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15 Family Destinations to Visit in Northeast India

Author: Abhishek Gurung
Date: 2021-02-20

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One can’t help but be amazed by the pristine beauty of Northeast India. Crisp winter air, wet rainforest monsoons, and warm summers are some of the best things you can enjoy here. The small villages and hill towns have tons of tourist attractions connected to not just fascinating history but mythical folklore, which emanates a sense of mystery about most places found in these regions.

Looking forward to a family trip this year? We suggest you explore Northeast India for a “different” kind of holiday. We’ve listed 15 family destinations to visit in Northeast India. Take your pick.

1. Bishnupur, Manipur

One of the fascinating gems of the Northeast is Bishnupur. Bishnupur is not only a religious city where you will find many dome-shaped terracotta temples but plenty of stunning places like Loktak Lake, Vishnu Temple, Ibudhou Thangjing Temple, Keibul Lamjao National Park, and Sendra Island. If you are visiting in the month of February or March, you will be able to attend the Yaoshang festival, which is similar to Holi. 

Bishnupur, Manipur

Bishnupur, Manipur

2. Pelling, Sikkim

An absolute stunner, Pelling is a much-loved family destination. The grand view of mountains like Khangchendzonga, Rathong, Frey, and Kabru North, to name a few, simply adds to the beauty. Pelling is located in the western part of Sikkim and is a favourite among trekkers because of the high elevations. However, travelling as a family can bring great joy as the town has many hotels that cater to your needs and stunning attractions. There is the second highest gorge bridge in Asia and the highest in Sikkim called Singshore Suspension Bridge. You can also visit one of the oldest monasteries of state, Pemayangtse Monastery, and the remnants of a former palace-  Rabdentse Ruins, located at a walking distance from the Pemayangtse Monastery. There is also a sacred lake called Khecheopalri. You can also walk around the town and visit different restaurants and savour delicious Tibetan and Nepalese cuisines. 

Pelling, Sikkim

Pelling, Sikkim

3. Mon, Nagaland

One of the farthest places in Nagaland is Mon, located close to the Indo-Myanmar border. In fact, the fun part of it all is that there is a village by the name Longwa where the village chief’s house is located in between the borders. The village is a few hours from Mon town and you can see the plains of Myanmar and the mountains of India. Besides Longwa, there are many small villages like Chui, Naginimora, and Shangnyu where you can get a first-hand experience seeing the Konyak tribe, their lifestyle, and unique houses. Coming back to Mon, the town has a few attractions. Visit the local market and eat local delicacies; don’t forget to ask the locals for their local alcohol. Veda Peak is also an added attraction if you and your family enjoy hiking. 

Mon, Nagaland

Mon, Nagaland

4. Haflong, Assam

The only hill station in Assam, Haflong greets visitors by offering a feeling of replenishment and calm. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Haflong is located around 7 hours from the capital of Assam and it certainly attracts visitors during the summer season. Some of the best places to see here are Haflong Lake, Haflong Hill, Synod-Presbyterian Church, Panimoor Waterfall, Dimasa Mahila Samity Sibarai Mandir, and many more. Haflong will certainly lift your spirit and captivate you by its crystal clear streams and charming hillocks.