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North East India : 8 Most Beautiful Places To Visit For New Year

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Tourist Attractions: Most Beautiful places to visit in North East India for New Year

North East India is an unexplored paradise in India. It is home to many beautiful places where nature shines at its best. You’ll love to welcome the new year with your someone special and experience the stunning places nestled among scenic valleys and hills.

What a magical new morning would it be to experience the new year’s sun rising in the Land of the Rising Sun itself. With the sun rising in the valley, the clouds are right at your side. 

North East India

With the landscape as varied as its culture, jaw dropping views, warm hospitality of the local people, rich history, diverse culture, North East India is undoubtedly unique and special travel destination of India.

Known for its breath-taking landscapes, friendly people and rich culture, India’s most beautiful and unusual travel destination is the North East of India.

The best thing is that the people of India, especially in the North East India respect nature and live in perfect harmony with them.

North East India consists of 8 states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. The former 7 are collectively known as 7 Sisters and Sikkim as their brother.

North East India

The 8 North East states have a common border with foreign countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, China and Nepal.

From the majestic mountains to the serene lakes, you’ll have a memorable time in these North East destinations. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful places in North East India you must go for New Year.

Mizoram # 1

Known as the land of blue mountains, Mizoram is perhaps the remotest state of India and hardly sees any tourists. It is covered with lush green forests, mountain peaks covered with a blue haze and a colorful culture. Mizoram is also famous for caving activities.

A. Aizawl:

The capital city is a charming hilly village sitting by the Durtlang Hills known for its churches and memorials. This is where you can discover the natural wonders, culture, and history of the region.

Aizawl is home to many other tourist attractions. Siju caves is a beautiful place with waterfalls. You can also go trekking.


There are numerous sightseeing spots in Aizawl. Solomon’s Temple is just one of the many. The temple is a sacred site and one among 51 shaktipeeths throughout the country.

B. Champhai: 

Known as the Rice Bowl of Mizoram, Champhai is also famous for its vineyards and wines. You can visit the Rih Dil Lake from Zokawthar, about 20 km from Champhai.


The Rih Dil is the most important lake for the Mizos, however, it lies in Myanmar.

Nagaland # 2

The land of the nagas, known as fierce warrior and hunters – Nagaland is undoubtedly the wild east of India. It is a home to diverse culture, traditions and lifestyle of tribal groups living in peace and harmony with nature.

Each tribe can be distinguished by their own colorful costumes and jewelry and beads they adorn.


This state celebrates natural beauty, tribal culture, festivals and markets which is filled with a unique charm and simplicity and it will leave you mesmerized.

You can experience authentic local tribal culture which has some of its most unique as well as strange and bizarre aspects, which will leave you stunned.

Nagaland is a truly fascinating land.

A. Mon: 

Mon village belongs to the Konyak Naga tribe, the fascinating and brave head hunters of yesteryears. Mon, is a beautiful place to see tattooed faces covered in beautiful feathery loincloths. 


Even though its not a touristy place, many tourist flock to Mon village to meet the local people, to experience their culture and traditions which is amazingly beautiful and unique.

B. Dzukou Valley: 

The Dzukou Valley hills, located on the border of Nagaland & Manipur, is one of India’s Northeast highlights. Dzukou Valley (sometimes called Dzukou Valley and Dzuko Valley) is high above the clouds. It is located at 2,452m above sea level.

Dzukou Valley

Dzukou Valley is frozen in winter because of the lower temperatures than you would expect in tropical states. The valley is a wonderful place to walk around, or go trekking or rock climbing.

Manipur # 3

Manipur literally means the land of jewels. This state is absolutely beautiful with stunning landscapes, gentle rolling hills, emerald green valleys and the dark misty mountain ranges. 

Manipur is a home of folk culture and traditions and you will be enchanted to see the way people have still preserved their culture.

If you an adventure enthusiast, you can do camping, trekking and boating. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the laps of nature surrounded by sheer tranquility, Manipur is the destination you should finalize.

A. The Loktak Lake:  

Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake. A visually stunning lake and quite unlike any other lake you might have seen before, it is also the only floating lake due to the floating plumbis.

The circular floating vegetation is the most striking natural feature, which contributes to the sustainability of the lake’s ecosystem as well as the fishermen living on these floating islands.

Loktak Lake

It has the world’s only floating national park in the world and the place is known for the elusive Sangai Deer, found only in this region. The modern-day polo also has its roots in ‘Sagol Kangjei’, a traditional sport in Manipur.

Arunachal Pradesh # 4

Arunachal Pradesh with its mesmerizing scenic beauty, rich tribal heritage and diverse culture is unique and distinct from other states of the country. It is known as “Land of Dawn-lit-Mountains, and or the Land of the Rising Sun.

Arunachal Pardesh

The misty hills, sparkling rivers, gurgling waterfalls add charm to the beauty of this incredible land. With its snow-clad peaks, towering mountains, roaring rivers, high altitude meadows and vast unspoiled sub-tropical forests, this beautiful land is endowed with dazzling array of flora and fauna that is sure to allure any tourist.

This stunning land is located at the Northeastern tip India and borders China, Bhutan, Burma (Myanmar) and Burma. More than 500 rare species of Orchids are found in the dense jungles of Arunachal.

A. Ziro:

Ziro Valley, in Arunachal Pradesh is a delightful paradise of North East India and has been designated as a World Heritage Site. The stretch of green grasslands filled with paddy fields, makes it an ideal spot for picnics or outdoor camping. It is home to the Apatani tribe.


Although most people visit Ziro just for its scenic locales, the valley also houses a number of major attractions such as the Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Hapoli- the center of all the town’s activities, and the Siddheshwarnath Temple that contains a natural Shiva linga discovered about a decade ago.

Meghalaya # 5

Meghalaya, the name itself means the “abode in the clouds”. It’s a paradise for those who love nature. This mesmerizingly beautiful hill station of the North East India attracts tourists from all over the world. 

Meghalaya is blessed with many natural tourist attractions including breath-taking waterfalls, picturesque valleys, lakes, sacred forests, pitch-dark caves, and numerous lakes. Panorama views, terraced hills, waterfalls and cascading streams will captivate your soul.

A. Shillong :

Shillong, Meghalaya’s capital is an ideal blend of old charm, new essence, and a blissful state. Shillong is also known as ‘Scotland of the East’ because of its pleasant weather and picturesque locations.

This city is full of beautiful landscapes, exciting mountain peaks, waterfalls, rolling hills, crystal clear lakes, breathtakingly beautiful golf courses, cafes, and museums.


Also known as the music capital of India, Shillong has a very westernized culture, be it for fashion or music. Many music events keep happening throughout the year, making it a very lively place throughout.

B. Cherapunjee

Cherrapunjee, locally named as Sohra, is one of the most famous destinations of Meghalaya. The picturesque waterfalls – Nohkalikai Falls in Sohra (7 kms away) is worth visiting.

It is counted among the tallest waterfalls in India. They are especially dramatic during monsoon seasons when they have a 20-fold increase in their volume. 


Located around 50 Kms from Shillong, this sub-divisional town is famous for its rich flora and natural attractions. It’s known as the wettest place on Earth or was before a small town nearby name Mawsynram trumped them by an inch of rainfall. 

This place is also known for its double-decker living root bridge.

FAQs About North East India

What is special about North East India?

North East India is known for many things, including the first organic state, the origin of polo and the only floating national parks in the entire world, wettest place on earth, largest women’s only market in Asia etc.

Why North Eastern India is different?

The North Eastern region of India has sub-tropical climate. It experiences humid summer, severe monsoon, and mild winter. Another thing that distinguishes the North East from other parts is the festivals.

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