast. Find out about what to see there in this guide to northeast India states.

Arunachal Pradesh: The state has a number of tourist spots but the most remarkable is the most is the Tawang Monastery. The monastery is perched at 10,000 feet above sea level and overlooks the Tawang Valley near the border of Bhutan.

It is the largest Buddhist monasteries in India with a fascinating collection of thangkas (Tibetan paintings). The state is a must visit during the Torgya Festival which is a three day monastery festival, observed by the Monpa tribe in January every year.

The stretch along the Kameng which passes through the Kameng Gorge captivates the people who like white water rafting.

Assam: Assam is the largest and exceptionally most accessible of the north east India states. It’s best known for its tea, and produces around 60% of India’s tea.

The gateway and also the capital of Assam is the sprawling city of Guwahati. The city is the best place to organize tours around Assam and the other north east India states. The city is a house of a number of temples of interest and beauty.

However, what truly holds the breaths of the tourist is the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The National Park is a home to the rare Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. One won’t find this rhino in many other places, so a visit to this park is an amazing experience.

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