Attractions

Top Choice Monastery in Tawang Valley

Tawang Gompa

Tawang’s biggest attraction is the magical Tawang Gompa, founded in 1681. Reputedly the world’s second-largest Buddhist-monastery complex after Drepung Monastery (in Lhasa, Tibet), Tawang is famed in Buddhist circle…
Top Choice Museum in Shillong

Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures

This well-maintained museum is a fabulous repository of innumerable tribal artefacts interspersed with galleries on Christian missionary work. Compulsory tours depart on the half-hour and last over an hour. Sights i…
Top Choice Bridge in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Root Bridges

The most fascinating sights around Cherrapunjee are the incredible root bridges – living rubber fig–tree roots that ingenious Khasi villagers have, over decades, trained across streams to form natural pathways. Thre…
Top Choice Historic Site in Kohima

War Cemetery

This immaculately maintained cemetery contains the graves of 1400 British, Commonwealth and Indian soldiers – killed in action during WWII – laid out across stepped and manicured lawns. It stands at the strategic ju…
Top Choice Market in Imphal

Khwairamband Bazaar

Housed in colonnaded buildings, this vast all-women’s market – the largest in the world – is run by some 4000 ima (mothers), who have traditionally dominated the socio-economic matrix of Manipuri society. One sectio…
Palace in Agartala

Ujjayanta Palace

Agartala’s centrepiece is this striking, dome-capped palace, fronted by two large reflecting ponds. Within the superstructure is the wonderfully preserved Tripura Government Museum, which is the only section of the …
Nature Reserve in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Home to more than two-thirds of the world’s population of one-horned rhinoceroses, Kaziranga offers popular 4WD and elephant safaris that allow you to get close to the rhinos. Note that though the safari elephants a…
Monument in Neermahal & Melaghar

Neermahal

A gorgeous red-and-white water palace, Neermahal lies empty but shimmering on its own boggy island in the lake of Rudra Sagar. Like its counterpart in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, this was a princely exercise in aesthetics,…
Monastery in Tawang Valley

Urgeyling Gompa

The ancient if modest Urgeyling Gompa is where the sixth Dalai Lama was born. Before he left for Lhasa, it's said that he stuck his walking stick into the ground and it eventually grew into a giant oak tree that fla…
Market in Kohima

Central Market

In this fascinating market that supplies the bulk of Kohima's kitchen supplies, tribal people buy and sell local delicacies such as borol (wriggling hornet grubs), tadpoles, bullfrogs, silkworms, exotic condiments s…