Travelling in India is unique. If you don’t believe me, try exploring the North Eastern Region, teeming with innumerable tourist attractions. The Himalayan embrace, along with lush green valleys, cascading waterfalls, snow-clad mountains and pristine lakes – makes it all a picture perfect shot.
Let’s be honest. Choosing your pick from the North East India Tour Packages can be a difficult task. After all, these destinations – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura have their own tempting flavour.
And yes, I can truly understand the maverick traveller’s soul in you who craves to explore, all at once. But you can choose cheap vacation packages to get a rustic feel of these ‘Seven-Sisters,’ famous for being few of the most adventurous, romantic and sacred destinations in India.
So, we chose Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya for our expedition. Starting with Tawang, a hill-station known for scenic lakes, we went on to explore other hotspots mentioned in our North East India Travel Guide. The best tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh included Roing, Itanagar, Bomdila, Ziro, Bhalukpong and Pasighat.
Turning to Assam, we were left spell-bound by the amazing power, feel and ambiance of the entire state. We started by pumping our adrenaline levels by visiting Kaziranga National Park and also experienced the Hindu rituals at Kamakhya Temple. In fact, we even found the ‘Switzerland of the East’ at Haflong Lake and were simply mesmerised by it.
Further exploring the beauty of travel attractions of eastern India, we headed towards Manipur, also called as the “Jewelled Land of India.” I wonder if anyone can remain insulated by the feel of Imphal, one of the most scenic cities of our trip. The image of Loktak Lake still continues to be my cell phone’s wallpaper. Additionally, we also explored Ukhrul, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Chandel, Senapati and Tamenglong.
Last but not the least; we headed for our last destination- Meghalaya. Locally known as ‘abode of clouds,’ we started by exploring Shillong – the Scotland of the East. It was followed by Cherrapunji, famously known as the second wettest place on earth.
In the end of exploring the important tourist destinations in North East India, I could somehow feel a difference in me. Psychologically, it made me stronger to face the unknown tomorrow and be ready for any adventure. I was not nabbed into a static monotonous life and it continued to dictate my personality, in the years to come.
Even today, when it comes to travelling and exploring hotshot destinations, North East of India continues to be my favourite. After all, where do you get so much of love, warmth and hospitality?
In case you too want to explore India in a different way, just try out your luck. Who knows you too have an irresistible story to share.