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10 Best Places To Visit In North East India That You Cannot Miss

Updated: May 16, 2023

North East India by A-WAY

North East India – Probably the most underrated region of India may actually shock you.

In the times when youth don’t see anything beyond Goa or North, North East India has one of the most breathtaking views, unseen valleys, gigantic mountains and mesmerizing culture.

Here is the list of the 10 best places in North East India to visit on your next trip.

1. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

Cherrapunji is one of the wettest places in India – It rains almost every day here.

Cherrapunji, East India by A-WAY

The place’s atmosphere will not let you sit back and relax; you’ll be excited to see every corner of it.

The climate here is so refreshing and beautiful – full of high mountains, giant waterfalls, and deep valleys.

The place also features several waterfalls that add further to the place’s beauty.


Cherrapunji is one of the best places in North East. Some famous tourist attractions in Cherrapunji include Double Decker Living Root Bridges,

Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawsynram Village, Krem Mawmluh, Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park, Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church.

2. Pelling, Sikkim

If you’re bargaining in a hill station to spend your summer break, head to Pelling.

Pelling, North-East India by A-WAY

It’s the second biggest tourist attraction in Sikkim following Gangtok. It’s a perfect fit for your summer vacation.

When heading to Pelling, one of the most amazing parts is the sight of Kanchenjunga at dawn which is almost magical.

Pemayangtse monastery is located just a kilometre far which can be covered through trekking.

The true essence of nature is only felt when you use your own body and travel some parts – that’s when the experience of ecstasy is felt.

3. Dzukou Valley, Nagaland

Dzukou Valley, North-East India by A-WAY

If you are a wanderer and love to explore the most exclusive natural beauty with open eyes, plan a trip to Dzukou Valley.

It has an altitude of 2438 m, heaven for mild hikers.

It earns the title “North-East Valley of Flowers”.

Dzukou Valley, North-East India by A-WAY

Dzukou is located at the border of Manipur and Nagaland and it tends to be easy to moderate trekking expedition in this valley.

4. Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, is a wonder nestled in the northeast.

Gangtok, North-East India by A-WAY

It is a hill station that gives you a view of the mighty Kanchenjunga Mountains.

Gangtok is also a base for trekking enthusiasts who head towards the Himalayas.

The road leading from Sikkim to Gangtok becomes increasingly beautiful as you travel on.

Gangtok is a perfect mix of rich culture, urbanization, lush greenery, and sumptuous resorts.

Gangtok, North-East India by A-WAY

There is a bunch of tourist attraction in and around Gangtok which includes Nathu La Pass, MG ROAD, Rumtek Monastery, Tsongmo Lake, Baba Mandir and Majestic Kanchenjunga.

5. Majuli, Assam

Majul is an island in the Brahmaputra River, and in 2016 it was declared to become India’s first Island district.

Majuli, North-East India by A-WAY

Located about 20 kilometres away from the city of Jorhat, Majuli is one of the most beautiful places in North East India.

It is an environmentally friendly, pollution-free resort, surrounded by lush greenery, and a beautiful island with fresh water.

Mājuli is a hotspot for flora and fauna, harbouring many rare and endangered species including migratory birds that arrive during the winter season.

Spread over an expanse of about twelve hundred and fifty square kilometres, this beautiful island is the world’s largest river island that successfully attracts tourists and admirers all over the world.

Majuli, North-East India by A-WAY

It’s also on the list to become one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Unfortunately due to extreme erosion rates, it has been predicted that in the next 20 years, the entire Majuli would cease to exist. Various plans have been devised to tackle this problem but are still ineffective.

6. Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park is house to the one-horned rhinos which draw in tourists from all over the world.

Detecting 1 of 2400 one-horned rhinoceros in its stomping yard is an experience that you can live to tell your grandchildren.

Kaziranga has the largest population of Wild water buffalo.

Rhinos in Kaziranga

Its a home to The One-Horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian elephant, wild water buffalo and swamp deer collectively known as the 'Big Five' of Kaziranga.

7. Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery Situated in Arunachal Pradesh, the Tawang Monastery gives a magnificent view of the valley.

Tawang Monastery, North-East India by A-WAY

House to 450 monks, this is an excellent location to have a divine experience.

Tawang Monastery is known in Tibet as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse, which translates to "the divine paradise of complete victory."

If you are someone who just wants to enjoy yourself without going to multiple places, you can rest and just admire the captivating view of the Tawand River in the evening.

You cannot miss this if you’re planning a trip to the North East.

8. Haflong, Assam

Bored of city life? Say hello to Haflong.

Haflong, North-East India by A-WAY

It's also referred to as Scotland Of Assam –and why not, is there anything less?

Haflong is all about quaint villages, lush evergreen forests and mountains with abundant miniature waterfalls.

Haflong Lake is a perfect place to delight in boating.

Other famous landmarks in Haflong are Haflong Hill, Panimoor Waterfall, Synod-Presbyterian Church, Dimasa Mahila Samity Sibarai Mandir and more.

9. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro Valley allows travellers to come across some really memorable views that are going to stay in their memory for a lifetime.

Ziro Valley, North-East India by A-WAY

The moment you enter the Ziro valley, you would come out of your inner tranquillity and find calmness.

It is famous for its surrounding pine-clad gentle hills and its rice fields

Ziro is home to the Apa Tani tribe - who once practised the art of facial tattoos.

Apa Tani Tribe, North-East India by A-WAY

Ziro is around 115 km from the state capital Itanagar and takes approx 3 and a half hours via the improved Hoj-Potin road along NH229 and 150 km via the Assam route.

10. Nongriat Village, Meghalaya

Nongriat Village, North-East India by A-WAY

Let us move a little south, to a state known for its majestic mountain range and enormous waterfalls.

Located deep in the forests of Cherrapunji, lies a tiny village called Nongriat.

Absolutely disconnected from urbanization, there are no roads that cross this village.

A perfect haven for trekkers, this place has a hidden gem, the "Double-decker root bridges."

Double-decker root bridge, North-East India by A-WAY

The bridges are made out of the living roots of banyan trees and are said to be 600 years old.

Also, this place has a beautiful waterfall called "Rainbow waterfall".

But …

Beauty cannot be described, it has to be experienced, Why not make a dream trip to North East India?

But this irresistible trip has just one problem…

Where would you keep the necessary luggage that you will need on your weeklong tour?

Let A-WAY help you here.

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Contact us with your doubts and we’ll be happy to take care of all your necessities.

Happy Journey!

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