The North East region of India is indeed the eastern-most region of the country and it comprises eight states, including the Seven Sister States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. In addition to these states, the region also includes the Himalayan state of Sikkim. This region is known for its unique culture, diverse tribal communities, and rich biodiversity.
The Northeast region of India is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, diverse cultures, and unique cuisine. A tour to this part of the country will offer you the opportunity to explore some of the most stunning landscapes in India, including snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, serene lakes, and cascading waterfalls.
Some of the places that you can expect to visit on a Glimpse of Natural Beauty (North East India) tour include:
After arrival at Bagdogra airport/ railway station. Pick up from the airport and check in to the hotel in Siliguri. After check-in at hotel, there is an excursion visit to the science city and sightseeing in the local areas, and an overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel we will leave for Darjeeling (62km – 2-3 hrs) . While reaching at Darjeeling, check in to hotel. Later we will visit for sightseeing tour of Darjeeling. Main attractions are Happy Valley Tea Estate, Tenzing Rock, Ropeway (cable car) and Rock Garden and return to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
In the sharp early morning, we will proceed for Tiger Hill to watch beautiful sunrise over Mt Kanchenjunga, followed by visit to Ghoom Monastry and famous Batasia Loop, then after breakfast we will visit for Observatory Hill to Mahakal Temple, Toy Train, Joy Ride and some shopping and overnight stay at hotel.
At morning, after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive Pelling (73km- 4 hrs approx.) After arrival check in to hotel, Later we will move visit Mt. Zopuno, Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khanchendzondron, Shimbo, Narsing and Sinolchu, etc. The evening is free for personal activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
After early morning breakfast we will depart our journey through drive for Gangtok ( 112km-4hrs)After arrival check in to hotel and later visit for Nathula Pass and later proceed for Tsongmo Lake which is about 17km/30 min drive approx. and after that return to hotel. Evening is for the leisure time like shopping, etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
Next morning after breakfast we will proceed for Himalayan Zoological Park, Bulbuley which consist of variety of fauna including Himalayan Monal Pheasant, Himalayan Red Panda, Snow Leopard Cat, Black Dear etc. After lunch at hotel we will proceed for Mangan from where we will visit at Yumthang Valley, view of Kanchenjunga ranges, Hot water spring and Labrang monastery then return at hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
After check out from hotel proceed to nearest airport for your next destination towards Guwahati. Later, arrival at airport, transfer and check in to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel full day visit for Kamakhya Devi Temple and overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning check out from hotel and proceed for Kaziranga National Park. One can opt for safari rides in the park in either jeeps or SUVS and this is the best way to get around the park. Night stay at Kaziranga guest house or private resort around the national park.
Early morning after breakfast check out and we will proceed for Majuli Island (drive approx 155km 4-5 hrs). After arrival check in to hotel and later full day visit for Kamalabari satra, Garmur, Dahkhinpat satra. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning check out from hotel and drive for (430 km, 10 hrs) Shillong. After check in to hotel relax and freshen up and later you have free time for leisure activity and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, begin the excursion towards the wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji. Later visit the spectacular Seven Sisters Falls, the Mawsmai cave, and Thangkharang Park. In the evening, return to Shillong, and on the way back, stop by the Elephanta Falls and the famous Shillong Peak, It has a great view. Later, return back to the hotel and stay overnight at the hotel in Shillong.
After early morning breakfast proceed for Mawlynnong viilage which is a drive for about (90 km and 2 hrs) Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state. It is famous for its cleanliness and natural attraction.Its main attractions are Living Root Bridge(There is a living-root bridge in neighbouring village, Riwai) and Sky Walk(Sky Walk is a85 feet Bamboo Structure, which offers a bird eye view of the village and a panoramic view of Bangladesh plains. After that return to hotel and overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and depart to the nearest Railway Station / Airport for your onward destination.
The duration of this tour is typically 14-15 days, depending on the itinerary chosen.
The tour covers major cities and destinations in North East India including Guwahati, Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Kaziranga National Park, and Majuli Island.
The tour includes activities such as sightseeing tours, wildlife safaris, river cruises, village visits, and trekking.
The best time to take this tour would be from October to May when the weather conditions are pleasant and comfortable for traveling.
The tour involves some physical activities such as trekking and walking, which might not be suitable for senior citizens or differently-abled travelers. However, most tour operators can customize the tour itinerary to suit the needs of these travelers.