For the curious and hardy traveller, the North East calls. India’s last frontier surprises with its geographical, ethnic and cultural diversity at every turn. This amazing region is filled with mystical, untouched natural wonders at every turn; from various different national parks to waterfalls and sprawling hills spotted with monasteries.
Take a break from India’s bustling cities and find peace touring the North East with Australian operator’s here at India Unbound. Our itinerary can be customised to suit your specific wants and needs, ensuring you experience a mind-blowing trip that you will remember for a lifetime.
What to expect from touring North East India
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. This region offers a glimpse at rural Indian life, one that many travellers never get to see. Its raw, untouched and completely authentic – making it an experience you will never forget.
Suggested Travel Itineraries to North East India
This itinerary is an ideal introduction to West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam, offering spectacular Himalayan views, a taste of the rich Bengali culture and a tea plantation stay.
Starting in history laden Kolkata and winding your way by train through tea plantations up to Darjeeling, and then beyond to Sikkim and the Himalayan range, this trip will give you a little bit of heritage, some altitude, and many beautiful vistas.
Not found in guidebooks, and off the well-trodden tourist trails, this walking tour offers an unforgettable experience of the remote kingdom of Sikkim – home to spectacular scenery, remarkable religious monuments and vibrant cultures.
Genuine hospitality, incredible natural beauty and a fascinating history are some of the reasons why Sikkim is so special.
India’s North East is an ethnically and culturally diverse region that sees very few foreigners beyond Assam. This itinerary takes you into the heart of the region.
The ‘frontier’ North East region of India is connected to the rest of the country by a narrow 20 km wide corridor of land, and has over 2000 km of border with Bangladesh, Bhutan, China (Tibet) and Myanmar (Burma).
Standing in the shadow of spectacular Mt Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, the Himalayan areas covered in this trip are characterised by the diversity and richness of their cultures, customs, heritage and flora and fauna.
This 17-day journey through the North East of India showcases the region’s textile traditions.
Private unique tours of the North East you won’t find anywhere else
Here at India Unbound, we show you India as it is meant to be experienced. Our unique private tours are designed to help you experience every facet of this beautiful part of the world – from the much-loved tourist hotspot of the Golden Triangle, to the calm waters of Kerala, the bustling streets of West Bengal’s Kolkata and the historic sites of Rajasthan.
In our bespoke, luxury tours of the North East, you will have a chance to stay at colonial tea planters’ bungalows on sprawling estates, allowing you to enjoy luxuriously authentic North-Eastern homesteads. Or, if you’d rather venture out to more basic accommodation, you can find yourself staying amongst tribal communities where traditional dances and the tattooed faces of elders are common. See the lush tropical forests abundant with native wildlife and spot as many of the region’s 660 bird species as you can. And, if you are lucky, get a glimpse of the rare one-horned rhinoceros from atop an elephant at Manas and Kaziranga National Parks.
All of this and more is waiting for you when you choose our unique tours of North East India from Australia. As one of the leading Australian operators throughout the country, we are proud to show off this incomparable part of the world in the way it deserves to be seen.
Book your luxury tours of the North East today
Explore this far-flung frontier and let yourself be surprised by the North East. Experience for yourself why it’s unlike the India you know or would have heard of. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our tailor made luxury tours of the North East and how they can cater for you.