Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram
The North East Odyssey by Far Horizons Australia toured all seven states (Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura). NE – tucked between Tibet, China, Bangladesh & Burma – has diverse cultures, tribes, languages, food and scenery. Not so touristy yet NE is slowly becoming popular with intrepid travellers. People here are genuine and friendly & honest in dealing
INFRASTRUCTURE: Assam & Meghalaya are easiest States to travel as they have better infrastructure. Other States (other than areas within their cities/town) the roads are not so great & comfortable, bumpy & time consuming & there is lack of good tourist facilities – as such traveling in there can be difficult & draining. Many roads are still in the process of being built & travel can take longer time than expected (do not underestimate!), especially in mountains regions. Best is to focus on one area than trying to cover the whole region. In Arunachal you can’t just go anywhere – there are government approved/permitted tourist routes that you will need to stick to.
ACCOMODATION can be lacking in quality + choice. Do not expect luxury as conditions at some places can be basic… expect frequent power outages, bucket showers and limited eating options. Strange but most hotels/places have good mobile connectivity + 3G (Airtel). It can be pretty cold in the higher parts and be warned that most of the accommodations do not have heating but staff will usually go out of their way to bring extra blankets/heater/hot water. Some villages and areas do offer homestays (mostly basic) but better way to experience the cultures of this area is through one of the many amazing & vibrant (tribal) festivals where you can witness colour, music, tribal rituals at one place
FOOD: There are many “local” food outlets but other food options are a few (especially for vegetarians; Nagaland can be hard for vegetarians).
TRANSPORT: Common mode of transport is Sumo or Xylo. Ensure there are seat belts on ALL seats as you will surely need these!
PERMITS: Protected Area Permits (Indians need Inner Line Permit) are required to visit Arunachal Pradesh (have to be obtained before arrival in the State) & one needs to register at the checkpoints (on entry/arrival). No one needs permit to visit other states but one must register on arrival
GUIDES: It is very important that you have a very good (accompanying) guide for registration at entries & for better access to meeting tribal people who would probably not be so welcoming if you were without a guide who could translate.
BEST TIME: The best time to visit the North East is OCT-APR (heavy monsoon at other times)
- Erratic electricity supply.
- Non availability of laundry service at many places + it takes longer time to dry so bring adequate clothing accordingly
- Tawang region, Ziro & Kohima can can be cold at night so heavy woollens are required. Rest of the places are moderate & pleasant
ASSAM (ASOM/formed in 1950)
Assam is the largest and most accessible of the NE states best known for its tea & 60% of India’s tea is grown here. Most North-eastern states were once part of Assam and were carved out of it after independence. Besides tea it is rich source of oil, natural gas & coal. It has some famous wildlife reserves, a large river island Majauli & a rich cultural heritage going back to the Ahom Dynasty which governed the region for many centuries before the British occupation.
Assam finds mention in Mahabharata as Kamrupa where Hindu love god Kama is believed to have been reborn after being burnt to ashes by enraged Shiva. Demon Maharinga killed earliest known ruler & established his capital Pragjyotishpura, the Land of Oriental Astrology. Maharinga’s descendants gave way to Varman dynasty in 4 BCE marking beginning of Assam’s recorded history. Many dynasties ruled here (Pala, Koch, Kachari & Chutiya) but Ahoms who came from Myanmar were strongest
13th C saw advent of Chaolung Sukaphaa, founder of Ahom Kingdom; his conquests ended Aryan hegemony. Over 600 years Ahom expanded over Brahmaputra Valley and adjoining hills ruled by several tribes. Ahoms built roads, bridges, tanks, temples and palaces. They also halted the eastern progression of Mughals and continued the rule until 1822 when Burmese army took control. British fought them out in 1826 & also crushed nationalists and other tribes. By late 1800s they turned Assam into major tea producing centre powered by labourers from East & Central India. (Robert Bruce, a British officer, learned about tea grown by Singpho tribe in 1823 & he was gifted plants and seeds). Coal, timber & petroleum sectors also flourished with tea but indigenous people had no stake in these industries. Peasants’ uprising in late 1890s claimed hundreds of lives. In 1905 partition of Bengal, Assam was tagged with East Bengal with Dacca as capital and it became a Muslim majority state. First WW and coming of Gandhi bonded Assam with nationalist movement and eventually this prevented Assam from being part of East Pakistan. Partition & independence hit Assam hard economically because of severance of river and terrestrial access to Bay of Bengal. Infiltration, insurgency and anti-foreigners movement dented economy further before political stability put state back on development track after dawn of new millennium
Guwahati (164 ft – 1476 ft)
Gateway to NE Guwahati is famous for Kamakhya Temple which is associated with many legends. It is Hindu Pilgrimage Temple (especially for Tantric worshipers) dedicated to goddess Kamakhya (Kali) and one of the oldest of 51 Shakti Pithas. The current structural temple, built and renovated many times in the period 8th-17th century, gave rise to a hybrid indigenous style that is sometimes called the Nilachal type – a temple with a hemispherical dome on a cruciform base. Worshiping here still includes sacrifices. Devotees come every morning with goats to offer to Shakti
Legends of Kamakhya:
Once when Parvati’s father King Daksha organised a yagna, he did not invite his daughter and son-in-law to participate in it. Parvati, who was angry at this treatment of her father, went to her father’s place to ask the reason for it. Daksha insulted Parvati again by calling Shiva poor and wild. Being the ideal consort of Shiva, Parvati could not bear the fact that her husband was being insulted in front of the guests. She immediately jumped into the yagna fire out of shame and anger and killed herself. Knowing this, Lord Shiva, became very angry and came to Daksha’s palace. On seeing the dead body of his wife, he was so enraged that, he lifted the body on his shoulder and started dancing the tandav (the dance of destruction). The dance continued for several days and the earth was on the brink of being destroyed. Then, on the appeal of all the other gods and goddesses, Lord Vishnu with the help of his chakra, started cutting Goddess Parvati’s body. It is said that the parts of Parvati’s body fell at different parts of the country, which are all considered centers of power or Shakti peeth. The
reproductive organ of Goddess Parvati is said to have fallen atop the Neelachal hill in Guwahati and that is where the Kamakhya temple stands now.
Another legend says that the demon Narakasura fell in love with Goddess Kamakhya Devi once and he wanted to marry her. But as a goddess cannot marry a demon or asura, Goddess Kamakhya devi played a trick to save herself. She laid a condition that she would marry him only if he builds a temple for her within one night. Narakasura agreed to it and almost finished building the temple overnight. This scared Goddess Kamakhya Devi and before the final steps of the temple were completed, a cock was sent to cry cock-a-doodle-do to announce the arrival of the morning, before it was actually dawn. This made Narakasura very angry and he killed the cock on that spot. But according to the condition Narakasura couldn’t marry Goddess Kamakhya Devi after that. It is said that the present Kamakhya temple is the same that Narakasura had made for Kamakhya Devi.
Majuli Island on Brahmaputra was the largest river island of the world with an area of 1256 sq km in 1991 which in meantime has eroded considerably because of annual floods. The Satras (Vaishnavite monasteries) here propagated a modified form of Vaishnav ethics and socio-cultural ideals which gradually shaped the cultural landscape of Assam. They are centres of traditional performing arts + songs and dances are taught here apart from numerous other crafts. First Satra was founded in 15th C & since then 65 Satras came up. At present there are only 22 Satras as others had to be shifted to mainland due to the devastation of flood and erosion. The Satras consist of a large prayer hall facing a simple shrine, surrounded by dormitories and bathing tanks for monks. Here worship is performed through dance, drama, music and poetry. Monotheism, the uttering of the name of God as the only form of worship, rejection of animal sacrifices and idolatory are the hallmarks of the sect.
Kaziranga National Park is a world heritage site & hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros. Here game viewing is done by elephant and jeep rides
MEGHALAYA – The Abode of Clouds (formed in 1970/1972)
The Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia tribes had their own kingdoms until they came under British administration in 1883. Later it was incorporated into Assam but enjoyed semi-independent status & in 1905 Bengal partition it became part of Assam.
People have lived here since neolithic era and possibly played role in domestication of rice. Tribal people make up the majority of Meghalaya’s population. Meghalaya follows matrilineal system and lineage and inheritance is traced through women; the youngest daughter inherits all wealth and she also takes care of her parents.
Meghalaya is the wettest region of India; 70% of its area is forested and notable for their biodiversity of mammals, birds, and plants. It is mountainous, with stretches of valley and highland plateaus; its rock formations contain rich deposits of valuable minerals. It has many rivers, mostly rain fed and seasonal. About 75% of the population practices Christianity Mehgalaya has many stunning cave systems. The state has predominantly agrarian economy
Cherrapunjee (Sohra) (4869 ft/annual rainfall 11430 mm)
Cherrapunjee (Soh-ra = Churra = Cherrapunjee = land of oranges)
Despite abundant rainfall, Cherrapunjee faces an acute water shortage. Irrigation is hampered due to excessive rain washing away the topsoil as a result of human encroachment into the forests.
- Nohkalikai Falls: At 1115 ft it is the highest waterfall in India
- Living Root Bridge at Nongriat – 10 km ex Sohra: 7 km/25 min drive to Tyrna & 3 km/25 min trek
- Mawsmai Caves: 6 km/15 min ex Sohra
- Mawlynnong Village: 90 km/2.5 hr ex Sohra – famous for natural attraction and cleanliness
- Mawsynram: 6562 ft/8 km/2hr45min ex Sohra. Wettest place on earth (rainfall 11873 mm)
Shillong (4908 ft)
During the First Anglo Burmese War British felt the need for a road to connect Sylhet (now in Bangladesh) & Assam & route was to traverse across the Khasi & Jaintia Hills. Also impressed by the favourable cool climate of Khasi Hills the British negotiated with Khasis in 1829 for a sanatorium. Thus began the consolidation of British interests in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills. 1829-33 Khasi resistance was no match to British military and political HQ was established in Cherrapunjee. The climatic condition and facilities of Cherrapunjee did not make the British happy & they then moved out to Shillong, which was then known as “Yeddo”. The name “Shillong” was later adopted, as the location of the new town was below the Shillong Peak. The
British nicknamed it “Scotland of East” due to its rolling hills.
In 1874 Shillong became seat of administration for Sylhet, Naga Hills (present day Nagaland), Lushai Hills (present day Mizoram) as well as Khasi-Jaintia-Garo Hills and remained the capital of undivided Assam until the creation of Meghalaya in 1972. In 1897 it experienced an earthquake of 8.1 magnitude
Drive from Guwahati to Shillong passes through lush green hills and the magnificent Umiam Lake in between. October–November and March–April are the best months to visit Shillong.
Umroi Airport is located 30 km/1hr from the city centre.
- Elephant Falls: 12 km/30 min – mountain stream descends through three successive falls
- Shillong Peak: 11 km/35 min/6447 ft – offers a panoramic view of the scenic countryside and is the highest point in the state
- Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) is a unique venture to develop facilities for the preservation and promotion of numerous indigenous cultures of the region. It has several distinct operational areas to explore. Also visit it’s Museum
ARUNACHAL PRADESH (formed 1987)
During period between 500 BCE-600 CE this area was ruled by the Monpas. Post that the northern region was controlled by Bhutan & Tibet whereas the other parts were under the Ahoms & Assamese till British annexation in 1858. The then population of the states comprised of people mainly of Tibeto-Burmese origin & tribes like Monpas, Bangnis & Daflas were the majority. Earlier called NEFA it became AP UT in 1972. It became State in 1987 and has 23 districts now
This land of dawn lit mountains is nestled between Tibet (China), Burma, Bhutan and Bangladesh (1630 km of international boundary: 1030 km with China/440 with Myanmar/160 with Bhutan) and its rugged mountains and forests peaks are home to 26 unique tribes (different tribes follow different faiths & beliefs – Buddhism, worshippers of sun & moon gods (Donyi Polo), animism, Vishnu followers), rare wildlife, vibrant festivals, colourful monasteries, beautiful handicrafts and a captivating and distinctive culture. Forest based products are part of their livelihood
Due to difference in the topography & altitude of the land, the climate in AP ranges from sub-tropical to temperate and the area compasses entire range of magnanimous nature. Lower belts are hot & humid, middle is cooler with micro thermal climate & higher altitudes have alpine climate with snowfall in winters. May – Sep experiences heavy rainfall varying between 80-450 cm. The lofty mountains, broad valleys, and sparkling rivers form an unforgettable part of the area here and its rich landscape has a wide range of flora and fauna
Adventure sports possible here are trekking, river rafting, fishing, angling & archery, boating, camping & biking (quality of facilities need to be verified)
DIRANG (4910 ft)
Dirang is a small town on the bank of river Kameng and is mostly used for overnight halt on the way to Tawang. The distance between Balipara and Tawang is more than 320 km and given the road condition in the area, the total travel time can be anywhere between 13-15 hours. Dirang is ideally located almost halfway in between. As a result it has come up as an overnight destination for tourists visiting Tawang (Dirang and Bomdila are both overnight destinations. Most tourists stay in one of these two places while going and in the other place while returning).
- Dirang Dzong
- Kastong Monsatery
- Thupsung Dhargye Ling Temple & Institute
- Thembang 35 km/1hr15min fortified ancient village
- Sangti Valley 14 km/45min: Take a leisurely walk through this picturesque authentic
Village which s winter home to Black Neck Crane
Dirang to Tawang
Green valleys , prayer wheels & flags & winding up & over the snow covered Sela Pass to Tawang
- Nyukmadung War Memorial
- Sela Pass & Sela Lake (13700 ft)
- Jaswant Garh
- Nuranang Waterfalls at Jang
After leaving Dirang the real climb began as we drove up to the Sela Pass. The first stop was at Nyukmadung War Memorial – the place where a major ambush took place on 18 Nov 62. Sela Pass at 13700 ft is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. The ride is long, winding and bumpy but the scenery is beautiful. As it gets higher the weather gets colder and the road gets worse. We stop on the way at little roadside shack to huddle around bukhari drinking chai. As we crossed over Sela the colours looked even more striking against the snow. Once over the Sela we started descending again as we made our way towards Tawang. As we twisted through the mountains we came across a Jaswant Singh war memorial. Jaswant Singh was the last Indian solder standing in the Chinese invasion of 1962, he managed to hold off the Chinese for 3 days with the help of two local Monpa girls. Further ahead we made a stop at the Nuranang Waterfall near Jang. After almost 6 hours of bumpy winding roads and spectacular scenery the feeling of finally arriving in Tawang is incredible.
TAWANG (8757 ft)
Tawang is most famous as the home of Tawang Monastery also known as Galden Namgey Lhatse, which translates to “celestial paradise in a clear night”. Ta=horse/wang=chosen; so ‘Tawang Galdan Namgye Lhatse’ is the “site chosen by the horse is the celestial divine paradise”). It was founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso(1617-82). It belongs to the Gelugpa sect and is the largest Buddhist monastery in India & the 2nd largest Tibetan monastery in world, after the Potala Palace in Tibet which is now a museum as the Chinese government do not allow the Tibetan people to follow the Dalai Lama or practice their culture and religion. In 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama fled from Tibet, and after an arduous journey he took shelter here in Tawang Monastery for a few days. Perched at 10,000 feet above sea level, it overlooks the Tawang Valley.
Tawang actually was formerly part of Tibet. It became part of British India in 1826. In 1914 the Shimla Accord (a convention that was held in Shimla, the summer capital of British India, between Great Britain, China, and Tibet) defined the 890 km McMahon Line as the new boundary between British India and Tibet. By this treaty Tibet relinquished territory that included Tawang, to the British, however this has not been recognized by China
- Tawang Monatery
- Thuk Choening Nunnery
- Urgyeling Monastery
- Khinme Monastery
- Tawang War Memorial
- Lum La (15km km from Tawang)– Dolma Monastery & Monpa Tribal Village
Visit possible only if road is good
- Bum La (37 km/2 hr): China border
Visit only if road is good. Only Indians can go + need a permit
- Dine at “Taste of Tawang” Restaurant
BOMDILA (7274 ft)
Bomdila is a colourful town perched on the Himalayan mountains
- Gontse Gaden Rabgyel Lling Monastery,
- Visit the local market
- Scenic View Point
Bomdila to Itanagar
- Orchid Research Centre, Tipi (93 km from Bomdila)
ITANAGAR (2460 ft)
- Theravada Buddhist Temple
- Local Market
- Ita Fort
- Geyker Sinyik Lake
- JL Nehru Museum
Itanagar to Ziro
- Visit Nyshi Village
ZIRO (5577 ft)
Ziro Valley is picturesque and UNESCO short listed know for scenic beauty & amazing people
- Apatani Village
- Bamboo Farm
- Crafts Centre – Museum & Emporium with beautiful traditional handicrafts
- State Museum
- Local home visit
PASIGHAT (502 ft)
- Adi Pasi Village
- Siang River at Komlighat
- Adi Padam Village
- Cane and Bomboo Bridges
- Abor Country Resort
Journey through Arunachal is exciting & it is practically impossible to cover every corner. Its immense tourism potential remains largely untapped. Significant infrastructural development is required to make this difficult destination easily accessible
Pasighat to Sivasagar (earlier Sibsagar)
Crossing Brahmaputra by ferry
SIVASAGAR (310 ft)
- Devi & Vishnu Dol
- Rang Ghar
- Tai- Ahom Museum
- Talatal Ghar
NAGALAND (formed 1963)
8 districts & 16 major tribes; people are warm, informal & welcoming
It was conquered by Myanmar in 1819 & came under British in 1826. The state is inhabited by 16 major tribes a number of sub-tribes. Each tribe is unique in character with its own distinct customs, language and dress. Two threads common to all, is language and religion – English is in predominant use & population is predominantly Christian, with conversions starting in the British Raj era. Nagas are hardcore hunters but have now realised importance of conservation
Dimapur (476 ft)
Dimapur is the commercial center of Nagaland, and the main entry point into the state. Nagaland’s only airport is located here. There is a Wednesday market which provides an insightful look at Nagaland life. Familiar products such as spices, wicker goods, and vegetables are on sale.
- Dimapur Jain Temple
- Kachari Rajbari Dimapur– ruins
Kohima (4740 ft)
Kohima is the land of the Angami Naga tribe. The name, Kohima, was officially given by the British as they could not pronounce the Angami name Kewhima or Kewhira ( “the land where the flower Kewhi grows”). It is called after the wild flowering plant Kewhi, found in the mountains. Earlier, Kohima was also known as Thigoma.
- Kohima War Cemetery (place where the famous Battle of the Tennis Court took place) is a tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives pushing back the Japanese army during WW2. The bodies of around 1,100 British and 330 Indian soldiers are buried there.
- State Museum, Handloom & Handicrafts Emporium
- Local Market
- Tribal villages of Khonoma and Touphema
- Visit the KNCTS Sanctuary for an evening forest walk
- Hornbill Festival (Dec 1-10: 0900-2100 hrs) at Kisama Heritage Village (10 km from City & can take about an hour if stuck in rush hour). TUTC Kohima Camp is about 15 min ahead of Festival ground (hence easy drive)
The Hornbill Festival is most famous and largest of the NE and named after the state’s most admired bird. The Fest showcases the heritage of its 16 tribes & shows off their traditional arts, dances, folk songs, games, hunting & waring skills. Experience their life style in immaculate replicas of tribal huts, complete with wood carvings and hollow log drum instruments. There are plenty of handicraft/food stalls serving rice beer. Festival also attracts bands from all over India to compete. There is also a night market in Kohima during the Festival. Kisama Heritage Village (where Festival is held) is an open air museum & contains a collection of traditional style tribal Nagaland buildings.
MANIPUR (formed 1972)
Manipur has been described as the Jewel of the East due to its picturesque hills and valleys. The capital, Imphal, is surrounded by wooded hills and lakes. It has 29 tribes
Imphal (2580 ft)
- Kangla Fort
- Gobind Temple
- Ima keithel (3000+ market stalls run by Imas = mohers/ladies) & Polo Ground
- Manipur State Museum
- Imphal War Cemetery
- Imphal hosts SANGAI FESTIVAL every year Nov 21-30
At Moirang (50 km from Imphal/1.5hr OW)
- 312 sq km Loktak Lake with boat ride
- INA Museum
- Keibul Lamjao National Park (set on large phumdi on Lake Loktak & is only floating NP in the world; famous for dancing deer (sangai)
Tripura – almost surrounded by Bangladesh – is heavily forested & is renowned for its vast array of bamboo products. Handloom weaving is also a significant industry there. It has 19 tribes. From mid 1400s Tripura was ruled by kings who held the title Manikya. It came under Mughals
From 1600s and British took over late 1700s. Capital was shifted from Udaipur to Agartala in 1849 and lots of reforms were brought by new Manikya king in 1862
Agartala (42 ft)
- Evening Border ceremony at Bangladesh border
- Ujjayanta Palace State Museum
- Local market
- Neermahal (1930) at Rudrasagar, Melaghar (50 km/1.5 hr OW + 20 min boat ride)
- Unakoti Excursion (long day/165 km-5.5 hr OW): collection of hundreds of bas relief sculptures, stone carvings and temple ruins (7th to 9th AD)
Unakoti is a wonderful site but long & tiring trip. Unakoti Tourist Lodge at Kailashahar (12 km/25 min) is very poor and unfit to stay. Dharmnagar (20 km/45 min) from Unakoti OR Silchar (145 km/5.5 hr) may have some better places to stay
MIZORAM (formed 1987)
Breath-taking views of mountains, rivers and waterfalls pine-clad hills
Mizoram with its dense bamboo jungles, plunging gorges, rivers, and lush paddy fields – holds great deal of appeal for nature lovers. It has 722 km long international boundary. The name is derived from Mi (people), Zo (hill) and Ram (land), and thus Mizoram implies “land of the hill people”
The first Mizo tribes migrated to India from China via Mynamar. The first to come were Kukis and last in late 1700s were Lushais. When British took over Assam in 1826 many Mizo chiefs attacked their territories. From 1890 when the British began to rule here Mizoram has been part of Assam. After much agitation it became a state in 1987. Most Mizos are still farmers and celebrate harvest festivals. Cheraw is their famous bamboo dance.
Aizawl (2950 ft)
- Mizoram State Museum
- Solomon’s Temple
- Synagogue of the “Lost Tribe of Israel”
- Aizawl local market
- Ziona Chana Family at Baktawng Village – Day excursion (70 km/3hr OW): world’s largest existing family -39 wives/94 children
POSSIBLE ITINERARY: Assan & Arunachal Pradesh
Arrive Guwahati. RADISSON BLU/TAJ
Drive to Cherrapunjee (4.5 hr) .POLO ORCHID RESORT
Drive to Shillong (2 hr). TRIPURA CASTLE/POLO TOWERS/CENTRE POINT
Drive to Balipada (6 hr) (nr Tezpur). WILD MAHSEER
Drive to Dirang (7 hr). NORPHEL RETREAT
Drive to Tawang (5.5 hr). MON PARADISE or DOLMA KHANGSAR GUEST HOUSE
Drive to Bomdila (7.5 hr). HOTEL TSEPAL YANGJOM
Drive to Itanagar (8 hr). WAII INTERNATIONAL/BLUE PINE
Drive to Ziro (5 hr). HOTEL BLUE PINE
Drive to Pasighat (8.5 hr). THE SERENE ABODE HOTEL
Drive to Sivasagar (7 hr). BRAHMPAPUTRA or VRINDAVAN or HOLIDAY PALACE
Drive to Jorhat (2 hr). BANYAN GROVE (Heritage Bungalow in Gatoonga Tea Estate)
Day trip Majauli (3 hr OW) from Jorhat (Majauli has basic accommodation)
Drive Jorhat to Kaziranga (3.5 hr). DIPHLU LODGE/IORA RETREAT
Drive to Guwahati airport (4.5 hr)
OPTION: Nagaland & Manipur
- Drive Sivasagar/Dimapur (6 hr)/Kohima (3 hr).
TUTC or HOTEL VIVOR or RAZHU PRU HERITAGE HOMESTAY
- Drive to Imphal (6 hr). CLASSIC GRANDE
- Fly out of Imphal
OPTION: Tripura & Mizoram
- Fly to Agartala. GINGER
- Drive to Unakoti (5.5 hr) and on to Dharamnagar (45 min)/Silchar (4.5 hr)
(Poor accommodation at Unakoti/basic accommodation at Dharamnagar/Silchar)
(Or do a day trip to Unakoti from Agartala – long & tiring day)
- Drive to Aizawl (ex Dharamnagar 9 hrs/ex Silchar 7 hrs. FLORIA/REGENCY
- Fly out of Aizawl