If travelling to Manipur, you are advised to use the services of a local travel agent who can ensure smooth travel as well as make any security arrangements necessary. Nagaland has had a long-term insurgency issue, which only rarely affects the main areas but is still rife along the eastern border with Burma. Sporadic violence does plague Assam as well. In 2014, a curfew was imposed after violent clashes between a Bodo faction and adivasi tribes around the Kokrajar, Sontipur and Chirang districts. The region around Assam is prone to strikes known as bandhs (lockouts) when shops, restaurants and public transport shut down – check the news and ask travel agencies in the Northeast for advice before and while travelling. Avoid driving any distance at night, even through Assam, due to the threat of banditry often in the guise of insurgency.

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