Tips for Travelling to North East India – Northeast India is becoming the hottest new offbeat location in India – a diverse, interesting as well as relatively unexplored area with distinct tribal cultures that are a world far from the chaos of the rest of India. Traveling in North East India offers the ultimate off the beaten track exploration but with such a remote area you should read these tips for Northeast India travel before you go!
Northeast India travel is so hot right now but you’ll want to get there before everyone else hears about it! Northeast India is separated both geographically and also culturally from the rest of India and is bordered by Bhutan, China (Tibet), Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The North East consist 7 sister states- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, as well as Tripura all with various cultures, tribes, languages, food as well as views that are just heaven for intrepid travelers! Sikkim, an attractive hill state above West Bengal, is somewhat separated from the rest but still part of a North East India adventure.
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8 Travelling tips for North East India
Since the Northeastern states fall under prohibited areas and also quite often experience revolt, it is crucial to bring valid ID proofs. Access into Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Mizoram as well as few places in Sikkim require licenses. Do carry adequate copies of ID and address proofs along with few passport size photographs.
When in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, it is recommended to carry warm clothes around the year. The weather is rest of the North-Eastern states is pretty much same as in plains. Winters being really chilly, thermal wear, fleece coats and also hefty down jackets are musts. You might consider having 4- 5 layers of clothing. Good quality woollen socks need to keep your feet cozy. Avoid your heels and select excellent strolling footwear. The place demands exploration on feet and heels might be a bit unease.
Carry a windcheater or compact umbrella or coat considering that some components of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh receive unexpected rains.
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Given the remote locations of places in the North-East, it is advisable to carry a basic medical kit with you since most of the places would not have a medical store.
Due to long distances between two destinations, and road conditions on the mountains, your drive can go for longer than the stipulated time. Hence, it is recommended to carry dry fruits, packed food or snacks for on-the-road munching.
Not all places you visit around the North-Eastern states will certainly have working ATMs. So it is recommended that you carry very little, however enough cash money until you find an ATM since card transaction facilities are not available at all places. Even hotels accept only cash.
If you are an adventure junkie, then North-East India offers great terrains to satiate the adventurer in you. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya offer many places for hiking and camping.
Carry your camping tent, lanterns, resting bag and trekking footwear.
There are frequent power cuts in lots of areas and also therefore power banks and lanterns with additional batteries are recommended. Photography enthusiasts must carry additional batteries and also sufficient memory cards for their camera. There is several bird sighting areas as well as hence I would certainly recommend a binocular to be added to your list.
For more information on tips for travelling to North East India and any other tour packages to north east India contact Swan Tours or call 011 23415601.