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North East Tour

Land of Seven Sisters, Countless Wonders

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North East India is India’s “Path Less Travelled.”

This region is an under-explored gem that slips under the tourist radar as they check the must-see tourist backlist boxes in North India (Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan) and the South (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Goa).

This hidden gem of a region consists of the Seven Sisters (+1) states that are located in the foothills of the Lower Himalayas in the geographical northeast of the country.

These include the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and (+1) Tripura.

Part of the reason why this region remains hitherto underexplored in terms of tourism was a lack of decent infrastructure (roads, air travel, world-class luxury hotels) to support the industry.

But with the tremendous strides made in recent years, that challenge has been overcome. Getting to, and getting around this part of India is now quite easy thanks to a decent network of roads, trains, domestic/international airports and state-of-the-art resorts, heritage stays and contemporary hotels.

North East is an ancient realm of secrets and wonders.

It is the realm of the sacred Brahmaputra River, towering snow-clad mountains, scenic tea gardens, exotic wildlife and rich indigenous cultures.

RESPLENDENT TRAVEL offers you bespoke tours and itineraries to this amazing part of India.

With 24/7 guidance and support by a team of expert travel advisors, consults and guides, you are in safe hands at Resplendent Travel.

MUST-HAVE NORTH EAST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Some 200 indigenous tribes that inhabit this part of the planet make up the North East of India. This region has in recent years emerged as an important tourist destination—a nature-friendly alternative for the urban and densely populated tourist regions of other parts of India.

Here is a list of the best MUST-HAVE EXPERIENCES on a North East India Tour.

NOTE: You need special permits to visit certain parts of North East as a tourist.

ASSAM, MEGHALAYA and TRIPURA do not require special permits. Just carry a valid ID and passport on you.

However, to visit Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland And Manipur, you need an Inner Line Permit (ILP).

Tea Bungalow
Kaziranga
Cruise
Living Bridges
Spa
Birdwatching

OUR BESPOKE EXPERIENCES

Local Chefs
Tribes
Camping
Tea Symphony
River Rush
Ziro Valley

Frequently Asked Questions

We estimate that you are going to need at least 7 to 10 days for a North East India tour.

Since the terrain is mountainous (much of it is in the foothills of the lower Himalayas), so getting around from one destination to another can be a little more challenging that it is in the flat plains of India. You are, therefore, going to need short breather brakes in between destinations. 

A well-rounded North East Indian tour, in our opinion, should comprise:

  1. A stay at a heritage Tea Bungalow retreat in Assam or Darjeeling
  2. A Rhino-spotting adventure in the last stronghold of the one-horned rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam
  3. An opulent spa experience in Sikkim
  4. Adventure sports like white-water rafting in the Brahmaputra River
  5. A cultural stay at a tribal village
  6. And, a tour to the “Land of the Living Root Bridges” — Meghalaya

In general, the best time to visit India much of India is in the Winter (Nov-March) when the skies are clear blue and the temperatures are quite milk.

But in North East India the climate is slightly different from the Northern Plains and Southern and Western coastlines of India.

The region is snuggled in the foothills of the Lower Himalayan (smaller mountains located in the shadow of the Great Himalayas). Therefore, the region is cooler than the rest of India and its winters are very intense and chilly.

The best time to visit the region, therefore, is from March to June. That is when the winter ends and the spring sets in, setting the stage for cultural festivals that revolve around the harvest season. The average temperature during this time of the year is between 10°C to 35°C.

The monsoon season sets in after June and torrential rains and land-sliding may cause challenges in the remote parts of the region. Also, the National Parks shut down in the monsoon.

Sikkim is probably one of the most visited parts of North East. Its capital Gangtok is a popular summer hill station famous for its perfect summer climate, cultural attractions, ancient monasteries, waterfalls, lakes and other heritage sites. West Sikkim (Gyalshing District) is famous for its natural wonders, snow-capped mountains, high-altitude passes and lush green valleys. It is also the seat of the mighty Kanchenjunga—India’s highest mountain/the world’s third highest.

 

Arunachal Pradesh (the Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains) is the largest of the Seven Sister States in terms of territory. It is known for its virgin valleys, pristine rivers, indigenous tribes and ancient monuments.

So if you are interested in a less-travelled little-known gem and you do not mind braving a tough and rugged terrain, you would probably prefer Arunachal over Sikkim.

On the other hand, if you want a more reliable well-trodden Himalayan destination, Sikkim is an easier option.

North East India offers a range of attractions and experiences that cater to different kinds of tourists. These include those seeking wildlife safaris and adventures in the Kaziranga, Manas, Maneri or other National Parks of the region or those that seek white water sports thrills in the Brahmaputra and other rivers of the region.

Places like tea plantations in Assam or Darjeeling or the hill stations of Sikkim and the bio-diverse landscape of Meghalaya are ideal settings for honeymooners and romance seekers.

If you are interested in a well-rounded sights and sounds tour (covering heritage sites, museums, cultural attractions and sightseeing) you can choose to head to places like Gangtok and West Sikkim (Sikkim), Darjeeling (West Bengal) or Assam.

You can therefore choose a package based on themes of (1) wildlife/nature adventures, (2) romance and honeymoon and lastly, (3) cultural immersions and heritage exploration.

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