The north-east part of India is largely an unexplored place. With a handful of the populace as well as several remote regions, the seven states of the north-east haven’t really caught visitors’ fancy, nevertheless, if you are ready to explore northeast, there is a world of surprises awaiting you in this part of the country. From wonderful treks to rich jungles, natural caves and much more, there is a lot to do and experience in the north-east.
Thus, if you are someone who shall such as to experience the extreme sporting activities while on your tour of the Northeast, then here are a few sports activities that you shall try there. We sort out the top ten adventurous sports in northeast India for you.
1. Wild Water Rafting
There are many sports where the gushing rivers on the hilly terrains shall be excellent for the wild water rafting enthusiasts.
When in Sikkim, do not miss out on the water rafting down the gorgeous icy cold waters of the Teesta and also Rangit rivers. Go with the Subansiri River in Arunachal Pradesh rafting for some top-level Quality IV rapids.
The best place for water rafting adventure in Assam is Manas River near Manas National Park & Jia Bhorali River in Nameri National Park.
2. Zip Lining
This is one of the best activities to come up in the holiday packages for Northeast India. It is a adventures experience of adventure seekers. Peoples are going for Ziplining in Meghalaya is done in Mawdok valley every point of Cherrapunji and also Snophedan village in Dawki.
3. Visit Kaziranga National Park, Assam
This undisturbed acres long stretch of forests as well as marshlands is located in the heart of Assam and is visited out by hordes of travelers every year. The significant one-horned Rhino is a major tourist attraction in Kaziranga which is an endangered species in the world.
Best time to visit: November to April, the park is closed in monsoon season.
Distance: It is located regarding 193 KM from Guwahati
Timings: Jeep and Elephant safaris can be enjoyed in from 7:30 in the morning till 10 AM and also 1:30 or 3 PM till sunset.
4. Let peace makes its place in your heart at Tawang Monastery
Establishing its throne in the valley of Tawang River, is the Tawang Monastery, largest of its kind in India. And that’s not where it ends; Tawang also holds the 2nd place in the list of biggest monasteries on the world. This famous tourist destination in Tawang finds its place in the city and district by the same name, a little near to the Tibetan and also Bhutanese border.
Some highlights of Tawang Monastery:
- Giant Prayer Wheel
- Spacious compound
- Library Building
- Monk Quarters
- Centre of Buddhist Cultural Studies
- Museum housing ancient scriptures, books and manuscripts
5. Chase waterfalls in Cherrapunjee
Cherrapunjee is officially known to as the wettest place on planet Earth because it sees the highest percent of rainfall in the world. That’s why it’s nicknamed the abode of clouds.
In the monsoon season from May to July there will an abundance of waterfalls to see but you will experience nothing but rain. In peak season they are still attractive though. If you only see one waterfall in Cherrapunjee allowed the Kalikai falls to be it!!
6. Meghalaya Cave Exploring
A unique adventure unlocking the unknown and also wondrous world of limestone caves collapse Meghalaya ‘The Abode of Clouds’
On the Meghalaya Caving Adventure, we explore different caves in the Shnong Rim area, unlocking to an out-of-the-world experience. Most of the cave passages are life, indicating one would either need to go through midsection deep water or even swim to navigate the caves. Efficiently educated and experienced cavers would guide customers through the caves to ensure their safety.
7. Mizoram – Blue Mountains
The deep valleys, exotic culture, pleasant weather and also the rare all-natural plants and fauna of Mizoram attracted me. Phawngpui Peak is the highest peak in Mizoram and also stated to be the abode of Gods! When I reached the hilltop, I couldn’t agree with it more, as it was indeed the abode of Gods. The view was charming; the blue hazed hills seemed surreal with colorful flowers all over. It was a sight to behold. You will happy to have included this place in my travel bucket list of North East India.
8. Paragliding in Sikkim
Paragliding in Sikkim is ending up being an increasingly popular adventure sport. The adrenalin thrill to skies is a remarkable experience. Enjoy views of the amazing Himalayan range in its snow-covered magnificence from the skies as you fly like a bird.
No pre-experience or training is required to enjoy paragliding in Sikkim. Paragliding operator’s here offer Tandem Flights. It means that an experienced and certified pilot will company you. Both the pilot and the guest sit safely as well as comfortable in a harness which is attached to the paraglider. The pilot navigates the flight. So after a simple take off, you are left to enjoy the flight and also the breathtaking views.
There are 2 types of paragliding flights available for the adventure lovers and also both are offered with Tandem Trips, accompanied by a certified pilot.
9. Trekking is Nagaland
Nagaland in the north-east part of India is trekker’s paradise. The adventurous land of Nagaland offers abundant trekking opportunities. The physiology of Nagaland is hilly as well as mountains with lavish green surroundings. The environment of Nagaland is healthy, providing a healthy atmosphere to the tourists in Nagaland. For a driving and daring leisure seeker, few destinations worldwide would certainly match the trekking dimensions of Nagaland.
10. Natural Freshwater Loktak Lake of Manipur
This floating lake is a natural uniqueness located in one of the gorgeous northeastern states of Manipur and what makes this place exceptional is for being the world’s only floating national park. Its thick ring marshy lands likewise create a perfect home to some rare types of animals which evidently offers a brilliant place to go to for wildlife enthusiasts. This beautiful lake is home to around 425 varieties of pets like the state animal, Sangai as well as over 100 species of birds and likewise numerous kinds of aquatic plants. As you row your boat (or obtain rowed) you can get a fabulous view of mountains as well as numerous sorts of vegetation; the experience is simply worth it.
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