Hill Stations in North East India For An Exciting Getaway

Hill Stations

Hill Stations in North East India

The hill stations in North East India spread across the foothills of the Himalayas form the rich landscape of the region. With crystal clear blue waters, endless verdant greenery and the unexplored hill ranges, one can not find the time to list out the infinite tourist places in North East India. The region is known to be a haven for wildlife lovers and adventure junkies but has a lot to offer to travellers of all kinds and ages.

Here is the list of 30 Hill Stations in North East India For An Exciting Getaway

1. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

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Known For : Mawlynnong Umiam Lake Elephant Falls

A beautiful city encircled by pine trees, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak. Standing as tall as 1496 meters, Shillong provides a relief from the heat across the country. This hill station in northeast India is known for its picturesque sights and traditions. The soothing climate makes Shillong suitable to visit in all seasons. The light drizzles and the cooling gentle wind adds to the joy of visiting this hill station. This place is also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’. One can find descendants of the Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Mallaisohmat, Bhowal and Langrim tribes.

Best Time: September to May

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2. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya - Hill station in North East India famous of living root bridges

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Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge Dawki Mawlynnong

Among the wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunjee is a hill station in North East India with clean and pristine surroundings is an excellent place to sit back and unwind. Cherrapunjee is popular for many things but more so for its living root bridges. A feat of human genius and nature’s magic, these bridges which are spread across the city are built through the roots of trees.

Best Time: September to May

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3. Mamit, Mizoram

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Known For : Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary Saitlaw West Phaileng

The Mamit district is the fourth largest district of the state of Mizoram. Known for its exquisite scenic locales and magnificence, don't miss out to add this place in your itinerary in Mizoram.

Best Time: November to March

4. Mawsynram, Meghalaya

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Known For : Mawsmai Caves Mawsmai Falls Nohalikalai Falls

Acknowledged as one of the wettest place in the world, the mesmerizing village of Mawsynram is a nature lover's delight and the perfect hill station in northeast India to behold the beauty of the rains. Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee by a slight margin in being the wettest place in India.

Best Time: September to November

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5. Aizawl, Mizoram - The land of Mizos

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Known For : Durtlang Hills Reiek Vantawng Falls

Neatly tucked in the beautiful North East, Aizawl is home to the Mizoram State Museum, along with being the cultural and religious capital of the Mizos.

Best Time: Throughout the year

6. Mokokchung, Nagaland - An urban habitat to Ao Naga

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Known For : Longkhum Ungma Village Langpangkong Caves

The most significant urban centre in all of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima and the home of Ao Naga.

Best Time: October to June

7. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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Known For : Nathu La Pass MG Road, Gangtok Rumtek Monastery

Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. The mesmerising prismatic beauty and the beautiful winding hill roads are even more breathtaking if seen from a bird’s eye view in a cable car.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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8. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Tarin Fish Farm - Paddy cultivation Kile Pakho Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

The cradle to a unique tribal group and a balmy climate, this hill station in northeast India - Ziro - is the peace seeker's paradise. Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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9. Chandel, Manipur - A cultural rainbow

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Known For : Yangoupokpi - Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary Tengnoupal Moreh

Chandel, also known as Lamka is tiny, but a scenic district in the North-Eastern state of Manipur. It is one of the main nine districts in the state and also the second least populous of all. Situated along the lines of the international border separating India and Myanmar, it has come to be known as Gateway to Myanmar. It lies about 64 kms away from Imphal, with NH-39 passing through.
It’s  famous for being home to more than 20 native tribes. Chandel is a wisp of culture and traditions, given the huge number of tribes that live here. Each tribe offers a unique identity to the area, where colours of their cultures are blown out in all directions. Travelers visiting Chandel can soak in the alluring art forms along with sprightly music and dance.



Best Time: October to May

10. Daporijo, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Meghna cave temple Kamala reserve forest Rafting in River Subansiri

Paddy Fields, rainforests with bamboo trees along with beautiful Subansiri River flowing along the town, Daporijo is a small town on the way from Ziro to Along. Daporijo is a scenic hill station in North East India situated 600 meters above the sea level in the upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. Daporijo is typically a good town to stopover on the route of Along to Ziro for a break, otherwise, the town does not have much to offer to its tourists. The town is known for its varied ethnic cultures succinct at one place.

Best Time: December to February

11. North Sikkim, Sikkim

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Known For : Gurudongmar Lake Lachung Yumthang Valley

One of the most uninhabited areas of the country, yet extremely beautiful and charming, North Sikkim shares its boundary with China and Nepal.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

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12. Diphu, Assam - Stunning hill station in North East India

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Known For : Arboretum Botanical Gardens Marat Longri National Park

This picturesque town is a popular picnic spot with people from nearby cities coming here to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Other than being a pleasant and quiet getaway, Diphu has a lot of popular regions in and around attracting tourists. One can take trips to Singhason, Kohora, Khanduli and a number of such places. These areas will let you enjoy trekking, horse riding, bird watching etc. While in Diphu one can visit the Iskon temple, Shiva Mandir, Deopani Durga Mandir and a few more.

Best Time: August to December, February to May

13. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - The birthplace of Dalai Lama

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Known For : Sela Pass Tawang Monastery Madhuri Lake

Located at a height of about 3048m, is known for many important and beautiful monasteries and is famous as the birth place of Dalai Lama.

Best Time: September to March

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14. Anini, Arunachal Pradesh - Where clouds kiss the land

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Known For : Local Sightseeing Trekking

Anini is where the clouds come down the kiss the land. With much of its beauty peeking from behind the misty air, this unexplored hill station in northeast India is the place to visit for pristine calmness.

Best Time: November to March

15. Mon, Nagaland - The Home of Konyaks Nagas

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Known For : Veda Peak Shangnyu Village Chenloisho Village

Home of the Konyaks nagas, Mon provides tourists with a unique and quite mesmerizing view of tattooed faces wearing feathery loincloths.

Best Time: October to May

16. Tura, Meghalaya - An unexplored bit of the Garo Hills

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Known For : Tura Peak Siju Caves Balpakram National Park

Located in the West Garo hills, Tura provides a spellbinding as well as serene environment being quite an unexplored town.

Best Time: Throughout the year

17. South Sikkim, Sikkim

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Known For : Namchi Ravangla Borong

Surrounded by beautiful forests and majestic hills, South Sikkim is the perfect hill station in northeast India for someone looking for a retreat in the midst of nature in its most natural form.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

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18. Phek, Nagaland - A colourful side of Nagaland

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Known For : Shilloi Lake Khezhakeno Village Glory Peak

Phek is a hilly area rich in flora and fauna. Apart from being a spell-binding hill station in northeast India, Shilloi lake is an important attraction. The important and spellbinding hills of Phek district are Kapamodz and Zanibou, while the main rivers are Tizu, Lanye, and Sedzu. The Khezhakeno tourist village also stands out as a must see here. Phek waterfall orchid feels add just the right icing to this off-beat travel destination. This offbeat destination in Nagaland abounds in colours and festivities which can make the tourists experience a more vibrant one.

Best Time: October to May

19. Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh - Himalaya's Veranda

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Known For : Bomdila Monastery Apple Orchards Bomdila View Point

With majestic Himalayas bestowing their shadow, the beautiful town of Bomdila will offer you all an area in this terrain should.

Best Time: April to October

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20. Jowai, Meghalaya

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Known For : Tryshi Falls Nartiang Monoliths Krang Suri Falls

Located in the Jaintia Hills district, Jowai is famous for its scenic setting and breathtaking views with the perfect mix of heritage and culture.

Best Time: October to Mid May

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21. West Sikkim, Sikkim - The base of Kangchenjunga

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Known For : Pelling Geyzing Pemayangtse Monastery

West Sikkim, located at the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, offers one of the best views of Southeast face of Mt. Kangchenjunga.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

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22. Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh - An unknown Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Outdoor activities Sessa Orchid Sanctuary Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary

Apart from being the nature lover's paradise, Bhalukpong can provide you a complete experience with wildlife and a host of activities complimenting its natural beauty and the environment of a place lesser known

Best Time: October to March

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23. Khonsa, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Kheti and Lajo village Khonsa Museum Namdapha National Park

Khonsa is the headquarters of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh and is located in the Tirap Valley surrounded by Himalayan ranges. Streams, deep gorges, dense forests and snow-clad hills are some of the features which describe this hill station in northeast India.

Best Time: September to Apr

24. Sualkuchi, Assam

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Known For : Shopping in Sualkuchi Hatisatra Sidheswar Devalaya

Sualkuchi is a small sleepy village that displays the culture and traditions of Assam in its best form. The weaving hill station in northeast India is, however, best known for its skills and craftsmanship for producing one of the best kinds of silk in the state and thus earning its self a nickname of 'Manchester of East'.

Best Time: November to March

25. Roing, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary Mayudia Nehru van Udayan

The snow peaked mountains, deep gorges, turbulent rivers cascading down the hills, numerous waterfalls, placid lakes, archaeological sites, peace and fun-loving hospitable people and above all the heavenly climate make Roing one of the most attractive hill stations in northeast India for tourists.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 10,500

26. Lilabari, Assam

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Known For : Adventure sports Golf

Lilabari is a small town located in North Lakhimpur in Assam. The town is famous for its waterfront, as it is situated on the left bank of Brahmaputra river and beautified with the breathtaking Dirang valley and Sela pass. Lilabari also has an airport which serves Arunachal Pradesh as well.

Best Time: October to March

27. Lunglei, Mizoram - A simpler paradise

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Known For : Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary Lunglei Sightseeing

Literally meaning 'the bridge of rock', Lunglei is famous for its scenic beauty and natural setting. It is an ideal destination if one wants to take a break and look away, towards nature's simple offerings. Trekking, bird watching and adventure sports are frequently enjoyed by tourists.

Best Time: October to June

28. Kohima, Nagaland - A land ruled by the Nagas

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Known For : Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak Kohima Museum Touphema Village

Kohima is the hilly capital of Nagaland, which is one of the seven sister states of India. ‘Kohima’ is the anglicized name given by the British, the original name being 'Kewhira' derived from the Kewhi flowers found in the region. Famous for its ethereal environment and untouched beauty, it is a land of folklore passed down through the ages. Situated at a height of 1500 metres above the sea level, it is endowed with quaint hills, emerald forests and a picturesque landscape. It is the go-to place for all you adventure enthusiasts as it is ideal for trekking, camping and hiking.

Best Time: October to June

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29. Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Ganga Lake Ita Fort Namdapha National Park

With the snow capped Himalayas towering on the northern end and the fertile Brahmaputra river plains on the southern, Itanagar is a natural paradise and hill station in northeast India.

Best Time: October to Apr

30. Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : District museum Khonsa museum Khonsa waterfall

Tirap never fails to enchant its tourists with gushing rivulets, green and vibrant orchids and the freshness in air which heals the restless mind. Another spectacular attribute of this place is the ethnicity of tribals and their festivals, fairs and flawless artworks which are created with intense dedication.

Best Time: March to June

Hill stations in North East India are some of the least populated areas for tourists making them ideal getaways for those seeking peace and solitude.

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