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North east India is the easternmost region of India comprising of 8 states, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura, collectively known as “the seven sisters”. The earliest settlers may have been Austro Asiatic speakers from South east Asia, followed by Tibeto Burmese from China and by 500 BC Indo Aryans speakers from Indo Gangetic plains. The North eastern states were established during the British Raj of the 19th and early 20th centuries when they became isolated from the traditional trading partners such as Bhutan and Myanma. India’s North east is a land of undulating hills and plains, rivers and streams, vivacious waterfalls and a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is one of the most fascinating places with one of the highest bio diversity density found anywhere else in the world. The Northeast is the most culturally distinct from the rest of India and a visit to this part of the country will bring you to a new world with vibrant ancient culture and traditions.
Sharing its borders with Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram Assam is a beautiful state known as the “Gateway to the North East. Assam is synonymous with Tea gardens, but that’s not all what the state has to offer. Assam is blessed with spectacular waterfalls, rivers, wildlife sanctuary, ancient temples that attract tourists from all over the world.
The North Eastern region of India not only is blessed with abundance of natural beauty but has many monasteries, wildlife sanctuaries and adventure activities. From the pristine range of Himalayas and hill stations, mighty Brahmaputra, ancient tribes, wild life sanctuaries to the living culture and emerald tea estates, North east of India is a hidden gem to be discovered.
Hornbill Festival often referred to as “ the Festival of Festivals”, which is a tribute to the “Great Hornbill”, the most admired and revered bird for the Nagas, is held every year in Nagaland from 01st – 10th December and is a major attractions for tourists from all over the world. The festival showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof.
This tour with Pelling and Gangtok in Sikkim is a golden chance to experience the hidden beauty of India’s North Eastern region. Gangtok, the capital city and Pelling are known for the beauty of the mountains and monasteries. Gangtok is known as a famous Buddhist Prilgrimage site and Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling is an architectural splendor. From Pelling the Himalayas and Kanchenjunga can be viewed very closely.