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North East Package

India’s North East is a very exciting melange of varied culture and unique tribes that add a distinct character to each state. But even more than the culture, it is the natural splendour of the area that attracts tourists from all over the country. If nature melts your heart and travel is your calling, then its time to go on the journey of a lifetime with a North East Package from IRCTC! Well-planned itineraries will take you to all your dream destinations without any hassle. Just book once and never worry about your accommodation, meals or transfers. After all, travelling should be all about having a fun time. And if you’re not completely satisfied with one of the regular itineraries, then customize it according to your needs. So, choose an incredible North East tour package from IRCTC Tourism & achieve all your wanderlust goals.

Flavours of North East

A kingdom in its own right, the awe-inspiring and unique landscapes of this glorious region will tug at your heartstrings and make you fall in love with nature all over again. A North East package will enable you to taste all the exotic flavours of North East without the hassle of planning the trip all by yourself. The exotic land of blue mountains, red river and green valleys, the North East of India promises an abundance of wild natural beauty and warm hospitality. Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas, this splendid and varied land is surrounded by an air of mystery and romance. A haven for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies, it offers everything from majestic mountains to illustrious temples from picturesque waterfalls to charming markets; making it one of the most beautiful and loved ecotourism destinations in all of South Asia. With IRCTC’s spectacular packages, you will get a chance to feast your eyes over the soothing greens of Assam, visit its famous tea gardens, catch the first rays of the sun as they melt over snow-capped mountains, be swept away by the romance of its serene lakes and much more. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? An incredible North East tour with IRCTC will be everything you have ever wanted and more! With distinct cultures, innovative traditions, a wonderful cuisine and warm hospitality, this beautiful land beckons insipid travellers from all over the world. Charming cities, quaint hamlets and peaceful villages await you in this paradise. Want to know more about the different flavours of North East and its eight unique states? Read on!

  • 1. Arunachal Pradesh: Get ready to be swept off your feet by the charm of this ‘Land of Dawnlit Mountains’. Also famously called the ‘Orchid State of India’, it is a nature lover’s dream come true! Harbouring a wide variety of flora and fauna, the state is the only one where you can spot 4 major cats i.e. tiger, leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard. Other than its majestic wildlife, the region is home to over 500 species of birds and is dotted with innumerable historical monuments. Get the perfect dose of nature, culture and heritage with your incredible North East tour.
  • 2. Assam: The land of red rivers and blue hills, Assam is the gateway to the exotic paradise i.e. the North East of India. Well-known for its lush greenery and splendid tea gardens, Assam is a friendly place that will take you away from the monotony of city life and introduce you to simpler pleasures. As one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world, the state has everything from tropical rainforest to wetland ecosystems, from national parks to bamboo orchards. An incredible North East tour is the perfect opportunity to explore nature in all its golden glory!
  • 3. Manipur: Sitting in a lush green corner with bluish green hills and verdants valleys surrounding it, Manipur is a little heaven on earth. From sublime natural wonders to a rich cultural heritage, this region has everything to delight tourists from far and wide. Almost two-thirds of the entire state are hill tracts that are covered by beautiful green forests. Well known for its aestheticism, the state is a mosaic of Folk dances, tribal culture, ancient traditions and rich cultural patterns.
  • 4. Meghalaya: The ‘wettest region of India’, most of Meghalaya is a dense sub-tropical forest teeming with an abundance of biodiversity. Several sacred harbours have rare plants and animal species that you will not find anywhere else. The state has tremendous tourism potential as it is one of the most beautiful regions in the entire North East and has plenty of natural sites that can be explored by travellers and adventure enthusiasts. A North East safari tour will do complete justice to the varied flora and fauna in its national parks and jungles.
  • 5. Mizoram: This ‘Land of the Hill People’ has the highest population of tribal people that live in its dense bamboo forests. Refreshing rivers, green hills and gorgeous plantations give adventure seekers a lot to discover. The state is also home to some very famous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries that protect the wide range of animals, plants and insects. You can embark on a wildlife tour if you’re interested in sightseeing mammals such as Black and Wild Bear Tiger, Leopard, Hoolock Gibbon, Chinese Pangolin, Clawless Otter, Porcupine and Mongoose among others. To enjoy this rich diversity, book your North East package today!
  • 6. Nagaland: Inhabited by 16 major tribes of India, Nagaland is a repository of distinct cultures, rich traditions and gorgeous tribal dresses. This mountainous region is sometimes referred to as the ‘Falcon Capital of the World.’ almost one-sixth of the state is under the cover of evergreen forests where animals such as pangolins, porcupines, elephants, leopards, bears, monkeys, sambar, harts, oxen and buffalos thrive. Here you will get a taste of all the varied flavours of the North East.
  • 7. Sikkim: This ‘small but beautiful’ landlocked state in the Himalayas is an ecological hotspot. An incredible blend of Nepali, Bhutias and Lepchas, it will give you a sneak peak into the tradition, culture and lifestyles of these communities. With a North East package, you will be able to drive to the highest mountain passes in the world and escape into this natural haven of beautiful vistas and gorgeous landscapes.
  • 8. Tripura: This hilly state in North Eastern India is a cultural reservoir with heritage sites, illustrious temples and famous wildlife destinations. A thriving arts and crafts industry will allow you to buy plenty of handicrafts and souvenirs to take back as memories of your incredible North East tour. The biodiversity hotspots will win your heart with their diversity and beauty. It is one of those places that is perfect for families, couples or even friends. So, are you ready to book your North East package? But before that, take a look at all the dishes that should be on your must-try list!

Cuisine of the North East

The mouth-watering authentic dishes from all the states of North East are almost similar with very slight regional variations. Most preparations include meat, fish, rice, fresh vegetables along with a huge variety of locally-grown herbs and shrubs. A good thing about North Eastern cuisine is that it brings together simple and fresh ingredients to produce a lip-smacking delicacy. Of course, the famous momos from the North East have become everyone’s favourite and while you may have enjoyed it in your local restaurant, nothing compares to what you’ll get in the North East. If you want a taste of the best of North Eastern cuisine, then give these dishes a try!

1. Khar from Assam

2. Sanpiau from Mizoram

3. Smoked Pork from Nagaland

4. Iromba from Manipur

5. Jadoh from Meghalaya

6. Chikhvi from Tripura

7. Zan from Arunachal Pradesh

Best Time to Visit

Due to the varied geography of its states, temperatures in the North East differ drastically. But still the golden time to visit would be from October to May as these months witness less rainfall. While you may be able to enjoy an occasional shower, you will escape the heavy rainfall during monsoon season which can come in the way of any outdoor activities such a North East safari tour. The ever-blooming days of the North East will give you ample opportunity to explore the trail, tribes and teas of this magnificent land that remains a hidden gem. So, gather your gang or plan a romantic getaway with your partner and book a North East package. It will be the perfect escape from your everyday routine and fill you with renewed energy and vigour!

Frequently Asked Question –

1. Which northeastern states require a visitor’s permit?

If you're an Indian tourist, then you will require Inner Line Permit (ILP) permit to visit Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh as well as some areas of Sikkim. Although the tourist ILP is valid for seven days, an extension can be taken.

2. Which are the best North East Holiday Packages?

North East holiday packages on IRCTC Tourism are some of the best ones. Flavours of North East is extremely popular as it covers the most beautiful parts of Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri.

3. What is the best time to visit North East?

It is best to visit North East in the months between October and May as these months witness less rainfall. While you may get to enjoy an occasional shower, you will escape the heavy rainfall takes place during the monsoon season.

4. What things should I keep in mind while planning a trip to the North East?

Do carry an umbrella and/or raincoat as it can rain anytime in the North East. And also keep your Inner Line Permit (ILP) ready. The rest will be taken care of by IRCTC Tourism.

5. Are vegetarian restaurants easily available in the North East?

While the North Eastern diet is mainly meat-based, there are many good restaurants that serve vegetarian dishes as well. Do try the Omita Khar and Phulkopir Bora there.