Top Places near rivers & lakes in North East India

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Here is the list of 30 Top Places near rivers & lakes in North East India

1. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

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Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge | Dawki | Mawlynnong

Among the wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunjee with its clean and pristine surroundings is an excellent place to sit back and unwind.

Best Time : September to May

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2. Majuli, Assam - World's Largest Fresh Water Island

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Known For : Kamalabari Satra | Dakhinpat Satra | Garmur

Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, pristine and pollution free fresh water island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city.

Best Time : July to March

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3. 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 destination 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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4. Nongpoh, Meghalaya

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Known For : Thrills Fun Park | Umiam Lake | Lum Nehru Park

Nongpoh, Meghalaya is a petite town to be found to the North of the East Khasi Hills. Situated very close to the gorgeous Brahmaputra plains, this location is quite a favourite as a stopover before reaching Shillong.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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5. 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 the spell bounding hills, Shilloi lake is an important attraction.

Best Time : October to May

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6. 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 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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7. Tamenglong, Manipur - Manipur's home to exotic flora and fauna

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Known For : Barak Waterfall | Zeilad Lake | Buning meadows

This hilly region is an ideal setting for tourists interested in outdoor holidays. The beauty of this town is unparalleled with the unusual varieties of flora and fauna.

Best Time : October to Apr

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8. Thoubal, Manipur - Of landscapes and bazaars

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Known For : Ikop | Khongjom | Loktak Lake

A well developed city, Thoubal is a good holiday destination for those looking for a pleasant climate and numerous activities.

Best Time : October to May

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9. Williamnagar, Meghalaya - Come, engross yourself in the countryside.

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Known For : Simsang River | Naka Chikong | Domre Falls

Williamnagar was formed around the former town of Simsanggre, which is based on the large plains of the Simsang River. A very remote area usually known for its abundance of natural beauty i.e. being flanked by the mountains and having a rich composition of both water and vegetation.

Best Time : October to February

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10. Along, Arunachal Pradesh - Home of the Mechuka Valley

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Known For : Mechuka | Mithun and Jersey Cross Breeding Farm | Hanging Bridge

Covered with many pretty plantations and famous for its Mechuka Valley, Along is a beautiful town that glows with natural beauty.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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11. Jorhat, Assam - Tea Capital of India

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Known For : Majuli | Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary | Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar

Famous for its culture, mosques, tombs, gardens and most importantly - its tea plantations, Jorhat is also known as the tea capital of India.

Best Time : October to March

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12. 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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13. Serchhip, Mizoram - A hidden colour of Mizoram

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Known For : Vantawng Falls | Chhingpuii Thlan | Thenzawl

Most famous for being the district with the highest literacy rate in India, Serchhip in Mizoram is a place that can provide you a unique and vibrant experience.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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14. Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh - Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary | Pangin | Kekar Monying

Home to river Brahmaputra which transcends down from Tibet, this place is a photographer's delight for comprising abundant sceneries of nature.

Best Time : October to May

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15. 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

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16. 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 village 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

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17. Imphal, Manipur - The site of Battle of Imphal

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Known For : Loktak Lake and Sendra Island | Kangla Fort | Tharon Cave

Imphal has a untouched charm surrounding its natural beauty, sceneries and landscapes as well as a significant history leaving hints of the past around the city.

Best Time : October to Apr

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18. Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam - Bird-watchers Paradise

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Dibru Saikhowa National Park is one of those places which boast of a rich collection of flora and fauna, many of them endangered. It is one of the few remaining protected sites in the Endemic Bird Area of the Assamese Plains.

Best Time : November to Apr

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19. Guwahati, Assam - The gateway to the North-East

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Known For : Umananda Temple | Kamakhya Temple | Assam State Museum

A sprawling city located beside the mighty Brahmaputra, Guwahati is the epitome of an amalgamation of ancient history and modernization. The largest city in all of Assam, Guwahati stands as the gateway to the Seven Sisters of North East India. A city shaped by time itself, Guwahati is home to age-old temples that take you centuries back to the pages of ancient history, but it also boasts of a cutthroat lifestyle and an electric nightlife, keeping up with the modern era of urbanisation and commercialization. The gushing Brahmaputra river carries with it untold tales from thousands of years past, and the peaceful ambience lingering in the city despite its modern lifestyle is one of the main reasons you should visit Guwahati if only to get a slice-of-life experience of the vivacious juxtaposition of the old and the new.

Best Time : October to Apr

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20. Nameri National Park, Assam - An exciting Himalayan foothill

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Nameri national park is famous for its elephants and other animals including tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild pigs, sambars, etc. and also for being a bird watchers paradise.

Best Time : November to Apr

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21. Agartala, Tripura - Gateway to Tripuran Heritage

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Known For : Ujjayanta Palace | Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary | Chittangong Hills

Home to the Manikya Kings in the past, Agartala is the perfect mix of natural beauty combined with diverse and rich culture.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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22. 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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23. Manas National Park, Assam - Natural World Heritage Site

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Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam. The only tiger reserve in Assam and also famous for the rare golden langur and the red panda, Manas is one of the best-kept national parks in India.

Best Time : October to Apr

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24. 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

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25. South Sikkim, Sikkim

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Known For : Namchi | Ravangla | Borong

Surrounded by beautiful forests and majestic hills, South Sikkim is the perfect vacation spot 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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26. 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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27. Hailakandi, Assam

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Known For : Shopping in Hailakandi | Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir | Pach Pirr Mukam

Hailakandi is a beautiful destination nestled in the heart of Barak Valley of Assam. It is a town with several legends attached to it and serves as a melting pot of various cultures and traditions, all existing at one place in great harmony with each other.

Best Time : October to March

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28. 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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29. 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 destinations for tourists.

Best Time : October to March

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30. Champhai, Mizoram - A simple town in Mizoram

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Known For : Rih Dil | Murlen National Park | Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary

A strategically placed town, Champhai is a beautiful area in Mizoram with scenic hills and a colourful wisp of culture surrounding them.

Best Time : October to June

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