North-east India sadly to this day remains one of the most ignored areas of the Indian sub-continent. 

The only time we even bother to give any attention to this region is while swiping through aesthetic travel photos on Instagram or when there is a political issue going on. 

And even after all this most of us don’t even know that the region is made up of 8 very different and unique states. 

I bet if I asked you to name them you’d probably only be able to name Assam or Sikkim, max.

But there is also Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland that have not gotten the attention they deserve. 

To be honest, it really pricks me when some people say their dream destination is some exotic foreign locale, since we have an entire north-east India that can very easily beat any of those places. 

So here I present a few images that capture the unreal beauty of north-east India so perfectly that it will leave all those wanderlust people salivating over them. 

Source: Arindam Bhattacharya

This is Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim, which is said to be one of the highest lakes not only in India but in the world. It is said to be a sacred place for Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists.

If you want to see the water visit in summer months but if you want to see something spectacular visit from November to May when the lake is completely frozen over.

There are many different ways that Mechuka Valley, in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh is referred to. 

While some called it the ‘forbidden valley of Arunachal’ others have said to consider it to be the Switzerland of the North East.

The name literally means the medicinal water of snow and although one can’t really guarantee about the water, however, the view will surely cure you of any tension or anxiety. 

Source: Neelima V

Nohkalikai Falls near Cherrapunji of Meghalaya are the tallest plunge waterfalls in India. The name comes from a Khasi word and means “Jump of Ka Likai” where the ‘ka’ is kind of a prefix standing for a female.

The name is associated to a tragic tale where the woman named Likai was fed her own daughter by her jealous second husband. Apparently legends say that he was petty and could not take the love and attention Likai would shower on her daughter from her first husband.

Once she got to know what her husband had done she ran and ran and eventually jumped to her death from the falls unable to take the ghastly thing done to her and her daughter.

This is Mawlynnong, located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. It is said to be one of the cleanest villages in Asia.

Source: Dhrubazaanphotography

The Dzükou Valley lies kind of in between Manipur and Nagaland and is home to the rare Dzükou Lily. To be honest there are no reasons really to find if you want to visit here.

The valley has abundance of flowers in every season, but to be honest it would be an amazing place to reconnect with nature and get away from the bustle of daily life.

Read More: Selfie Hungry Tourists Are Threatening Meghalaya’s Ancient Living Root Bridges

Source: Gourab Das

The Majuli/Majoli Island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam is said to be the largest river island in India. 

Not just that but in 2016 it also became the first island to be made a district in India

Source: pranjitprotim

Don’t these Krang Suri Falls in Meghalaya look like they literally just jumped out of some fantasy, enchanted forest?!

Source: Anirudh Rao

To be honest, this Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh literally looks like multiple ice-cream sandwiches just joined together. 

I mean… the Pakyong Airport near Gangtok, Sikkim is reason enough to visit there. If the arrival only is going to be so beautiful, imagine the rest of the trip.

The Phawngpui Peak in Mizoram is it’s highest peak and also called the Blue Mountain of Mizoram. 

It is said to be the abode of the Gods where the divine beings reside. 

Now tell me that these images don’t just make you want to pack your bags, get there and learn all about these beautiful places? 

Image Credits: Google Images, Instagram

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