India is a land of hidden and exciting gems that always has something to offer to everyone. Do you know? But, India is also hiding many exciting places in its Seven Sisters? Concerning that in mind, we shift your focus to India’s very own: The Seven Sisters. Unexplored territory which breaths of divine sentience, roaring rivers, and astoundingly brisk forests and mountains, these will leave one breathless. You can provide these soothing hidden gems of North-East India with the justice they deserve by booking your flight tickets this vacay season and making your Safar Nama perfect. Catching the aurora in Dong to the ghastly bird suicides in Jatinga, you’ll put every location into your travel bucket list. Without any wait, TRAVLIV360 presents the HIDDEN GEMS OF NORTH-EAST INDIA YOU MUST SEE ONCE.
Now’s the time for the creepy anecdote of the suicidal birds of Assam. Every year, Jatinga makes into the newspaper for mass bird suicides, both native and migratory. Jatinga is isolated from the outside for around nine to ten months. Subsequently, you cannot enter the village after twilight. Spooky, isn’t it? All the worthy, so this hidden gem of North-East India has to be on your radar.
Best time to visit: September-November
KREM LIAT PRAH, MEGHALAYA
Thanks to the cave enthusiasts for their discovery of this cave in 2016. It is officially the longest sandstone cave located about a 56-mile drive away from Shillong. It is a prime hotspot for discovering ancient fossils provoking many speleologists to visit it and conduct studies. Add this to your bucket list and write to us at Travliv360 sharing your experiences.
Best time to visit: May-September
LIVING ROOT BRIDGES, MEGHALAYA
Are you willing to walk on alive plant roots without your basophobia telling you to cancel your plans? This Disney-like fantasy bridge will find a warm place in your heart. The material used in the bridge is living tree roots Tapu and Sonu. Architectured by the tribes of Khasi and Jaintia, the holding capacity of the bridge is 50 people! Yes, shocking, isn’t it? So don’t make the mistake of skipping this while you’re in the North-East. Therefore, it comes under the list of Hidden Gems of North-East India.
Best time to visit: September-May
LOKTAK LAKE, MANIPUR
Straight out of a fairytale, Loktak lake and its Phumdis (floating islands) will take you on a jaw-dropping expedition. Keibul Lamjao is the only floating national park lying on the largest Phumbdi. The national park is the only biological haven of the endangered Sangai, Eld’s deer. Above all, we know you’ve already said YES to this place. So, share your travel stories when you travel these hidden gems of North-East India.
Best time to visit: November-March
Cleanliness found its new home in Mawlynnong, Meghalaya. We are also tired of our polluted metropolitan and desperately want one peaceful trip without any trash lying here and there. A place where we can breathe fresh air and not see those grumpy smokers on every third street. Mawlynnong is a dream come true. You can find kawaii dustbins made out of bamboos. Plastic and smoking are banned here. Guess what? It is a win-win for both your environmentalist and travel-freak heart.
Best time to visit: June-September
TAWANG, ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Gautam Buddha taught us many fundamental lessons for a happy life. Embrace the spirit of Buddhism and envelop a reality of Peace and Piety around you. Tawang Monastery in the Land of Dawn-lit Mountains: Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most prominent monasteries. You can also stay there to learn more about the culture directly from the monks and make nostalgia-worthy memories. Now, it’s high time to discover these hidden gems of North-East India.
Best time to visit: March-June & September-October
Unakoti translates to one less than a crore. According to the legend, a local sculptor wished to accompany Shiva and Parvati to Mount Kailash. Lord Shiva agreed with a condition, if he would sculpt a Koti (crore) image of Shiva idols in one night, he will fulfil his wish. The sculptor worked incessantly but sculptured one less than crore idols before sunrise. These rock carvings are one of the offbeat places to visit. Hence, it makes to the list of hidden gems of North-East India.
Best time to visit: October-April
VARSEY RHODODENDRON SANCTUARY
You can reach the Varsey sanctuary from various points, but the most famous is Hilley, as Varsey is only a 2.5-mile trek from here along a path covered by rhododendron. Break a sweat and enjoy the semi-difficult hiking to one of the hidden gems of North-East India. Nyctophiles and Bird-watchers can book camps to stay under the starry night and become a part of nature itself. In conclusion, you can go berserk here!
Best time to visit: October to May
ZIRO VALLEY, ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Talking about hidden gems of North-East India and forgetting this one will be bonkers. Why exactly should you book tickets for here? It is because not only is Ziro famous for its musical festivals but its tribe as well. The Apatani tribe women of Ziro are famous for their culture-based face-tattoos and gigantic nose plugs. Besides that, its also known for its rice fields and pine hills.
Best time to visit: March-October
I would like to say at the last, have a safe and peaceful journey as you CAN NOT deny going to these hidden gems of North-East India at any cost.
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Story By: Shruti Tanwar