The Northeast: a recluse for summers!

It is the time of the year again when the scorching heat makes things unbearable. In such a situation, it is wise to stop thinking about factors like food, money and other priorities, and just pack your bags for a rejuvenating holiday. The summers offer a good chance for a break, owing to the vacations from schools and offices. Definitely, India possesses various astounding travel destinations, but the Northeast pose as the best recluse for the heat. This part of our country boasts of an amalgamation of nature and a citified life, in all its diversity. Let’s have a look at the best places in North-East India to explore during summers; places that provide maximum serenity and an unparalleled experience to be reminisced in life.

Here is a list of places from the eight sisters that will relieve you of your stress and worry this summer!

Halflong, Assam

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Called the “white and hillock”, Halflong is the only hill station in Assam. This staggering destination has the power to rekindle you as it does not harbor a busy life. The place is situated only at a distance of 310km from Guwahati and yet is less congested and less promulgated in comparison to other Indian hill stations. Since it is the headquarter of the North-Cachar District of Assam, remains of the British colonial past can still be found in the structures of historical edifices. One exquisite place to visit in Haflong is the mysterious Jatinga, where birds migrate from all around to commit mass suicide. You can go traversing through the attractions of Maibong or pass by the pineapple orchards.

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

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Cherrapunji is considered to be one of the wettest places in the world. Located at a distance of 58km from Shillong, this alluring place possesses a fine weather that encourages you to visit various meadows and waterfalls that the spot has. Even in the months of June and July, with the blistering heat, this place in Meghalaya makes possible a walk in the midst of clouds. Known as Sohra officially, Cherapunji has the Nohkalikai Falls which is estimated to be the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Some of the major waterfalls like Seven Sisters’ falls, Dainthlen Waterfalls, Mawsmai Falls attract a lot of attention from the adventurers.

Agartala, Tripura

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Agartala, of late, has made a distinct impact on the tourists from all over the world. Apart from the fact that is the second largest city of the Northeast, this luscious city of Tripura has many wondrous architectures like Tripurasundari Temple and the Neermahal Palace. The Sepahijala Wild Life Sanctuary and the Dumboor Lake are other places in Agartala that will bring you closer to the lap of nature and transform you into an aura of eco-friendly umbworld.

Dzouku Valley, Nagaland

Dzoku Valley
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Dzkou Valley is a breathtaking gift to the human eye, located at the border of Nagaland and Manipur. Hills of iridescent green, exuberant forests, radiant streams, and scores of colorful blooms endows the valley in the reflection of the promised land. At an elevation of 2438m, this elegant hill station of Nagaland acquires the moniker of the “Valley of Flowers of the North-East” for being adorned with wildflowers in summer.

North Sikkim, Sikkim

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The redolence of a variety of blooms, the spine-tingling view of Mount Kanchendzonga, the placidity of sparkling lakes and the gurgling of rivers like Teesta makes North Sikkim a destination that nobody, especially the nature lovers can ignore. Be it an adventure or for some peace of mind, this particular place definitely needs to be ticked off your wish list in the summer.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

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A place like Tawang can easily satisfy the traveler in you as it meets up with a lot of expectations. The land of the Monpas, Tawang can be metaphored to a plethora of hues with a  motley of green and whitish brown. Compared to an abode of heaven, this travel destination brings to you quaint Buddhist Monasteries, glistening lakes and cascading waterfalls. Snowfall can be witnessed till the end of spring but you are bound to fall in love with this place for the lakes and mountains. The allurement of the famous Sella Pass reveals an unparallel view.

Aizawl, Mizoram

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The climate of Aizawl, the largest city of Mizoram, is the sub-tropical one that invites on tourists throughout the year. This state is mostly known for its astonishingly artistic landscapes and small hillocks with winding trails. Visiting sites like Durtlang Hills, Solomon’s Temple, Tamdil Lake, Burrra Bazar, Reiek Heritage Village, Vantawang Falls, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary and many more can be a refreshing trip this summer.

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

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Traveling in summer should mean to take a break from the mundane lifestyle and enjoy the calm and cool in a relaxing manner. Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is the ultimate goal for that. The long stretches of greenery that expand as far as the eyes can see and the pleasant weather would make you feel enchanted, with the exact amount of stun. The tranquil vicinity, splashing rivulets and flourishing paddy fields would bewilder and urge you to sit at the edge of a small hillock to feel at par with nature.

So, gear up and make your summer one of the memorable ones, of all times. Visit Northeast India and experience a never-ending array of scenic beauty and calmness.