India’s northeast is perhaps its best kept secret. While tourists have always been going gaga over the party culture of Goa or the historic significance of Agra, several marvels in northeast India have safely hidden from the commercial nuisance of tourism. Be it the lush green valleys of Cherrapunjee, one of the wettest places on the planet, or the peculiar wildlife of Assam and the lip-smacking delicacies of Shillong, northeast India has a wide array of options for the unconventional traveler who is not afraid to tread off the beaten path. Traveling to and within northeast India is a bit of a challenge but if you are up for it, you will not believe what awaits you at the several nooks and corners of this delightful destination abundant in natural beauty. If you are game, here are ten things you absolutely must do when you visit northeast India, India’s most magnificent offbeat destination! Also Read - PDB vs DOR Dream11 Team Prediction Bundesliga 2020: Captain, And Fantasy Football Tips For Today's SC Paderborn 07 vs Borussia Dortmund Football Match at Benteler-Arena 9:30 PM IST May 31 Sunday

1. Take a wildlife safari in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam

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2. Check out the city of Shillong from Shillong Peak

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3. Attend the Hornbill festival near Kohima

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4. Visit the Tawang monastery


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5. Visit Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong

Photograph: Dilip Merala

Photograph: Dilip Merala

6. Take a trek to the double-decker living root bridges in Nongriat

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7. Visit the Umiam Lake near Shillong


7. Check out the seven sisters falls and Nohkalikai waterfalls in Cherrapunjee


8. Take a boat ride in Dawki’s Umngot river

Photograph: Dilip Merala

Photograph: Dilip Merala

10. Check out the Loktak lake in Imphal

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Photograph: Shutterstock

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