North East Hill Station
About North East India
North East India comprises of seven sister states. Earlier the region was a single state of Assam that was subsequently divided into smaller states according to their different ethnicity and language. No detailed history of the region is available except Assam. Assam region was ruled by Ahom Kings and the place is filled with ancient temples and remains of the ancient kingdom.
North East India is filled with secluded hill spots with all their beauty untouched by the ravish growth of technology. The region is engulfed by the pristine beauty of green, serene and soothing hills. North East India is a mixture of culture with different ethnic tribes residing in the area. Beautiful mountains, thick dense forest, water falls and nearby high mountains make the area a perfect destination for tourism. The area is dotted with many sites of pilgrimage.
Best Time to Visit North East India
Best time to visit North East part of India is between the months of September to April. During this time, a tourist can enjoy the blossoming hill sides, river rafting, and the local festivals.
Major Hill Stations in North East India
North East India has numerous hill stations with each not less than the other in its beauty.
Gangtok is a lofty hill station situated in the Shivalik range of Himalaya. The region is filled with Buddhist lamas, pagoda shaped houses, clouded hills and market for imported goods at cheap rate. Enchey Monastery, Pal Zurmang Kagyud Monastery and Rumtek Monastery are some of the world famous Buddhist monasteries situated here. Dordul Chorten stupa is the spiritual place for Buddhists. Some of the places of interest for tourists having a flair for wildlife and nature are, Deer park- famous for flower and red panda, kabi Longstok, Kangchendzonga National Park, kechopari Lake, Phurchachu Reshi Hot Springs, Tsomgo Lake.
Darjeeling is a famous hill resort of north east, well known for its tea and toy train. Darjeeling is situated on the side of Himalaya giving a clear view to Mount Kanchenjunga and to Mount Everest in a clear sunny day. Tourist can also enjoy trekking and ropeways ride on the hill. Prime attractions for the visitors are Batasia loop- on the way of toy train, botanical garden, Chowrasta- a market place, Dhoom Gompa- a monestory, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and Happy Valley State- a tea garden.
Shillong, also known as Scotlang of East, is located in Meghalaya state. This hill station is filled with tall pine trees, roaring water streams, beautiful waterfalls. The prime attractions for the tourists are Anglican Cemetery- an old styled churchyard, Lady Hydari Park, Lum Nehru Park, Spread Eagle Fall, Beadon Falls, Bishop Falls and Elephant Falls, Botonical garden, and Thadlaskein lake to name a few.
Halflong is a panoramic hill station having blue orchards, pineapple and orange trees on its slopes. It is located in Assam district. Major tourist attraction of the place is a lake named as Half Long Lake at the center of the town.
Pelling, situated in Sikkim is a collection of nature, culture and history. It is famous for its beautiful waterfalls and mountain trekking. Most visited place of the place are Pemayangste, Sangacholing monasteries and Khecheopalri lake.
Tawang, also known as the 'land of dawn lit mountains' is situated in Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the highly respected pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. It has Tawang monastery which is 400 years old and the most visited one. The monastery has huge collection of scriptures, images and paintings.
Honeymoon Tour to North East
North east is a perfect destination for the couple as it has got diverse range of hill spots each having its own taste. Roaming in the tea gardens, hill spots, gazing the Himalayan peak, trekking, rope riding and then visiting to spiritual temples and monasteries make a long lasting experience.
How to Reach North East
North East India is well connected to the rest of the country by air, rail and road.
The region has its major airport at Guwahati, Imphal, Tejpur, Shillong, Aizwal, Kohima, Bagdogra,and Agartala.
Guwahati and all other major places are well connected by trains.
Public transport is available through out the region.