Here, we have covered the top 5 places for a November getaway in the Northeast. Winter is approaching and chances are that you found yourself daydreaming about a trip to some beautiful place.
Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim
Tsomgo Lake is around 37 km from Gangtok. The winding roads which make a 37 km long journey from Gangtok to reach an altitude of 12,400 ft are ethereally beautiful and it is one of the best places to visit in North East India. The snow-clad mountains are the main source of the water in the Lake as it melts from the mountains. In winters, this placid lake can also be snow-covered and while you travel to Tsomgo. The best time to visit is from October to March, best to visit in winter for enjoying a Yak safari on the frozen lake.
Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
Nohkalikai falls can be found around 55KM from Shillong. It is just a 5 KM drive away from Cherrapunji and a short trekking trail to reach the ultramarine pool. It takes a plunge from a height of 1100 ft. and is known as the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Post monsoon is the perfect time to see volumes of water taking a plunge from that height. Mostly, from September to March.
Singalila National Park
It is around 35 KM from Darjeeling and around 122 KM from Gangtok. This alluring National Park is situated at a height of 7000 feet above sea level, covering an area of 79 sq km of land and it is one of the best places to visit in North East India. The Rhododendron forests, rare species of Orchids, and Alpine trees are home to a plethora of species in plants and animals like Himalayan Leopard, Elephant, Pangolin, etc. It is also famous for trekking and jeep safari.
Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is a mountain town in Arunachal Pradesh and the Tawang Monastery is a must-visit when in Tawang. The fact which makes it immensely popular is that it is the birthplace of the Dalai Lama. It is located at an elevation of 10,000 feet and is around 7.2 km from Tawang. This monastery is considered a significant monument in Tawang. It is the largest monastery in the entire country and the second largest in the entire world after Lhasa and it is 400 years old. The best time to visit the monastery is November to March. This monastery is in the first place in North East India tourist places, which is hit by travelers when they enter Tawang.
It is around 60 KM from Shillong. This cave is one of the many caves in Northeast India which has enough light passing for travelers to see the limestone structures and uneven walls. The best time to visit is anytime between November and March. Being the only lit cave in Meghalaya, Mawsmai cave is a crowd puller.