The northeast region of India is known for its mesmerising landscapes, welcoming culture, and breathtaking natural setting. The region covers various places that are worth a visit for those looking for a peaceful getaway from the chaos of the busy city life. Savitha’s 4 days in North East with family is a proof that this region of India has a lot in store that can surprise you.
I have heard about Northeast India so many times from friends and colleagues that a vacation to this region was bound to happen. Therefore, we took out the best suitable time and booked a trip to this region of India and realised that it was one of the best decisions we’ve made, as the place is simply beautiful with pleasant weather and amazing local culture. Our trip to the northeastern region of India was a memorable experience. Scroll down to know how!
To: North East
Group: 2 Adults; 2 Children
Trip Duration: 4 days
Inclusions: airport transfers, sightseeing, accommodation, breakfast, parking fees and road tolls, driver allowance
Exclusions: Airfare, Entry fees, Camera fees, Guide Charges, Extra meals, Travel insurance
Day 1: arrival at the airport, pick up for Shillong, hotel check-in
Day 2: breakfast, leave for Cherrapunjee, visit Nohkalikai falls, Seven Sister falls, Eco Park, Mawsmai Cave, arwah Cave, Dainthellen falls, and more
Day 3: leave for Dawki The Indo Bangladesh Border after breakfast, boating at Umngot River, visit Mawlynnong, back to Shillong for overnight stay
Day 4: leave for sightseeing – Lady Heydri Park, Golf Course, Williamson Sangma State Museum, visit Balaji temple in the evening, stay overnight in Guwahati
Day 5: check-out, visit Kamakhya Temple if there’s time, reach Guwahati airport from there
Weather In Northeast India
The weather in this region of India was a bit unpredictable. It would rain anytime and the next minute there’ll be sunshine. When we reached there, the region was struck by a cyclone. Even though the weather was erratic but it was quite pleasant for us to enjoy quality time together.
Experiences Undergone During The 4 Days In North East With Family
Since our trip to North East is worth remembering, I would like to give a brief account of the major highlights from our epic travel experience.
1. On Our Arrival
We were surprised by the environs of this region and we were able to witness that on our way to the hotel in shillong from Guwahati airport. On our 3-hour drive to the hotel, we witnessed the beautiful Umiam Lake, which is also known by the name Barapani Lake. After checking in, we went out to witness Ward’s Lake as well as the local market that gave as an insight to the culture of Shillong.
2. Cherishing Moments In Cherrapunjee
On our visit to Cherrapunjee, we went out to witness the picturesque Nohkalikai falls, Seven Sister falls, Eco Park, mawsmai Cave, and Arwah Cave. This experience was extremely adventurous as well as enriching for all of us and helped us leave our worries behind. This was definitely one of the experiences in the North East that we would never forget.
Suggested Read: 23 Must Visit Places When Travelling To The North East In 2019
3. A Surprising Visit To The Indo Bangladesh Border
This was one experience that left all of us surprised and excited. When were at the border, we realised that there was no gate that kept the people from entering Bangladesh. We went in without a hassle and spent quality time inside without anybody stopping us from doing so, as the jumping from one country to the other at Indo-Bangladesh border is permitted.
4. Witnessing The Cleanest Village Of Asia
We visited Mawlynnong, which is considered to be the cleanest village all over Asia. Apart from the cleanliness, the place is known for its natural beauty that is worth witnessing. We also went for trekking here. The trek was till the single decker root bridge.
5. Shopping At Shillong
The shopping experience was quite amazing too. We bought different things from this place like woollen clothes and some well-known local produce like rice and cardamom. There are various markets here where you can find a variety of things for which Shillong is known!
Tips For Travelers
- You must keep an umbrella or raincoat while packing for your vacation to Northeast India, as it is usually pouring in this region
- Electricity issue is also there so you must prepare yourself for it. Make sure you carry a torch as well
- You may have to walk a lot while exploring the different places in this region and therefore you must wear sturdy sports shoes
- Since the weather can get a bit cold, you must keep yourself fully covered and pack accordingly
Overall Experience With TravelTriangle
We were really happy that we planned our trip to the North East with TravelTriangle. We were happy with the customisation. The flexibility is one of the things that I heartily appreciate. The trip was personalized for us, covering most of our preferences.
Savitha’s travel experience in North East India is worth a read. Her account of this trip is enough a reason why you should plan a vacay in North East India now! If you are also planning 4 days in North East with family, make sure you spend it the way Savitha and her folks did!
Frequently Asked Questions About North East With Family
A. Winters are considered to be the best for a trip to North East India. This is the best time to explore the different places and try out activities in this region of India.
A. The town of Tawang in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is known for its snowfall and considered to be a paradise for this reason.
A. There are 8 states in the northeastern region of India, namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Manipur.