Nelive presents 10 reasons why you must visit the Northeastern part of the country before departing on earth.
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Raas leela, the joyful dance of Krishna and the gopis has been immortalized in legend.
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The rolling hills of Dzukou Valley, on the border of Nagaland and Manipur, are one of the highlights of India’s northeast. Here’s some photographic proof, and a guide on how to get to Dzukou Valley from Nagaland.
Dzukou Valley sits high amongst the clouds, straddling the border of Nagaland and Manipur states in northeast India. In summer, vivid green hillocks pave the way for blue mountaintops, and bright flowers wave in the winds amongst the tall grasses.
In winter, temperatures drop far lower than one would expect in such tropical states, and the valley freezes, sometimes covered in white snows.
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It is a very popular hiking and picnicking spot. Located at an altitude of 920 mts above sea level, the dam is a multipurpose irrigation project overlooking a beautiful lake. October to May is the best time to visit Singda dam.
Living Root Bridges
In order to cross swollen rivers in the country’s Meghalaya region, villagers devised a clever solution – weaving tree roots into sturdy, living structures.
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Majuli River Island
Due to the frequent flooding of the Brahmaputra river, Majuli suffers heavy erosion. In the last 30-40 years it is estimated that it has lost about one third of its area.
It is home to about 1,60,000 people. It is the hub of Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture.
The majestic green tea gardens and estates of Assam are known for malty flavor and strong color and taste. Assam is the largest tea-growing region in the country where tea plant grows in a lowland region, in the valley of the Brahmaputra River.
The Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh state in India. It connects the Tibetan Buddhist town of Tawang to Dirang and Guwahati.
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The most significant urban centre in all of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima and the home of Ao Naga.
The popular tourist spots in the area include the District Museum, the Town main park, (located just above the Town Center), Unman village (which is regarded as the oldest and largest) and the Ao village.
In addition, visitors might also be interested in exploring places like Longkhum, Langpangkong, Mopungchukit and Chuchuyimlang located within the district.
Since agriculture constitutes the main occupation in the area, festivals during the sowing and harvesting months are sure to enhance the tourist's experience.
Madan Kamdev is an archaeological site in Baihata Chariali, Kamrup, Assam. This place dates back to the 9th and 10th century AD. Excavation and ruins here shows the prosperity and might of Pala dynasty of Kamarupa.
The ruins of Madan Kamdev are scattered widely in a secluded place, covering 500 meters. Uma Maheshwar's embraced idols, carved on the stones of medieval temples, can be seen here. The most prominent statues are of the Sun, Ganesha, and Vidhyadhar.