North- East part of India, consists of seven sister states. They are Assam, Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura. The north-east is a far flung place and full of natural beauties. Guwahati is the main hub to visit the north-east. Guwahati is well connected with rail, road and air.The name of Guwahati air port is Gopinath Bardloi International airport.
GuwahatiIt is the capital of Assam. I lived in Guwahati for 3 years from 2006-2009. I visited the city many times. There are some attractions such as Kamakhya Devi temple in Malegaon, Good market places Fancy bazaar and Pan bazaar. River Brahmaputra is flowing through the city. You can enjoy the boating in Brahmaputra. One national stadium, one airport (Gopinath Bardloi International Airport), Interstate bus terminal make the city attractive. To see the places around guwahati click the link Guwahati tourist places
TutingIt is a town in Arunachal Pradesh near china border from where the Siyang River enters into India. It is a high altitude area, situated at 5000 feet from sea level. In winter mountains are covered with snow. I visited this beautiful town in March 2007, when I went by helicopter with a team to evacuate one AN-32 air craft which was crashed there in 1988. The town is on the hill top and have all facility like electricity, mobile towers, schools, hospitals, roads and temples. People looks like Chinese and fair colored. It is one of the military place. Many regiments, ITBP, IAF detachment for arms and food supply to army and paramilitary. The ration of the town population is also send by IAF and distributed through PDS.1962 war was fought in Tuting and the remains of bunkers still there. Ladies wear skirt and top and run the shops. If any soldier, policeman or tourist fall in love with any girl he has to live there whole life because these people neither will send their girl with her husband nor let the husband leave from there. Tuting has two grand Buddhist temple and rope way bridge over Siyang river. Passing through this bridge is a challenging task. It is 500 m long, we 10 people tried to pass through this bridge but myself and one other person could only succeed. See the Tuting picture in google by typing Tuting images and enter.
HasimaraIt is in upper Bengal near Assam border. It is an air force fighter base. Tea baggan is found in this area. Tigers and pythons are found in the jungles. Bhutan border is 20 km from here. Entry is visa free, you can go through
ShillongNow-a –day's govt. of India is giving LTC ( Leave Travel Concession) by air to North-East tourist destinations. One can avail the facility and can visit important places in North-East. Someone can go by flight up to Guwahati. After Guwahati, there is two option to reach Shillong-1. By Pawanhans helicopter Rs 1500 fare 2. By taxi, take a taxi direct from airport to Shillong, If want cheaper one, come to pan bazaar bus depot and take shared taxi may be 200 per passenger. Shillong is a hill station and cold place. Go in summer even in summer temperature is 5-10 degree. Take warm clothes and see the many attractions in the city such as police bazar market, fall in front of air force eastern command. There is a museum and few old aircrafts (Iskara, caribou), missiles (SAM) kept for public visit purpose inside the air force station. Myasinram and Cherrapungi are some 80 km ahead from Shillong.
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My appreciation to the author Sharma for bringing in the tourist destination details of North East India which is normally not known to the main land people. Those living in South generally think of going to North for vacations and tourism and the places would be of religious importance or of historic nature. But from the submissions of the author and the images thereof, it is quite clear that even the North East region is having the potential of garnering tourists but I feel that all those states in that region must vastly publicize the tourist potentials during March and April every year so that main land people planning for outing can consider North East regions too.