My Dream of Exploring North-East India

by Mridula on November 21, 2012

in Canon D550,India,Photography,Sikkim

I have to admit that North East India fascinates me. I have only been to Sikkim as of now and I am very keen on exploring further. In fact in 2011 I tried very hard to go to Nagaland. But Tourism in North East India particularly Nagaland didn’t seem that easy. In spite of my best efforts I could not make that trip. We were two women and we wanted some sort of pre-arrangement and we failed. Then I thought I would go to Nagaland in January 2013 and asked a good friend for contacts. But then a training program has come up when I could take leave and that is that. But Nagaland is certainly on the top of my wish list.

Similarly I am smitten with the pictures I have seen from Arunachal Pradesh.  But I have never been able to make it there too. Similarly I have a cousin who lives in Aizawl but I have yet not made it to her place! But North East has been on my mind for a long long time.

A Monastery at Pelling, Sikkim, North-East India

A Monastery at Pelling, Sikkim, North-East India

And the reason for it has been my two trips to Sikkim. On my first trip my husband and I went to Pelling, Gangtok and Yumthang in December. Before the trip I was very scared that I would freeze to death but I actually did fine with a down jacket and some warm clothes. We used Gangtok as a pit stop mostly. I loved Pelling and Yumthang both. Pelling in December gave us magnificent views of Kanchanjunga. And I can never forget North Sikkim as I saw it on my way to Yumthang. I have never seen a place that is so green, it was absolutely out of a picture book for me. I also visited Nathu-La and enjoyed that trip as well.

The second time I was with a group of bloggers at Baiguney and I visited Pelling again! In July clouds ruled and I didn’t even get a glimpse of Kanchanjanga but monsoon makes the hills beautiful in another way! You might ask why did I always go in the wrong season? Well given that I have a day job in academics it is easier for me to take leave during the semester breaks rather than when the session is on. But then I would not let weather stop me from exploring and enjoying  place!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anuradha Shankar November 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

i have yet to go east, Mridula! as to the north east, it is but a dream! wonder when i will be able to go!


desi Traveler November 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm

One of the most unexplored parts of India…I have been till Darjeeling and Gangtok…rest remains on the wishlist….thanks for bringing it up..


Niranjan November 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

North east is definitely one heaven. Hope the tourism restrictions remain as that is the only way to keep it beautiful for long. North east is definitely on my bucket list too.


Meena Menon November 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Yeap NE holds a charm of its own. Maybe the inaccesibilty is a part of its charm…..


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