I had heard a lot about North-East and how it is the true gem of India. Obscured from the world lies the enticing land. The Northeastern states are surrounded by ageless forests and breathtaking mountains. The area is also one of the richest biodiversity areas in the world. So this travel season, it topped my list as I set out to explore the realms of nature.
Here you find the perfect amalgamation of tribal cultures, scenic landscapes, all kinds of climate and rich cultural heritage. In this wonderland, you will find everything from glaciers to Assamese floodplains, dense wildlife as rhinos graze in Kaziranga’s swampy grasslands. Name it and you have it all, the untouched beauty of Northeast leaves you speechless.
When to visit: October - April are the best months to visit.
How to reach: Guwahati serves as the gateway to the entire northeast and is well connected by rail, road and air to rest of the nation. Further, you can hire a private Taxi, shared traveller or take the state transport. All the options are very economical and absolutely safe.
We set on our journey on 28th October early morning and took a connecting flight via Delhi from Chandigarh to Guwahati and then hired a private taxi further till Shillong. By the time we reached Shillong, it was dark, we had our rooms booked at Air-force station and stayed on the outskirts of the city near the elephant falls. It was truly one of the cleanest and most beautiful places I had ever seen.