Kaziranga National Park

 

Located in the state of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site and a Tiger Reserve. It covers an area of 378 square kilometres. It is also the home to two thirds of the world’s Great One Horned Rhinoceros. It has the highest density of tigers in the protected area around that place. It is also crisscrossed by major rivers including the Bramhaputra. Furthermore, it is recognised as an ‘Important Bird Area’ by Birdlife International for protecting important bird species.

It is one of the largest ‘protected lands’ in the Sub Himalayan Region and is also a famous biodiversity hotspot.


Tawang Monastery


 Originally known as ‘Galden Namgyal Lhatse’, the Tawang Monastery is situated in Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh. The Tawang Monastery is the largest monastery in India and the second largest in Asia. This Buddhist monastery was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gymasto and was built in 1860-61.

The monastery is 10,000 feet above sea level. From far, the it looks like a fort and from the monastery one can see the beautiful Tawang-Chu Valley.

The monastery has capacity for almost 700 monks, but currently there are around 400 Buddhist monks residing there.

The main and the most interesting building of this monastery is the ‘Dukhang’ whose artefacts have a spiritual history and significance.

The monastery is a 180 kilometre drive from Bomdila City.

 

 

Dawki



Situated in Meghalaya, Dawki lies on the India-Bangladesh border. This road border is used by both the countries for transportation of passengers and goods.

The most beautiful and fascinating feature of Dwaki is the Umgot River. This river is the natural divider of India and Bangladesh. The turquoise blue colour crystal clear water of this river attracts people from all over the world. One can rejoice the silent boat rides. In fact the river bed is also visible in some areas.

Another remarkable and historical attraction is the small suspension bridge over the Umgot River connecting India and Bangladesh. This bridge was built by the British in 1932.

Dwaki is 70 kilometres from Shillong and can be reached by road.


Moirang

 

Moirang is a small town in Manipur having both touristic and historical importance.

This town is known for the worship of the Hindu deity Lord Thangjing and also the love story of Khamba and Thoibi.  

Moirang plays a significant role in Indian history. It was in this place that the Azad Hind Fauz laid their headquarters during the Second World War. The Indian National Army hoisted the tricolour flag for the first time in 1944 in Moirang.

The Loktak Lake near Moirang offers a picturesque view and is a captivating tourist attraction.

 

Mon

  

The Mon district of Nagaland is an ecstatic and beautiful place of the tribal people. It is the land of Konyak Nagas who were the warriors of the place.

Their extensive tattoos and admirable jewellery depicts their rich and vivid culture.

Mon is 161 kilometres away from Assam and can be reached by road. The best way to commute within the town is taxis or tourist busses. One can also make use of rental cars or simply walk around the town and enjoy the beauty of the place.