Horrible food, unfriendly people, no nightlife, forests everywhere! Who on earth wants to visit a deity like North-East India?
So, to further your thoughts, here are 31 solid reasons why you should not remove Northeast from your bucket list, if only you listed it. But then, if you didn’t – good for you!
1. Forests everywhere!
2. Oh So Backward!
Sparkling city lights of Guwahati
3. TERRORISM !!
School children in mizoram
4. It is such an unsafe place!
PM Narendra Modi in Hornbill festival, Nagaland
5. No sense of culture
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6. Cat! It is in China!
Umm… no, at least not yet.
NB: Tawang Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in India
7. Not Patriotic
Republic Day in Guwahati
8. Food is useless in this area !!
Delicious Northeast Cuisine at Rosang Cafe
9. They eat dogs and insects!
Eminent Assamese Chef, Atul Lahkar
10. You will get bored with your mind because there is nothing to do
Sunset in sikkim
11. Seriously, is there a place you can go to have a good time?
12. You will get lost in the forest and eat some wild animals!
Unhealthy may be right
Enroute goicha la trekking
13. There is no heritage
The statue of ‘Garuda’ in the ancient satraps of Majuli
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14. No historical site
Rock sculpture in Unakoti, Tripura
15. How do they run their economy?
Assam is the largest producer of tea in India
16. There are no roads!
17. There is no wildlife protection
Rare, One Horned Rhino in Kaziranga National Park
18. They ate their wildlife! Tribals you know!
19. There are no hotels or resorts, where will you live?
Mayfair Hotel, Gangtok
20. There is nothing to see
Dzukou Valley, Manipur-Nagaland Border
21. Religious sites are non-existent
Ancient Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati
22. Truth! Are they all atheists?
Christmas in Shillong
24. People Are Unfriendly
Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival
25. No Nightlife
Cloud 9 shillong
26. The music scene is just sad!
Best Blues Band in India- Soulmates Shillong
27. Truth! Do they even know what rock music is?
Zero Music Festival in Arunachal Pradesh
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28. The only thing they like to do is “Jhingi-la-la-ho”!
Fusion folk rock band from the North East, Tsetso Sisters
29. And by the way, what is so unique about the Northeast?
Majuli, the largest river island
30. Is there something you haven’t seen before?
Yes, like the floating islands (Phumdi) in Loktak Lake, Manipur
31. Run from the wild tribes. Do not run and go back !!
Find the northeastern region of India at the farthest verge of the country. Furthermore, one of Asia’s greatest unknown and unemployed people, it boasts some of the most fascinating places in the world. The people are simple and sweet and the culture is rich.
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So, just break all your stereotypes and explore the places of ‘heaven unknown’.
Frequently Asked Questions about Northeast India
a. Northeast India has suffered from political and ethnic movements for years. Tribal identity conflicts have also taken place in the region, however, it has not only become safe for the past decade, but is an unbeatable and spectacular place to visit. In recent years the state government has given priority to the tourism sector and many great resorts and other accommodation options have opened up. The only hurdle, if you want to call it that, is that the sights are a bit far. Which can serve as a benefit as there are still many unseen beautiful places to visit in Northeast India.
a. North East India is a vast region and any time of the year is a great time to enjoy its scenery. However, the spring and winter months are the best in the region if you are in for a pick. This is the time when most of the cultural festivals as well as the music festivals that you cannot remember right now. Floods and landslides are common in many northeastern states, the monsoon is not a good time. So, if you want to book your holiday in Northeast India, you can book from October to May.
a. Snowfall occurs every winter in many parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Darjeeling. If you want to enjoy snowfall at some places in Northeast India, you will find Gangtok, Kato, Yumthang Valley and Nathu La in Sikkim, and Tawang, Bomdila and Mehsuba Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.
a. Although Sikkim has been a part of Northeast India since 1975, it is not part of the seven sister states. These seven states include: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. Due to the geographic dependence of the clusters of these seven northeastern states, they are often referred to as the ‘Seven Sisters’. Sikkim is geographically cut off from the remaining seven states of the Siliguri belt.