The Seven Sisters, as the North Eastern Indian states are
commonly known, are where lush green forests, picturesque valleys and vibrant
cultures come together to create magic. Each state has something special to
offer and we are sure that these places will be the high points of your trip to
the vibrant North-East.
Starting with Arunachal
Pradesh, the Siang River is a
must visit. A tributary of the mighty and ferocious Brahmaputra River, it’s a great spot for river rafting, an
adventure that few can match up to in terms of thrills.
Moving on, situated in the valley of the Tawang River in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang Monastery is the largest
monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Tibet. Founded in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the
5th Dalai Lama, it is known as in
Tibetan as Galden Namgey Lhatse,
which translates to ‘celestial paradise in a clear night’. Surrounded by lush
green hills, the monastery provides a visually colourful contrast with the
colour-rich murals on its walls, exquisite architecture and vibrant atmosphere.
With peaceful serene atmosphere so strong, the monastery possesses an
otherworldly quality to it that drives away all worries and stress you had.
From the ferocious avatar, we move on to Brahmaputra’s calmer
side in Majuli. The biggest river
island in the world, it is home to a number of tribes, each with a colourful
vibrant culture that will enchant you on your visit here. While there, you can
enjoy yourself with fun activities like pottery making, mask making or just
soak in the natural beauty of its magnificent sunsets.
Talking of Meghalaya,
you have your pick of nature with lush green hills and breathtaking views,
quite a refreshing break from the city’s chaos. But look closer and you’ll find
an experience that much richer. Littered among these hills are limestone
deposits and a number of caves that will enthrall the explorer in you.
Considering that many of these caves are some of the longest and deepest found
in India, you are sure to feel all Indiana Jones during this once in a lifetime
While travelling through the North East, also experience a
safari with a difference on yaks. Get a chance to explore the breathtaking
beauty of Sikkim on one of the colourfully-adorned yaks, an experience
definitely beyond compare!
There’s so much more to do, see and discover in the
northeastern states, right from Tsomgo
lake to Pelling, Darjeeling and the famous shrine of Baba Harbhajan Singh.
Viren Batra, CEO & Co Founder of Nirvana excursion said, “all the destinations and exciting activities mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg,” says Viren Batra, co-founder of Nirvana Excursions. There’s so much more to do, see and discover in the northeastern states, right from Tsomgo lake to Pelling, Darjeeling and the famous shrine of Baba Harbhajan Singh.“ Viren added.