Exploring North East India By Naindeep Singh Madhok

Naindeep Singh Madhok recently travels and he noticed that North East states of India are a whole world of Gigantic and free flowing rivers, mountains with snow peaks, planes and some of the most beautiful natural wonders. Let’s have a look at some of places where Naindeep Singh Madhok travels them:

  • Majuli Island, Assam: it is the largest river island in the world. You can enjoy breathtaking views of Brahmaputra river and lush green forests. Its only accessibility point is Jorhat, the nearest town. Also the transportation available to reach Jorhat is boat only. However this island is eroding fast as the river is shifting its course.
  • Phawngpui or the Blue Mountain, Mozoram: Watching the sunset and sunrise at Phawngpui is a breathtaking experience in itself. Its believed to be a sacred mountain. It has a height of 2157 m at the peak and stretches to 10 km area. Phawngpui has also been declared national park as it has diverse flora and fauna. You can see widespread orchids and rhododendrons spread within valley and surrounding it from all sides. Bright sunbirds, falcons, some endangered mammals and grazing gorals can be seen there.
  • Umngot River or the Transparent river, Meghalya:  This cleanest river in India. Since it is so clean and transparent , when you take an aerial view of boats floating on river, it looks more like gloating in air which is truly a sight to behold. During Christmas and new year celebrations, the music and vibrant life of Meghalya makes its environment more serene.

Manipur and Nagaland

Naindeep Singh Madhok

  • Dzukou valley, Manipur and Nagaland: located at an altitude of 2452 m above sea level, with moderate temperature year round, this valley is accessible after trekking for five hours. The name Dzukou means ice cold water stream that flows through the valley and is clean to drink. It is at the border states of Manipur and Nagaland. Well known for its natural beauty with some rare species of flowers, vivid green flora and fauna and also wave patterned hillocks.
  • Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim: located at an altitude of nearly 18,000 ft, it sacred lake for Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs.It is completely encircled by snow covered mountains. There is a Gurudwara as well as monastery there. This place is quite close to Tibet border and is the land of Yaks. Water appears milky because of reflection of snow clad mountains. You can reach here through packaged tours only as solo travelling would be demanding.

Apart from these places, you can also visit Madhuri lake in Arunachal Pradesh named after Bollywood actress. Not only the place but the road approaching this lake, a man made wonder too. Tawang Tibetan monastery and Nuaranang Falls are also nearby. Its actual name is Shungatser lake. So all of these natural wonders surely demand a visit!

 



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