Must Visit tourist Places and Travel Destinations in North East India

India is a holy country, it has very religious and traditional places in its all parts. Apart from the popular tourist destinations of India, there are lots of hidden tourist destinations which are equally appealing and boast of their rich, traditional and environmental resources. Here we have some of the must visit tourist places of North East India.
Parasuram Kund: The holy kund
Famous for its traditional and mythological histories, Parasuram Kund is the destination of pilgrimage.

Popular stories connect the kund with Parasuram, one of the most influential sages of ancient India. The kund speaks its own history through the means of a popular story in which Parasuram washed away his sin of slaying his mother by washing his hands in this kund. And since then, this kund has been popularly named as Parasuram kund.

Pilgrims visit the holy place in the month of January during makar sankranti. Other than this kund, the place is also rich in flora and fauna and is the house to the temple of Rukmini, temple of Malinithan, glow lake and the remains of King Bhisma’s palace.

Location: Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh

Best time to visit: November to February

Walong: The medicinal hot spring

Located 20 km away from the Chinese border, Walong is situated on the western bank of river Lohit in Anjaw district. The mesmerizing place is famous for its hot water spring and the Namti valley. The hot spring is located amazingly at the confluence of river Dichu and Lohit. It is a major attraction of Walong and tourists fly to the place to take a soothing bath in the medicinal water of the hot spring.

Location: Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Haflong: The blue hills and emarald green rivers
Enveloped in breathtaking scenic beauty, Haflong is a hill station in Assam. The place has an untouched and pure beauty which has been the main reason behind its budding popularity.

Haflong is a traditional term in Dimashi language which literarily means white ants hillock. The blue toned hills of Haflong are simply out of this world and offer an unmatched view to the travellers. The secret tourist place of Assam is filled with an aroma of freshness and divinity.

Various attractions like the colorful orchards of pineapple and orange, green rivers, rare species of birds and orchids, draw tourists from far flung areas. Some of the prominent attractions of Haflong are the Vandas orchids in Jatinga, hot water spring at Umrangshu and the remains of Dimasa Kachari kingdom at Maibong. Apart from that, tourists can also engage themselves in outdoor adventure sports like paragliding, gliding and trekking.

Location: Karbi Anglong district, Assam

Best time to visit: October to April

Tawang: The Mystic Beauty
Tawang, a hill station in Arunachal Pradesh is a colorful land that smells of the vibrant Monpa tribe and the enchanting natural beauty. The snow-topped black hills stay covered with floating clouds that sore up to the roads and cut through the hills.
The mystic place shares its border partly with India and partly with Tibet and Bhutan. It is believed that place got its name from the Tawang monastery, which was set up by a horse owner Merag Lama Lodre Gyamtso. The word “tawang” means “horse chosen” (“ta” means “horse” and “wang” means “chosen”).
The major attraction of Tawang, the tawang monastery is the largest monastery in India and definitely worth a visit. Other than this, the place is also famous for cheap shawls and woolen carpets, which are handcrafted in small handicraft shops.
Location: Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh
Best time to visit: April to October

Shillong: Scotland of East India
The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is regarded as the “Scotland of the east India”. The place is surrounded by an array of magnificent waterfalls like the Elephant falls, Sweet Falls, Beadon Falls, the Bishop’s Falls and many others. Apart from that, the mystic place also boasts of a golf club, which is among the first 18 golf clubs in India.
Other than these, some other major tourist attractions of Shillong are the Lady Hayadari Park and Zoo, Wards Lake, Butterfly Museum and the Umiam Lake.
Location: East khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Best time to visit: April to October.

Bekal Fort - Must Visit Best Beach and Favorite Shooting Spot in Kerala

Bekal is must visit small town on the eastern shore of Kerala state of South India and It is a must visit tourist place and favorite shooting spot in Kerala. Giant keyhole shaped fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and water sport facilities nearby. Kasaragod is a beautiful town poised at the Northern extreme of Kerala State.16 km south of the town on the National Highway, bordered by a splendid beach. Shaped like a giant keyhole, the historic Bekal Fort offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers

History sleeps here among the lonely battlements of the Bekal Fort, by the sea shore. The Bekal fort is the largest and the best preserved of its kind in Kerala. This 300 plus years old fort is located on a vast 35 acre headland that runs into the Arabian Sea.The tall observation towers of this hill-top fort built in 1502 AD by Ekkary Sivappu Nayak of Bednone, provide a panoramic view of the Lakshadweep sea. 

It was very popularised by Tamil's famous Film Director Maniaratnam shooted his movie 'Bombay' and the song 'uyire uyire'.... here. and it is a famous shooting spot for all Indian movie makers.

Some of the movies/songs shooted here..
Uyire Uyire  from Bombay
Hey..Indha kadhal from Satham Podaathey
Anbe Sugamaa from Paarthaale Paravasam
Adi Kaadhal Enbadhu from Ennavale
Devudu Karunistadani from Prema Katha

Sum Sumne Nagtale from
Minchagi Neenu Baralu from Galipata and lots of film makers coming here....

Bekal Fort is in Kasargod District of Kerala. Kasargod is an hour drive from Mangalore . Bekal Fort is about 30mins in a local bus from Kasargod town.