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10 Best Places to Visit in North East India in Summers

Surrounded by verdant hills, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque valleys, North-East India offers untouched natural beauty and serenity for travellers. The effervescent clouds and drizzling rainfall on lush forestland create a mesmerizing aura to behold in the lap of nature. You can plan your next holiday in North East after the lockdown. 

Wondering where to find safe and hygienic accommodations during your travels? Book Oyo hotels that are adhering to W.H.O guidelines to ensure safe accommodations for all their guests. 

Here is a list of the best scenic places in North East India to explore once the lockdown is over: 

  • Kaziranga National park – wildlife safari

This UNESCO Heritage Site is the home to the one-horned rhinos which attract tourists from all over the world. Get a glimpse of these one-horned rhinoceros in their natural habitat. You can book a safe stay at budget hotels in Assam near the national park. 

Location of the national park: Kanchanjuri, Assam

Interesting Facts: Check out the one-horned rhinoceros, 35 species of mammals, and hundreds of migratory bird species every season. 

  • Cherrapunji – living root bridges

The wettest place in the world adorned with natural beauty, Cherrapunji is the capital city of Meghalaya. Visit the scenic tourist spot of living root bridges formed due to incessant rainfall. Plan an overnight camping trip underneath the bridges. Find budget hotels in Cherrapunji that are safe to stay in during the pandemic. 

Location of Cherrapunji: Meghalaya, India

Interesting facts: Explore the exotic flora and flora in this place drenched with rainfall. 

  • Nurananang Falls – natural beauty & serenity 

Plan a romantic trip amid the serenity and tranquil surroundings of the Nurananang Falls cascading from a height of 100 meters. Bask in the feeling of serendipity around the falls. Book a hotel in Guwahati located near the majestic waterfalls. Capture some breathtaking photos of this waterfall with your DSLR camera. 

Location of the waterfalls: Cona, Arunachal Pradesh

The best time to visit this fall is from February to November. So, book your hotel in Guwahati at least 1-2 months in advance. 

  • Sandakphu Peak – highest peak in Sikkim

Plan a thrilling trek to Sandakphu peak perched at an elevation of 11,000 above sea level. Soak in the breathtaking views from the top of the summit of Himalayan peaks which is the highest peak at the Sikkim border.  

Location of the peak: Darjeeling, Mechi, Nepal

  • Majuli Islands – beautiful Brahmaputra river

Situated amid the mighty Brahmaputra, these river islands are one of the amazing places to explore in North East India. Enjoy the natural beauty and scenery of this place which is the home to some indigenous tribes in Assam. You can bicycle around this island and plan a picnic lunch by the riverbank. Take a canoe and sail through the Brahmaputra river along the coastline of this picturesque island. 

Location of this island: Brahmaputra River, ‎Assam

  • Dawki – the pristine waters of the Umngot river

The small town of Dawki is nestled in the West Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. Visit the cleanest river in the world, Umngot features crystal clear water that you can see through the bottom. Take a scenic boat ride to explore this pristine river on your next trip to Meghalaya. 

Location of this river: West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya

Interesting facts: Umngot River and Dawki Bridge

  • Umiam Lake – picnic by the riverbank

Visit this pristine lake surrounded by thick coniferous forests and East Khasi Hills. Sail through the azure lake on your private boat while enjoying the views of tiny islands. Take an afternoon stroll or plan a romantic picnic in the adjoining Lum Nehru Park. Along with soaking in the beautiful scenery, enjoy thrilling water sports like boating, water cycling, and kayaking. 

Book hotels in Shillong Police Bazar which are located in the vicinity of this lake. 

Location of the lake: Shillong, Meghalaya

When is it open: Sunday- Saturday from 9 am to 5pm

If you are planning your trip in May-June, book hotels in Shillong Police Bazar in advance to avail the best offers. 

  • Loktak Lake – floating islands

Explore the tiny floating islands amid Loktak Lake which is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Manipur. It also features a fascinating floating national park called Keibul Lamjao National Park. Some fun activities to enjoy while visiting this lake are birdwatching and spotting the endangered Manipuri brow-antlered deer. The best time to plan a sightseeing tour of this lake is from October to March. 

Location of the lake: Moirang, Manipur

  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp – thrilling adventure trek

Every adventure lover’s cherished dream is to trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Located at an elevation of 8,586 m, it is an experience that will last a lifetime. This trek to the third highest peak in the world is best for experienced trekkers and mountaineers. 

The base point for this thrilling trek starts at Yuksom. Depending on the weather conditions, plan your trek around September-November. 

Once you reach the top of the summit, bask in the captivating views of the Kanchenjunga mountain. 

  • Pelling – majestic hill station in Sikkim

The scenic hill station of Pelling is located at the foothills of Khangchendzonga. Take a stroll across the scenic mountain trails while enjoying the exhilarating views. If you love adventure activities, go rock climbing and mountain terrain biking. The best time to visit Sikkim is from September to May. 

Location of Sikkim: West Sikkim

These are the best places to add to your travel bucket list to the North Eastern states of India this summer. 

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