1 Tea tourism, Assam

Stay at one of the grand bungalows to get a taste of the lifestyle of a plantation owner.

2 Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Spot the rare one-horned rhino on a dawn elephant ride or take a jeep safari deep into the jungle where, with luck, you can see wild elephant or indeed, the elusive tiger.

3 Majuli Island, Assam

Fascinating Hindu monasteries, nurturing a unique way of life and artistic traditions, on one of the world’s largest river islands.

4 Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

In a remote corner that was once Tibet, the largest Buddhist monastery in India maintains an ancient, unbroken tradition. The quiet chapel commemorating the sixth Dalai Lama lies close by.

5 Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh

A beautiful and remote wildlife park in the far northeastern corner of the state, bordering Burma, with habitat ranging from the steamy foothills to the snow line, home to a huge variety of wildlife including the Hoolock gibbon and elusive big cats.

6 Hornbill Festival, Nagaland

An unmissable occasion and the highlight of the Northeast calendar, bringing together all the Naga tribes in their finery with music, dance and martial art displays.

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