Guwahati is the most convenient entry point for this Northeast India itinerary. The city is well connected by air and roadways. Regular flights connect the Guwahati airport to all major Indian cities. Most of the places to visit in North-East India are adequately accessible, even though the tourism infrastructure is not as visible as in other parts of the country.
The Wildest Places to Visit in North-east India - Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park
Start your adventure in one of India's most pristine national treasure. The breathtakingly beautiful expanse of Kaziranga National Park, unfolds on nature's canvas like a traveler's dream. Unpredictable and vast, the forests and the wetlands of the reserve are home to some of the world's most endangered species.
Wake up to the distant roar of nature, pulsating through misty mornings in the lap of wilderness. Watch herds elephants roam in the misty grasslands and, if you are lucky, come upon the one horned-rhinoceros in it's natural habitat. Let the jungle music take-over your senses.
Settle in and enjoy one of the most fabulous to places to visit in Northeast India. But don't get too comfortable, because there's so much more to come.
Take a day trip from Kaziranga National Park to the riverside village of Panikhaiti. Less than 4 hours away, Panikhaiti is a tranquil spectacle of life along the magnificent Brahmaputra River .
Drive to Nagaland On Your 5th Day In The Northeast India
Nagaland is the crown jewel of India's tribal heritage and a shining testimony to North east India's whirling diversity. The drive from Ziro to Dimapur should take 10 hrs and will pass through Jorhat as well. Dimapur is an ideal base to cover most of the places to visit in Nagaland on this itinerary, and then continue on to Meghalaya in the next leg. Kohima, Nagaland's state capital is an hour and a half away from Dimapur.
Delve into the mysteries on Meghalaya
From the highlands of Nagaland to the mystifying villages of Meghalaya, Day 5 of this itinerary of Northeast India will take you through the heart of the countryside. The drive from Kohima/Dimapur should take between 7 to 10 hours. Leave early in the morning to reach Cherrapunji before sundown.
Like a place lost in time, the green panorama embracing every corner of this Meghalayan paradise is simultaneously eerie and welcoming. Visit Mawlynnong for a glimpse of the alternative side of rural Asia. From living root bridges to crystal clear waters, the region is an exemplary display of how societies flourish in harmony with nature.
Amazing Things to Do in Cherrapunji
Drive east towards Jorhat or Dibrugarh, deeper into the heart of the region. Cross the river on an exhilarating ferry ride into Majuli, the world's largest river island and one of the most magical rated places to visit in Northeast India. Spend an entire day exploring life on this fascinating island.
Ferry Timings: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Amazing Things To Do In Nagaland
If you are visiting in December, Join in the festivities at the Hornbill Festival,. An annual inter-tribal cultural fête where everyone's invited.
Less than hour away from Panikhaiti is Sualkuchi, the centre of India's silk-based textile manufacturing. the village also hosts an annual rowing competition (Naokhel).
Visit The World's Largest River Island - Majuli
The mighty Brahamputra halts to make way for the world's largest river island - Majuli. A quick ferry ride away from Jorhat, Majuli has come to symbolize Assam's stunning scenic wealth.
Nimati Ghat Road
The ferry leaves from Nimati Ghat , about 15 km for Jorhat city centre. It takes an hour and thirty minutes to reach Majuli and two and a half hours on the way back to Jorhat. The fare is Rs. 20 per person
Make Your Way To Ziro Valley In Arunachal Pradesh
Make your foray into the vastly untouched terrain of Arunachal Pradesh. Surround yourself within the embrace of Apatani hospitality, set against the vivid backdrop of rural life of the valley. To describe in words what awaits you in Ziro Valley would unfailingly be an understatement. The fertile valley is a fascinating mozaic of nature's most vibrant colours. Brimming with smiling faces of the native Apatanis people, the valley is an unexplored mountain paradise.
One of the most raved about places to visit in Northeast India, Ziro is 7 hours away from Jorhat.
Get lost in the alleys and bylanes of Tuophema village (3 hrs from Dimapur)
Dzükou Valley Bridge
Breathe in the beauty of the sprawling expanse of undulating green fields at Dzukou Valley (3 hrs from Dimapur)
Cross into the other-worldly realm of living root bridges in Mawlynnong, which also is famously regarded as the cleanest village in Asia. Spend the night at a homestay in Mawlynnong, and return to Cherrapunji the following morning.
Seven Sisters Falls
Take a splash of an eyeful at the Seven Sisters Waterfall, one of the most magical places to visit in North -East India.
Float on the crystal clear waters in Dawki (2.5 hrs away from Cherrapunji). Definitely one of the most remarkable places to visit in Northeast India.
End your sojourn in Meghalaya's capital city. Vibrant, yet serene, Shillong will surprise you with its host of attractions. One of the most popular places to visit in Northeastern India .
Shillong is an urban enclave amidst a largely untouched landscape. Visit Shillong to experience the thriving cosmopolitan side of North east India. From cafes and gigs to breathtaking outdoors, Shillong is a dream escape, sprinkled with all the creature comforts of modern life.
Amazing Things to Do in North-East India Shillong
Watch the sun go down behind the calm horizon of Umiam Lake.
Indulge in the city's buzzing nightlife in the bars and venues in Police Bazaar and Laithumkra.