47 Photos that will Make You Dust Off Your Backpack and Go to Northeast India Now

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What is this surrealistic charm of this lesser dwelt terrain that holds one captive? You can’t escape it. It is present in its soil. It sparkles in the water. It echoes from its hillocks and mountains. It’s all around. There is a secret at every turn here that is waiting to be discovered. Yes, such is the allure of Northeast India. The seven sister and a brother states of Northeast are an enigma. A single trip to these terrain will leave you craving for more. If you have ever headed towards northeast, you would know what I am talking about. If you haven’t, well these 47 photos of some of the untouched and purely magical corners of Northeast will compel you to do some serious rethinking, and maybe make you plan your trip to Northeast right away. Here we go.


1. If India was an oyster, then Northeast would be the pearl within it 

Ukhrul, Manipur

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2. You won’t have to leave the city to watch the Milky Way lit up the night sky

Guwahati, Assam

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3. Mayeng also known as the land of black magic, literally translates to ‘illusion’ in Sanskrit. Don’t know about witchcraft but a trip to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is magical indeed

Mayeng, Assam

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4. Quench your thirst for adrenaline by rafting in the Subansiri River 

Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh

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5. Pay your tributes at the Kohima War Cemetary, dedicated to the 10,000 allied soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion of World War II

Kohima, Nagaland

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6. The amazing Reiek Tlang hilltop of Mizoram offers a magnificent view of the plains of Bangladesh

Reiek Tlang, Mizoram

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7. Enjoy the warm company and the wonderful culture of the Apatani tribe. Cherry-on-top is the picture perfect landscape of Ziro valley which also happens to be a World Heritage Site

Apatani Tribe

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Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

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8. Let your heart soar in delight as you roam the many wildlife sanctuaries (48 in total!) trying to spot this exquisite beauty

Sonitpur, Assam

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9. And this too

Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh

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10. A tropical paradise also known as the eternal seat of spring, the Orange festival at Jampui Hills is an affair that you don’t want to miss

Jampui Hills, Tripura

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11. Vantage points like Nongnah Plateau will tell you why the name ‘the abode of clouds’ is oh-so-perfect for Meghalaya

Nongnah Village, Meghalaya

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12. Ima Keithel or Mother's Market in Imphal is the world's only women run market place, and it has been so for 100 years

Imphal, Manipur

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13.  The old capital city of Sikkim, Yuksom has a rich history. The name means the meeting of three Lamas

Yuksom Monastery, Sikkim

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14. Fall in love with the Scotland of the East aka Shillong

Shillong, Meghalaya

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15. The rolling vistas of Mawphanlur will make you want to stretch your legs and watch time pass you by

Mawphanlur, West Khasi Hills

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16. The cultural and spiritual hub of Assam, Majuli is also the largest river Island of India. It is considered to be the Vatican of neo-Vaishnavism

Majuli, Assam

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17. Sikkim is home to 515 rare orchid species, 200 of which are the crown jewels of Deorali Orchid Sanctuary

Gangtok,Sikkim

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18. Rngaiñ, this dreamlike road to Dawki is an experience in itself

Rngain, Shillong- Dawki Road

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19. Umananda, the tiniest inhabited river island in the world

Umananda, Guwahati

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20. The historic village of Khonoma is also Asia's first green village where no one cut trees

Khonoma, Nagaland

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21. Sualkuchi, the Manchester of East is the handloom village of Assam where every house has a handloom weaving the golden threads of Muga Silk

Sualkuchi, Assam

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22. The crystal clear water of Umngot River will make you gasp in awe. You will have to see it to believe it

Dawki, Meghalaya

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23. Dzouko, the valley of flowers, is a page right out of a fairytale. Folklore has it that the stream that flows through the valley has healing powers

Dzouko Valley, Nagaland

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24. As Old Silk Route unfold its rugged charm to your naked eyes, Sikkim will reveal that ‘Tso’ and ‘La’ exists in other parts of the country too...

Enroute Zuluk Valley, Sikkim

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25. ...Like the pristine Tso Lhamo, the highest lake in India

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26. Or Tsongmo/ Grudongmar Lake, one of the most sacred lake to the local Buddhists and the Hindus

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 27. Steal a few quiet moments at Kutuha, Dibrugarh which is just off the National Highway!

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28. Lose yourself in this serene valley around the Penga Teng Tso painted with wildflowers and iced capped mountains

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

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29. Dive in the cornucopia of culture and a world of folklore in the mystical land of the Naga tribes 

Naga warriors, Nagaland

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30. Offer your prayers at the Ambubachi Mela, the Mahakumbh of the East

Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati

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31.The Eagle’s Nest Bunker in Nathan valley presents a view that encompasses the whole range of Mt. Kangchendzonga, West Bhutan, plains of Bengal, China, Tibet and the beautiful River Bramhaputra meandering across in the horizon

Nathan Valley, Sikkim

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32. The vibrant festivals of Manipur will give you a sneak peek into the beautiful culture of the many tribes

Lai Haraoba festival, Manipur

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33. Your journey across Northeast is incomplete without admiring sunset by the mighty Brahmaputra

Guwahati, Assam


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34. A trek to Sandakphu will reward you with the most spellbinding view of Mt. Kangchendzonga

Sandakphu, Darjeeling

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35. Mechuka will strike a chord with spiritual seekers and daredevils alike, the virgin terrain is a perfect balance of stillness and adventure

Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh

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36. Tie a bell at the Tilinga Mandir and make a wish; they say it's always granted

Tinsukia, Assam

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37. Explore one of the caves. There are around 1,350 of them in Meghalaya!

Khasi Caves

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38. Celebrate Bihu with the locals of Assam as they welcome spring by dancing to nature's joyous rhythm  

Rongali Bihu

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39. The cascading water of Krang Suri Falls is a vision to behold

Jowai, Meghalaya

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40. Surrender to nature’s abundance at the Khangchendzonga National Park 

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41. The seven sister states are strikingly different and yet a certain kind of magic binds them together

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42. A magic that will make you nostalgic even before you bid goodbye to this ethereal beauty

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43. And when you do leave, you’ll be determined to find your way back to the irresistible arms of Northeast India

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nature is always beautiful,but if u have an eye to catch it,it permanently imprints on the mind.........amazing camera work bidisha dutta.
Thu 05 05 16, 19:44 · Reply · Report
I'm in love with northeast
Tue 05 03 16, 08:12 · Reply · Report
incredible!!
Tue 05 03 16, 06:31 · Reply · Report
Awesome work budisha
Tue 05 03 16, 06:10 · Reply · Report
beautiful.
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