Top 5 Places to Visit in North-East India

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Places to Visit in North-East India

A look at the north-east will make anyone realize that here lies a land of untouched beauty, gentle people, and fresh air. We decided to make you a small list of places you must visit in these fairly pristine lands.

1. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Also called ‘Queen of the hills,’ The Darjeeling hill station is the land of muscatel tea, serenaded by the crest of the Kanchenjunga mountain, the third highest mountain in the world. With the backdrop of a peak which is considered so holy by the people of Sikkim that climbers follow the tradition of stopping just short of the summit out of respect for the mountain, Darjeeling already has the badge of scenic beauty under its wings.

2. Gangtok, Sikkim
Standing at about 5,500 ft high, Gangtok provides plenty of places that to calm down and relax in along with several adventure activities to get that adrenaline flowing. Ridge Park, Hanuman Tok and Ganest Tok are major sightseeing attractions here and there are a number of options for trekking and rock climbing keep. The cable car ride is recommended and a visit to Tashi View Point should be on the top of anyone’s to-do-list.

3. Shillong, Meghalaya
Situated approximately 1,491 m above sea level, Shillong in Meghalaya is a part of East Khasi Hill District. Locals and tourists gather at the Lady Hydari Park to enjoy the beauty of blooming flowers. The Ward’s Lake, an artificial lake open to tourists for boating, is a must-see. Shillong Peak, situated 1,965 metres above sea level, offers a breathtaking view of the countryside, and is surely a must visit.

4. Pelling, Sikkim
Catch a breathtaking view of the third highest mountain in the world Khangchendzonga from Pelling. What’s more, one can experience the Khangchendzonga Festival from 24th of December to 26th of December every year at Pelling, West Sikkim. White-water rafting on the Rangit, kayaking, promotional trekking, mountain biking, sightseeing, traditional sports and bird- watching are some of the activities to look forward to at this time.

5. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga National Park is a world heritage site that plays host to two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros, classified as a vulnerable species. The park is home to the highest density of tigers among all the protected areas in the world and in 2006 was declared a Tiger Reserve. A large number of breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer have also made their home here.