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Top ten reasons why you must visit Northeast India before you die

Nov 10, 2017 19:28
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The Northeast Indian states also known as Seven Sister States or Northeast are paradise unexplored and known for its natural beauty, diversity, rare and unique wildlife, people and culture.

Seven sister states or Northeast India plus Sikkim the only brother offers list of must see places in Motherland once in your life time, here are those places state wise.

Nelive presents 10 reasons why you must visit the Northeastern part of the country before departing on earth.

Bihu festival

Bihu is the chief festival of Assam. Marking the beginning of the Assamese New Year, Bihu is celebrated with immense joy and fervor in the state. Take a look at some the facts related to Bihu.

Related: Bohag Bihu of Assam

Bihu is a set of three different festivals: Rangali or Bohag Bihu which is observed in April, Kangali or Kati Bihu which is observed in October, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu which is observed in January.

Raas leela

Raas leela, the joyful dance of Krishna and the gopis has been immortalized in legend.

Related: Raas Leela Festival of Manipur

The dance of love is traditional and one of the major Indian classical dance forms from Manipur. Manipuri dance style is one of one of the famous dance style of Raas leela.

Dzukou valley

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.

Related: Nagaland: 6 myths & legends of the Dzukou Valley

In winter, temperatures drop far lower than one would expect in such tropical states, and the valley freezes, sometimes covered in white snows.

Singda Dam

Singda dam is located about 20 kms from Imphal, the capital of Manipur. The drive to the dam is picturesque and is surrounded by paddy fields and lush green hills.

Related: Picnic Spots in and Around Imphal

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.

Related: Roots That Live and Bridge

The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji aren’t built they’re grown over hundreds of year, located in the rainforest of Cherrapunji and they are alive and still growing and gaining strength over time.

Majuli River Island

Majuli, the world’s biggest river island, is all set to become India’s first carbon neutral district. It is also now a biodiversity heritage site.

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.

Related: Largest River Island of the World – Majuli

It is home to about 1,60,000 people. It is the hub of Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture.

Tea garden

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.

Related: 13 Facts You Did Not Know About Assam Tea

Sela pass

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.

Related: Amidst the wild in Arunachal Pradesh

Mokochung

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.

Related: Ungma, the Beautiful Tribal Village in Nagaland

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

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.

Related: Two Amazing Shiva Temples in Arunachal

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.

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