North East India is the unexplored paradise on the Indian Mainland. The unique culture, tradition, pleasant climate, green landscapes and surreal natural beauty about the place make it stand out from the rest. Monsoon season brings joy to everyone but tourists in particular, when rains cool down the heating surface of the earth and wash the flora all around to colour it soothing green. North East India, one of the most unadulterated regions in India, is too beautiful a sight to believe and assimilate in during the monsoon season.
Let us look at some of the most spectacular monsoon getaways in North East India:
Pelling is a popular hill station in Sikkim state of India. The place offers an unparalleled view of the mighty Kanchenjunga which is bound to sweep any observer off his/her feet. The stillness and calmness of the valley around the hill station makes you want to connect with the nature and forget the hustle and bustle of the city life. Although temperatures remain pleasant throughout the year, yet monsoon is much cooler and exciting than other seasons. All kinds of hotels ranging from budget hotels to luxury hotels in Pelling are available to meet the expectations of different visitors.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang town in Arunachal Pradesh is a picturesque affair of green on the land and white in the sky. This place is one of the most scenic tourist destinations in North East India. The green slopes, beautiful monasteries and gigantic mountains in the backdrop make one question if the place is for real or an impeccable imagination. A visit to the high altitude Sella Pass will surely go down one of the most amazing sights in the observer’s memory, the mountain pass connects Tawang to Tezpur and Guwahati.
Majuli is a ridiculously beautiful island amidst the mighty Brahmaputra River in Assam. The river supplies a number of water bodies to the island which make the flowers and vegetation bloom here. If you are one of those tourists who jump at the opportunity of visiting lesser explored naturally beautiful areas, Majuli is the one for in North East India. The current of the river around the island results in breezing winds which sway rice fields and trees in the most picturesque fashion. Majuli is about 200 kilometres to the east of Guwahati and you will have to get into a ferry from Jorhat to reach this island.
Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim
Although it is just a lake and not a town or city, it is not “just a lake”. The Tsomgo lake is based at an unbelievable altitude of 3780 metres – to put things in perspective, most of the treks for general tourists terminate much shorter than that altitude. How often will you get to see a mesmerising lake at that astounding height? Well, not often. The sight from up above here is breathtaking too with numerous lofty mountains and huge forest cover all around.