Nagaland in the north eastern part of India is a trekker’s paradise and this thrilling land offers bountiful trekking opportunities. The physiology of this region is hilly and mountainous with lush green surroundings and the environment is salubrious, providing a healthy atmosphere to the tourists. For a driving and daring leisure seeker, few destinations in the world would match the trekking dimensions of Nagaland.
It is a delightful treat for the tourists, who keep interest in the nature, to come across some very rare and exceptional steep mountainous ranges that you could have ever imagined! Here you will not converse with the only snow laden stiff mountains, but also with mountains bounded with soft extended greeneries, abundant lilies in full bloom, surrounded by bountiful of rare orchids. But, if you really want to go for a challenging mountaineering trip, then northeast India does possess that itinerary in its bag. Sikkim is the place with frozen surroundings and some of the tallest peaks of the world to provide you with the most tantalizing, mountain peaks, those which are highest in the world. This a dream place for the mountaineers, who are passionate about this challenging adventure.
If you are in the extreme north east India, then you don’t have to crush the glaciers, nor do you need to carry heavy woollens to avoid the biting chill to go ahead, but, you will be impelled to cherish the abundant ambience around. This is the best choice for the tourists, who are inclined towards mountaineering, but have to resist because most of the destinations available for mountaineering around are snow covered throughout the year.
White water rafting has become one of the most liked attractions in this region and In the past few years, it has been accepted by the few states of northeast India and can be experienced at the mighty Brahmaputra river.
For shopping, fabrics such as muga silk, cotton, kantha work and handlooms are very famous purchases in the North-East region. There are shops lined up with bamboo and cane products, and colourful stalls are full with local village produce such as forest honey, souvenirs like handmade knives, bags, shawls, bamboo cutlery and other crafts, including fruit such as saying and saflang, sold wrapped in banana leaves. You may also pick up the Jainsayem, the traditional Khasi skirt or Khasi jackets, pullovers and shawls! Packets of dried wild apples and gooseberries are also available for the tourists to carry along with them. Artefacts made of wood, bronze, brass, metal and stone and thangkas, curios and statues of different deities are also tempting purchases!
For the gastronomical fare, there are restaurants serving simple food like noodles, vegetables, dal, rice, roti, tandoori food and snacks. You would also find fast food spots selling éclairs, cookies, ice-creams, sundaes, cakes, pastries, croissants, pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, muffins, pancakes, milk shake, cold coffee, hot tea and coffee. Excellent Chinese, Japanese and Korean food is served in some outlets. Piping hot momos and ubiquitous little shops selling a rice-and-pork preparation would be an interesting experience. Ofcourse, multi-cuisine fare consisting of Indian, Chinese,Tibetan and International food along with khasi specialities is also available!
The cold weather lasts from October to February and the rest of the year is rainy-Assam. The climate in Arunachal Pradesh is highly hot and humid at the lower altitudes and in the valleys wrapped by marshy thick forest particularly in the eastern region, while it becomes too cold in the higher altitudes. The rainfall is amongst the heaviest in the country. The Meghalayan sky seldom remains free of clouds and it is neither too warm in summer nor too cold in winter,The climate is temperate with cool summers and not-so-cold winters in Mizoram. Rains are heavy in Nagaland but the climate is pleasant. Tripura enjoys a typical monsoonal climate with differences ranging from sub-tropical to temperate conditions in hilly areas. Manipur has a pleasant climate throughout the year and rainfall from June to October. In Sikkim, for most of the period in a year, the climate is cold and humid as rainfall occurs in each month.