North East India Tour & Travel Guide
North East India is a least explored, most mysterious and arguably the most beautiful region of India. It shares its border with four neighbouring countries China, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan and it is the only gateway to Bhutan from india side.
North East also referred as the ‘Seven Sister States’ referring the states named Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. India’s seven well known national parks are found here named as Kaziranga, Manas, Uran & Pobitora in Assam; Namdapha in Arunachal Pradesh; Sipajijola in Tripura, Keibul Lamjao in Manipur and the World famous one horn rhino is found here.
Green lush mountain ranges intermingled with magnificent dense forests, passing through Buddhist stupas and monasteries, windy roads, glacial lakes, and a climate to die for. The North East will surely take your breath away, and keep you coming back for more.
24°C to 45°C
(April to June)
21°C to 35°C
(July to Sep)
10°C to 27°C
(Oct to Feb)
An Insight into North East India Tourism
Unplug the Un-spoilt…Getaway to the picture-perfect landscapes & cultural diversity
East India includes Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and also the union territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The seven sisters often mentioned along with east India, own their popular identity of north-east India. The eastern states of India, have rich natural deposits of minerals, abundance natural beauty, wildlife like none have, colourful festivals, heritage that narrates old world charm, beautiful beaches and lip-smacking food. Places of prime importance in this zone include Kolkata, Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Kalimpong in West Bengal; Bhubaneswar, Puri, Konark in Odisha; Rajgir, Bodhgaya, Ranchi and others in Bihar and Jharkhand. Wildlife lovers must explore the Simlipal & Sundarbans.
East India is home to a several World Heritage Sites. Odisha displays inherent architectural expertise in marvels like the Sun Temple in Konark (World Heritage Site) and the ancient Jagannath Temple in Puri. Mahabodhi Temple of Bodhgaya (World Heritage Site) is related to life of the Buddha and his attainment of Enlightenment. On the other hand Kolkata in West Bengal is rightly termed as the Cultural Capital of India. This place boasts 19th-century architectural awes like the Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge and others.
The ancient temples and other places of worship here date back to bygone eras. Be it the Gupta Dynasty Bodhgaya relics or the ethos of Jagannath Temple of Puri, religious teachings & believes are deep rooted here. In Bihar, the Thai Monastery, Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, Bodhgaya, Durgeshwari Cave Temple, Baidyanath Temple, Pataliputra Theerth (Jain Temple), and the Vishnupaada temples are very revered and popular. Similarly, Kalibari Temples across Kolkata and Dakshineswar Kali mandir and Kali Ghaat Kali Mandir are amongst the most popular ones. Synonym to Odisha, Jagannath Dham, says it all.
Puri is one of the oldest towns in India and is popular for The Jagannath Cult. The capital Bhubaneswar - the city of temples, is dotted with more than 1000 temples. The prominent ones being Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, Parshuram Temple, Ram Mandir, Brahmeswar Temple and many others.
The topography here is a mélange of nature’s attributes. From high raise Eastern Ghats to the coasts of Bay of Bengal, through the gangatic plains, this zone is a perfect habitat and breeding ground for many species of flora & fauna. Although east India might not have the opulence of the north and south India, yet it is beyond comparison in its abundance of natural richness and tribal culture. The wooded hills and wildlife destinations here draw tourists to explore this unspoiled haven. The most popular ones being Simlipal (Odisha), Bhitarkanika (Odisha), Chilka lake (Odisha), Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary (Odisha), Sundarbans (West Bengal), Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary (Jhankhand), and Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary (Bihar). Various unspoiled beaches and caves in Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand, have become recent choice of globe trotters.
Bengali in West Bengal, Odiya in Orissa and Bihari, Bhojpuri & Maithali in Bihar & Jharkhand, are the local languages. Nevertheless Hindi is understood across most parts of East India. The Cuisines & flavours here are subtle and delicately spiced. People relish both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Bengali fish delicacies and sweets lure everyone in Kolkata and the soft & juicy sweets of Odisha like Chhena Gaja, Chhena Poda and Rasmalai are mouthwatering. The savoury Litti-Chokha of Bihar is not to be missed. The dance, music, literature and other art forms here ass colour & vibrancy to life. Be it the Sambalpuri folk dance of Odisha or Rabindra Sangeet of Bengal or be it Pattachitra of Odisha or Madhubani paintings of Bihar, these creative indulgences are sure to leave any travellers mesmerizing.
Tour Packages of North East India
North East India Travel Information
Best time to go
The best time to visit North East India is not at all particular due to it being highly vast. If you are intending to experience the beauty of the waterfalls there then nothing’s best than the monsoon season where you can witness the lush green beauty all around. Visiting the Buddhist monasteries during September or December, is a treat for the eyes. To be a part of the vibrant festivities in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur & Nagaland you can plan your tour in the first week of December.
The visitors to North East India either they are coming from within India or from any foreigner country can have an access to the North Eastern states through air since there are good number of airports prevalent in the North eastern states. Apart from that, extensive railway networks are facilitated which connect major Indian states and cities with those in the North east. The states with urban areas shall have a good network of roads too.
Tropical climate is prevalent in North East India. During the monsoon climate, the rains here are very heavy and the summer months start from June and end by September. At the time of winters, the average temperature in the regions here is 14 degrees to 16 degrees Celsius while the hilly regions experience a temperature as low as zero degrees Celsius. The temperature during summertime reaches up to 33 degrees Celsius that is not very high.
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Know before you go:
Before starting your tour to the North eastern states, there exists a need for you to do an in-depth research of the Inner Line Permit’s scenario for entering into Arunachal Pradesh. Indians need to get the ILP for their entry. In order to explore more, you shall have a good number of free days in your hands! Currently, North east states are considered to be one of the most visited destinations and thus, you’ll have to book your tickets well in advance. Internet issues might be prevalent in certain areas in Northeast India.
The official languages of the North eastern states are many since each state is accompanied with its own distinct language. English is majorly spoken in Arunachal Pradesh, Assamese and English are spoken by the locales of Assam, Manipuri in Manipur, English in Meghalaya, Mizo in Mizoram, English in Nagaland and Nepali is spoken in Sikkim. However, being a tourist here and communicating with the people here would not include any kind of hassle since majority of them know English.
The standard voltage in North India is 230V whereas the Frequency is known to be 50Hz. The kind of plug sockets used in the Northern regions are type C, M and D.
Hill Stations of North East India