North East India - A Mishmash of Everything Fun


Most of the North Eastern region of India remains unsoiled by human invasion keeping the beauty intact. For an avant-garde experience book the North East Tour Packages and travel hassle-free to enjoy the bucolic charms of the landscapes. It is made up of stately hills and bewitching cultures simply waiting to be explored. Located in the core of Assam is the Kaziranga National Park which is home to the one-horned rhino and big cats like panthers, tigers and many species of birds. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram are situated at a distance of eighty kilometres apart, are renowned for being the dampest of places on earth and have beautiful trekking routes as well. Shillong also known as the Scotland of the East is an ideal place for a calming and detoxing vacation. Kohima in Nagaland is an enchantress with its beautiful lakes and World War II cemetery. Manipur is lovingly called the Switzerland of India with floating islands, exotic wildlife and tranquil landscapes. Nathula Pass located at a height of 14,450 feet was once a part of the Silk Route and is a perfect getaway from the maddening crowds with the Chinese border in near sight.


Avail of the Gangtok Tour Packages as you visit the capital state of Sikkim. Gangtok is located at the height of 1650 metres above sea level with an amazing view of Mt Kanchenjunga which is the world’s third highest mountain. It acts as a base camp for adventure junkies who are a group of campers and trekkers of the Himalayan mountain ranges. In March up to May blooming rhododendrons give the landscape a facelift with colourful flowers everywhere. Nathu La Pass is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. Located on the Indo-Tibetan border at 14450 feet and is known for its mesmerising beauty and beautiful environment. Tsomgo Lake is a high-altitude lake located on the Gangtok -Nathu La highway and is also popularly known as Changu Lake. The lake lies between the steep snow-covered mountains and a green rug of alpine woods. Belonging to the Kagyu sect of Buddhists is the Rumtek Monastery which lies on a hilltop twenty-three kilometres from Gangtok with a temple and a monastery for the monks.


Kaziranga National Park Assam

 The mysteries of the North East Tour Packages unfold as you reach Kaziranga National Park in Assam. This Indian national park resides on the banks of the Brahmaputra river and is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros Ganges river dolphins and tigers. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has dense forests, swampy lagoons and grass meadows for elephant grazing. Rich vegetation covers most parts of the national park which includes marshlands and tropical broadleaf forests. The park is a popular location for migratory birds which fly down from the north. The visitors can easily spot black nested storks,white-fronted geese and the ferruginous duck. Safaris are managed both during the day and night; even elephant rides are famous among tourists, wildlife photographers and enthusiasts. The park is divided into four zones -Kaziranga or Central range, Bagori or western range, Agratoli and Burapahar range. The western zone is regarded as good for elephant safari and rhino sightings and the eastern zone is considered ideal for water birds.


Cherrapunjee Meghalaya

The next destination of the Gangtok Tour Package glides you toward the living root bridges of Cherrapunjee. Besides being famous as the wettest place it is also known for these miraculous bridges which are an amalgamation of the human mind and the magic of nature. The bridges are sprawled across the city and are built on the roots of the trees. Jingkieng Nongrait is a Double Decker Living root bridge which is three kilometres long and has a height of 2400 feet as the Umshiang river flows underneath the bridge. The experience is one of a kind where you get to witness and walk making the visit worthwhile. For avid road travellers taking a drive through misty valleys and waterfalls of the region is a must as you reach the popular Nohkalikai Waterfalls. Visitors who are facing a crunch for time can visit the town of Dawki which lies on the border of Bangladesh and can enjoy clear water boating during the winter season. In the East Khasi district lies Asia’s cleanest village award winning village of Mawlynnong which is often regarded as God’s own garden. It becomes more beautiful during the monsoon season with flowers blooming near the waterfalls.


Tawang Monastery Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang monastery is the second biggest and oldest monastery in Asia which is located around two kilometres from the town of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh a perfect place for solace of the North East Tour Package. It is also known as the Tawang Ganden Namgyal Lhatse which is adorned with an eight-metre-high gilded statue of Lord Buddha and is located at a height of three thousand metres above sea level.  Monastery is believed to be four hundred years old and controls seventeen gompas. The monastery is also known for its 16th-century architecture and is home to nearly three hundred monks. The main attractions of the Tawang Monastery are the paintings and sketches of Bodhisattvas and a silk casket which is in reverence to Goddess Shri Devi. As it lies in the Himalayan ranges it encompasses a panoramic view of the Tawang -Chu valley. The library at the Tawang Monastery is well-stocked with priceless scriptures like Kangyur and Tengyur.


Loktak Lake Manipur

Next pit stop of the Gangtok Tour Package is Loktak Lake. The lake is known for its floating islands which are popularly known as Phumdis is situated fifty kilometres from Imphal. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes of North East India and also houses the floating National Park of Keibul Lamjao. Loktak Lake is located in the Bishnupur district of Manipur where the floating swamps are toured by a fisherman’s boat. The tranquil water, the maze of boat routes and the lush verdant surroundings topped with a glowing sunset are picturesque sites to behold. The lake and Sendra Island present a perfect marriage of freshwater lake whereas the island is made up of organic waste from the same lake.

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