8 North East India States With Great Beauty, Food and Culture

India's Blissful Beauty!

Vidhi Tyagi

Feb 4, 2021|6 min read


North-East is considered as the most attractive place in India. Its gorgeous beauty has so much to offer to its tourists. The wonderful northeastern states of India have the highest biodiversity that persuades many local and foreign visitors every year.

North East India States

It has amazing scenic beauty which can leave you all fascinated. Sikkim, along with the seven sister states of northeast India is blessed with magnificent mountains and hills, spectacular rivers, stunning waterfalls, and ample natural attractions that are to be explored.

Though we don't give much attention to North-East its scenic beauty is something worth appreciating. North -East is a hidden beauty and it is yet to be discovered by a lot of you. From its culture to its serene beauty, everything about North-East is overlooked.

Each North-Eastern state has a unique cultural flavour. For the adventurous soul, north-east India presents some challenging trekking routes accompanied by spectacular views. The Bailey Trail Trek in Arunachal Pradesh follows the ancient trade route connecting India, Tibet, and Myanmar.

Talking about the cuisine North- East has its flavours and also their dishes are as unique as their vigorous way of living. One thing that one must try in the northeastern part is their savoury dishes. So let's look at the 8 North-East India states that we are going to talk about.

Here is the list of all North-East India states. Let's start with the very first state on the list.

1. Assam

Assam, the gateway of the North-Eastern part is a treasure trove of realistic magnificence and distinct history. Out of all states in North East India, Assam is one of the least explored regions in the country, entrusting it an immaculate, untouched aura that is sure to fascinate you. 

A land of wild forests, mighty rivers, and acres and acres of tea plantations, Assam, located in the North-Eastern part of India, has a breath-taking terrain and is known to be one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the entire world. 

Talking about the food, Khar and Pitha are the two things that one shouldn't miss out on. Veritable Bliss, Assam shares its international borders with both Bangladesh and Bhutan and boasts of its vibrant culture and panoramic beauty, as well as its historical significance. 

One of the most beautiful states of India. With the imperial Brahmaputra river, magnificent hills, rich flora, and fauna, the state is every tourist's paradise.

2. Arunachal Pradesh

Known as the dawn-lit mountain state of India. Arunachal Pradesh is the perfect state for you if you wish to explore the tribal culture and the simplicity of their glorious beauty. Its amazing formation of flora and fauna, in a unique habitat with glaciers, high altitude grasslands, and sub-tropical forests enhance the charm of the beautiful state. 

Arunachal Pradesh, bordered on the south by Assam, on the west by Bhutan, on the north and northeast by China, and on the east by Myanmar is also known as the "Orchid State of India" Arunachal Pradesh is covered with serene mountains that offer astonishing view during the winters. 

Talking about the food, Thukpa is considered as one of the loved dishes in Arunachal Pradesh. You should give a shot to it, you won't regret having it.

3. Manipur

The states in North East India have a jewel in them. Manipur is listed among one of the most beautiful places of India where nature has been extra generous in its gratuity. 

Least touched and least discussed, Manipur promises to be a great tourist discovery as the state offers enormous gratification and pleasure with its exotic topography, undulating hills, lush valleys, blue lakes, and dense forests. 

The Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur is the only floating national park in the world. Manipur is well-known for its Kelli Chana which is a popular food on the roads of Manipur, Raslila, and Manipuri, which is the classical dance of the state.

4. Meghalaya

Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is one of the most beautiful states in North-East India offering a variety of sceneries, activities, food, and festivals to tourists. 

Well known for Cherapunjji, the place which receives one of the maximum rainfall in the world, Meghalaya can mesmerize you with its hills, valleys, lakes, caves, and waterfalls which when combined with the beautiful clouds, give it a very soothing, and magnificent look. 

Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, and it's the most urbanized area you will see in the entire state. Jadot is a popular meal in the Meghalaya region. Jadot is typically prepared with Ambrosial rice that is the specialty of Meghalaya.

5. Mizoram

It is one of the smallest states in India. Mizoram offers you a calm, soothing atmosphere with exciting outdoor activities in the beautiful lush green surroundings which keeps you close to the delicate nature. 

The moderate climate of Mizoram, which is comfortable even during summer makes it an impressive destination for all the tourists. The vast culture and grand festivals of the state have a unique, overwhelming charm that can not be explained or read, it can only be felt once you are in that peaceful region of Mizoram. 

The dense greenery and the 21 hill ranges that spread throughout the territory of Mizoram is sure to take you to a different world altogether.

6. Nagaland

Nagaland is all about its dramatic beauty. It is one of the loved places for tourists. Nagaland has preserved Its culture till now. 

Nagaland is as much about scenic refinement as it is about carefully preserved history and tradition, and a visit to this mesmerizing state will open up a panorama of things you can see and do to make your trip a memorable one. It is well known for its pork dishes. 

Inhabited by the tribes who are very protective towards their culture and identity, Nagaland is another name for beauty and elegance. Colorful costumes, spicy cuisines, pleasant weather, traditional villages, beautiful dance forms, and lyrical songs are all that define this north-eastern state. 

The state of Nagaland has so much to offer its tourists. It has beautiful places like Kohima, Mon, Japfu Peak, and Dzukou Valley.

7. Sikkim

Sikkim, the smallest of all states in North East India comes with a big heart. Travelling across this Himalayan state is particularly highlighted by the impressive contouring of the vista from thick groves, colourful grasslands to few barren fiddles to the picturesque views of the snow-capped mountains. 

Occupied by warm-hearted people offering some of the best hospitality and boasting of magnificent treks, snow activities, and scenic views, Sikkim is truly a destination people fall in love with! The third highest peak in the world and jewel of the state, the Kanchenjunga is visible from almost anywhere you stand.

8. Tripura

Rich in glorious landscapes, crystalline waterfalls, awe-inspiring mountains, dense forests, and a substantial sprinkling of history and tradition, Tripura is known to be a popular tourist destination situated in North-East India. 

This land-locked state cradled at the foot of the Himalayan mountains has a long historical legacy behind it. Talking about the amazing food it offers, Chikvi is very famous in Tripura. It is prepared with stir deep-fried bamboo shoots and sliced pork, this dish has an ideal equilibrium of smokiness and also deliciousness. 

Tripura is more than just its breathtaking beauty, it is an illustration of a long and varied legacy of history and tradition, thus promising you a holiday you won’t regret going to.

So these are the 8 gorgeous North-East India states. Though many people are not aware of the states of Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and therefore we continue to say Northeast states of India but do we know what all are included in the Northern Eastern part of the country.

The states in North East India are our heritage. They are as important to us as any other part of the country. North - East has preserved its culture till now and so many tribes live there. Apart from its culture, its beauty has so much to offer us. 

It is the place of undulating grasslands, beautiful mountains, mesmerizing landscapes, soothing lakes, and its beautiful flora and fauna that are awaiting its tourists.

The cultural unity in the diversity of the people and the amazing hospitality of the region will make you fall in love with the place. From the amazing food to the beauty of this region, everything is astonishing. 

Do not miss out on these beautiful North-East India states because they have so much to offer it to you. These  States are the hidden beauties of our country which are yet to be cherished by a lot of you all.

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