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4 North East States in November/December

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Hi Friends,

I am from Delhi and is planning a SOLO 15 days trip to cover 4 North-East States in November last/December first week. Require your help in finalizing the itinerary and addressing few concerns:

Day 1 - Delhi to Agartala by flight. Hire local transport like auto and visit Ujjayanta Palace, Museum, Neermahal Palace, Rudrasagar Lake. Evening visit local markets, collect Souvenirs from Purbasha, Govt. Emporium. Night Stay in Agartala.

Day 2 - Visit Udipur town by bus. Visit Tripurasundari Temple, Bhubaneswari Temple and other temples in this town. Back to Agartala by late afternoon and visit Akhaura Border to see India-Bangladesh flag lowering ceremony. Night Stay in Agartala.

Day 3 - Head towards Unakoti by first morning gate @ 7:00 a.m by hired cab. Night Stay at Dharmanagar.

Day 4 - Head for Silchar by either Agartala - Silchar Passenger train boarding at Dharmanagar or through bus/public transport. Night Stay at Silchar.

Day 5 - Take shared Sumo/bus from Silchar and head towards Aizawl, Mizoram reaching there by late afternoon. Visit local places in evening like Bara Bazar, Ritz Market, Burma Lane and Solomon Cave.

Day 6 - Continue with local sightseeing of Aizawl. Visit Reiek Heritage Village, Mizoram State Museum, KV Paradise, Durtlang Hills.

Day 7 - Head towards Champhai by shared public transport. Reach there by early afternoon. Visit CHAWNGTLAI - MIZO Historical Village. Overnight at Champhai.

Day 8 - Local sightseeing or visit Reh Dil and explore Champhai. Return back to Aizawl by late afternoon. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Aizawl.

Day 9 - Take a flight from Aizawl to Imphal and arrive Imphal in morning. Visit Imphal War Cemetery, Ima Keithel Women's Market, Three Mothers Art Gallery, Shaheed Minar. Visit local markets in evening. Overnight in Imphal.

Day 10 - Visit Loktak Lake, Kangla Fort, INA Museum, Red Hill, Manipur State Museum etc. Overnight in Imphal.

Day 11 - Visit Border town Moreh. Enter Burma and visit Tamu. Return to Imphal by late evening. Overnight in Imphal.

Day 12 - Take bus/shared sumo from Imphal to Kohima. Visit Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima Museum. Evening visit local markets like tibetan market, naga bazar, collect sovernirs. Overnight in Kohima.

Day 13 - Visit the Hornbill festival 2021. Entire day at Kisama enjoying the festival and at night, visit night market at Kohima. Overnight in Kohima.

Day 14 - In morning visit Khonoma Village for Naga Experience. Return by late afternoon to Kohima. Evening at Hornbill festival and night at night market, Kohima. Overnight in Kohima.

Day 15 - Leave to Dimapur from Kohima by afternoon via public transport. Visit Kachari Ruins and Hongkong Bazar in Dimapur. Catch flight from Dimapur to Delhi.

Please help me in addressing the Questions:

a) Is this itinerary doable and practical? Is it safe to travel solo in North East?

b) In Day 3 & Day 4, I am covering only one location UNAKOTI. Is it possible for me to reach Aizawl in Day 4 from Unakoti rather than wasting the entire day in reaching and staying in Silchar?

c) Is it possible to accomodate Rih Dil lake near Champhai during Day 8 and then return to Aizawl in the same day? By what time will I get public transport for backward journey from Champhai to Aizawl?

d) What are the transport options in Aizawl to cover local attractions for budget traveller?

e) For visiting place like CHAWNGTLAI - MIZO Historical Village, is it possible to hire a guide from Aizawl? Any contact information of any guide with any member?

f) Considering safety in Manipur, in which part of Imphal should I stay?

g) Can I cover Khonoma village on the same day when I have to catch my train from Dimapur? Till what time public transport is available from Kohima to Dimapur?

h) Am I spending too many days in Kohima? Is one day at Hornbill festival enough or should I give it two days?

i) Am I missing out on any significant places where I should be going?

Thanks so much 🙏

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1. Re: 4 North East States in November/December
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Day 1 - Neermahal Palace & Rudrasagar Lake are not in Agartala, they're 2 hrs away.

Day 2 - Akhaura Border was closed due to Covid.

Day 8 - Reh Dil is in Myanmar, border closed due to Covid

Day 9 - Check flight schedule, there are no daily flights between Aizawl to Imphal

Day 11 - Moreh, border closed since pandemic 2020

Edited: 28 October 2021, 10:40
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Thank you so much.

I just checked Aizawl to Imphal flights are in operation but I think it's thrice a week. Will have to plan accordingly 🙏

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Thanks. I have already been to Meghalaya before.

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The ‘North-East’ is a collective name for the easternmost part of India comprising the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Manipur. Obscured from the greater world by dense forests and formidable mountains, North-East India shares its borders with Bhutan, Myanmar, Tibet, and Bangladesh. It spreads over an area of over 262,230 Sq Km, and holds immense beauty as most of its hill towns are still untravelled.

Assam is the most developed and accessible state in this relatively isolated region. It lies just south of the Eastern Himalaya with Brahmaputra River making it rich with paddy fields. Tea plantations proliferate around towns like Jorhat. North-East India’s biggest city, Guwahati, is the best hub for journeys into other North-Eastern states like Arunachal Pradesh or Meghalaya. Majuli in Assam, one of the largest riverine islands in the world, is a centre of unique Vaishnava traditions while Kaziranga National Park is home to the endangered one-horned Rhinos.

Visit In North-East India In December -

Manas National Park, Assam.

Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya.

Jorhat, Assam.

Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh.

Tamenglong, Manipur.

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh.

Shillong, Meghalaya.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Thankyou

Assam, India
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Tamenglong is not a major tourist destination, there isn't much to see there.

There are better places to visit in Manipur.

Also the same with Jorhat and Bhalukpong, just places for overnight halt.

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It took me 12 hours to travel from Champhai to Aizawl.

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