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Landscapes & Culture of the 7 States of the Northeast

Welcome to the mesmerizing Northeast India, a land of incredible beauty and cultural diversity. Embark on a captivating journey as we take you on a thrilling travel tour across the seven enchanting states of this region. Discover picturesque villages, interact with indigenous tribes, meet local artisans, and savour delectable cuisines that make this region so special. Hike to breathtaking viewpoints, enjoy wildlife sightings and visit ancient sites on this journey of a lifetime.



AizwalA beautiful hill city, Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram. Flanked on the north by the lofty peaks of Durtlang, the hill city is set on ridges of steep hills overlooking the sylvan valley of the river Tlawng in the west and of the river Tuirial in the east and south. Aizawl literally means “a field of wild cardamom.

Ujjayanta Palace  – The gleaming white Ujjayanta Palace located in the capital city of Agartala evokes the age of Tripura’s Maharajas. It is a unique experience to witness living history and royal splendor within the walls of the  palace.

Sepahijala Wildlife SanctuaryThis wildlife sanctuary is the habitat of different species of primates like Rhesus Macaque, Pigtailed Macaque, Capped Langur, Spectacled Langur, Slow Loris and several other wild animals like leopard, Clouded leopard, Jungle fowl, civets and Barking Deer.

Kangla Fort  – Kangla Fort is regarded as a sacred site by the Meitei community. It was also the seat of power for the kings of Manipur and subsequently for the British. The grounds are beautiful with lovely examples of varied architecture and a museum 

Loktak Lake – The largest  freshwater lake in India is covered with organic biomass known as Phumdis.

Unique to this lake, these phumdis are large floating biomass matter, and help provide livelihood for as many as 4,000 fishermen and their families, who live along the lake in small huts.

IMA Market – The 300 years old IMA Keithel, popularly known as the ‘Mother’s Market’ is one of the largest markets run entirely by women in the world.

Khonoma Village – Khonoma has traditionally been a warrior village with a proud history of battle prowess and a few incidents with the British forces.  The village has beautiful, terraced farms on one side and an Alder wood forest on the other.  Khonoma has adopted a unique way of wildlife conservation that is now a model for the region 

Majuli Island – Majuli is the largest river island in the world (over 350 square kms). It is home to the Mishing tribe who are always ready to share a glass of their home brewed rice beer and demonstrate their intricate weaving skills. Visit the Satras (Vaishnavite monasteries) and Mishing villages.

Kaziranga  – This is the home to the One Horned Rhino along with many other animals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and more than 450 species of birds. 

Dirang – Dirang is the gateway to the Sangti Vallery, it also has local hot water springs, Apple and Kiwi orchards and the National Yak Research and Breeding Centre at Nigmadung. Siberian black necked storks visit during winter. 

Kamakhya Temple – The Kamakhya Temple at Nilachal hills in Guwahati is one of the oldest and most revered centers of Tantric practices, dedicated to the goddess Kamakhya

Cherrapunji – The region around Cherrapunji is synonymous with waterfalls, natural caves and forests.

Living Root Bridges –  The living root bridges are a unique natural engineering technique of the Khasis and were, and remain, important for the villages in the steep valleys and mountains, helping the people connect with each other.

Mawphlang Forest – considered sacred by the Khasi, visitors to this protected forest are not allowed to take anything away from this hallowed forest, not even a pebble or a twig. Apart from some rare plants, mushrooms, and trees, the forest is also home to old coronation and sacrificial sites.

Shillong – Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, has enjoyed a cosmopolitan essence since its beginnings. This reflects in the unique culture of Meghalaya’s scenic capital – a place where every festival is celebrated with zest and travellers will stumble across cuisines from across the country and the world. It is also known as the rock-music capital of India, which is reflected in the vibrant live music scene here.

This tour can be done any time between September and May. We do not recommend traveling to the Northeast during the monsoon months due to the intense rains and some areas can be prone to flooding and landslides.


Day 1 – Arrive Aizwal, Mizoram

On arrival into Aizwal Airport, you will be met and transferred by road to your hotel. Later take a drive to explore a few of the scenic viewpoints this city on a hill offers. 

Day 2 – Aizwal 

Local sightseeing day.

Day 3 – Aizwal

After breakfast meet your local guide at the hotel and drive to Thenzawl, which is famed for it’s beautiful views. En route stop at Hmuifang village, explore the golf course, the scenic views of the mountains and visit a local weaver.

Day 4 –  Aizwal – Agartala

After breakfast check out and drive to Lengpui airport to board your flight to Agartala. Afternoon visit the Ujjayanta Palace and the State Museum.

Day 5 – Agartala 

A day of local sightseeing including a visit to the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, visit Tripura Sundari Shakti Pith and later explore the Neermahal.

Day 6 – Agartala – Imphal

Check out after breakfast and drive to Agartala airport for the afternoon flight to Imphal.

Our local representative will meet you at Imphal airport and transfer you to the hotel.

 Late afternoon visit the RKCS Museum and Kangla Fort. 

Day 7 – Imphal

After an early breakfast your local guide will meet you at the hotel and head out to Moirang for the day.  A quick stop to  visit the Peace Museum which is dedicated to those who were killed in WW2, and the battles against the Japanese. Continue to the location where the Indian flag was first hoisted on Indian soil. 

Lunch at a local home. 

Visit the view point at Keibul Lamjao National Park on Loktak Lake to see if you can spot the exclusive Sangai deer. Around sunset do a traditional boat ride on Loktak Lake. 

Return to Imphal stopping for dinner on the way.

Day 8 – Imphal

Drive about an hour to Andro village, see the traditional methods of salt making, visit potters working with terracotta and try your hand at some hand sculpting with clay. They will also show you how the local rice beer/wine is made. Afternoon visit IMA market. Later visit a few retail outlets to see the beautiful Meitei jewelry and textiles. Evening visit the Govindajee temple for the evening arati.

Day 9 – Imphal – Kohima 

Check out after breakfast and drive to Kohima. En route stop at Jakhama Village for lunch overlooking the paddy fields. 

Check into the hotel by late tea time.

Day 10 – Kohima

Today visit the War Cemetery, local museum, cathedral and textile outlets and a local market.

Day 11 – Kohima – Dimapur 

After breakfast, check out and drive  to reach Khonoma village. Your local guide here will walk you through the village and explain the history of the village.

Afternoon drive further to Dimapur and check in. 

Day 12 – Dimapur – Majuli Island

Today you will leave Nagaland and drive to the plains of Assam.  After breakfast check out latest by 8.30am and drive to Nimati Ghat to catch one of the public ferry services to the Majuli island. Meet your local guide who will take you to a Mising Village. Enjoy tasting some traditional beer and dinner at a Mising house

Day 13 – Majuli Island – Kaziranga

After breakfast drive to the ferry point. Catch the 10.30 -11am ferry to reach Nimati Ghat on the mainland. There will be another vehicle to pick you up and drive you to Kaziranga. Drive duration is about 2 hours. 

Stop for lunch at a local weaver’s house before checking into your hotel on the fringes of Kaziranga. 

Day 14 – Kaziranga 

Morning and afternoon jeep safari inside the National Park.  Evening visit souvenir shops.

Day 15 – Kaziranga – Tezpur

Morning jeep safari, then post breakfast drive to Tezpur. 

Day 16 – Tezpur – Dirang

After breakfast check out and drive to Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh.

Day 17 – Dirang

Visit Dirang Dirang monastery for the early morning prayers. 

Return to hotel for breakfast, then set out for the day with your local guide. Visit Dirang Dzong, Sangti Valley a local Monpa village and have a traditional  local lunch.

Dinner and overnight at the property.

Day 18 – Dirang

Take a day trip to Sela Pass, the highest motorable road of Eastern India and is located 13,700 feet (4170m) above sea level. 

Day 19 – Dirang – Dhekiajuli

Early check out foe the drive to Dhekiajuli in Assam. Stop to visit the Chillipam Monastery which is the only monastery outside of China with Chinese murals. 

Continue to the plains of Assam. Check in to your homestay located inside a tea garden. Afternoon walk to the tea garden.

Day 20 –   Dhekiajuli – Guwahati

Check out after breakfast and drive to Guwahati. Afternoon visit the Assam State Museum, Brahmaputra Heritage Centre and textile and craft shops.   

Day 21 – Guwahati – Cherrapunji 

After breakfast checkout and visit Kamakhya Temple. Continue to Cherrapunjee. Before check in, visit the Nohkalikai Waterfalls.

Day 22 – Cherrapunji 

After breakfast visit a few water bodies and a Living Root Bridge. 

Post lunch visit the Arwah Cave complex. 

Later visit the Welsh settlement. The Welsh missionaries arrives in Cherrapunjee in the 1840s, setting up churches, schools and medical facilities, which benefited the local Khasi communities.

Day 23 – Cherrapunji – Shillong 

After breakfast, check out and drive to Shillong. On the way visit Mawphlang Sacred Forest.

Your local guide here will walk you through the forest and explain the significance of the forest to the local community.  Continuing to Shillong.

Evening visit Bara Bazaar

Day 24 – Shillong

After breakfast head out for local sightseeing day. Explore the city, Old Church, the local museum have lunch at a local café. Afternoon drive to Laitlum for sunset views.

Day 25 – Shillong – Guwahati

After breakfast, check out and drive to Guwahati airport.

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