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North East India Holidays

Holidays to North East India are defined by the mighty Brahmaputra River which snakes through the heart of the region. Underexplored and boasting spectacular natural beauty, pristine wildlife reserves and a strong indigenous culture, North East India travel is authentic and adventurous. Assam is the most accessible state and the starting point for river journeys on the Brahmaputra linking Guwahati to Majuli and on to Dibrugarh whilst the adjoining states of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh are home to a rich tribal heritage and colourful annual festivals. The region is also the location of some of India’s best wildlife reserves with Kaziranga, home of the one-horned rhinoceros, Manas, Nameri, Namdapha and Dibru-Saikhowa as well as the region’s two newest national parks, Dehing Patkai and Raimona, sanctuaries to a staggering variety of flora and fauna. For the more adventurous, travel through Meghalaya on a unique journey combing Cherrapunjee with neighbouring Bangladesh. When booking with Pettitts Travel you are guaranteed an authentic North East India holiday designed to incorporate your bespoke travel requirements.

When to visit North-East-India

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It is generally considered that the best time to visit North East India is between the months of October and March, however, it is worth bearing in mind that the states that comprise the North East cover a vast area of contrasting terrains and landscapes so temperatures and climates can vary considerably. Nevertheless, the period from October to March tends to be the driest period with lower rainfall and comfortable temperatures although in higher elevations it can be cold at night and cooler during the day. It is also not uncommon for there to be snowfall at higher elevations during winter with this period also coinciding with Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival – a major draw for visitors to the region. June to September sees the arrival of monsoon rains and thus wet weather and high temperatures are the norm. Although at its lushest, due to the heavy rainfall travelling during these summer months can be more challenging, especially in the less well-connected parts of the North East where access is limited. It is also worth bearing in mind that Kaziranga National Park is from the end of May and reopens at the start of October.

What is a Tailor-Made Holiday?

We create a holiday tailored to your specific requirements, including:

  • When you go
  • Duration
  • Time spent in each place
  • How much you want to spend

We offer our experience and knowledge to help create your perfect, tailor-made itinerary

What to do in North East India

A region distinct from the rest of the subcontinent, no North East India tour is complete without a visit to Nagaland, India. North East India is known for its people with the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland the very best place to experience the proud heritage of the region. Held annually during the first week of December, the Hornbill Festival is a colourful celebration of all things Naga and is attended by the sixteen largest tribes with a focus on the language, textiles, traditional crafts, music, literature and dance of the region. Nagaland is also the location for one of World War II’s most decisive confrontations, the Battle of Kohima. Victory for the British and Indian armies was a turning point of the war in Asia and there are a number of locations in Kohima that commemorate the battle including the Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima War Museum and Cathedral Church of Kohima built with contributions by those that fought here.

Places in North East India

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