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Kanika Nevatia Mar 03 2014

Which are the various off-beat destinations in North East India?

Mercy Jacob Mar 03 2014
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Here’s a list so that you don’t miss out the Off-beat destinations in North East India. The North-eastern states of India is blessed with enormous beauty - The spectacular mountains, the serene water, pristine silence and greenery that’s soothing to our eyes. Its a perfect place to have a word with nature in its purest form.

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro, the land of hills and forests and breezes, home to the Apa Tani people. Apa Tanis grow rice and rear small fish; uniquely, both are grown in the same patches of land. Meet and interact with the tribe,visit their houses and learn about their sustainable lifestyles. Their unique feature of wearing nose plugs and tattoos makes them close to their culture and traditions. Go for short hikes or cross the mighty Brahmaputra in a scenic boat ride.

Best time to visit - October to May

Photo of Ziro (by Mukesh Jain)


The wettest place on earth, Cherrapunjee lies 56 km south of Shillong in the Khasi Hills. The third highest waterfall of India is also located here and is a treat for the wandering eyes. Stay in tree houses, go for adventurous treks explore the living root Bridges, Visit Mawlynnong, which is the cleanest village here and learn and experience the culture. Mawsmai Caves and Bangladesh viewpoint are popular tourist attractions here and one must not forget to visit them.

Best time to visit - October to May

For more choices, explore the Shillong holiday packages for a great time in these hills.

Photo of Cherrapunjee (by Ashwin Kumar)

Kohima, Nagaland

Kohima is a beautiful hill station that remains untouched even today. Known for its juvenile beauty and the amazing views of the Naga Hills, Kohima also holds historical importance as the site of the battle fought between the British and Japanese troops during World War II. Blue hills, green valleys, excellent climatic conditions and rich fauna makes Kohima one of the best Off-beat destination in North-East India. Check places to visit in Kohima so that you enjoy the best of Kohima.

Best time to visit - October to May

Photo of Kohima (by Jackpluto)

Majuli Island

The second highest river Island of the world, Majuli is nested in the lap of Brahmaputra. It is famous for its satras, Vaishnav monasteries, with unique traditions and festivals. Check out the different kinds of Satras in Majuli. The island is home to many tribes, one can spend time with them, understanding their way of life and their day to day activities. The place is also a bird watchers paradise as a number of rare and colorful species are found here.

Best time to visit - October to March

Photo of Majuli Island (by Kalai Sukanta)

The Brahmaputra Valley

For relaxed holiday head towards The Brahmaputra Valley which is the first region in India where modern tea production started, Spending a holiday in a tea plantation is a unique experience - rows of lush green tea bushes, lines of taller trees providing shade to them and a deep blue sky peeping through. The stay is usually in a refurbished planter’s bungalow and the lovely surroundings, walks, fresh air, birds, and the scent of fresh tea in the air makes you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

Best time to visit - October to April

Photo of Brahmaputra River (By Deepraj)

These are some of the amazing Paradise unexplored. You can also add an adventurous trip to Kaziranga on this itinerary. Find Guwahati to Kaziranga cabs here. Give yourself a perfect retreat from the hassles of daily life, and head towards one of the Off-beat destinations in North East India.

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