If you are looking for a north east tour, there are a lot of reasons to plan a holiday in North East India. This unexplored paradise is known for its natural beauty, diversity, unique wildlife, and rich cultural. The thrill of this pristine region settled in the lap of Himalayas is irresistible. Mostly known as the Seven Sisters; the province comprises an abundance of thrills. The Seven Sister States of Northeast India are Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, and Tripura. From the pristine range of the Himalayas and hill stations, Monasteries, tea estates, wildlife sanctuaries, mighty Brahmaputra, and ancient tribes.
North East Tour Packages
Explore North East India Itineraries (4-7+ Days)
Darjeeling - GangtokTrip Highlights
- Pay homage at Enchey & Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok trip
- Enjoy yak raide at Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok honeymoon package
- Enjoy Toy train & cable car ride at Darjeeling tour
- A sunrise at Tiger Hill in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (2N) - Gangtok (2N)Trip Highlights
- Enjoy a cable car ride in Darjeeling and Gangtok tour
- Enjoy Toy Train ride in Darjeeling tour
- Explore Monastery in Gangtok
- Sunrise view of Tiger Hill at Darjeeling
- Yak ride at Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok tour
Gangtok - Lachen - Lachung - Yumthang Valley - GangtokTrip Highlights
- Enjoy a cable car & yak ride in Gangtok
- Visit Monastery, Waterfalls, Lakes, valleys in North Sikkim Tour
- Excursion to Tsomgo, Gurudongmar Lake & Harbhajan Singh Temple
- Visit Buddhist Lachung Monastery
Darjeeling (2N) - Gangtok (3N)Trip Highlights
- Explore Monastery in Gangtok Darjeeling trip
- Enjoy Toy Train ride in Darjeeling
- Yak ride at Tsomgo lake in Gangtok
- Sunrise view of Tiger Hill at Darjeeling
- Visit Baba Harbhajan Singh temple in Gangtok
Darjeeling - Kalimpong - GangtokTrip Highlights
- Vist lush tea estates of Darjeeling
- A day's trip to Mirik lake
- Sunrise view of Tiger Hill at Darjeeling
- Visit to Durpin Monastery at Kalimpong
- Visit Baba Mandir & Yak ride at Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
Gangtok - Lachung – Yumthang – Gangtok - DarjeelingTrip Highlights
- Visit colorful Yumthang Valley
- Yak ride at Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
- Visit tea estates & Monestery of Darjeeling
- Visit Lachung Monastery
- Enjoy Toy Train ride in Darjeeling
The beautiful tourist places to visit in North East India lure all kind of travelers to enjoy its pristine beauty and thrilling adventures during your northeast india holiday packages vacations. From families to honeymoon couples seeking a relaxing and leisure holiday, adventure lovers want to experience thrill and breathtaking scenic, North East India tour packages help you to discover its secrets.
The seven sisters of the India as the North East India is fondly called is a pristine heaven. Be charmed by natural beauty, exciting adventures, waterfalls, lakes, wildlifes, traces of Buddhism in ancient monasteries, delicious food, colorful festivals, and more.
North East tour is quite different from others holiday vacations in India. These frontiers are relatively unknown, therefore the thrill to explore is surely high. From families having a fun outing, to couples creating memories of love to nature-lovers finding solace and adventure enthusiasts finding their ultimate challenge.
While beauty has always been the most prized gem, there are many other factors contributing towards North East tourism. While the scenic beauty is above all the most important reason, there are many others. An escape from the chaos of everyday lives. Thrill of exploring the limitless possibilities of adventure activities.
Trekking is beyond doubt the exhilarating activity to indulge on North East India tour packages. The mighty range of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Sandakphu Trek, Goecha La Trek and more give abundant options to discover the high on adrenalin. River rafting in Brahmaputra, camping in the lush rainforests, enjoying wildlife excursions add to the excitement.
Visit the wettest place in the planet Mawsynram previously it was Cherrapunj, walk on the living roots bridge and the massive seven sisters’ waterfalls in 'abode of clouds' Meghalaya. Assam calls for exploring lush spread of tea gardens, cruise on the Brahmaputra River to the Kaziranga National Park, home of the one-horned rhinoceros. Enjoy a fun time as you ride the UNESCO World Heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (Toy Train). Even the stops of the rail journeys are beautiful, especially Batasia Loop. Walk amid the extensive spread of tea estates that dates back to the colonial British days also enjoying a pleasant stay in heritage accommodation.
Sikkim’s charm lies in the frozen Tsomgo Lake, Rumtek Monastery, Gurudongmar Lake, Nathu La Pass and Gangtok, one of the most popular places to visit in North East India. Arunachal Pradesh blessed with a tranquil peace with Tawang Monastery being the best example as is the spectacular Ziro Festival. Nagaland offers a tribal heritage which is displayed in the annual Hornbill Festival in Nagaland.
Furthermore, enhancing the charm of the North East India holiday packages is that you can make plans all through the year. Even the monsoon is blissful as are the summers and winters. In fact, places in the North East also find mention among the most popular monsoon destinations in India.
For the best North East honeymoon packages the most popular options include Darjeeling and Gangtok tour. Both these hill towns offer the perfect itinerary that introduces the charms of the region. Discover the ideal tour to create romantic memories with your better half.
Our North East Holiday Packages creates wonderful memories that you are going to cherish for the rest of your lives. Browse through our exclusively-crafted itineraries or customize your own holidays. Also take a look at our well-planned options of North East India tour packages from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, and also other parts of the world.
Best Places to Visit in North East India
|Famous Places||Famous For||Overview|
|Sikkim||Monasteries, Tibetan handloom, mountain views, camping, trekking, rafting||Snow-clad peaks, lakes and flower-filled valleys make the topography of Sikkim. Its incredible natural beauty place sikkim amongst the top honeymoon destinaiton in northeast India. Many old monasteries in Sikkim add magical touch to your north east tour. Sikkim is equally fascinating for adventure seekers. Popular adventure activities in Sikkim such as trekking & mountaineering make it a breathtaking destination in the Northeast part of India.|
|Darjeeling||Tea, Tibetan handloom, mountain views, toy train, vibrant market, wildlife||Where the green pastures extends towards the blue sky, the lovely toy trains travel in serpentine way and the majestic Kanchenjunga adores this mystic drama from a far distance is Darjeeling. Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Peace Pagoda, Zoological Park, etc. are the best places to visit in Darjeeling with family and kids.|
|Gangtok||Exotic flora & fauna, vibrant culture, Himalayan views, waterfalls, Adventure, Tibetan handloom, monasteries.||Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim is a popular base for Himalayan trekking in India. There are many spiritual sites in Gangtok that include both Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples. Baba Mandir, Nathu La pass, Rumtek Monastery, Gurudongmar Lake, etc. are amongst the top attractions in Gangtok. March to May and October to December is the best time to visit Gangtok during North East India Tour.|
|Assam||Muga silk, Tea, Vibrant culture, Religious places, The River Brahmaputra, Wildlife||Assam is one of the famous destinations in North East for a family holiday, It is home to the tea gardens, mountains, ancient temples, and exotic wildlife. Kaziranga National Park, Golaghat; Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Majuli Island, Majuli are the top tourist place attractions in Assam visited by thousand of tourists every year. January is the best time to visit Assam to experience the Bihu festival in Guwahati and other places.|
|Shillong||Lakes, Hills, Waterfalls, Charming weather, Events and Festivals, Shopping||Blessed with immense natural beauty, Shillong always comes in the list of famous tourist places in Meghalaya the part of Northeast. Home to quaint meadows, rolling hills, several waterfalls, parks, etc. Shillong is an ideal destination for the nature lovers and photographers.|
|Nathu La Pass||Adventure, trekking, mountain views, waterfalls||Located 4,310 m above sea level, this is a challenging pass that connects Sikkim with Tibet. One of the major highlights in North East tour, Nathu La Pass offers breathtaking views of waterfalls fed mountains during trekking.|
|Pelling||17th-century Sanga Choling Monastery, adventure, rock climbing, biking, mountaineering, lake.||Pelling is one of the popular destinations for a family vacation in North East regions of the India. It is a scenic hill station in Sikkim. Offering exciting views of the Khangchendzonga and flower filled valley, this is one of the most popular destinations in Sikkim for honeymooners as well as for adventurer.|
|Tawang||Natural beauty, monastery, beautiful sculpture||Tawang is famous for the 400 years old Buddhist monastery, it in Arunachal Pradesh offers breathtaking views of mountains and waterfalls. The flower-filled green meadows in Tawang offer a great environment to enjoy with family vacation in Northeast.|
|Cherrapunji||Living root bridge, waterfall, nature, limestone caves||Cherrapunji is famous for the living root bridges, it is worth visiting during your trip to Meghalaya. Its green meadows allow travelers a peaceful leisure holiday in Northeast India amid the sheer beauty of nature.|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Monasteries, natural beauty, culture||The pristine beauty of Arunachal Pradesh adds glamor to the panorama of Northeast Area. The green forest with plants of colorful flowers, and beautiful meadows that extend towards the rising Himalayas are no way but cherished by the tourists in northeast.|
|Nagaland||Natural beauty, festivals, markets, traditional attire||Nagaland is home to diverse indigenous tribes celebrating colorful festivals, It is among the offbeat but beautiful destinations in Seven Sisters Region of India. Here the people are as calm and lovely as the beautiful mountain and environment of Nagaland. The annual Hornbbill festival in Nagaland reflect the distinct tribal culture of the state.|
|Manipur||Sightseeing, Loktak Lake, Manipuri handloom, traditional silk, bamboo products, Culture.||This oval shaped lush valley surrounded by 9 blue hills is famous for natural beauty. But what makes Manipur unique is its extraordinarily rich culture. Manipuri are highly attached to their tradition, ethnicity, and culture. Dance and drama are a part of their religious life and your northeast trip is incomplete if you don’t witness that indigenous form of Monipuri Dance. Also, visit Moirang, one of the most scenic places in Manipur near capital city Imphal.|
Best Time to Visit North East India
The best time to visit northeast is from October to April to witness the real beauty of the seven sisters bloomed in all beauty and glory. June to September mark the monsoon season in the northeast when this region experience heavy rainfall. Places like Assam, Sikkim etc. experience landslide and road blockage that time. You can explore the state wise climate before planning a trip to Northeast.
How to reach North East India
|By Flight||There are domestic airports in Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur that are connected to all major cities in India. These airports also serve the travelers of nearby states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, etc. To reach Sikkim you can take a flight to Bagdogra which is 124 Km away from Gangtok.|
|By Train||The famous places in Northeast are well connected by rail. The states of Assam and Nagaland have their own railway stations that also serve the travelers of the neighboring states Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Manipur. In the same way, you can easily reach Sikkim from the NJP or Siliguri.|
|By Road||The most convenient way to travel to northeast is by road. A network of well-maintained roads connect the famous tourist destinations in northeast. You can enjoy scenic road journey from Guwahati to Shillong, Kaziranga, Tawang, and other popular places in northeast.|
Things to do in North East India
|Things to do||Overview|
|Toy Train ride||This is a famous attraction that force travelers to visit Darjeeling. A joy train ride is one of the best things to enjoy with family and kids in Darjeeling.|
Nathu La Pass
|This exciting Himalayan pass makes for the most popular adventure activities in Sikkim. Travelers are lured to discover the Himalayan beauty from this one of the highest passes connecting Sikkim to Tibet.|
|Northeast is a paradise of tea gardens. The Darjeeling tea is famed worldwide, but many other places like Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Manipur send this favorite brew of India to your morning table.|
Yak & Cable Ride
|Yak ride is one of the most popular tourist activities in Sikkim that offers travelers an unforgettable fun experience in northeast. Travelers can also enjoy a cable car ride in Gangtok & Darjeeling that offers stunning panorama of the Himalayas.|
Monasteries & Lakes
|Every Himalayan trail is home to a mystic monastery and a charming waterfall that adds beauty to the panorama of Northeast. Rumtek in Sikkim and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, etc. are some of the most famous monasteries in northeast India. Also the beautiful lakes such as Umiam Lake in Meghalaya, Loktak in Manipur, Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim, etc. worth visit during your north east tour with friends or family.|
|Trekking||Northeast is home to some of the most famous trekking spots in India. Goecha La Trek, Sikkim; Siang Valley Trek, Arunachal Pradesh; Shillong Peak Trek, Meghalaya; Dzukou Trek, Nagaland are some of the popular trekking destinations in Northeast.|
|Adventure Activities||The Himalayan trails, lakes, waterfalls, and rivers make great opportunities for adventure in Northeast. Trekking, mountaineering, river rafting, camping etc. are some of the popular adventure activities in Northeast.|
|Festivals||Attend festivals – The colorful festivals in northeast add charm to its lovely atmosphere. Hornbill in Nagaland, Ambubachi Mela in Kamakya Temple, Bihu Festival in Assam, Ziro Festival of Music in Arunachal Pradesh.|
|Wildlife||The lush dense forest of Northeast is filled with variety of flora and fauna. The Kaziranaga National Park, Manas National Park, etc. are some of the best places for wildlife safari in Northeast.|
|Visiting the mysterious caves must be included in your Northeast trip. Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, etc. are some of the best places to explore caves in Northeast.|
Living Root Bridge in Meghalaya
|The Living Root Bridge in Meghalaya is among the top tourist attractions in Northeast. These bridges are made by the Khasi and Jaintia tribes in the southern part of Meghalaya. The process is binding thick tree roots together to form a strong and long bridge that can hold more than 50 people together.|
|Northeast is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. Elephanta Falls in Shillong, Nuranang Falls in Arunachal Pradesh, and Triple Falls in Nagaland are the famous waterfalls in Northeast.|
|The famous temples to visit in Northeast are Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Govindajee Temple in Imphal, Nartiang Durga Temple in Meghalaya, Malinithan Temple in Arunachal Pradesh, Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple in Sikkim.|
Reasons Why You Should Visit North East India
|Eco-Friendly Destinations||The eco-friendly environment in Northeast make this region unique in natural beauty and culture. Here people religiously preserve the natural resources that help them make such eco-friendly places with proper natural balance. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya, Majuli in Assam, Loktak Lake in Manipur Dzongu in North Sikkim are the best places to visit in Northeast to experience an Eco-friendly environment.|
|Culture||North East is home to a variety of indigenous tribes who practice colorful culture and festivals. These colorful festivals are obviously reason for the travelers to visit northeast. Bihu in Assam, Zero song festival in Arunachal Pradesh, Hornbill in Nagaland, and colourful culture of Northeast are some of the events where you can explore during your tour.|
|Wildlife||A variety of flora and fauna is spread in the lush dense forest of Northeast and one of the prime reasons for the travelers to visit the place is wildlife safari in Northeast. The Kaziranaga National Park, Manas National Park, etc. are some of the best wildlife destinations in Northeast.|
Adventure Activities in North East
White Water Rafting
|The beast places for river rafting in Northeast are Kameng River in Guwahali; rafting in River Brahmaputra in Yingkiong; Rafting in Along in Arunachal Pradesh; rafting in Nameri national Park in Assam.|
|Trekking||The popular trekking destinations in Northeast are Goecha La Trek, Sikkim; Siang Valley Trek, Arunachal Pradesh; Shillong Peak Trek, Meghalaya; Dzukou Trek, Nagaland etc.|
|Rappelling||A number of exciting waterfalls make great opportunities for Rappelling in Northeast. Kangchenjunga Falls, Sikkim and Elephanta Falls, Shillong are among the best places for waterfalls rappelling in Northeast.|
|If you want to enjoy something really fun in Northeast, then setting a camp amid the green valleys is the right choice for you. Merrymaking, dancing around the campfire, etc. are the best activities during camping with friends in Northeast. Some of the best camping sites in Northeast are located in Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh etc.|
Mountain Biking and Cycling
|The exciting mountain trails make great opportunities for mountain biking and cycling in Northeast. Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Assam are home to some of the most famous mountain biking and cycling trails in Northeast.|
|There are many excellent opportunities for mountaineering in Northeast. Kangchenjunga peak, Sikkim; Dafla hills & Mishmi hills, Arunachal Pradesh; Khasi and Jaintia hills, Meghalaya; Naga hills, Nagaland are among the best mountaineering sites in Northeast.|
Famous Monasteries in North East India
|Also known as Dharmachakra center, Rumtek Monastery is located near Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. This beautiful monastery looking at the city from a hilltop is among the must-visit places in Sikkim.|
|Tawang Monestery||This is one of the biggest monasteries in India located in the Tawang city in Arunachal Pradesh. Located in a beautiful backdrop, this 400 year old monastery was built as a defensive fort which is now one of the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India.|
|The beautiful Samten Choling Monastery is also known as Ghoom Monastery for being located in Ghoom in Darjeeling. This is one of the best places to visit in Darjeeling.|
|This Buddhist monastery located near Pelling in Sikkim is one of the oldest monasteries established in 1705 by Lama Lhatsun Chempo|
|This beautiful monastery near Lachen in Sikkim houses the Lachen monastery school. Built in 1858, this Nyingma Buddhist monastery is one of the best places to see in Northeast.|
Famous National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in North East
Kaziranga National Park
|This UNESCO world heritage site listed national Park is home to one-horned rhinos and tigers along with other species of flora, avifauna, and fauna. Located in the Golaghat district in Assam, Kaziranga National Park is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India.|
Manas National Park
|This UNESCO world heritage site is an elephant reserve, a tiger reserve, and a biosphere reserve located in the border of Royal state of Bhutan and Assam.|
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
|Located on the bank of the Brahmaputra in Morigaon district in Assam, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a dense population of one-horned rhinos. This grassland sanctuary offers great wildlife tours with family in Northeast.|
Namdapha National Park
|Namdapha National Park is a biodiversity hotspot housing 1,400 faunal species and about 1,000 floral making wonderful opportunities for wildlife safari in Northeast.|
Most Popular Festivals in North East
This festival of festivals is celebrated in Nagaland from 1 to 10 December every year with the aim of preserving the rich Naga culture. Here you will get a chance to experience the customs of Nagaland that includes songs, dances and Naga culinary.
Ziro Festival of Music
|This famous music festival is observed by the Apatani people of Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh in the month of September. The 3 days musical carnival on the lap of beautiful green valley.|
|Ambubachi Mela||The biggest spiritual retreat in Northeast, the Ambubachi Mela in the Kamakya Temple in Guwahati is held during the monsoon season in Assam. This four day celebration is one of the biggest religious events in the eastern India.|
|It is a combination of three festivals Rongali or Bohag Bihu, Kongali or Kati Bihu, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu which are celebrated in April, October, and January respectively. If you want to experience the real charm of Assamese culture.|
What to Buy in North East
|Buy the Tibetan handicrafts including woolen shawl, dress, and wooden home décor products. Don’t forget to purchase Muga silk if you are traveling to Assam. And you must by bamboo and wood products from Meghalaya & Arunachal Pradesh to give your home décor an eco-friendly touch.|
|How amazing the Khasi girls look in their traditional attire! Aren’t they? Don’t forget to buy a Jainsem or Dhara from Shillong and a Mekhla Chadar from Assam. You will for sure be the limelight of the next party you attend. If you want to dress comfortably and a bit bravely buy Angami from Nagaland.|
|Don’t forget to buy the original tea leaf during your tea garden tour in Northeast. Your friends will ask for it once you return from your Northeast tour. Though Darjeeling leads the tea growing states in India, you can also buy different flavors from Assam, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh.|
What to Try during North East Vacation Trip
Whatever else may happen, your Northeast trip will not keep you hungry. Home to various tribes of different ethnicity, Northeast offers some amazingly flavored dishes to try.
Gyathuk (Thukpa) in Sikkim
Pitha in Assam
Bamboo Steamed Fish in Nagaland
Ques: Is Northeast open for tourists now?
Ans: As per the guidelines for Unlock 4.0, there is no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. No separate e-pass or permission will be needed for the same. However, all individuals and establishments will have to maintain physical distancing norms and safety protocols.
Ques: What is the best time to visit North East India?
Ans: The best time to visit North East India is from the months of October to June when the quaint mountain villages and countryside look majestic.
Ques: Which are the best places to visit in northeast India for honeymoon?
Ans: North East India is dotted with alluring landscapes, majestic peaks, and enchanting views. It is a perfect place for honeymooners. Here are some of the handpicked places to explore in North East for couples:
Ques: Which are the best places to visit in the northeast for Family Vacation?
Ans: North East India offers the panoramic views of the mountains and one can enjoy the multicultural tourist attractions here. The best places to visit in North East India for a family vacation are:
Ques: Which cites are required to visit permits in northeastern states?
Ans: In the four Northeastern states, non-natives requires an inner line permit. The name of these places are:
- Arunachal Pradesh
Ques: Is it safe to travel to North East India?
Ans: Yes, it is safe to travel to North East India. People are warm and very friendly in the North East region of India.
Ques: Which are the places to visit in northeast India in winters?
- Ziro Valley
Ques: What are the famous things to do in North East India?
Ans: The north-Eastern part of India is largely an unexplored land. From the lush green forests, caves, lakes, and to the exotic landscapes, this region boasts of immense natural beauty. There are a plethora of things to do in North East India such as:
- Seeks blessings at Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh
- Spot a Rhino at Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam
- Trip to Nathula Pass, Sikkim
- Helicopter Ride in Sikkim which offers the enchanting view of the mighty Kanchenjunga
- Explore the gorgeous beauty of Sela Pass
- River Rafting in Siang
- Trek to Sandakphu Peak and Goechala
- Yak Safari in Chopta Valley and Dzongri
- Spot a Tiger at Manas National Park
- Enjoy the Boat Ride in Loktak Lake which is the world’s only floating lake
Ques: Does North East India experiences snowfall?
Ans: Yes, there a plethora of places where one can experience the snowfall in North East India namely Gangtok, Nathula Pass, Bomdila, Tawang, Darjeeling, and Menchuka Valley.
Ques: Which is the right time to visit Northeast India to witness the snowfall?
Ans: December to February is the perfect time to experience the snowfall in North East India.
Ques: Is June a good time to visit North East India?
Ans: June is a perfect time to visit North East India. During this month, one can indulge in the adventure activities and partake in vibrant festivals of the region which helps them in getting better knowledge about their culture and tradition.
Ques: How many days are required to visit northeast family vacations?
Ans: It will take approximately 5 to 10 days to explore North East tour in the best possible way.