As the monsoon starts to recede, nature paints the valleys and hills green and the rain droplets create a surreal atmosphere to visit the place in September 2022.
The receding monsoons may bring a little drizzle here and there, but we assure you that the destinations we have enlisted will inspire you, stun you and leave you wanting to explore.
Whether you want a weekend getaway or a charming retreat in the mountains, before winter hits, September is the perfect time to put on your travel shoes and head to northeast India.
Here are some destinations reminiscent of fairy tales, as well as those where nature shines through.
1. Krem Chympé, Meghalaya
If you are looking for a colossal cave that will leave you stunned and eager to explore, then head to Krem Chympe, the 5th longest cave in the country. This mystical cave is located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. At a walking distance of about 3 km north along the way from Khaddum town to Sielkam, this underground river will definitely give you an unforgettable experience.
2. Reiek Tlang, Mizoram
For all adventure seekers, it’s good news that you have a new destination to explore.
The Reiek Tlang at Aizawl is one of the highest hills in Mizoram. From the top of the hill, one can get a glimpse of the scenic landscape, green valleys and hills of Mizoram. If you go on a clear day, you will witness the plains of Bangladesh from this heavenly hill.
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3. Dong, Arunachal Pradesh
If you want to witness the first sunrise in the country, you should visit Dong village in Arunachal Pradesh. This picturesque little village is inhabited by the Meyors who are 7 kilometers from Walong.
The snow-capped mountains and dense pine forests are worth visiting. It is worth noting that the millennium sunrise was observed by people from all over the world in Dong on January 1, 2000. Now the village is connected by an iron floor suspension bridge over the Lohit River.
4. Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
Isn’t it rare to find a destination that is both breathtaking and sacred?
Lavishly sprawled at an altitude of 5425m, the pristine Gurudongmar Lake is located in Sikkim and is the perfect place to visit in September.
This majestic lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. Interestingly, this lake is a revered site for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. Its striking emerald green water is said to have healing properties.
If you are a travel enthusiast fascinated by the cultural history and legends of India, this place is tailor-made for you to understand why it holds a sacred aura among the natives of Sikkim.
5. Nakkati Hills, Assam
India’s Mc Affee Knob, Nakkati Hills, is located on the outskirts of Bongaigaon district in Assam.
For those of you who don’t know, this peak-shaped nose is also a major trekking destination in Assam. These mesmerizing hills are approximately 19 kilometers from the Bongaigaon District Headquarters as well as New Bongaigaon Station (NBQ).
There is another way from Boitamri (NH-17) to this hill which is almost 16 km away.
Also read: Offbeat Meghalaya: 8 unexplored destinations to fuel your wanderlust
6. Wari Chora, Meghalaya
If you’ve never taken a trip to this otherworldly country, it’s time for you to have a magical experience.
Nestled in the Paromegre village of Meghalaya, south of the Garo hills, this unexplored hamlet is about 87 km from Tura. Wari, in the local dialect, means a “deep river”.
With breathtaking views of a magnificent river canyon, one will forget the daily stress of its landscape of mesmerizing beauty.
To get a closer look at this divine beauty in Meghalaya, you need to use a lifeboat circling each side about 10.15 feet of the gorge.
seven. Khangkhui Mangsor Cave, Manipur
Locally known as Khangkhui Mangsor, Khangkhui Cave is a natural limestone located in Khangkhui, a small village in Tangkhul Naga, 16 kilometers from Ukhrul, Manipur.
This cave is considered to be one of the oldest archaeological caves in India. It has two chambers and five tunnels. This cave dates back to the Paleolithic age and has a huge hall also known as the Devil’s durbar hall. Followed by darkness, it is believed that the devil lived in the cave with his two wives.
Next is a pit known as shirata which means “shooting star hole“.
According to popular folklore, this tunnel connects to the Thoubal River at one end and Loktak at the other. Although no such evidence has been found for this tunnel, it is 150 odd km long. Khangkhui Cave was used as a shelter by local people during World War II.
Convinced enough to pack your bags and put on your travel shoes?
Now that we have recommended 7 fascinating places, you should definitely add them to your itinerary when traveling to Northeast India in September.
After all, nothing is more exciting than visiting offbeat destinations to visit in North East India that will awaken the travel bug in you.