With lush green hills, spectacular waterfalls, blue-gray skies, and rivers in ferocious flow all around, the beauty of the Seven Sister States of India is only enhanced with the arrival of the monsoon. The North-East is blessed with lush vegetation year-round but it is during the monsoons that they are at their greenest, in myriad shades unseen in the northern Himalayas. A veritable feast for the eyes, as the variety of changing panoramas and scenes, is akin to the main course meal – green rice paddies merging into hilly outcrops, rolling hills, many with tea-gardens, and, in North Bengal and Sikkim, alpine greenery and steep mountains. Whether arriving by air, rail or overland, nature is always at its exhilarating best here. Here are some gorgeous photos to bring the experience alive for you-
The most beautiful living root bridges in Cherrapunji.
Once known as the wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji receives monsoon both from the Southwest and the Northwest regions. The months with the highest rainfall are June and July. The place is also famous for its root bridges.
The dreamy countryside of Nagaland
There are sixteen main tribes in Nagaland, all having their own languages and customs. The state is known for it’s dreamy and relaxing picturesque landscapes.
The misty city of Meghalaya
The name means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. Famous for its high rainfall, subtropical forests, and biodiversity, it is abutted by Assam in the north and east and by Bangladesh in the south.
The magnificent yellow Tawang Monastery.
It is the largest monastery in India. The full name of the monastery is Tawang Galdan Namgye Lhatse. ‘Ta’ means “horse”, ‘wang’ means “chosen”, which together forms the word ‘Tawang’, meaning “the location selected by horse”. You can enjoy a magnificent view from up here.
Oh, fish. How beautiful and blue is Majuli?
It is a river island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam. You can take beautiful ferry rides to this place and enjoy scenic beauty to it’s best.