North East India Wildlife Packages & Itineraries
A journey to the ‘Seven Sister‘ North East states is meant for the avid adventure enthusiasts. The region reveals itself to be a true Indian gem for those who brave to venture here. That being said, we can tailor-make your North East India wildlife package or Birding tour itinerary according to your specifications.
A visit to Northeast of India can be rarely missed and is on the wish list on any avid traveler. The when, how and best time to visit North East is a question that needs to be dealt with. Our various tours for North East India comprising the eight states in the region explore the cuisines, festivals, handicrafts, eminent wildlife, and upstream and downstream cruises over River Brahmaputra. Most North East India wildlife packages and birding tour itineraries for the ‘Seven Sister States’ start from Guwahati.
The region can be divided into two parts – with Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal in one region, and Sikkim & Darjeeling in another. If one is arriving and departing from Guwahati it is advisable to visit Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh on a 7-15 days trip, with Kohima (Nagaland), Imphal (Manipur), Aizwal (Mizoram) and Agartala (Tripura) that can also be covered if you have a few more days to spare.
Seven Sister States of North East India
North East India remains to be one of most less explored destinations of the country. Popularly known as the ‘Seven Sisters of India’, the North East India comprises of eight Indian states that offers some real surprises for the travellers. The eight North Indian states are:
Best Places to Visit in North East India on a Wildlife/Birding Tour
Here’s our bucket list of some the lesser-known but best places to visit in North East India.
- Kaziranga National Park, Assam: Known for its unmatched wildlife safari experience and the endangered one-horned rhinos, the Kaziranga is must visit on any North East India wildlife tour package.
- Manas National Park, Assam: A UNESCO World Heritage Park that is set below the Bhutan hills along its border. The park’s wildlife and landscape is incredibly diverse having even more animals that can be seen at Kaziranga. The advantage of visiting Manas over Kaziranga is safaris can be more rewarding.
- Majuli, Assam: Known for its institutions (Satras) of Vishnava Culture. These Satras are not just monasteries, but centres of traditional performing arts.
- Cherapunjee, Meghalaya: Also known as Sohra, its historical name. This place is endorsed as being the wettest place on earth; however, Mawsynram, a nearby town currently holds this record. Places to visit in Cherapunjee are: Living Root Bridge, Mawsmai Caves and Nohkalikai Falls
- Shillong, Meghalaya: Known as the Scotland of the East. Places to visit in Shillong are: Lady Hydari Park, Don Bonso Centre for Indigenous Culture, Ward’s Lake, Elephant Falls
- Mawlynnong, Meghalaya: The cleanest village in Asia and also referred to as ‘God’s own garden’.
- Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Meghalaya: Located almost 25 kms from Shillong, the sacred forests of Khasi hills have been preserved since time immemorial.
- Imphal, Manipur: The capital city of Manipur. Places to visit in Imphal are: Shri Govindjee Temple, Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur State Museum, Kangla Fort
- Loktak Lake, Manipur: The largest freshwater lake in North East India covering an area of 40 sq. km.
- Kohima, Nagaland: Its original Angami name was Kewhima (meaning “land of Kewhi flowers”), which was changed to Kohima as the British found to difficult to pronounce it. The famous Hornbill Festival of Nagaland held every year between December 1- 10 is held at the Naga Heritage Village in Kohima. The festival brings across all the tribes of Nagaland, who take part in it with an aim to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland. Places to visit in Kohima are: Catholic Cathedral, Kohima World War II Cemetery, State Museum, and Naga Heritage Village
- Khonoma, Nagaland: The 700-year old Khonoma Village with a brave history of its tribal men is located 20 kms from the capital city of Nagaland, Kohima.
- Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh: Tawang, is a town situated on the north-western part of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, and hosts Asia’s second largest monastery. One can plan day trips from Tawang to Zemithang, Bumla Pass & Sela Pass (enroute to Tawang from Tezpur/Dhirang)
- Gangtok, Sikkim: Capital of Sikkim and a popular Buddhist pilgrimage spot. Places to visit in Gangtok are: Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Himalayan Zoological Park, Hanuman Tok (Temple), Tsomgo Lake, and Nathula Pass
- Pelling, Sikkim: Pelling is the base or starting point for most trekking trips into West Sikkim. Places to visit in Pelling are: Rimbi (a local monastery, rock garden & waterfall that is located here), Kanchenjungha Waterfalls, Singshore Bridge, Khecheopalri Lake, and Pemayangtse Monastery.
North East India Wildlife/Birding Tour Packages & Itineraries
DURATION: 9 Days | PLACES: Delhi (1 Day), Sundarbans (3), Kaziranga (3), Delhi (2)Read More