Surrounded by unbound natural beauty and verdant landscapes, Northeast is home to the pristine mountains. Famously known as ‘Seven Sisters’ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, this portion of the country has many wonders which are left untouched and unexplored. Every year thousands of tourist flock to this destination to explore its wonders.
Here, we have prepared a list of seven hidden wonders of the northeast which you should visit once in a lifetime
1. Mechuka: A small town in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, is better known for the offbeat destination. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains and pine trees, Mechuka is a beautiful destination which can satisfy the wanderlust. From trekking atop its hills to camping by its grasslands, there is a lot to do there. It is also popular for its 400-year-old Buddhist monastery where one can find several ancient sculptures. Mechuka is 180 kilometers away from Alo, and 450 kilometers away from the Dibrugarh Airport, Assam
2. Vantawang Waterfall: It is the highest waterfall in the Mizoram. Vantawng falls are one of its prime attractions. The waterfall which is located 137 km away from the capital city of Aizawl is a gem in its own right. Tucked in between the verdant valleys with greenery around the waterfall seems like a river of white milk from distance. The waterfall can only be viewed from distance due to thick forest covering around it.
3. Nilachal Hill: Situated at Guwahati, it is one of the remarkable historical, archeological as well as spiritual importance. For easy accessibility and identification of Nilachal hill, ask your cabbie or auto rickshaw driver to go to Kamakhya Temple. You will be dropped at the entry gate of the temple which is adjacent to the main road. From there, you can start your hike amid rich flora and fauna and even if you don’t intend to visit the temple, be assured that your trekking experience will be one to cherish.
4. Laitlum Canyon: It is located in Meghalaya. Laitlum translates to ‘end of hills’ and this sublimely beautiful hilltop appears to be true to its name. At Laitlum, all one can see are breathtaking gorges and steep winding stairways that snake their way down to the lush valley. Meghalaya is called the ‘abode of the clouds” and at Laitlum Canyons one can experience why.
5. Mokokchung: Mokokchung is the land of the Ao Nagas and is located in Nagaland. They still maintain their old customs and traditions and their hospitality can be seen during Christmas. You can explore the calm offbeat villages like Longkhum Village where the village is surrounded by local history, rhododendrons, and plenty of pine trees.
6. Umiam Lake: Umiam Lake attracts a large number of tourists from across the country. Also known as “Bara Pani”, the Lake is a part of a dam, constructed as a first Hydel Power Project in Shillong. The Lake became one of the most popular tourists’ spots for kayaking, water cycling, boating and scooting. Tourists can also enjoy riding row boats, paddle boats, sailing boats, cruise boats, and speed boats as well.
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