The people of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya will be celebrating the 51st Foundation Day and we’ve got you some breathtaking places to visit in these states.
Every year, January 21 is observed as the Foundation Day of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya. The states received their statehood in 1972 and since then they have made tremendous growth in the tourism sector. These three states of Northeast India are known for their serene beauty and no doubt they are one of the most beautiful places to visit in India. Hence, we have brought to you some offbeat destinations from these states.
Kamalasagar is a place between the borders of India and Bangladesh. Kamalasagar or Kashaba Kali Temple is one of the architectural marvels in this place. The artificial lake in front of this religious shrine just enhances the beauty around it. This temple and the lake were built by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya in the 15th century.
One of the most beautiful hills in the state has to be Jampui. It is considered a hill station by the people of Tripura because of its tropical climate and misty hills. This place is surrounded by virgin forest and beautiful orchids all around. This range is home to the Mizo tribe and one can witness their culture while they visit the Jampui Hills.
Devtamura or Debtamura which means the peak of God’s is a hill range in south Tripura. It is situated on the banks of the Gomati River. This spot is known for an archeological site of rock sculptures, a panel of carved images of the Hindu deities of Durga, Ganesha, and Kartikeya. Damburu Falls at the top of this hill makes this place more beautiful.
Umden is a quaint village situated far from the hustle-bustle of the city. This village is known for its Sericulture (the process of silk production). The Eri Silk is locally produced here with a method that does not kill the silkworm. The people here call it ‘ahimsa’ (non-violence) sericulture where the silk is extracted from the worm without harming them.
Shnongpdeng is a place located in Jaintia hills a few kilometres away from Dawki. This place will leave you mesmerised with its beauty and vibe. The Umngot River here has crystal clear water and splendour that can surprise anyone. You can enjoy various water sports like boating, kayaking, and cliff jumping in this river. The suspension bridge is another attraction in this destination.
Nongkhnum Island is the second largest river island in Asia. The river island was formed by the bifurcation of Meghalaya’s longest river Kynshi into the Phanliang and Namliang Rivers. If you want to rejuvenate yourself and enjoy a peaceful view along with a deep blue river and sandy beach, this is the place to be.
If you are someone who loves flowers and trees then Ukhrul is the place for you. This destination is known for its Shirui Lily which is found in its natural habitat on the peak of Shirui Kashong. Nillai Tea Estate, Shirui Kashong Park, Khayang Peak, Kachou Phung Lake, and Khangkhui Cave are some of the major attractions in this tranquil town.
Keibul Lamjao National Park
Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world. This park is located in the Loktak lake in the Bishnupur district of Manipur. This site is a refuge for thousands of birds of at least 116 species, including 21 species of waterfowl. Manipur brow-antlered deer also popularly known as the Sangai is the main attraction of this park.
If you love hiking and trekking then Thoubal is a destination you should not miss out on. The town is situated between hills and hillocks and offers a wide range of adventure activities amidst the hilly areas. This place is a perfect balance of green landscapes and blue water bodies making it a perfect picnic spot for family and friends.
Plan your visits and let us know if you discover some hidden gems in these states!