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Top 5 Must Explore Hill Stations in North East India

A dream destination for every traveller, North East India resides in the easternmost region of India with its diversity, beauty, rights, unique culture and history. Consisting of eight states, starting from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, and Sikkim, this part of India is no doubt an exalted experience for travellers.

From the mighty Himalayas and cascading waterfalls to the cleanest village of Asia and the wettest place in the world, North East India comes with an incredible variety of flora and fauna, which makes it a coveted destination. Categorised into valleys and Eastern Himalayas, there are numerous hill stations in North East India, making it a tourist-friendly region since the British era. Picturesque tea plantations lined along with the hills, colourful traditional festivals all through the year, exploring North East India cannot be completed without visiting these hill stations.

Here is a list of some must visit hill stations in North East India

  • Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Haflong (Assam)
  • Shillong (Meghalaya)
  • Chandel (Manipur)
  • Pelling (Sikkim)

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Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)

Ziro Valley Arunachal

An old picturesque town, surrounded by green rice fields and hills, Ziro is home to a unique tribal group, called Apa Tani. Famous for the Ziro Music Festival (an eco-friendly, outdoor music festival, happens in September), Ziro is one of the popular hill stations in North East India. The unique culture of the tribe, calmness of the valley and a clear view of the Himalayas from the highest point Kile Pakho, make Ziro Valley undoubtedly a traveller’s paradise.

Best Time to Visit Ziro: March to October

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Haflong (Assam)

Haflong Lake Assam

Home to numerous unique orchids, blue mountains and several old tribes, Haflong is the only hill station in Assam. Nestled between the Borail Mountain range and surrounded by the beautiful lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, pleasant weather and historically popular buildings, Haflong is one of the best hill stations to visit in North East India. Be it bird watching in Jatinga Valley, a morning stroll around Haflong Lake or exploring the culture of Maibong, Haflong will never disappoint a traveller, seeking a relaxing trip amidst nature.

Best Time to Visit Haflong: October to February

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Shillong (Meghalaya)

Shillong Meghalaya

A trip to Shillong is what comes first on the list if someone prepares for a precise North East India tour. Popularly known as ‘Scotland of the East,’ Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the most beautiful northeastern states of India. The quaint hill station is no doubt a paradise for nature lovers for its stunning landscapes, magnificent waterfalls, crystal clear water lakes and colourful markets. Moreover, nature’s own surprise – the Living Root Bridge, and Asia’s cleanest village make this hill station more popular among travellers around the world.

Best Time to Visit Shillong: March to June

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Chandel (Manipur)

Chandel Hill Station Manipur

Home to more than 20 ancient tribes, Chandel is a tiny hill station in Manipur, the jewel city of India. Due to its strategic location along the international border of India and Myanmar, Chandel is also called the ‘Gateway to Myanmar.’ Apart from the picturesque mountainous views, travellers can also enjoy the alluring art forms of each tribe, including their unique dance forms, music, different cuisines and many more.

Best Time to Visit Chandel: October to March

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Pelling (Sikkim)

Pelling- Snowcapped Mountains

A hilly hamlet at the foothills of Kangchenjunga, Pelling is the ultimate hill station where travellers can find numerous options for trekking, hiking, river rafting and many more adventures like these. A stroll around the age-old monasteries of Buddhism, soaking in the beauty of waterfalls, and an adventurous walk on the not-so-old country’s first glass skywalk, a trip to Pelling is considered to be the best part of exploring North East India in the summertime.

Best Time to Visit Pelling: September to May

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The above five hill stations in North East India are less explored, full of nature and covered by ancient tribal groups. Exploring these hill stations, moreover, experiencing the colourful cultures of the region, tasting different cuisines, watching stunning landscapes and clear views of mountains and lush greenery – are all a traveller can remember for a lifetime.

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Published: 27 May, 2022

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