The best places to visit in northeast India in September, October, November, and December are Gangtok, Shillong, Guwahati, Kaziranga, Cherapunji, Tawang, Pelling, Lachung, Imphal, Kanchenjunga, Yumthang Valley, Agartala, Zero, Tezpur, Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Goecha La, Majuli Island, Dibrugarh, Gorichen Peak, Dimapur, Kohima, Imphal, and Aizawal.
Northeast India is the easternmost region of India. Northeast India is consisting of 8 states. These states are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. The northeast states are known as the Seven Sisters of India because they are interdependent on one another. The northeast region of India is surrounded by Bhutan, China, and Myanmar.
Northeast India is famous for its floating national park in the world, The rainiest place in the world, the cleanest village in Asia, the largest only women’s market in Asia, and pleasant weather throughout the year. Along with these, it is dowry free region in India and the origin of polo.
The seven sisters of India are blessed with magnificent mountains, beautiful hills, spectacular rivers, stunning waterfalls, and ample natural attractions. This region is home to multiple communities, faith, and cultures. It is one of the most fascinating places in India and the world.
25 Best Places To Visit In Northeast India From September To December
1. Gangtok, Sikkim
Gangtok is the capital city of the Sikkim. Gangtok is the largest populated place famous for its scenic beauty. The mountain Kanchenjunga the third highest peak in the world is in Sikkim. The weather around the year is mild and is the best holiday destination. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India and a pilgrimage center for Buddhists. The top attractions in Gangtok are Tashi View Point, Hanuman Temple, Enchy Monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten, Ban Zakri Falls park, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, and Gangtok Ropeway. It is the base for Himalayan trekking.
2. Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya. It is located at a height of 1970 meters from sea level. The meaning of Shillong means “An Abode of Clouds”. Shillong is famous for its natural beauty, the gateway to Meghalaya, heavy rainfall, tallest waterfall, caves, beautiful landscape, amazing people, and their culture. The top attractions in Shillong are Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Wards Lake, Shillong View Point, NohKalikai Falls, Lady Hydari Park, and Don Basco Center Museum.
3. Guwahati, Assam
Guwahati is the largest city in the Assam state of India. It is the home to the world-famous one-horned rhinoceros. The Brahmaputra River flowing through it enhances the beauty of Guwahati. The city is also famous for holy sites as there are many famous temples. The top attractions in Guwahati are Kamakhya Devi Temple, Umananda Temple, Navagraha Temple, Dipor Bill, Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, Assam State Museum, and Peacock Island.
4. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga national park is a protected area in the Galaghat and Nagon district of Assam. It is one of the best wildlife refuges in the world. The park is home to Indian one-horned rhinoceros, tigers, elephants, and many other animals. Every year thousands of migratory birds come to Kaziranga. It is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is located by the Brahmaputra River and is shared by two districts of Assam.
5. Cherapunji, Meghalaya
Cherapunji also known as Sohra is located in the Meghalaya state of India. Cherapunji is famous for its living root bridge made from trees. The root bridge can bear 50 people at a time and are spectacular to watch. Cherapunji is one of the wettest places in the world. It is the only place in India to receive rain throughout the year. Cherapunji has pristine beauty, amazing waterfalls, mysterious caves, a hike in paradise, and food. The top attractions in Cherapunji are Kynrem Falls, Mawsynram Falls, Dainthlen Falls, and Mawsmai caves.
6. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is a town located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is situated at an elevation of 3048 meters from sea level. Tawang is famous for its 400 years old Buddhist monastery popularly known as Golden Namgyal Lhatse. This monastery is one of the biggest monasteries in India. Apart from the religious center, Tawang has natural beauty. The top attractions in Tawang are Tawang Monastery, Panga Teng Tso Lake, Taktsang Gompa Tawang, Giant Buddha Statue, Urgelling Monastery, Chagzam Bridge, Sela Pass, Bumla Pass, Madhuri Lake, and Nuranag Fall.
7. Pelling, Sikkim
Pelling is a small hill station in West Sikkim located at an elevation of 500 feet from sea level. Pelling is famous for mountain biking, rock climbing, village tour, meditation, and the base for a number of treks in the region. It is the second largest tourist destination in Sikkim after Gangtok. The top attractions in Pelling are Kanchenjunga Falls, Singshore Bridge, Rabdeentse Ruins, Khecheopalri Lake, Sanghak Choeling Monastery, and Upper Pelling Football Ground, and Pemayangtse Monastery.
8. Lachung, Sikkim
Lachung is a small beautiful village in North Sikkim located near the Tibet border. It is situated at an elevation of 8900 feet from sea level. The Lachung River flowing through the village enhances the beauty of the village. Lachung has an ancient 19th-century Buddhist monastery famous for its brilliant architecture. Lachung is blessed with rhododendron sanctuaries, the magnificent Himalayan landscape, and rich biodiversity. The top attraction in Lachung are Yumthang Valley, Lachung Monastery, Bhim Nala Falls, Naga Falls, and Zero point,
9. Imphal, Manipur
Imphal is the capital city of Manipur. It is one of the ancient cities in Manipur situated at an elevation of 786 meters above sea level. Imphal is famous for its scenic landscape and greenery. The top attractions in Imphal are Kangla Fort, Manipur State Museum, Ima Market, Shri Govindaji Temple, War Cemetery, RKCS Art Gallery, and Museum. The city was once the seat of the local ruler.
10. Kanchenjunga, Sikkim
Kanchenjunga is the highest mountain in India and the third highest mountain in the world. It is located in the eastern Himalayas on the border region of Sikkim state of India and Nepal at an elevation of 28169 feet. Sikkim Kanchenjunga trek is a famous trek in Sikkim. Kanchenjunga is one of the most beautiful mountains in the state of Sikkim. Kanchenjunga is also spelled as Kangchenjunga or Kinchinjunga.
11. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
Yumthang valley is located in the state of Sikkim, India. It is near to Lachung and is a paradise for nature lovers. Yumthang is also called the Valley of Flowers. The valley has natural wonders and picturesque beauty. It is situated at an altitude of 3564 meters above sea level. To visit the valley an entry permit is required that can be obtained through the agent. The top attractions in Yumthang Valley are Yumesamdong, the Valley of flowers, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, North Sikkim, and Mt Brumkhangse.
12. Agartala, Tripura
Agartala is the capital city of the north Indian state of Tripura. It is the second largest city in the north Indian state after Guwahati and is located on the bank of River Haora near Bangladesh. Agartala is famous for its temples, palaces, stunning lakes, many beautiful temples, and rich history. It is well known for bamboo handicrafts, local hand woolen shawls, and textile. The top attractions in Agartala are Ujjayanta Palace, Heritage Park, Nehru Park, Jagannath Bari, Fourteen God’s temple, and Tripura State Museum.
13. Zero Point, Sikkim
Zero point is located at an altitude of 15000 feet in Sikkim. This is the last civilian destination before China’s border. The visitors cannot go beyond this point. Zero Point offers a scenic mountain view. It is also known as Yume Samdong. It is located at a distance of 23 km from Yumthang. The time required to reach Zero Point from Yumthang is 1.5 hours. You can reach
14. Tezpur, Assam
Tezpur is the oldest city located in the Sonitpur district of Assam state, India. It is also called as “Cultural Capital of Assam”. Tezpur is located on the bank of the Brahmaputra River. Tezpur is famous for its beautiful parks, hillocks, and its scenic beauty. It is the cleanest city in Assam. The top attractions in Tezpur are Agnigarh, Chitralekha Udyan, Bamuni Hills, Mahabhairab temple, Padum Pukhuri, and Kolia Bhomora Setu.
15. Nathula Pass, Sikkim
Nathula pass is a mountain pass connecting India and China. It is located at a height of 14140 feet and 53 km from Gangtok. It is high altitude pass situated on the n old silk route at India China’s Tibet Autonomous region border. It is one of the most beautiful mountain roads in the world. To visit the Nathula Pass special permit is required. Photography of Nathula Pass and the surrounding area is not allowed. The Nathula pass is closed every Monday and Tuesday.
16. Loktal Lake
Loktal lake is the largest freshwater lake in India. It is situated in the Barai range of hills in the state of Manipur, India. The lake is famous for its circular swamps which are called Phumdis in the local language. Tourist visits the lake for its eternal beauty. Loktal is one of the 37 Ramsar sites in India. The floating mats of biomass covered with soil are characteristic of the lake. The Keibul Lamjao is the world’s only floating national park located on Loktal Lake.
17. Tsomgo Lake
Tsomgo lake also called Changgu lake is a glacier lake located in east Sikkim on Nathula pass. The maximum depth of the Lake is 15 meters and the width is 427 meters. Tsomgo lake is considered a holy lake by the people of Sikkim. The ride on beautifully decored Yak is a fun activity on the lakeside There are many eating and tea stalls for you in the chilled atmosphere. This lake is surrounded by mountains on all sides. It is located at a distance of 35 km from Sikkim at a height of 12000 feet
18. Goecha La, Sikkim
Goecha La is a high-altitude mountain pass in the Sikkim Himalayan range. It is located at an altitude of 499 meters. It is famous for its grand view of mountain Kanchenjunga and other high Himalayan peaks. Goecha trek is a popular trek in Sikkim. Goecha trek is famous for the sunrise scene on the Kanchenjunga range. The Samiti lake is a big attraction on the Goecha La trek.
19. Majuli Island, Assam
Majuli is a river Island in the Brahmaputra River in Assam. Majuli is a beautiful, picturesque, lush green, and pollution-free river island. It is the world’s largest river island. Tourists from all over the world visit Majuli Island. The island is a fluvial landform a unique geographical occurrence and result of the dynamics of the river system. But now the island is on the way to vanishing.
20. Dibrugarh, Assam
Dibrugarh is an industrial city in Assam surrounded by the green tea estate. It is the gateway to the three tea-producing districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Sivsagar. The distance of Dibrugarh from Guwahati is 439 km. It is situated on the bank of the Brahmaputra river. The top attractions in Dibrugarh are Radhakrishna Mandir, Blossom Exotica, Robin Band Party, DU park, DTP Dyke Dibrugarh, and Fulbagan Park.
21. Gorichen Peak, Arunachal Pradesh
Gorichen Peak is the highest mountain peak in Arunachal Pradesh with a height of 6858 meters. The peak always remains snowbound for the entire year around. It is situated on the border with China with Tawang. Gori Chen is a glacier-fed mountain group in Eastern Himalayas. It is situated at an elevation of 21410 feet. It is considered very sacred by the local Monpa tribes. This is the best place for hiking, mountain climbing, and camping.
22. Dimapur, Nagaland
Dimapur is the largest city in Nagaland. It is located at an elevation of 850 feet above sea level on the bank of the Dhansiri River. It is the only district in Nagaland not under ILP( Inner Line Permit) the region unlike the rest of Nagaland. The top attractions in Dimapur are triple falls, Hongkong Market, Nagaland Zoological Park, Kachari Ruins, Chumukedima Village, Science Center, Gerrn Park, Khekiho Park, and aqua Melow Park.
23. Kohima, Nagaland
Kohima is the capital of the northeast state of Nagaland. It is located at an elevation of 4738 feet. Kohima is famous for many beautiful sights like the commonwealth war cemetery- a resting place for soldiers killed during world war II. Kohima has untouched beauty and mesmerized people for generations. The top attractions in Kohima are the War cemetery, Nagaland state Museum, Kohima Cathedral Church, Naga Heritage Village, Sakhrie Park, and Niathu Garden.
24. Imphal, Manipur
Imphal is the capital of Manipur state of India. It is one of the most ancient cities in India located at an elevation of 786 meters. Imphal is famous for its scenic landscape and greenery. It is a land of many tribes and cultures. It is a small plain in the Manipur River Valley of Manipur. The top attractions in Imphal are Kangla Fort, Old Polo Ground, Manipur state museum, Royal Palace, and Sri Govindji Temple.
25. Aizawal, Manipur
Aizawal is the capital of Mizoram state of India. It is located at an elevation of 1132 meters from sea level. This place has rich tribal culture and is famous for handicrafts. Aizawal is blessed with its natural beauty and flanked by lofty peaks of Durtlang in the north. The top attractions in Aizawal are Mizoram State Museum, Solomon temple, KV Paradise, Infinite Ainawan Park, Reiek Tlang, and Folkland Park.
I hope this article will be useful to you for planning your next trip to Northeast India.
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