Arunachal Pradesh

This is the largest state in the Northeast India. The state is full of valleys that run from the Himalayas in the north to the Brahma­putra in the south. The places of tourist attraction in the state include the following.

TAWANG is the most popular destination in Arunachal. The town can be reached through a 350km drive from Tezpur. Major attractions of Tawang include the Se La pass, and a 16th-century Buddhist monastery that dominates the town.

ZIRO is a small town in the heart of the Apa Tani Plateau in cen­tral Arunachal. It's a quiet world of paddy farming, mithun herding, and spec­tacular bamboo architecture.

NAMDAPHA is a national park with elevations rang­ing from 200m to over 4,000m. It boasts a variety of wildlife including leopards, snow leopards and tigers.

Assam

This is the most easily accessible state in Northeast, with an airport and railway station at its capital Guwahati. Major attractions of the state include the following

Kaziranga National Park – is the first national park in India to be listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. The National Park covers an area of 860 sq km predominated by grasslands. The major attractions of the park include the one-horned rhi­no, the Royal Bengal tiger, the Asiatic elephant, the Asiatic wild buffalo, and the swamp deer.

Majuli – this is a relatively lesser known but a very attractive destination. Majuli is the world's largest river island spread over 800 sq km of forest and beach.

Manipur

The state of Manipur stretches along the border with Myanmar. The Manipur valley is home to a unique version of Vaishnavite Hinduism, prac­tised by the Meitei people. The Manipuri hills are peopled with a diverse mix of tribal cul­tures including Nagas and Kukis. The state capital Imphal is connected by air to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Aizawl and Silchar. The nearest railhead is Dimapur, 215km away.

IMPHAL – The state capital has much to offer to the tourists including the Royal Palace and the Shri Govindaji Temple.  Imphal also boosts of Ima Market, the largest women's bazaar in India. This is the best place to buy souvenir handlooms and handicrafts.

Konghampat Orchidarium is famous for the 120 species of orchid that it displays. The Orchaidarium is 12 km from the state capital.

LOKTAK is a large freshwater lakes located at a distance of 45km from of Imphal. There are floating islands in Loktak which are used by the local fishermand for water chestnuts.

UKHRUL is one of the most popular hill station in the region. The lime caves of Kangkhui are a little outside the city and definitely worth a visit.

Meghalaya

From the untamed Garo hills to the rice bowl of the Jaintias—and, in between, a hip and happening capital in the Khasi ranges - Meghalaya carries its contrasts well. With its colonial Grandeur, Shillong is the most famous tourist destination of Meghalaya. Other attractions of the place include Cherapunji, GARO HILLS, Dabakgre, Baghmara, Balpakram National Park etc.

Mizoram

Mizoram is the southernmost corner of north east India. This is probably the remotest state in the country.

AIZAWL is the capital of the state and a sprawling city. The town has resemblance to

Shimla - TAMDIL is the largest lake of the state located at a distance of 110km from the capital.

VANTAWNG is a large waterfall (750 ft high) about 150km from Aizawl on the Lau River. PHAWNGPUI or the Blue Mountain is a 2,150 m high mountain. This is the highest peak of the state and can be accessed through treks.

Nagaland

On the border with Myanmar, Nagaland is at the easternmost extreme of the Indian subcontinent. KOHIMA, the capital of Nagaland is a good starting point for visit to the state. It's charm­ingly tranquil and has plenty of history.

Japfu Peak & Dzukou Valley is a spectacular peak about 15 km from the city.

Tripura

Tiny Tripura is tucked away in a corner of the northeast, and surrounded by Bangladesh on three sides. It's an area of lush green moun­tains and valleys. Jet Airways flies to Agartala from Kolkata.

NEERMAHAL & RUDRASAGAR LAKE - The Neermahal or 'water palace' lies in the middle of Rudrasagar lake, 55km south of Agartala. It was built in 1930 as a summer residence for Maharaja Sir Bikram Kishore Manikya.

UDAIPUR is the former capital of Tripura and has retained some of its old world charm. It is today an important market town sur­rounded by paddy fields and low forested hills. The town has several famous temples.

JAMPUI HILLS is known as the land of the eternal spring. A cluster of 10 villages near the Tripura-Mizoram bor­der, the Jampui Hills offer panoramic views of the Chittagong hills in Bangladesh. A trek in these hills is a great experience.

AGARTALA is the capital of Tripura and has a laid back attitude. The main attraction of the town is Ujjayanta Palace

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