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North East India is one of the world’s most culturally diverse regions. It is home to over 200 tribes, including fascinating tribes such as Nagaland’s opium-smoking headhunter tribes and Arunachal Pradesh’s facially tattooed, sun and moon-worshipping Apatani tribe.
North East India is a haven for many rare and endangered animals because the region is so unspoiled and unexplored.
There are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites where animal lovers can go on safari and see exotic animals in their natural habitat.
North East India is nestled against the Tibetan border, and parts of the mountainous state of Arunachal Pradesh were once part of Tibet.
Visit Tawang, a remote region where colourful Tibetan prayer flags flutter over the tranquil valleys.
You will witness the enchantment, serenity, and vibrancy of Tibetan culture and religion as it is practiced peacefully in historic monasteries, prayer wheels, and stupas.
Enjoy delicious and authentic Tibetan cuisine such as momos and thukpas.
North-east India has many eco-friendly destinations to offer the environmentally conscious traveller. In Nagaland, there’s Khonoma, where villagers banded together to stop unchecked deforestation by outsiders. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya was named the cleanest village in Asia, and all of the guesthouses are made of bamboo. The Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh’s Ziro Valley has developed their own distinct sustainable farming methods. Then there’s Sikkim’s breathtaking Khangchendzonga National Park. If you believe in the concept of green travel, this is a must-see destination.
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Arunachal Pradesh is India’s easternmost state. As a result, it is known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Several seminal Buddhist monasteries dot the state’s breathtaking natural landscapes. Tawang Monastery, founded in 1680, is the most important of them all. It also happens to be India’s largest monastery. When in Tawang, stop by the Dharma Coffee House and Library for some hot coffee. Then there’s Urgelling Monastery, which is where the sixth Dalai Lama was born. These monasteries foster a meditative environment conducive to spiritual introspection. The panoramic views of snow-capped mountains are an added bonus.