North East India Holiday Packages at India Unbound

For the curious and hardy traveller, the North East calls. India’s last frontier surprises with its geographical, ethnic and cultural diversity.

The Siliguri Corridor- 14 kilometres at its narrowest- separates mainland India from the North East. The region consists of the states of Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram – fondly known as the ‘seven sisters’. Bordering Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh, the north east is home to very diverse Indo-Tibetan and Indo-Burmese tribes.

The mighty Brahmaputra has created fertile plains for agriculture and acts as a communication and transport artery through rough terrain. The surrounding hills are inhabited by fiercely independent tribes who follow their unique culture and lifestyle largely in sync with their natural surroundings.

Stay at colonial tea planters’ bungalows on sprawling estates or venture out to more basic accommodation amongst tribal communities where dances and the tattooed faces of elders are evidence of their traditional practices. See the lush tropical forests with abundant wildlife and spot as many of the region’s 660 bird species as you can. And, if you are lucky, spot the rare one-horned rhinoceros from atop an elephant at Manas and Kaziranga National Parks.

Explore this far-flung frontier and let yourself be surprised by the North East- it’s unlike the India you know or would have heard of.

 

Suggested Travel Itineraries to North East India