North East

For long now, the north-east of India has stayed under the shadow and mostly overlooked in favour of the famous hill-stations of northern India. The last few years have seen a fresh wave of interest being shown into this region. The last piece of pristine land in India, where the mountain streams are still clear and the forests are still virgin. The region originally comprised of the seven sisters– Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura. Sikkim came in to the fold in 2002. However, for tourism purposes, the the towns of Kalimpong and Darjeeling are included in the itineraries of north-east.

Featured Trips

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Meghalaya Escapades

The name of a state cannot get more literal than this. Meghalaya translates into ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and wherever you go, clouds are almost sure to follow you. This trip begins at the economic capital of Assam where you visit the famous Kamakhya Temple. Once the wettest place on Earth, Cherrapunjee still has a lot of tricks up its sleeves. Wait till you get a glimpse of the waterfalls here. The living root bridges are a perfect example of human engineering in close collaboration with nature, without any form of collateral damage whatsoever. Stroll through the cleanest village of Asia at Mawlynnong and get inspired by it’s beauty. Take a boat ride at one of the clearest rivers in Dawki and count the pebbles on the river bottom. Wrap up the trip with a visit to the ‘Rock Capital’ of India at Shillong amidst all it’s beautiful offerings.

6 Days | INR 15000 per person

Best Of North East India

The North-Eastern region is enchantingly beautiful with sprawling mountain ranges, green pastures and the ambience of serenity will truly give you the opportunity to enjoy the nature’s cradle. Guwahati, the capital of Assam is the gateway to North East India, a wonderful mix of delights. Snugly fitted up above in the high altitudes of West Kameng district, the small town called Bomdila see wide stretch of apple orchards and good number of Buddhist Gompas. It is also a mini paradise for adrenaline junkies, nature lovers, and Buddhist pilgrims alike. Tawang will mesmerize everyone as its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. The largest Buddhist monastery in India, the Galden Namgey Lhatse houses more than 65 buildings built over centuries. A jeep Safari Kaziranga National Park is a wonderful way to experience the wild up close, including the rare one-horned rhinoceros. One of the most obvious things to do in Meghalaya is to chase waterfalls.  Take a breathtaking experience by admiring these misty wonders of Elephant Falls, Naukalikai Falls and Seven Sister Falls.

10 Days | INR 35000 per person

The Heaven Called Sikkim

A journey lasting all of six days, this trip takes you along the serene landscapes of the North East of India; landscapes that mix the innately spiritual nature of India and its undeniable beauty. Be it the monasteries and zoos, the holy lakes of Gangtok and Lachen, glorious valleys of Lachung, or just the spellbinding Kanchenjunga, you will take away more than just mere memories from here!

6 Days | INR 25000 per person

Lakes & Monasteries - Arunachal Pradesh

The North-East of India is a hidden gem that is yet to see the crazy influx of tourists. The landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh are proof enough that the beauty here is virgin. This trip is designed to offer you the best of the West Kameng and Tawang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh. Starting from the adventure town of Bhalukpong, which is also the gateway to the state, the entire journey is a thrill ride on winding roads that takes you from the foothills to the higher reaches of the Himalaya. High altitude passes, lakes, waterfalls, fertile valleys and ancient monasteries greet you all along the way. Enjoy the views of mighty peaks from Tawang and stroll through the one of the largest monasteries in India before heading out for a tour of some high-altitude lakes.

7 Days | INR 35000 per person

Best Of Meghalaya

The name of a state cannot get more literal than this. Meghalaya translates into 'The Abode of Clouds' and wherever you go, clouds are almost sure to follow you. This trip begins at the economic capital of Assam, Guwahati, where you visit the famous Kamakhya Temple. Once the wettest place on Earth, Cherrapunji still has a lot of tricks up its sleeves. Wait till you get a glimpse of the waterfalls here. The living root bridges are a perfect example of human engineering in close collaboration with nature, without any form of collateral damage whatsoever. Stroll through the cleanest village of Asia at Mawlynnong and get inspired by its beauty. Take a boat ride at one of the clearest rivers in Dawki and count the pebbles at the river bottom. Wrap up the trip with a visit to the ‘Rock Capital’ of India at Shillong amidst all it's beautiful offerings.

7 Days | INR 23000 per person

Amazing Sikkim And West Bengal

A journey to the organic state of India is an experience that remains etched for a very long time. While the capital city of Gangtok represents the varied culture of the state while a trip to its northern region gives you a peek into the original tribes of Sikkim. Experience the monasteries and the Buddhist culture of the region while being mesmerised by the stunning landscape of the pristine land of Lachung. Spend your last couple of the days in the evergreen Darjeeling breathing the tea-infused air and soaking the beautiful sights.

8 Days | INR 34000 per person

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit is from October to March. The monsoon is over and leaves its mark with green all around in states of Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. Even low altitude areas look pretty in green.

In higher altitudes of Arunachal and Sikkim, the chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February. It does get pretty cold and it snows at higher elevations. The skies remain clear and you can get a good view of the snow-clad peaks.

The almost incessant rains arrive by mid-June and it’s officially monsoon time. Landslides are pretty common during this time. The mountains play with mist and clouds and is a great time away from the crowded cities.

How to reach

Air

The major airport in the North-East is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati. It connects to all other airports in the region. The other airports are in Bagdogra, Aizawl, Imphal, Agartala, Dimapur and Shillong.

 

Road

National Highways and State Highways connect all parts of the North East with major cities and towns. Roads are well paved and undergo regular repair to account for damages owing to landslides and floods.

 

Rail

Assam is well connected to other major cities of India by railways. Owing to the hilly terrain, other states do not have adequate railway facilities.

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