Situated in the farthest stretches of India, concealed from the greater world by timeless forests and forbidding mountain ranges, the North East States of India are listed as one of the last anthropological and natural sanctuaries of Asia. The rugged terrains, the diverse blend of landscapes, cultures, climates, and tribal cultures define the geography of North East India.
This unexplored land has now been promoted by the Government of North East India and has seen an increasing number of travellers from across the world. The North Eastern States comprise Arunachal Pradesh, Assam Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura. Sikkim is also a part of North East India; however, it is a separate state. They are aptly titled as the ‘Seven Sisters of India’. It is here where you will come across the widest range of tribal communities and what is interesting is that each state has a different culture than the other.
Given below are some of the finest destinations to visit in North East India:
1. Arunachal Pradesh
One of the ultimate frontiers for Indian tourism, Arunachal Pradesh is a picturesque land that rises from the plains of Assam. This densely forested pass tops off in the form of snow-capped peaks along the Tibetan border. A state that is home to about 26 indigenous tribes, the state is most popular for places of worship as well as wildlife sanctuaries. Tawang, Ziro, and Itanagar are some of the top places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.
The literal meaning of Meghalaya is ‘abode of clouds’. Set on dramatic cliffs, Meghalaya is a state that receives one of the highest rainfall on earth. With natural beauty that consists of waterfalls, low lying plains, caves, and orchids, Meghalaya’s population consists of Jaintia, Garo and Khasi tribes, predominantly. Shillong, which is also known as the ‘Scotland of East’ is the capital of Meghalaya. Tura, Cherrapunji, and Mawsynram are some of the best places to visit in the state.
A landlocked state situated in the Himalayan mountains, Sikkim, is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. From the mountain valleys in the north to the Buddhist monasteries of West Sikkim and the monumental states of South Sikkim, this Himalayan state is a traveller’s haven. The enchanting beauty of this state can be found in Gangtok, Yuksom, Pelling, and Nathula Pass.
While a trip to North East is mesmerising, it can also get tiring by walking your way through the mountainous regions. One of the best ways is to take abode at one of the resorts such as Siiro Resort in Arunachal Pradesh, Ri Kynjai in Shillong, or Club Mahindra Resort in Gangtok.
Club Mahindra Resort, Gangtok overlooks the Chola Range and offers Sikkimese hospitality equipped with all the modern facilities. Each room looks out to magnificent mountains. A complete holiday resort, you can choose to sit in your balcony and watch the clouds. There are plenty of activities for children to engage in. You can have access to the resorts by paying Club Mahindra Membership fees. There is also a facility to opt for your desired resort through Club Mahindra customer reviews and you can even give your suggestions on Club Mahindra feedback.