The North Eastern States of India are unique and home to some magnificent landscapes, exotic flora and fauna, and diverse talent and adventure offerings, and incredible natural scenery make it a must-visit destination. The offerings here include Living Root Bridges- grown over hundreds of years, in the rain forests; Caves –Meghalaya Caves have been listed as longest and deepest in the world; National Parks; Waterfalls ; picturesque Hills; River Islands – Ranging from the smallest to the largest in the world; Hill Stations; Lakes- including the Largest freshwater lake and only Floating National Park in the World and more……
ASSAM Assam provides the gateway to the North East. The Kaziranga National Park is famous for its’ Safaris both Elephant and Jeep to encounter the one-horned rhino of Assam. A green drive through the refreshing lush tea gardens of Assam to enjoy a relaxed stay at Kaziranga is a must do. The best time to visit is Summer (Feb to May) or Winter (Nov to Feb). Enjoy the early morning Elephant Safari at 5.30 or 6.30 am. A visit to Agratoli range for a satisfying Birding experience and to see a large variety of the two-legged beauties is a bonus.
MEGHALAYA Meghalaya, literally meaning the “Abode of the Clouds”, once famed for the wettest place in the world, is now well-known for, amongst many other things, the Living Root Bridges To get a good feel of Meghalaya, visit the golden quadrangle - Shillong/Cherrapunjee/Mawlynong/Dawki- Shnongpdeng. Situated at an altitude of 1496 meters above sea level, Shillong offers a perfect holiday destination. Be it a stunning birds eye view of the city from Shillong Peak, or the several waterfalls - see Natures’ bounty here with the beautiful fragrance of flowers. For Golfing enthusiasts, Shillong offers a beautiful 18-hole Golf Course, set up in 1898, besides a picturesque setting and salubrious climate. Dreamland of fog and clouds, the slopes of Cherrapunjee towards Bangladesh are famous for its living root bridges, - Indian Rubber Trees with their strong, flexible roots, guided across rivers and streams with the help of bamboos, which die down, leaving the living root bridge behind. In both Cherrapunjee and in the cleanest village in India- Mawlynnong, experience these amazing bridges. And for a mesmerizing experience do visit Mawphlang Sacred Grove, 25 kms from Shillong to see an amazing life form of plants, flowering trees, orchids and butterflies, which make it an ideal destination for nature lovers. Enjoy beautiful sunset boat rides on the river Dawki and in the crystal-clear transparent waters of Shnongpdeng. The adventurer in you has plenty of options from trekking, camping, caving, rock climbing, diving to various water sports. The best time to visit during the dry season: Dec -Jan.