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6 Reasons Why Travelling to Northeast India Should Be On Your Mind

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You're not Indian enough if you haven't travelled across North East India. It will surprise you at every step!

6 Reasons Why Travelling to Northeast India Should Be On Your Mind:

  1. Café Shillong Bed and Breakfast, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  2. The Iora Retreat, Kaziranga (Assam)
  3. Welcome Palace Hotel, Agartala (Tripura)
  4. Alpine Continental Hotel, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  5. Circuit House, Majuli (Assam)
  6. Hotel Regency, Aizawl (Mizoram)

1. Elephant Falls, Shillong

Elephant Falls, Shillongsource: HolidayIQ - Arindam Chaudhuri

This serene fall is a collection of three smaller falls, which come together to form a stream that falls over fern-covered rocks. The Khasi tribe named it Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew, meaning 'Three Steps Water Falls.'

Where to stay: Annamaria Van Eijk on her stay here at Cafe Shillong, "Beautiful, quaint, quiet place nestled in the middle of picturesque Shillong." Gaurav Kumar adds, "It's a lovely place to stay in Shillong."

Guess which celebrity visited here?

2. Zuluk, Sikkim

Zuluk, Sikkimsource: indileak.com

Located in the lower Himalayas in east Sikkim, Zuluk is situated at an altitude of 10,000 feet and is an unexplored destination which has gained importance owing to its strategic location on the historic Old Silk Route.

Where to stay: Swati Parakh shares about her stay at the Iora Retreat, "Lovely resort. Very close to Kaziranga park. Resort arranged all the booking for Elephant ride and Jeep ride at Kaziranga without any hassle."

Find out if you can ride a Rhino here.

3. Neermahal, Agartala

Neermahal, Agartalasource: cpreecenvis.nic.in

Built in 1930 by King Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman,  this palace assimilates Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. The palace stands in the middle of the Rudrasagar Lake.

Where to stay: Rohit Chakraborty suggests a option to stay in Agartala, "Agartala is a small city and if you want to visit Agartala and want to stay in the city no other place can be as better as the Welcome Palace hotel."

Check if this sightseeing option will be available during your trip.

4. Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya

Living Root Bridge, Meghalayasource: earthporm.com

Living root bridge is handmade from the aerial roots of living banyan fig trees by the Khasi people and War Jaintia people of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau.

Where to stay: Senthil Kumar on his stay at Alpine Continental in Shillong, "I travelled with my dad for a leisure sightseeing tour to Meghalaya. We could enjoy the evenings in busy & happening place of Shillong. There was no good view point from room."

Find out the best way to hike by the Living Root bridge.

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5. Majuli, Assam

Majuli, Assamsource: Wikimedia

Originally, the island of Majuli was a long and narrow piece of land, which during ancient times was known as ‘Majoli’, meaning ‘land in the middle of two parallel rivers’.

Where to stay: Manash Buragohain stayed at Circuit House on his visit to Majuli Island. He says, "Mesmerizing and fresh is what i have to say about Majuli. It offers a wide variety of cultures and traditions."

Explore what you can do on the largest river island in the world.

6. Phawngpui Peak - The Blue Mountain, Mizoram

Phawngpui Peak - The Blue Mountain, Mizoramsource: indianholiday.com

Phawngpui, also known as Blue Mountain is the highest mountain peak in the Lushai Hills and in the state of Mizoram, with an elevation of 2157 m.

Where to stay: Santi Pada Sinha recommends staying in Hotel Regency for the view, "Location of the hotel is very close to the city. You can enjoy the hill view from this hotel at evening and morning also."

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