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You Aren't A True Traveller If You Haven't Been To These Offbeat Destinations In Northeast India

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 10 offbeat destinations that a true explorer should visit in Northeast India.

You Aren't A True Traveller If You Haven't Been To These Offbeat Destinations In Northeast India:

  1. Assam
  2. Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)
  3. Majuli (Assam)
  4. Meghalaya
  5. Mizoram
  6. Nagaland
  7. Kohima (Nagaland)
  8. Sikkim

1. The Ultimate Destination For Bikers - Mayodia

The Ultimate Destination For Bikers - Mayodiasource: static.panoramio.com

The journey to Mayodia Pass is an adventure in itself without being overly taxing. For a tourist starting from the Upper Assam town of Dibrugarh, snow-capped Mayodia is just a seven-hour expedition away. A ferry ride on the Brahmaputra from Dholaghat to Sadiya adds to the excitement. From Sadiya, a tourist has to go to Chapakhowa, Assam’s extreme point on the eastern border, and then to Mayodia Pass via Roing. The entire route — from Dibrugarh to Mayodia — is not more than 100 km. The alternative route — Kakopathar-Dirakgate-Mahadevpur-Namsai — takes around eight hours to cover.

HolidayIQ Traveller Dhurbajyoti Dutta shares, “Loved the place travelling through narrow roads and many turnings, the moment you reach there its an absolute beauty of nature. Though you won't find a big restaurant here but you will love the maggi cooked by roadside shops you can't call them restaurant though but a must visit place.”

2. Whitewater River Rafting In River Siang

Whitewater River Rafting In River Siangsource: heeraholidays.com

Siang River Rafting expedition is the most enthralling way to explore. The 60 to 70 m long hanging bridge, over this river, has been made using cane and bamboo. Enjoy adventure sports like angling, rafting and swimming at Siang River.

3. The Musical Village of Ziro

The Musical Village of Zirosource: thehindu.com

Visit the land of Apatani’s, Ziro, dotted with a number of hillocks beneath the lust paddy field. Ziro has an agreeable climate throughout the year.

HolidayIQ Traveller Babita says, “Get a spectacular view of the Ziro plateau from Kile Pakho.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil Yadav, “An amazing experience altogether. Ziro located in mountain is so beautiful and cool.”

4. One Of The Largest Inhabited River Islands - Majuli

One Of The Largest Inhabited River Islands - Majulisource: wikimedia.org

HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpa says, “You are required to cross the Brahmaputra to reach this enticing island. Crossing the river is a part of life of residents on the island. The boats take across everything from tigers to cars. The board at the docks read a price for ferrying across a caged tiger, to hens, pigs, cows cars, everything! '2 rupees for a goat'!” HolidayIQ Traveller Govind Singh Khurana says, “It is the world's biggest river island. I went to the island by a boat which travelled through Bhramaputra River. The place is serene and quiet.”

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5. Sendra Island on Loktak Lake

Sendra Island on Loktak Lakesource: capertravelindia.com

World’s only floating lake due to the floating phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and decomposing organic matters) on it. It is also the largest freshwater lake in India. Get a bird’s-eye-view of Loktak Lake from Sendra Islands.

HolidayIQ Traveller Roshan Khoirom says, “Go for boating on the lake with the help of the local villagers.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Vishal, “There is one independent cottage at Sendra located just beside the lake.”

6. Go Angling Or Join The Fishermen On Boats In The Beautiful Dawki River

Go Angling Or Join The Fishermen On Boats In The Beautiful Dawki Riversource: staticflickr.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Jeet Roy shares, “Go on a drive to Dawki on the Bangladesh border, travelling over the Jowai-Amlaren-Dawki road. The journey itself would be the destination - you would pass the waterfalls and stone bridge at Thlumuwi, the Pitcher Plant park at Jarain, numerous other streams, rivulets, and falls, till you finally break through the woods and hills over the picturesque Sylhet food-plains at Dawki.”

7. The Blue Mountain - Phawngpui Peak

The Blue Mountain - Phawngpui Peaksource: upload.wikimedia.org

The Blue Mountain exhibits the most enchanting view of Mizoram. The semi-circular cliff Thlazuang Khàm is believed to be haunted by spirits. It is an excellent place for hiking and the adventurous at heart could try and scale the Phawngpui, the highest peak in the region.

8. The Naga Village - Touphema Village

The Naga Village - Touphema Villagesource: blogspot.com

HolidayIQ Traveller AGS shares, “Lots of typical Naga culture sights to see. The museum is full of unique Naga artifacts. The community kitchen and stadium nowadays used only for the annual village festival, are a must-see. Tuophema tourist resort runs a small handicraft store where you can get exquisite Nagaland style embroidered shawls, scarves, table linen and necklaces.”

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9. The First Green Village In India - Khonoma Green Village

The First Green Village In India - Khonoma Green Villagesource: amazonaws.com

Khonoma is the first green village in India where no one hunts or cuts trees. Capture the never ending shades of lush greenery around the village. Situated at an altitude of around 5,320 feet above sea-level, Khonoma is located in Dzukou Valley.

HolidayIQ Traveller Satya Prakash shares, “From Kohima you can take small treks and visit Khonoma - India's first eco green village.”

10. Lachen - A Base Station To Many Incredible Treks

Lachen - A Base Station To Many Incredible Trekssource: holidayiq.com

If you are looking for some adventure, head on and scale Mt. Lama Angden, at an altitude of 5868 meters. This requires a permit given by the State Government with clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs. The giant Lama Angden Peak casts a shadow on the village of Lachen.

HolidayIQ Traveller Deepika Surana from Mumbai shares, “It’s a very beautiful place. Has hot spring water. Yaks thick skinned all over the mountain, It foggy and very cold all over. The people inhabitants are tall ,strong and very well built. It does make us feel that we are in a very different zone completely disconnected from the city life. Cell network is also an issue there. Roads towards lachen are rough.Lots of colorful Tibetan flags can be seen on the way.”

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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