BACKPACK ACROSS THE NORTHEAST

This part of the country is comfortably nestled between Bangladesh, Bhutan, Tibet and Myanmar. It is a secluded and quiet corner, away from all the madness and chaos of the metros. Backpacking in the North East brings you close to the numerous tribal cultures residing in the states, unique wildlife and a hidden paradise. We are attempting to take you on a virtual journey to one of the most beautiful places on the earth.

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is an enclosed area of natural beauty, located in the northeastern state of Assam.  It is home to the rare species of one-horned Rhino and is also the breeding ground of elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer. In the last decade, there has been a notable increase in the population of tigers in the reserve. It was therefore declared as a Tiger Reserve in the year 2006.

Phawngpui Peak, Mizoram

It is the highest peak in Mizoram and it is also known as the Blue Mountain. The landscape is adorned by precipices and cliffs. Thlazuang Kham is the most spectacular cliff in Mizoram. This mountain is famous for the orchids that it produces, as well as other attractive flowers like rhododendrons of all colours. It is a beautiful experience when you sit on one of the steep slopes and watch sunbirds flying over cliffs.

Mawsynram, Meghalaya

Mawsynram is one of the wettest places on earth. The village of Mawsynram has recorded the highest rainfall of all time, which is 467 inches per year. Villagers in Mawsynram use thick and long grass to protect their homes from the water and the deafening sounds of the rains. It has got a beautiful set of mountain ranges, valleys and natural beauty. The entire credit for the lush green forests is bagged by the heavy rains.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is the birthplace of the world-famous monk, Dalai Lama. Tawang is full of spirituality and holiness, and to help propagate it to the world, it boasts an abundance of beautiful monasteries, temples and centres for Yoga. Monpa tribes and Tibetan refugees have also taken shelter in this location. A lot of colourful festivals and dances take place as a part of their culture.

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