30 Places To Visit In North East India That You Should Visit

By Amandeep October 16 2023

Northeast India is known for its unique culture, tradition, ecstatic natural environment, and eco-parks. This region of India has about 6 UNESCO world heritage sites and a total of 7 national parks in Assam. 

Visit the Meghalaya with magnificent caves, Loktak hills with floating islands , Guwahati with tea and coffee plantations, Cheerapunji with tallest waterfalls, and many other charming and alluring places to explore.

Witness the breathtaking snow-bound mountains, lush green hills, and dense tropical forests. Get to know the tribes’ culture, buy the handcrafted Assamese products, enjoy the various unique traditional festivals like Bihu, Dree, Hornbill, and Ziro festival. 

Whether it’s about food, multi-culture, organic lifestyle, spirituality, or adventure activities, Northeast India have everything to explore. We have shortlisted the 30 Popular traveling destinations in Northeast India.

Top 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

1. Kaziranga National Park: The World Heritage Site In India

Kaziranga National ParkKaziranga National Park | #1 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located in Assam, Kaziranga was declared as a national park in 1974.  This national park is known for great one-horned rhinoceros and bio-diversity. Kaziranga’s name has been adopted from women Karbi, who ruled there for a long time in ancient times. This forest area is one of the most popular tourist places in north east India and is  home to elephants, swamps, deers, wild buffaloes. Kaziranga was entitled as tiger reservoir in 2007 with 118 tigers with a density of 1 per 5 km. The tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, and pools enhance the natural beauty of this world heritage site.

Things to do in Kaziranga?

You can take a ride on an elephant safari or jeep safari to roam around the forest area. Cruise a boat in the Brahmaputra river that flows through the park to get a glimpse of gigantic dolphins. Enjoy bird watching, visit the Kaziranga orchid park, walk through the tea plantations, get to know the culture and people of local tribes.

Best time to visit- November to April

Where to Eat- Landmark woods, Kholong restaurant, Maihang restaurant

2. Guhawati

GuhawatiGuhawati | #2 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

This hot traveling spot is famous for the Kamakhya temple built by the Koch king Narnarayana. The most sacred place among tantriks for shakti pooja is situated at the top of nilachal hill. Besides this, Guwahati is known for its ecstatic beauty, tea gardens, unique culture, religions, and rocking nightlife. Every year Bihu festival is celebrated in the city with a full festive mood.

Things to do in Guwahati?

Visit the most significant and pious places like umananda temples, Nabagraha, kamakhya temple. Cruise the boat over the Brahmaputra river, visit Assam state zoo and magnificent peacock island. The shopaholics can buy Assam silk sarees, ethnic dresses of northeast India at the renowned fancy bazaar. 

Best time to visit- November to April

Where to EatThe Dabba Co., Kalita Spectrum, Pivaas pure

3. Shillong: The Scotland of North-East India

ShillongShillong | #3 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Explore incredible India in Shillong one of the top tourist places in Northeast India, located in the northeast region of India. The majestic place is known for its unique culture, heavy rainfalls, attractive landscapes, highest waterfalls and much more. Shillong is one of the smallest states but has always managed to attract tourists from across the globe. Shillong has become the major source of getting higher education in the northeast region of India. The capital city of Meghalaya has many treasures places that are worth visiting, such as Mawlynnong,  the cleanest village in Asia. 

Things to do in Shillong:

River rafting in Umiam Lake, trekking in Mawphlang Sacred Forest, walking through the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, visiting Laitlum Canyons, and witnessing the incredible Elephant Falls. Besides this, you can try horse riding, camping, rock climbing, and don’t forget to experience the buzzing nightlife of Shillong.

Best time to visit- November to April

Where to Eat- Rolling kitchen, City hut family dhaba, Dylan’s Cafe

4. Cheerapunji: Meghalaya’s Dew Drop

CheerapunjiCheerapunji | #4 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Also known as Sohra,Cheerapunji is the most fascinating place with the highest rainfall, unique climate, and tallest waterfalls. Cheerapunji is located in east Khasi hills at a high altitude of 1430m. It tops the list of the best North East tourist places and is blessed to have a chilling atmosphere throughout the year. This place has breathtaking natural views, rich flora, and fauna. Sohra also holds the Guinness world book of records for having the two highest rainfall in a single year. So, get ready to spend some quality time with your family or friends in the most fantastic place for an amazing experience.

Things to do in Cheerapunji

Watch the alluring nature, captivating landscapes, ecological parks, Exotic Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Nokhalikai Falls, Mawsmai caves, Ka Khoh Ramrah monolith, Double Decker Living Root Bridge made of rubber trees, Dainthlen, Dawki, Khynrem, and Mawsmai Falls.

Best time to visit- September-June

Where to Eat- Vobgyor restaurant, Wallphiri fastfood and Jiva grill.

5. Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok, SikkimGangtok | #5 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

The beautiful city is located in the lower eastern region of the Himalayas at an altitude of 1650m. Also known as Buddha’s land, Gangtok is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage and  a popular family destination in Northeast India. Gangtok reflects the art and culture, hand-crafted embroidered dresses and carpets. 

You’ll find lots of tourist trap points like lakes, eco-parks, rivers, waterfalls, historical places, and wildlife sanctuaries. Explore the different north-east Indian cuisines like seli roti, Thukpa, momos. Sha Phaley, gudruk and others.Explore the dense deciduous forests of oak, birch, elm, and bamboos. Witness the orchid flower shows in various varieties in  Gangtok.

Things to do in Gangtok:

White River rafting in Teesta river, paragliding, Trekking at  Pelling, Tendong Hills, picnic at seven sister falls, cycling ride, drive through Nathu La pass, Tsmogo lake, ride in the cable car. Besides these adventurous activities, you can visit monasteries, sunset at Tashi point, walk through Temi tea garden, and much more to explore.

Best time to visit- September-June

Where to Eat- Lil Tibet, Paradise coffe house, Flavours of Punjab gangtok

6. Pelling, West Sikkim

Pelling, West SikkimPelling | #6 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga at an altitude of 2150m. Pelling is a small town in North-east India but has a lot of tourists spots. This place is one of the one of the best places to visit in North East India. It is filled  with various Monasteries, waterfalls, lakes, forest areas, and adventure activities. You’ll find the most luxurious hotels of Sikkim in Pelling. Traveling in pelling means lots of fun, thrill, and excitement. This beautiful place is covered with snow from December to January.

Top-sights in Pelling

Kanchenjunga falls, Helipad ride, Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashising monastery, Sanghak Choeling Monastery, Rabdentse Palace, Khecheopalry lake, Skywalk & Mount Khangchendzonga.

Best time to visit- Mid-Feb -May, Sep-Dec

Where to Eat- Dokohthang, Shree ambay, Hotel Kabur

7. Manas National park: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Manas National parkManas National park | #7 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located in Assam, this national park is home to rare wildlife species like the roofed turtle, golden langur, hispid hair, and pygmy hog. Manas national park was declared as a world heritage site in danger by UNESCO in 1992. It is a biosphere reserve, project tiger reservoir, and elephant reserve. You’ll find a huge ratio of wild water buffaloes in this wildlife sanctuary. The predator-prey ratio is relatively high here. Take a ride on a jeep safari to get a closer look at animals like Clouded Leopard, Leopard, Samber,Himalayan Bear, Wild Boar, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, and so on at one of the best known biodiversity hotspots in India.

Top-sights in Manas National Park:

Bornadi wildlife sanctuary, Mathanguri, Bogamati & chowki picnic spot, Panbang river guides, Manas Ecotourism, Manas river, Bhutan’s king palace, and much more. 

Best time to visit- June-Mid October

Where to Eat- Sagar Ratna, Macchan, Dona planet

8. Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

Tsomgo Lake, SikkimTsomgo Lake | #8 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Tsomgo lake is known for color variation in water. This magnificent aquamarine lake is also called Changgu lake, or Tsongmo lake, elevated at 12000 ft is one of the best places to visit North east India. It is situated in east Sikkim at 40 km distance from Gangtok. Due to extremely cold weather in winter, the frozen tsomgo lake looks even more beautiful. Captivate the vibrant color of rhododendron and primulas wildflowers around the lake. A must-visit snowbound glacial lake for all the tourists. One must get a permit to visit Tsmogo lake.

Top Sights near Tsmogo lake:

Jawaharlal Nehru botanical garden, MG Marg, Thakurbari temple, Phensong Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Gumo ghumaao marg, Ganesh Tok view point, Flower exhibition, Plant conservatory, Palzor stadium, Himalayan zoological park, and many others to explore.

Best time to visit- April-May 

Sites to Visit- Things to do in Tsmogo lake

9. Ziro Valley: The Paradise of Peace

Ziro ValleyZiro Valley | #9 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Another UNESCO world heritage site in northeast India, Ziro valley, is a small town. It takes the pride in being one of the best Northeast India destinations for a holiday .Situated in Arunachal Pradesh. Located at 1500m above sea level, the place is known for its ecstatic beauty, majestic views, lush green hills, grey clouds. Do visit this valley for a lifetime experience. Ziro Valley is home to the Apatani tribe and is famous for Paddy-cum-pisciculture cultivation. Plan a trip to enjoy the night rock concerts organized every year at the end of September.

Top Sights in Ziro Valley:

Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Orchid Research Centre, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Shiva Linga, Religious Sites, Tarin Fish Farm, Hapoli, Doro Mando, Midey, Ziro Puto, Kile Pakho, Meghna cave temples, and others.

Best time to visit- September-June

Where to Eat- Cheme restaurnat, himalayan restaurant, Tsmogo lake

10. Nathula Pass

Nathula PassNathula Pass | #10 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located at an altitude of 4310 m, Nathula pass connect Sikkim and Tibet. It is one of the significant 3 open trading borders between  India and China. This pass has shortened the travel distance between Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites. You need to obtain a permit card from the tourism and civil aviation department to visit the nathula pass. Hire a private cab or taxi to reach the site. Get a glimpse of the China border from the Nathula pass. It is considered as one of the most interesting places to visit in Northeast India as it is situated on the old silk route. 

Top-attractions in Nathula Pass:

Nathula lake, Tukla Valley, Tsomgo Cho, Jelep La, Baba Harbhajan Singh temple, Lake Menmecho, Elephant lake, Lunhthung view point, Sikkim silk route, Thambi view point, Dong Ga Si, and Buddha Waterfalls.

Best time to visit- September-June

Where to Eat- Nathula, Himalayan, Cafe 13 lush greenthousand

11. Meghalaya: The Abode of Clouds

MeghalayaMeghalaya | #11 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

The most beautiful state of northeast India is known for art & culture, great history, and a green lush environment. The unique culture, rainfall, and dense forests add extra charm to this state. Everything in the state is worth watching, from tall waterfalls, tropical forests, limestone caves, grey clouds, and fog during the winter season. Meghalaya is a major producer of fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, and spices. Meghalaya is one of the most visited hill stations in Northeast India and has  a number of tourist sites worth visiting  to create unforgettable memories that will be cherished for your whole life.

Top Tourist Attractions in Meghalaya:

Living root bridge, Dawki, Elephant falls, Nohakalikai Falls, Mawllynong village, Umiam Lake, Cherrapunji, Laitlum Canyon, Dawki, Mawsynram, Shillong, and many more.

Best time to visit- October-November

Where to Eat- Rolling kitchen, Kim Pao, Agapae restaurant

12. Twang Monastery: The Spiritual Heaven

Twang MonasteryTwang Monastery | #12 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located in Arunachal Pradesh at the height of 10,000 ft, Twang is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and dense forests. It is one of the most significant and 2nd largest monasteries in the world. Designed aesthetically, feel the vibes of spirituality, purity, infinite peace in the stunning city of Buddhist monks. Also referred to as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse in Tibet, translated as the divine paradise of victory. Twang is home to the majority of the Monpa tribe. Get to learn the spirituality and local culture staying in the monastery with the monks.

Twang Monastery is known for?

Enjoy the bewitching beauty of the divine paradise, beautiful landscapes in Sela Pass, Madhuri Lake, Twang war memorial, Chakzam bridge, urgelling monastery, Sungester lake, Giant buddha statue, Panga tang Tso Lake, Khimmey-Nyingma monastery at one of  these family destinations in Northeast India.

Best time to visit- November-February

Where to Eat- Dharma Coffee house, Hotel mon-valley, Ana sonamtsomu

13. Majuli: The River Island of Assam

MajuliMajuli | #13 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Guinness’s book of records has declared Majuli one of the top north east tourist attractions as the world’s largest river island of Brahmaputra river situated in Assam. The island is a result of River Subansiri in the north and River Brahmaputra in the south. The unique river island place was declared as a district in 2016. Also known as the cradle of Assamese civilization has antique weapons, jewelry, and other hidden treasures. The river island is home to migratory birds. Plan a trip today to feel peace in nature’s lap and the sanctity of the Brahmaputra river.

Key attractions in Majuli:

Majuli has been entitled as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The crystal clear water of fresh lakes and pollution environment has always fascinated the tourists to visit this Riverland again and again. Visit the island in November to witness the Majuli festival celebrated every year from 21st to 24th of November.

Best time to visit- November-February

Where to Eat- 99 street cafe, MAA delicious, Food nation

14. Loktak Lake: The Floating lake in Manipur

Loktak LakeLoktak Lake | #14 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

This ancient lake is a significant source of livelihood and water for irrigation, drinking, and hydropower generation. The interesting name of the lake represents stream as Lok and end as tak. The reason it is known as a floating lake is; this lake supports plenty of phumdis or vegetation swamps. Enjoy the ethereal beauty of loktake freshwater lake situated at 50 km distance from Imphal, the capital city of Imphal. This simple, clean lake with unique landscapes deserves to be one of the  most popular tourist places for solo travelers in Northeast India

Top sights near Loktak lake:

Visit the Sandra and Phubala island located inside the lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park with most deers,  Red Hills/ Maibam Lokpaching, Sirohi National Park, INA Memorial at Moirang.

Best time to visit- December-March

Where to Eat- Loktak floating Ema restaurant, Rest hut, Loktak lake

15. Bomdila: Hidden gem of Arunachal Pradesh

BomdilaBomdila | #15 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Bomdila is located in Cona county Tibet in the twang district. This place happens to be  one of the most popular adventure spots in Northeast India and is a perfect  destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Witness the snow-capped mountains, lush green hills, and eye-pleasing landscapes. Rest from this, bomdila is a significant producer of organic apples. Buy organic apples at low prices at apple orchards. Bomdila is home to many Buddhist tribes. Experience the captivating views of the Himalayas, the spirit of nature, rich heritage, and Tibetian culture. 

Top sights in Bombdila:

Sessa Orchid sanctuary with deep valleys and hills is an Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary home to many birds like ducks, pheasants, kingfishers, hornbill, and eagles. Visit dirand valley, known for its highest trekking points and medicinal plants, a Buddhist temple in bomdila monastery, R.R Hill, and others.

Best time to visit- March-October

Where to Eat- Aroma restaurant, Choden restaurant, Dengchem hotel

16.  Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls, MeghalayaNohkalikai Falls | #16 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

The tallest plunge waterfall is located in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya at an altitude of 1115 feet. Noh ka likai is translated as the leap of likai named after a widow Ka Lkai. The magnificent waterfalls are situated near Cheerapunji. Plan a trip to Nohkalai falls and get mesmerized by the picturesque beauty and lush green environment. Landslides, sinkholes are common here, so plan the trip accordingly. The best bus route is via Shillong, situated at a 100 km distance.

Nohkalikai Falls is famous for:

It is one of the most wettest places with the highest rainfall in northeast India. Visit powerful sweet fall; Natural danthlen falls, rainbow falls in hilly forest area, Mawsmai Cave, Arwah cave, Wei Sawdong, Grotte de Mawmluh.

Best time to visit- March-May

Nearest Airport- Umrai Airport, 35 km  from Nohakalai

Where to Eat- Jadoh, The Wok restaurant, Orange roots

17. Gorichen Peak, Arunachal Pradesh

Gorichen Peak, Arunachal PradeshGorichen Peak | #17 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Elevated at 21,300 feet above sea level, the Gori Chen peak is the highest scalable glacier-fed peak in the eastern Himalayas. This peak is a popular trekking destination in Northeast India. One can do camping, mountaineering, river rafting, walkthrough plantations, and sightseeing.  The localities have a strong belief that the Gori Chen peak protects them from evil souls. A perfect place for travelers who loves to spend quality time in nature’s lap.

Top sights in Gorichen Peak:

Sela Pass, Nuranang Falls, Shungetser lake, twang monastery and other Buddhist pilgrimages, Panga Teng Tso Lake, Sungester lake, and others.

Best time to visit-  October-March

Where to Eat- Chotten hotel, Tee Keen Restaurant, Gurang restaurant

18. Yuksom, Sikkim: Gateway to Kangchendzongha

 Yuksom, SikkimYuksom | #18 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

The former ancient capital of Sikkim, Yuksom is of great historical and religious significance. The term Yuksom represents the meeting of three lamas. Elevated at 1750m, this fascinating small town of Sikkim is also referred to as the eye of Sikkim. The place is one of the best-known tourist attractions in Northeast India for thrill-seekers with lots of trekking points, camping, mountain climbing, and boating. Besides this Yuksom is filled with various Buddhist monasteries and heritages. It’s a famous tourist trap surrounded by waterfalls, freshwater lakes and spell-bound views, natural landscapes, and snow-covered mountains. 

Key Attractions in Yuksom:

Dubdi Monastery,  Kangchendzongha national park, Tashi Tenka monastery 

Dzongri route; a popular trekking point, Coronation Throne of Norbugang, Kartok Monastery are the most visited places in Yuksom.

Best time to visit- October-March

Where to Eat- Traditional INN restaurant, Hotel Samuna and Mama’s Kitchen

19. Siang River Rafting, Arunachal Pradesh

Siang River Rafting, Arunachal PradeshSiang River Rafting | #19 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh, the Siang river is one of the favorite rafting points among experienced rafters. Siang River is known for its adventurous riddles and rapids on the upper streams of Brahmaputra. Grade III and Grade IV rafting skills are required if you are planning to visit the Siang river. We recommend visiting this thrilling place in winter for a better experience. Pass through the dense tropical rainforests, So, plan today to ride a rollercoaster ride and get some splashes of chilled water of Siang river this holiday season at this popular tourist spot

Top Tourist spots  near Siang River Rafting:

Kameng/Seppa-Bhalukpung route, Dibang Route from aninin to assam border, Subansiri/Taliha and entire siang course.

Best time to visit- October-February

Where to Eat- Aroma restaurant, Flying dragon cafeteria, Blue Ocean Restaurant

20. Goecha La Pass, Sikkim

Goecha La Pass, SikkimGoecha La Pass | #20 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Situated 14000 ft high in the Himalayan range, the Goecha la trek will take you closer to the highest mountain views of Nepal. The trek is located in the small village Yuksom in Sikkim. The trekking trail in goechala is blessed with vibrant rhododendrons in the summer season. Watch the sunrise on the Kanchenjunga range, still, waters in smiti lake have an eye-catching zeal. One needs to be an experienced trekker as walking through the trail at a high altitude is not an easy task for this reason it is one of the popular trekking destination in Northeast India. So, if you are planning for a visit to Goecha la, read the mandatory guidelines for difficult trekking points. You need to obtain a permit card from the forest check post.

Things to do in Goechala:

Kanchenjunga with multiple routes, snow-bound Kabru Himalayan ridge, 32nd highest Kumbhkarna peak, Mount climbing at  Pandim, Kanchendzoga & Talung, Zemu glaciers, and many others. 

Best time to visit- March-October

Where to Eat- Lil Tibet, Dzongri Top, Chang’s fast food

21. Shri Govinda Ji temple, Imphal

Shri Govinda Ji temple, ImphalShri Govinda Ji temple | #21 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

This sacred and ancient temple is a tourist attraction and is devoted to Lord Krishna. Govinda Ji temple is one of the largest temples in Imphal designed aesthetically with two golden domes and an extended mandapa. It was built in 1846 in the dynasty of Maharaja Nara Singh. The temple is connected to Silchar in Assam. The images of Radha & Krishna, Subhadra, Bala Bhadra, and Jagganath are carved in the woods. Capture some beautiful pictures around the garden and a pond modeled in Shri Govinda Ji temple.

Top-sights near Shri Govinda Ji Temple:

Imphal war cemetery, Kangla Fort, ISKCON Imphal, Khongjom war memorial complex, Lord sanamahi temple, Kuman lampak main stadium, Shaheed Minar, Indian army war cemetery, Shri Hanuman Thakur temple, and many others.

Best time to visit-  October-February

Where to Eat- Skyview, BIMI Imohal, CHAPU

22. Mawsynram – The place with the highest rainfall in India

MawsynramMawsynram | #22 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Mawsynram is located at an altitude of 1400m Mawsynram in the east Khasi hills of Meghalaya. It is known for naturally formed Stalagmite/stone almost similar to Shivling. The Maw is a Khasi word that refers to stone. Mawsynram is the most wettest place in India and holds a Guinness book of world records. The highest rainfall recorded till today is 26000mm. A perfect and prime destination for nature lovers with rich flora and fauna, waterfalls, unexpected rainfalls is one of the major highlights of the North East tourism.

Top Sights in Mawsynram:

Cheerapunji, Krempuri cave, Mawjymuin, Lum Symper, Mawsmai Waterfalls, Shillong, Khreng viewpoint, Nohaikalai waterfalls, Mawlyngbna

Best time to visit- September-May

Where to Eat- Sincera resort, Jiva grill, Wallphiri restaurant

23. Nagula Lake – A Hidden Treasure Amidst Nature

Nagula LakeNagula Lake | #23 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Nagula lake is located at a height of 14,000 feet near twang and bum la pass. Covered in snow, Nagula lake is known for its spell-bound beauty, scenic beauty, water color variations, unique climate, and Brahminy ducks and is one of the famous places to visit in North East India. You’ll find heavy military allocated around this area as this lake is situated near the Indo-China border. Relax in nature’s lap and capture some beautiful shots in Nagula lake. 

Tourist places near Nagula lake:

Tawang monastery, Bum La Pass, Geshila peak, Taktsang gompa, Shonga Tsier Lake, Gorsam Chorten, Sela Pass, Narurang Falls, Bap Teng Kang waterfalls. 

Best time to visit- October-February

Where to Eat- Dondrun restaurant, Dharma coffee house, Ellora Hotel

24. Umiam Lake, Meghalaya

Umiam Lake, MeghalayaUmiam Lake | #24 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located near Shillong and surrounded by Khasi hills, this artificial reservoir has become a popular tourist spot in past few years. Umiam lake is stretched to about 222 km and can be visited at any time of the year. The mesmerizing beauty of the lake and vibrant wildflowers at the shores are sure to make you fall in love with Umiam lake. Try boating, camping or trekking in the dense forest areas.

Places to Visit near Umiam lake:

Elephant Falls, Shillong viewpoint, Wards lake, Don Bosco museum, Lady Hydari park, Air force museums, Spread Eagle Falls, Bishop falls, Shillong golf course, Wankhar Entomology.

Best time to visit-  Any time of the year

Where to Eat- Palei Kitchen, Ri Shat Sngi Orchid restaurant

25. Tripura Sundari Temple, Tripura

Tripura Sundari Temple, TripuraTripura Sundari Temple | #25 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Situated at a 56km distance from Agartala, this ancient Hindu temple is one of the significant 51 Shakti Peeths. This sacred shrine is dedicated to Matambri, Devi Parvati, or goddess kali. Designed Aesthetically, the architecture resembles the square-shaped Bengali hut with a dome over the top. Almost all the Hindu festivals like Diwali, Holi are celebrated with full spirit and enthusiasm by the localities. Thousand of tourists visit this holy place every year to witness the spirituality, peace, and architectural beauty of the Tripura Sundari temple which is a tourist attraction.

Top-Sights near Tripura Sundari Temple:

Dumboor lake, neer mahal, Trishna wildlife sanctuary, Sepahijala Wildlife sanctuary, Ambassa, Jampui hills, Unakoti, Ujjayanta Palace, Neermahal government museum. Tripura government museum.

Best time to visit- October-February

Where to Eat- Domino’z, Eat Good, Do good, The Fern

26. Nuranang Falls: The Bong bong Falls

Nuranang FallsNuranang Falls | #26 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located at a 40km distance from the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, this romantic and spectacular waterfall is about 6000 feet high. Nuranang falls is referred to by many other names like Jung/Jang and bong bong falls by localities. The place  is well-known as a honeymoon destination in Northeast India. This serene place is truly a hidden gem of Arunachal Pradesh. A part of this waterfall originates from the Sela pass. Relax and unwind in the Nuranang waterfalls surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. Capture the stunning landscapes, flowing water pictures in this offbeat tourist spot.

Top sights to visit near Nuranang falls:

Nuranang falls is the most stunning waterfall with a rainbow. Bumla pass, Madhuri lake, Gorichen peak, Eagle nest wildlife sanctuary, Pangateng Tso Lake, Twang monasteries, water bodies, connecting bridges, etc. are some popular tourist spots that you can visit this holidays season.

Best time to visit-  February to November

Where to Eat- The dragon, Orage restaurant & lounge bar, Sno-yak restaurant

27. Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya

 Jaintia Hills, MeghalayaJaintia Hills | #27 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Jaintia hills are known for limestone deposits and a plethora of shallow and long caves. Jaintia hills are a part of the subtropical forests of mesmerizing  Meghalaya. One of the top tourist attractions in northeast India. The summer season is the best time to visit these hills. Explore the long caves for a thrilling and adventurous experience. Jaintia localities are known for carpet weaving, cloth weaving, cane mats, pineapple fiber articles, jewelry, musical instruments, wood carving, etc.

Key attractions near Jaintia Hills:

India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate, Dawki River, Krang Suri Falls, Tyrshi Falls andNartiang Monoliths, Ialong park, Jowai sight seeing. You can also try some outdoor activities like boating, river rafting, trekking, and camping in the Jaintia hills.

Best time to visit- March-June

Where to Eat- Kibo restaurant, Choice restaurant, and Beetelnet restaurant

28. Madhuri Lake: The land of peace

Madhuri LakeMadhuri Lake | #28 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Located near to Tawang an bumla pass, this lake is named after the famous bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, this peaceful lake is best to be visited in Summers. The former name of this lake was Shonga- Tser lake. You can take a direct flight from guwahati airport or nearest  tezpur railway station. The lake was formed naturally as a result of earthquake in 1950. Witness the beautiful lake surroounded by captivating terrains. In a very little time it gained popularity for being one of the best Northeast India destinations for a holiday. 

Tourist Attractions near Madhuri Lake:

Nagula lake, Pangateng Tso Lake, sela Pass, Bumla Pass, Nuranang falls, Twang, lakes & hills, Gorichen peak, jaswant garh, river rafting in Kameng river, Buddhist monasteries and pilgrimages.

Best time to visit- April-October

Where to Eat- Bengali restaurant & Lodge, Army Cafeteria

29. Phodong Monastery, Pelling-Sikkim

Phodong Monastery, Pelling-SikkimPhodong Monastery | #29 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Situated at a distance of 38 kms from gangtok, the monastery was built in 18th century by Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal. This significant monastery of buddhist monks is of great historic and religious importance. You can reach via bagdogra airport or rail route via siliguri; nearest railway station. It is believed to be ancient and oldest shrine in India. The scenic landscapes, waterfalls, pleasant weather and green eco parks is what makes this monastery one of the most visited places in Northeast India. Feel the spirituality and peace this season visiting the aesthical Phodong monastery.

Top attractions near Phodong Monastery:

Tashi view point, Phensang monastery, Ban jhakri falls park, gangtok, Kabi lungchuk, Fambong Lho wildlife sanctuary,  Rumtek Monastery and Ralang Monastery.

Best time to visit- March-december

Where to Eat- Bakers Cafe,  Roll house, Cae live & Loud

30. Ravangla, Sikkim

Ravangla, SikkimRavangla | #30 of 30 Places to Visit in Northeast India

Ravangala is a small town situated in the south of sikkim. Witness the beautiful himalayan migratory birds in this serene place surrounded by snow capped peaks and vibrant wild flowers in the summer. The place is also popular for having natural steamy hot springs which has added on its journey in being one of the trending holiday destinations in North East India  . You can reach Ravangala by nearest bagdogra airport or new jalpaiguri railway station. A must visit place for ornithologists and birders for an ultimate life experience. Besides this there are plenty of monasteries and water bodies to watch in this paradise of sikkim.

Key Attractions near Ravangala:

Bird watching at Ralang monastery, phodong monastery, Buddha Park, Tashiding monastery, Doling monastery, Titanic or Chuchay Dhunga, Bhaley dunga, Borong Hot spring.

Best time to visit- April-June, September-January

Where to Eat- Kookay restaurant, Ravangla restaurant, Tathagata kitchen


Whether You are an adventurous soul who is after thrill-filled activities like rafting or hiking or a nature lover who wants to unwind in the lap of Mother Nature while enjoying her beauty this part of the country has many hidden gems to nourish the soul of every tourist visiting these 30 chosen Popular traveling destinations in Northeast India.

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