North East India is the land of cobalt mountain ranges, lush green valleys with its traditional tribal culture. Nesting in the Eastern Himalayas, this region is abundant in natural beauty, wildlife, flora and fauna, a amalgam of these unique features makes it the most beautiful Eco-Tourism destination. Once you are here, you'll know why…? Especially when you take a walk on the narrow suspension footbridges over the thick lush forests that give you a breathtaking view of the flora and fauna. Come and explore Northeastern zone of India at your own pace.
Covering an area of approximately 430 sq kms, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park is home to the world’s largest population of the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros as well as the Indian Wild Water Buffalo. It has also earned the distinction of having the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers (one every 5 sq km) making this park an incredibly rich biodiversity hotspot. With its marshy swamps and thickets of elephant grass, this park also supports large populations of Indian elephants, Indian bison, swamp deer, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, and more. Besides wildlife, Kaziranga National Park is also a birding paradise. A few of the bird species found here are the Oriental Honey Buzzard, Black-shouldered Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Himalayan Griffon and so on. During the winter months, the park’s marshes are home to large populations of migratory bird species including the Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shell Duck, and Red-crested Pochard. Explore this national park on jeep safaris, elephant back, and on foot.
Shillong (English pronunciation: /ʃɪˈlɔːŋ/; Khasi: Shillong) is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet (1,966 m). Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with population of 143,007 according to the 2011 census. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the "Scotland of the East"
The river island is situated in the mighty Brahmaputra. It is a cultural hub of the region, with a number of tribes calling it their home. The size of the island was originally 1200 sq. km. but has come down to just 420 sq. km. due to erosion from the Brahmaputra. Best time to Visit: It can be visited anytime during the year, but November is the time when people look forward to pay a visit to these islands. Famous For: Navigation through the fields on a canoe. A variety of birds. An otherworldly experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Any concerns? The islands of Majuli are being eroded by the Brahmaputra every year. They might last only a couple of years more. Visit them while they are still on the map!
Spread over an immense 550 square kilometres, the Dampa Tiger Reserves have some beautiful tigers that you can catch sight of. The sight of a tiger is an experience in itself. The royal look of a tiger, and their menacing yet elegant ways are best experienced in person. Total no. Of species: 10 species of animals and a variety of birds. Famous For: Sparse Tiger species which are hard to spot.
The Ziro Valley presents you with some memorable views that are going to be etched in your memory forever. It is also famous for its 3-day and night rock concert held towards the end of September.
A tributary of the Bhramaputra River, it has inherited its ferocity from its mother as well. It serves as a home to the Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. River rafting in the Siang River is a major attraction. It is certainly one adventure that you should undertake with your friends. The thrill of the Grade III and Grade IV rivers make it worth it. Best time: The best time to visit is during late October and early November when the tides are not too violent.
Tawang district is the smallest of the 16 administrative districts of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. With a population of 49,977, it is the eighth least populous district in the country (out of 640). Tawang is inhabited by the Monpa people. From 500 BC to 600 AD a kingdom known as Lhomon or Monyul ruled the area. The Monyul kingdom was later absorbed into the control of neighbouring Bhutan and Tibet. Tawang Monastery was founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, and has an interesting legend surrounding its name, which means "Chosen by Horse". The sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso, was born in Tawang.
Manas National Park is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and a part of it extends to Bhutan. It was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1928 and a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. The sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife including the Royal Bengal Tiger, Golden Langur, Hispid Hare, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, and Pygmy Hog. Manas is known for its tigers, rhinos and elephant conservation success stories. The wealth of flora and fauna at Manas National Park make it a unique natural heritage site that offers thrilling experiences in the wild. The park has sub-tropical vegetation and is fed by the Manas and the Beki rivers and a few other streams and rivulets. Mathanguri, at its northern end, has a spectacular sight of the Manas river and the forested mountains of Bhutan. Due to the park’s elevation and forests and grasslands, there is an abundance of interesting bird life. Manas is home to the world’s largest population of the Bengal Florican; the Great Indian Hornbill, Brahminy Ducks, falcons, ospreys and herons also makes frequent appearances in this park.