We all turn a year older each year and we all have various ways we decide to celebrate our birth day. If you are someone who likes being with nature and love exploring offbeat places. Then here is the list from the Northeast of India, a place which only a very few have ever been to. But ever since Covid its becoming one of the most popular places to travel to in India.
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Below is a list of offbeat places in the Northeast you can spend your birthday night or week –
Majuli is nothing but a hidden paradise which is the world’s largest river island in the middle of the Brahmaputra river. Majuli has the feel of what Goa must have been in the 1960s without the party and drug culture. If you are someone who wants something completely out of the box for your birthday, then Majuli is the place for you. Living in an authentic bamboo hut home stay is the way to experience the special night in the Northeast.
If wild life is what you crave for, then nothing better than spending a night or two in one of the many home stays near the forest. A jungle safari in the western and central zone to spot the mighty one horned rhino is an absolute treat to the human eye. If you are really having a great birthday, you might even spot a tiger which is a very rare sighting in the Northeast.
The rock capital of India and easily the most off beat place to be in for your birthday, in terms of a city which is arguably one of the most happening and vibrant cities in all of India. From cafe hopping to taking a boat ride in Wards lake, it’s a near perfect place to have your birthday in the Northeast.
If you like it quiet and village type homely place is where you like it best, then there isn’t any better place than Sohra also known as Cherrapunjee. With waterfalls and root bridges, this is without doubt one of the most blessed places in terms of natural beauty in the Northeast. A night stay in Sohra will simply humble you.
Oh Dawki without doubt is the second best place to celebrate your birthday on this list. The experience is completely raw while you camp along the banks of the river Umngot and are across the India-Bangladesh border. This is arguably the best experience there is in Meghalaya when it comes to raw and rugged real camping. Quechua tents with blankets and a mask shift Indian common toilet is what you’ll have to make do with. If you can over look that it’s a birthday celebration for the ages.
The largest lake in all of Northeast India and the best place to celebrate your birthday. Yes, who goes to Manipur? That’s the question in your head but that’s the whole point my friend, it’s the best since it’s mind blowing when you get there and the best part is you will be one of less than 20 tourists on the lake. From catching the sunrise and sunset from different hills, this is without a doubt the best experience to have.
The capital of Nagaland has a vibe of its own, a city which rises with the sun and sets with the sun. It’s a very nice and busy vibe that comes with the city. From exploring the city on foot and then spending your afternoon at the World War 2 cemetery. It’s one of a kind experience to sit back in the graveyard and make some hard decisions in life to reboot life after your birthday holiday.
The spiritual snow wonderland in the state of Arunachal Pradesh is literally heaven on earth. If you want to have a once in a life time snow experience in a place so remote that only the very handful blessed ones have done the journey. Tawang is a mix between spirituality and nature. It’s the perfect blend.
The capital city of the second smallest state in India, Tripura. It’s also the least traveled state in all of India from the tourist point of view. But the city has the best food in all of North East India, yes the best food isn’t in Shillong or Guwahati, it’s in Agartala. If you are a foodie and want an out of the box food experience for your birthday, then Agartala is the place to be for you. A short 2N/3D trip is more than enough to explore and experience the state.
The gate way to North East India is a great city to spend your birthday. Booking a Brahmaputra river cruise to spend the evening is arguably the best thing to do and experience in the city for your birthday. Since it’s not everyday that you get to be on a cruise.