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    31 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit North East India

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    Horrible food, unfriendly people, no nightlife, jungles everywhere! Who on earth would want to visit a god forsaken region like Northeast India?

    So, to further enforce your ideas, here are 31 convincing reasons why you should definitely scratch off Northeast from your bucket list, if only you have listed it. But then, if you haven’t – good for you!

    1. Jungles everywhere!

    The skyline of Guwahati

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    2. Oh So Backward!

    City lights of Guwahati

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    Sparkling city lights of Guwahati

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    3. TERRORISM!!

    School kids in Mizoram, Northeast India

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    School kids in Mizoram

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    4. It’s such an unsafe place to be!

    Narendra Modi at Hornbill Festival

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    P.M Narendra Modi in Hornbill festival, Nagaland

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    5. No sense of Culture

    The enchanting Manipuri Dance form

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    Manipuri Dance

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    6. Heck! It’s in China!

     Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

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    Umm…no, at least not yet .
    N.B: Tawang Monastery, the largest Buddhist Monastery in India

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    7. No Patriotism

    Republic day parade in Guwahati

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    Republic Day in Guwahati

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    8. Food sucks in this region!!

    manipuri cuisine at rosang cafe

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    Delicious Northeastern cuisine at Rosang Cafe

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    9. They eat dogs and insects!

    assamese chef, atul lahkar

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    Renowned Assamese Chef, Atul Lahkar

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    10. You’ll get bored out of your mind because there’s nothing to do

    Sunset in Sikkim, Northeast India

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    Sunset in Sikkim

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    11. Seriously, is there anyplace where you can go have a good time?

    Bike show at Metropolis Guwahati, Assam

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    12. You’ll get lost in the woods and get eaten by some wild animal!

    Enroute Goecha La trekking ,West Sikkim, Northeast India

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    Might aswell, right
    Enroute Goecha La trekking

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    13. There’s no heritage

    A statue of a Hindu Goad, Garuda in the ancient satra of Majuli, Assam

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    Statue of ‘Garuda’ in the ancient satra of Majuli

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    14. No historic sites

    Rock sculpture in Unakoti, Tripura

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    Rock sculpture in Unakoti, Tripura

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    15. How do they run their economy?

     Tea plantations of Assam, Northeast India

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    Assam is one of the largest producer of tea in India

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    16. There are no roads!

    the famous silk route of india, Northeast India

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    True that!

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    17. There’s no wildlife conservation

    one horned rhino at kaziranga national park, Assam

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    The rare, One Horned Rhino at Kaziranga National Park

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    18. They ate up their wildlife! Tribal people you know!

    Asiatic elephants of Assam

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    19. There are no hotels or resorts, where will you stay?

    The surreal view of Mayfair Hotel, Gangtok

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    Mayfair Hotel, Gangtok

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    20. There’s nothing to see

    The enchanting Dzukou Valley in Nagaland, Northeast India

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    Dzukou Valley, Manipur-Nagaland Border 

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    21. Religious spots are non-existent

    kamakhya temple, guwahati , Assam

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    The ancient Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati

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    22. Really! Like are they all atheists?

    Christmas in Shillong, Meghalaya

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    Christmas at Shillong

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    23. Promiscuous!

    Youth of North East India

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    Whaaaaaat?!!!

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    24. People are Unfriendly

     people enjoying at hornbill festival in nagaland

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    At the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland

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    25. No Nightlife

    DJ show at cloud 9, shillong

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    Cloud 9 Shillong

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    26. Music scene is just sad!

    Soulmate, Shillong performing

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    The best blues band in India- Soulmates Shillong

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    27. Really! Do they even know what rock music is?

    Pip of the Fourth Mother, A punk band from Shillong

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    Ziro Music Festival in Arunachal Pradesh

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    28. The only thing they like to do is “Jhingi-la-la-ho”!

    Folk rock band from Northeast, Testo Sisters

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    Fusion folk rock band from North east, Tetseo Sisters

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    29. And anyway, what’s so unique about the northeast?

    the largest river island, majuli

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    Majuli, largest river Island

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    30. Is there anything that you haven’t seen before?

    Floating islands in Loktak lake, Manipur

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    Yes, like floating islands (Phumdi) in the Loktak Lake, Manipur

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    31. Run from the wild tribes. Run and DON’T LOOK BACK!!

    kids of the mishing tribe in Majuli, Assam

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    Explore the Northeastern region of India teeters on the farthest brink of the country. Also, one of the greatest unknowns and unexplored in Asia, it boasts of some of the most alluring places in the world. The people are simple and sweet and the culture is rich.

    So, just break all your stereotypes and explore the realms of the ‘paradise unknown’.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Northeast India

    Is it safe to visit North East India?

    NorthEast India has suffered from years-long political and ethnic movements. There have also been tribal identity conflicts in the region, however, since the past decade it has become not just been safe but an offbeat and great place to travel to. In recent years the state government has prioritized the tourism sector and a lot of great resorts and other accommodation options have opened up. The only hurdle, if you want to call it that, is that the places are slightly remote. Which can act as a benefit since there are still a lot of undiscovered beautiful places to visit in North East India.

    What is the best time to visit North East India?

    North East India is a vast region and any time of the year is a great time to enjoy its scenery. However, if you are to take a pick then the spring and winter months are the best in the region. It is the time when most of the cultural festivals take place as well as the music festivals that you just can’t miss. Monsoon isn’t a good time to visit many of the states in the Northeast since floods and landslides are common occurrences. So, if you want to book your holiday to Northeast India, it is best you book from October till May.

    Does it snow in North East India?

    Many parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Darjeeling experience snowfall every winter. If you want to enjoy snowfall in Northeast India some of the places that you ought to visit include Gangtok, Katao, Yumthang Valley, and Nathu La in Sikkim, and Tawang, Bomdila, and Mechuka valley in Arunachal Pradesh.

    Is Sikkim a seven sister state?

    Although Sikkim is a part of Northeast India since 1975, it isn’t a part of the seven sister states. These seven states include Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura. Because of the geographical interdependence of the cluster of these seven northeastern states, they are often referred to as the ‘seven sisters’. Sikkim is geographically cut off from the rest of the seven states by the Siliguri strip.

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