For all the ones who swear by ‘To Travel is to Live’ have a strong desire to see the world, take a lifetime experience to only empower their soul journey.
For some travelling is soulful, spiritual and for all the other adventure junkies out there travelling brings new hope and aspiration altogether as they take life in a figure tip for outdoor activities.
Solo travelling is currently a thing and people from across the globe are indulging in more of travelling alone. No wonder travelling alone comes with its fair share of pros and cons, you need to actually have a checklist before venturing into the experience. And India’s Northeast(NE) region can be one of the best destinations to get the best of mother nature with freshwater lakes, wild safari, migratory birds, rich hills, snow-clad mountains, fresh blooms and the list is endless.
Here we have compiled some best destinations in the NE for solo travelling:
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
If you want to explore the wild side of Assam, Kaziranga is the best place. The national park is spread across Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts of the state hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses. The park is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world. Get a glimpse of the animals through a wild safari.
Best Time to travel: The best time to visit Kaziranga is anywhere from November to April. It remains open from November 1st till April 30th every year.
Where to stay: You can stay in the numerous resorts run by Assam Tourism department. The people are humble enough to extend their helping hand. If you have booked a travel agency they will do the needful with your itinerary list and package.
Pro Tip: It is important to research the places well before embarking on your journey.
Plan a 5-6 days trip to this hill state to get the best of the tribal life. When in Meghalaya make sure to visit the high-altitude town of Cherrapunji. It is known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees and is the wettest place on earth with an average annual rainfall of 11,872 millimetres (467.4 in).
Apart from Cherrapunji, there are places like Nohakalikai Falls, Umiam Lake, Mawlynnong Village, Laitlum Canyon, Dawki River, Mawsynram, Elephant Falls to name a few.
For the ones travelling alone you can to hire a travel agency to ensure smooth travelling.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
This town is located in the Lower Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh. It has been a favourite town for World Heritage Site for a number of years. Known primarily for its blue pine trees, this place also provides excellent trekking opportunities.
To get the best of Ziro here are some things to do in the town: a) Tarin fish farm— inhabited by Apatani tribes, this place is popular tourist place in AP, Pine Grove– Also known as Myolyang is a famous picnic spot, Namdapha National Park—is a visual treat for wildlife enthusiasts. It is the third-largest national park in India, Kile Pakho– is a high hilly point in old Ziro from where visitors have an amazing view of the entire plateau.
The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok has an alluring charm and is irresistible for anyone to forget its natural beauty. Gangtok is nestled in the Eastern Himalayas at an elevation of 1,650 m.
The land of flawless beauty is also attributed to the diverse collection of amazing flowers. The state organizes an annual month-long International Flower Festival. The state is home to 600 species of orchids and when they bloom the state turns into a fairyland.
Best Time to travel: In between March to April and October to November.
Pro Tip: For the ones who love the hustle-bustle of the market, MG Marg road is your place.
Apart from scrolling across the streets of Gangtok you can plan a trip to the charming monasteries–Pemayangtse Gompa, Enchey, go rafting at Teesta, cable car ride, paragliding, plan a trip to Nathula Pass, visit breathtaking lakes at Sikkim.
Ujjayanta Palace, Tripura
Best known for its architectural grandeur, Tripura’s Ujjayanta Palace is another must-visit destination in Northeast’s Tripura also known as the “Queen of Hills”.
Ujjayanta Palace is a museum and the former palace of the Kingdom of Tripura. The palace was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya Debbarma and stands on the banks of two lakes surrounded by gardens inspired by the Mughal style.
Tripura which claims to be one of the oldest princely states of ancient India has other touristy things to do. From sightseeing at Kamaleshwar temple, Neermahal palace to visiting Unakoti, this state has it all.
Loktak lake, Manipur
It is the largest freshwater lake in NE and is famous for the phumdis floating over it. The lake is located at Moirang. Located on this phumdi, Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world. The park is the last natural refuge of the endangered Sangai. Loktak Day is observed every year on October 15th at the periphery of the Loktak lake.
Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
Travellers often consider the untouched region of Nagaland—Dzukou Valley as one of the magical places on earth. Rolling hills, fresh blooms this place is a surreal experience.
The valley is famous for its wide range of flowers in every season but the most famous one is the Dzüko Lily and it is found only in this valley.
Best time to travel: The best time to travel to this green valley is in between the end of June till September. The valley is it’s most beautiful during these three months, with all its flowers in bloom, dotting the landscapes with countless hues.
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