Northeast India

The northeast of India stands out for its rich tapestry of culture and traditions, setting it apart from other regions in the country. This compact yet diverse region boasts a myriad of unique elements—distinctive traditions, customs, a variety of cuisines, a multitude of languages and dialects, diverse landscapes, vibrant wildlife, and much more.

Map of northeast India with state capital markers

While initially researching Northeast-related information for friends, my unique collection of resources expanded. Recognizing its value, I decided to share it with others seeking similar insights. A gentle nudge from a dear cousin prompted me to formalize this resource, for which I am grateful.

Note: If you are planning to visit India from overseas, you may find my piece on How to Plan a Trip to India to be useful.

The resources listed here are not exhaustive, and I will continuously update the list with additional ones:

It is worth noting that I don't receive any kickbacks from the businesses mentioned. A list of hotels are not included since other portals specialize in that information. However, when using online resources for booking your hotel, consider these tips:

Resources

1) Pxley Stories

2) Travel Permits

3) Tours and Cruises

4) Destination Routes

Listed below in 4.a is one sample itinerary for exploring Assam, followed by additional sample routes in 4.b.

Depending on your country of residence, please check the Travel Permits section for traveling to the Northeast.

4.a) Assam in 10 Days
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Traveling in Assam offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and historical richness. From the lush tea estates to the satras, every corner of Assam reveals a unique facet of India's northeastern charm.

Below is a draft outline of a sample itinerary for Assam, starting in Guwahati:

Day 1: Guwahati

Day 2: Guwahati

OR

Day 3: Kaziranga National Park

Day 4: Kaziranga to Majuli Island

Day 5: Majuli Island

Day 6: Majuli Island to Jorhat

Day 7: Jorhat to Sivasagar

Day 8 and 9: Sivasagar to Dibrugarh

Day 10: Dibrugarh

4.b) Other Sample Routes

From Dibrugarh

From Guwahati

Whether you're embarking on your first adventure or you're a seasoned traveler, the Northeast beckons with endless opportunities for exploration.

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5) Festivals [by month]

6) Videos

7) Online Exhibits [Google Arts and Culture]

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