“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”- Shakespeare.
It is true of all times and in case you are looking forward to wander-lusting over some mind-blowing places you have come to the right place. Listed below are five unexplored wilderness of the North East that you barely knew about.
Lunglei is the right place if you are looking for a getaway into the wilderness of Mizoram. With unexplored forests and valleys, Lunglei is rich in its’ aesthetic beauty.
Mountain biking or strolling through the forest, here you can do it all. Apart from the natural beauties, you’ll get to visit several wildlife sanctuaries: Saza Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary, and Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary.
Shirui is located in the Ukhrul district of Manipur. It is named for the endangered rare wildflower Shirui and the best time to visit this is during spring and summer when the hills are filled with beautiful flowers such as rhodederons and lilies.
The village also observes Shirui Lily week every year in summer to spread awareness of the decreasing no. of the wildflowers. The festival consists of displaying Tangkhul cuisine, attire and many such practices.
Also, visit the Ukhrul peak which is the highest peak in Manipur with an elevation of 3114m above the sea level. Trekking over these hills will give you access to an amazing view of the clouds and the green beauty of Manipur.
This green beauty sits on the border of Manipur and Nagaland and it is definitely something you couldn’t have imagined. Dzukou Valley is located right behind the Japfu Peak.
Similarly like Shirui, Dzukou Valley is home to a rare flower named Dzükou Lily and it is interestingly the only place where these flowers are found. It is a hub of beautiful flowers, birds, and wildlife. You must visit Dzukou if you are seeking to witness some natural environmental beauty at its best.
Andro is a definite yes if you want to explore the silence of the hills and love soaking yourself in the fresh air. It falls in Imphal district of Manipur. This village is located right at the Nongmaiching Hills and it is famous for its’ indigenous liquor, pottery and an orchid farm which has been recently set up here to attract travelers. It is equally worth visiting when in Andro.
Murlen is a small village located in the Champai district of Mizoram, which is also surrounded by the Chin Hills, Khawzawl Tiddim, Suangdoh Gam and Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary and surprisingly Murlen’s forest are so dense that they are often compared with the Amazon forest.
Chiefly the main attraction of this village is the Murlen National Park. It’s wildlife include Himalayan Black Bear, Tiger, Hillock, Serrow, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Wild Boar and many other wild animals. Some of the trees found in this park are really old, almost as old as 350 years.