When you think of traveling in India, the faraway scenic lands of Northeast India hardly pop up in your mind. The easternmost region of India includes Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim. I was completely surprised to know that even the majority of Indians aren’t well aware of the distinctive history and culture it carries.
Therefore, I have put together these 5 reasons to visit Northeast India with a view to convincing you for planning a trip to the not-so-popular part of Incredible India!
1. CONNECT TO THE HILL TRIBES OF NORTHEAST INDIA
Northeast India houses the largest share of Scheduled Tribes in India and the fact that they are isolated from the rest of the world for ages, you can get an opportunity to interact with the authentic tribal people and explore their especial lifestyle.
It comprises 200+ tribes including some extremely savage ones and witnessing the fusion of their colorful clothes, snappy music, appealing dance, and captivating traditions is an experience in itself.
I would recommend hiring a local guide while planning your trip to get a deeper insight into the life of hill tribes of Northeast India.
2. EXPERIENCE THE TRADITIONAL SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE
The environment holds an essential place in the lives of people from Northeast India and the devoted connection between them and mother nature is clearly visible as compared to the rest of India.
May it be putting the forest trees and plants to use in routine life or worshipping them as a ritual, Northeast India leads by an example as far the concept of environmental protection is concerned in the country.
If eco-friendly travel gives you immense pleasure, Northeast India will certainly live up to your expectations!
3. FIND THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
“Step out on faith and walk into your purpose.” – Germany Kent
Northeast India consists of many temples and monasteries of spiritual significance like the Solophok Chardham temple in the Rumtek, Pemayangtse monasteries in Sikkim, the Kamakhya temple in Assam, etc.
So if you need a holy detox, all you need to do is head to Northeast India and find the purpose of life!
4. ADVENTUROUS ROAD EXPERIENCE
If you love the thrills and spills of exciting road journeys, then I would suggest you take a roadway to one of the highest parts in Northeast India!
The roads are bound to get frenzy as you reach higher altitudes but the scenic view of mountains along the way will definitely help you keep your calm.
A road trip to Lake Tsogmo, Zuluk Hamlet in Sikkim, Tezpur to Tawang, and Shillong to Cherrapunji are some of my recommendations to delight the adventure junkie in you.
5. INTO THE WILD
One of the major reasons to visit Northeast India is the fact that it consists of 77 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park.
If you are fond of exploring the wilderness, then Northeast India is bound to offer you enormous opportunities for spotting wildlife that includes endangered species like Indian Rhinoceros, Tiger, Leopard, Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur, and Pygmy Hog.
Makes sure to visit this link before planning your trip for more information related to tourist attractions and must-visit places in Northeast India!