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Don't Miss the 5 Must see Tourist Attractions in NorthEast India

Nov 10, 2017 21:48
Tourist Attractions

The North-East India tourism  boasts of places of beauty where nature flourishes with all its glory. Situated amidst the many hilltops, the scenic valleys and the beautiful places to visit in North East India paint a picture that you need to see to believe.

The clouds floating right by your side, and the sun rising from amidst the valley, North East holds something special to experience.

From the beauty of the tourist places in North East India to the fun-filled activities, there are numerous experiences that you simply cannot afford to miss out.

Major tourist attractions along with Karni Mata Temple, Camel Research Farm and Ganga Singh Museum.

1. Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery, located in Tawang city of Tawang district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

It is situated in the valley of the Tawang River, near the small town of the same name in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh, in close proximity to the Tibetan and Bhutanese border.

Related: 5 facts about India's largest monastery in the Northeast, Tawang Monastery!

Tawang Monastery is known in Tibetan as Galden Namgey Lhatse, which translates to "celestial paradise in a clear night." It was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso. It belongs to the Gelug school of Mahayana Buddhism and had a religious association with Drepung Monastery of Lhasa, which continued during the period of British rule.

2. Kaziranga National Park

Declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, the National Park is home to the one horned rhinos which attract tourists from all over the world. Spotting a one-horned rhinoceros in its stomping yard is an experience that you can live to tell your grandchildren. It will be unlike any lore ever told.

Famous for the one horned rhinoceros.

Related: A Day in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park have about 35 species of mammals and hundreds of migratory birds species that fly down every season.

3. Exploration Spree at the Jaintia Hills

The Jaintia Hills in the State of Meghalaya is bounded on the North and East by the State of Assam. On the South by Bangladesh and on the West by East Khasi Hills District.

Related: Umden Village in Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya

4. Dampa Tiger Reserve

The Dampa Tiger Reserve occupies an area of 500 sq. km. and lies in west Mizoram in northeastern India, along the border between India and Bangladesh. The hills and forests in this 'Land of the highlanders' are considered by biologists to be "biogeographic highways" connecting India to Malayan and Chinese regions.

The rich, luxuriant rainforests of Dampa harbour several species such as the swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant and hoolock gibbon.

Related: Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram

The Dampa Tiger Reserve is probably one of the last few safe havens for the tiger and a host of other animal and bird species.

5. Phodong Monastery

Phodong Monastery (or Phodang) is a Buddhist monastery in Sikkim, India. It is located 28 kilometres from Gangtok.

It was built in the early 18th century but an older monastery had pre-existed the current one.

9th Karmapa was invited by the king of Sikkim, where he founded three monasteries. Rumtek, one of the most important monastery of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, Phodong and Ralang Monastery.

Related: Top Monasteries of Sikkim

It was reconstructed by Sidkeong Tulku Namgyal, who was recognized as the reincarnation of his uncle, Sidkeong Namgyal, the abbot of the monastery. The line was to be continued by Palden Thondup Namgyal.

Nov 10, 2017 21:48

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