The South-East Asian island, known as the ‘Land of Gods’, is full of nature’s divine elegance. Most are inept to gauge the divinity of the natural beauties of India. With several picturesque places, India is a full package of dream destinations for the tourists and visitors who are always eager to see the magnificence of nature. The north-eastern states are unique in their own beauties and are full of enjoyment for all the spectators who visit.
North-East is definitely the second heaven of India, after Kashmir. The spectacular mountains, the forests, the waterfalls, the landscape and the culture of north-east are unending provisions of beauty. Anyone who visits north-east once will always be eager to visit again just like I am.
So brace yourself and get ready to explore some of the incredible, magnificent and unmatched beauties of North-East. Come, let’s dip our feet in the gorgeousness of relatively unexplored corners of India and drown in wanderlust.
Situated on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, Guwahati is the largest city in the north-east India and lies between the Nilanchal range. Known as the “Gateway to North-East”, it is especially known for its climate, Assamese traditions, Brahmaputra River and Kamakhya temple. The city is a gift to all types of inhabitants and is one of the major trade centers in the area.
Known as the ‘Scotland of the East’, the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is probably one of the most beautiful cities of India. With beautiful City View Point, Elephant Falls and Ward’s Lake, Shillong is a must visit destination for tourists before visiting Cherrapunji. It is the second largest city of north-east India and a tourist attraction. Shillong is also famous for Police Bazaar located in the center of the city.
3) Cherrapunji and Mawsynram
It’s now time to talk about the best place in Meghalaya with the highest rainfall in the world – Cherrapunji. All year round rainy climate makes the place beautiful. You can experience heaven whilst touring Cherrapunji in the lap of divine nature. Seven Sisters Falls and Eco Park are the places from where you can see the valley separating India and Bangladesh. Mawsmai Cave has become a great tourist spot due to the fact that it received heavy and maximum downpours.
Gangtok is the dream place for all tourists who visit the northeast and especially the Indian state of Sikkim. On the verge of Kanchenjunga, Gangtok gives a spectacular view of India’s second highest mountain peak. Gangtok is famous for tourist attractions like Rumtek Monastery (Asia’s biggest Buddhist monastery), Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, MG Road and National Park. One of the cleanest cities in the area, it is the perfect destination for a vacation with your family and friends.
5) Nathu La
Here comes my favorite place in Sikkim, Nathu La. It is on the outskirts of Gangtok city which connect Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Nathu La pass and Indo-China border are just awesome places with a marvelous border view of the Kanchenjunga hills. There is also Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial at distance from Nathu La border, constructed in the memory of valorous Indian soldier Harbhajan Singh.
The Kaziranga National Park is a spectacular national park in India and is a homage to a large variety of animals’ species. Popular for the ‘one horned Rhinoceros’, Kaziranga National Park is an important tourist attraction in Assam after Guwahati and Manas National Park. Covering a wide region, the national park is divided into three forest ranges, with the middle one being the largest. A must visit destination; this national park is a great opportunity to reconnect with the animal world in their natural habitat.
North-East is a beauty with rareness. It is difficult to find such heavenly places on Earth. No, the songs for appraisal of these places can never end. North-East is a dream to visit and should be on the wish list of every traveler!
About the Author:
Rajat Dwivedi (PU Campus)