Category Archives: North Eastern States

North Eastern States tourism related information including its hill stations, pilgrimage centers, wildlife sanctuaries, trekking destinations, falls, etc.

Kanchenjunga National Park, Khangchendzonga National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site (Mixed site)

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Kanchenjunga National Park which was renamed as Khangchendzonga National Park, is situated in Sikkim state, India, bordering Nepal. Its also a Biosphere reserve known by the name Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. Its a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first Mixed Heritage site from India. Mixed Heritage sites are world heritage sites with cultural and natural significance,

Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) are seen in Kanchenjunga National ParkHimalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) are seen in Kanchenjunga National Park.

A rare and genetically distinct wild dog, Dhole, also known by names like Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, red wolf, whistling dog is seen in this park.

Kanchenjunga National Park is home to around 550 birds species. Himalayan Forest Thrush (Zoothera Salimalii), a new bird specie, was found at this park in 2016.

Kanchenjunga National Park offers plenty of trekking opportunities, for those interested in trekking. The main starting point for trekking is Yuksom, at around 145 kilometers from Gangtok. You need to get the trekking permits from ‘The Wildlife Education and Interpretation center’ at Yuksom or from the check post at the entrance to the park.

Kanchenjunga National Park is spread over an area of 849.5 square kilometers and is located on the Kanchenjunga Himalayan Peaks, the third highest peak in the world. Many glaciers are there in the park. Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, snow leopard, Clouded Leopard, etc, are seen in this park.

How Do I Go to Kanchenjunga National Park which is now renamed as Khangchendzonga National Park?

Kanchenjunga National Park which is now renamed as Khangchendzonga National Park, is accessible from NH 31 A (Sevok–Gangtok National highway). The Nearest towns are Yuksom Town and Chungthan town, at around 20 kilometers distance.

Gangtok is the nearest city which is connected by helicopter services. The nearest airport is at Darjeeling district, West Bengal state, at around 220 kilometers distance. New Jalpaiguri Junction railway station (twin city Siliguri) is the nearest railway station at around 220 kilometers away.

Accommodation inside Kanchenjunga National Park

Kanchenjunga National Park has four rest houses, which can house up-to 20 persons. Bookings may be made at the Forest Range Office.

April and May are the ideal time to visit this national park. Monsoon and Winter months should be avoided. Restricted area permits are required for Non-Indian nationals. Indian nationals are required to obtain Inner Line Permits from the State Home Department. Permission from the State Chief Wildlife Warden is also required to visit this park.

Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, Red Panda, Endangered Species

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Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Upper Dibang Valley district, the least populated district in India, formed in 2011, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Red Panda, an Endangered animal species, is found here.

dibang wildlife sanctuary
Dibang River inside Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary near Indo-China border, was created in 1992. A beautiful lake is there in the middle of the valley. Dibang River, which flows through the length of the valley, originates in China.

Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary has an area of 5112 square kilometers. It is rich in flora and fauna. This wildlife sanctuary is home to rare species of animals like Asiatic black bear, Gongshan Muntjac, Mishmi Takin, Musk deer, Red Goral, Serow, Tiger,etc. Its also home to some rare species of birds like Blyth’s Tragopan, Sclater’s Monal, etc.

Namdapha Tiger Reserve and Pakke Tiger Reserve are part of this wildlife sanctuary. Kameng Elephant Reserve is also part of this sanctuary.

Dibang wildlife sanctuary was recently in the news for spotting a flying squirrel named ‘Mishmi Hills giant flying squirrel’ (Petaurista Mishmiensis), discovered near the border of the sanctuary.

How Do I Go to Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary?

Dibang wildlife sanctuary is quite hard to access, as it lies at the north eastern part of the country. Anini, the capital of the district is the northernmost district capital in India. Roing is the main settlement near to Anini.

Guwahati railway station is the nearest major railway station to Dibang wildlife sanctuary. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport alias Guwahati International Airport is the nearest major airport to the wildlife sanctuary. (Tezu Airport is at around 300 kilometers away from Anini. Itanagar Airport is a new airport under construction in the state. Both these airports are not operational now.)

Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Parshuram Kund, Glow Lake

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Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Lohit District, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary
Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of around 783 square kilometers. This Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1989. Kamlang River flows through the sanctuary and hence got its name. Glow Lake at an altitude of around 5,000 feet, spread over 8 square kilometers, accessible only by trekking, is the major lake inside this sanctuary.

Parshuram Kund or Parashurama Kunda, a famous Hindu pilgrimage center, is situated inside this wildlife sanctuary.

Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna. Leopard, clouded leopard, tiger and snow leopard; the four big cat species, can be found here in this protected wildlife sanctuary. Around 150 tree species are found in this sanctuary. Around 61 mammal species, 20 reptile species and 105 bird species are found here in this protected wildlife park.

How Do I Go to Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary?

Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated near to Wakro town. Namsai town is at around 70 kilometers from Wakro town. Tinsukia and Dibrugarh has the nearest railway station and airport respectively.

Guwahati Town is the nearest major town to Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, which is connected to the rest of the country by road, train and flight services.

Manas National Park & Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

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Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site in the state of Assam, India. This Wildlife Sanctuary is also a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and also a biosphere reserve.

Manas National ParkBeautiful Hills inside Manas National Park.

Manas National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 39,100 hectares (approximately 950 square kilometers) and is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan. Manas Tiger Reserve is situated in the Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna and has many endangered species, including 22 of India’s most threatened species, such as the Bengal tiger, Bengal florican, clouded leopard, Indian elephant, Indian one horned Rhino, Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur, pygmy hog, etc,. Bird watching is at its best here, as there are around 500 species of birds inside the National park which lies along the Manus riverbed. There are 5 smaller rivers also that flows through the park.

Manas National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas and is blessed with natural landscape known for its exceptional scenery.

How do I go to Manas National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary?

‘Barpeta Road’ in Barpeta district of western Assam is the nearest town to the National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Guwahati, the capital of Assam state, is at around 135 kilometers distance. Barpeta city, the headquarters of the district, is at 21 kilometers from Barpeta Road town. National highway No31 passes through Barpeta.

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati is the nearest airport to the National Park. Guwahati is well connected to other parts of India by train and bus. There are direct train services from Guwahati to almost all major cities of India.

Is there any Manas resorts near the Wildlife park?

There are forest department lodges at Mathanguri, at around 40 kilometers distance from Barpeta Road town.

Do I need to get any entry permits to enter the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary or National Park?

Yes; Field Director of Tiger Reserve at ‘Barpeta Road’ town, issues permits to tourists interested in entering into the National Park & wildlife Sanctuary.

Parashurama Kunda

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Parshuram Kund is in the lower reaches of the Lohit River on the Brahmaputra plateau, in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh state, India. Dedicated to Lord Parshuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Mahavishnu, this popular Hindu pilgrimage place attracts a large number of pilgrims from India and Nepal.

Parshuram Kund

Parshuram Kund (image courtesy – Economic times.

Thousands and thousands of devotees and sadhus (sages) take holy dip at this holy place, in January each year, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. It is believed that Parashuram washed away the sins of killing Kshatriyas in the waters of Brahma kund (The reason for the killings was that Kshatriyas killed Prashuram’s father and waged a war against Brahmins) .

The site of the Parashuram Kund, as established by the great sadhu Parashuram, was in existence till 1950. The old site was completely damaged by the great earthquake that shook the whole of North-Eastern states of India that time. The Parashuram kund was completely covered. A very strong current is now flowing over the original site of the kund and another kund is now in place of the old one. (kund means small reservoir where water is stored.)

How do I go to Parshuram Kund?

The nearest railway station to Parshuram Kund is at the one at Tinsukia, at a distance of around 120 kilometers away. Bus ply from Tinsukia town bus station to Parshuram Kund via Namsai. Bus services are also available from the bus station at Sadia town.

The nearest airports to Parshuram Kund are located at Tezu (Tezu Airport with codes IATA: TEI, ICAO: VETJ) at 21 kilometers away and at Dibrugarh (Mohanbari Airport with codes IATA: DIB, ICAO: VEMN) in the nearby state of Assam.

Nohsngithiang Falls

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Nohsngithiang Falls is a beautiful seven stream waterfall in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state of India.

Nohsngithiang Falls

Nohsngithiang Falls has a height of 315 meters or 1033 feet. The Nohsngithiang Falls is having an average width of 70 meters, i.e. 230 feet wide, making it the 5th largest waterfall in India. The fall and the nearby valley can be seen from the road itself and is a beautiful sight. Nohsngithiang Falls is not accessible by foot. Once can sum the experience here as “Nature at its best”!

Nohsngithiang Falls is known as Seven Sisters Waterfalls, as the fall is seven-segmented (seven streams). This Falls is also known as Mawsmai Falls, as it is situated in Mawsmai village. During the Monsoon season, Nohsngithiang alias Mawsmai Falls plunges over the Khasi Hills limestone cliffs, making it one of the most beautiful falls. During this season, perennial rainbow is seen around the falls.

How do I go to Nohsngithiang Falls?

Nohsngithiang Falls is at a distance of 1 kilometer from Mawsmai village. Shillong, the state capital, is located at around 57 kilo meters from Mawsmai village and takes around one and a half hours drive. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport alias Guwahati International Airport in the nearby state of Assam, at a distance of around 160 kilometers from Mawsmai village, is the nearest airport to the falls at Mawsmai.

What are the Nearby tourist places to Nohsngithiang Falls?

World famous Mawsmai Caves alias Krem Phyllut is very close to the Nohsngithiang Falls and takes around 20 minutes walk from the falls at Mawsmai. Cherrapunjee ,one of the most wettest places in India, is also close to Nohsngithiang Falls.