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Must Visit Places in Northeast India

Must Visit Places in Northeast India
May 03
15:46 2017

Amir Rehan

Northeast India is a paradise for travelers with its lush green forests, the scenic hills, beautiful waterfalls cascading in a similar fashion as of Rapunzel’s luscious tresses and so on.

If you call yourself a travel freak, you would certainly be missing something if you haven’t visited the Northeast.

There are endless reasons as in why you should visit the Northeast; we’ve picked up 7 of them to let you know what you’re missing out on. Planning for a vacation? Pack your bags and zoom off to Northeast India.

1. MAWLYNNONG – MEGHALAYA: (CLEANEST VILLAGE IN ASIA)

 Mawlynnong
                                                      Source: www.amazingindiablog.in
YES! You heard that right. Mawlynnong Village is known as the cleanest village in Asia and it is often called as God’s own garden.

Cleanliness is a major thing here and apart from that, it has a 100% literacy rate, functional toilets in every house and a women empowerment scenario. How cool is that?

2. KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK – ASSAM: (SPOT THE ONE HORNED RHINO)

Kaziranga National Park
                                                  Source: www.kaziranga-national-park.com
Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site where you can get to see the wildlife from a closer distance. One of the main attractions out here is the One Horned Rhino and about two-thirds of them are in this part of the world. Additionally, you can go for a Jeep Safari or an Elephant Safari. That all depends upon how early can you wake up in the morning.

TIP: Book the Safari in advance from the reception of your Hotel/Resort.

3. THE HORNBILL FESTIVAL – NAGALAND: (ONE OF THE POPULAR FESTIVALS)

The Hornbill Festival
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The Hornbill Festival is held every year in Nagaland and people not only from India but also from abroad come over here to enjoy and have a good time. It is celebrated in honor of the Hornbill bird which is commonly sighted bird in the region; that is some General Knowledge for you.
In this festival, many different types of tribes perform dances and traditional art being displayed.
It is a carnival kind of atmosphere and you surely wouldn’t want to miss it out in the coming December.

4. SIANG RIVER – ARUNACHAL PRADESH: (WHITE RIVER RAFTING)

Siang River
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If you are an Adrenal Junkie and you love to do something thrilling, trying out river rafting on the Siang River is a must. There are some rapids which can give you the feel of roller coaster rides.

Go ahead, mate. Give it a shot!

5. LIVING ROOT BRIDGES – MEGHALAYA: (MADE FROM AERIAL ROOTS OF RUBBER TREES)

Living Root Bridges
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Living Root Bridges is a popular attraction due to its uniqueness. They are actually handmade from the aerial roots of Rubber Trees by the Jaintia and Khasi people.

The tree roots are in a way made to grow via betel tree trunks and the whole process of growing can take up to 15 years. That is something amazing to hear.

6. LOKTAK LAKE – MANIPUR: (THE FLOATING LAKE)

Loktak Lake
                                                      Source: www.thebetterindia.com
The Loktak Lake in Manipur is the only floating lake in the world. This lake has a major role in terms of the economy of Manipur. It has a charm of its own and very few people around the country know about this “Hidden Gem”.

7. VANTAWNG FALLS – MIZORAM: (ONE SCENIC PLACE)

 Vantawng Falls
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The Vantawng Falls is situated in Vanya River and one of the beautiful things about it is that the falls are surrounded by lush green hills and forests.

Additionally, it is named after a well known swimmer Vantawnga.

There are many such reasons why you should visit Northeast India, but if we jot down all of them in this article, that would not stop. So, these are some of the 7 reasons as in why you should pack your bags and visit Northeast India.

CHEERS!

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