These spectacular pictures of northeast India show why a monsoon getaway to the mountains promises to be the experience of a lifetime.
The monsoon in northeast India is special. With lush green hills, spectacular waterfalls, blue-gray skies and rivers in ferocious flow all around, the beauty of the Seven Sister States of India is only enhanced with the arrival of the monsoon. If you don’t mind getting wet, there is really no place like the northeast to truly savour the myriad moods of the rainy season in India. Here are some gorgeous pictures to bring the experience alive for you.
Cloud-shrouded mountains of Meghalaya
Carpeted in rain drenched greenery, the mountains of Meghalaya are even more mesmerising when the dark clouds roll in and engulf them in a silvery mist.
Emerald valleys of Manipur
The valleys of Manipur drape themselves in emerald green meadows with an enchanting sprinkling of wildflowers, sure to make you wander the unending slopes laced with clouds.
Fishing in picture-perfect Majuli
Unparalleled scenic beauty will greet you at the world’s biggest river island, Majuli, where tiny agrarian communities, rippling meadows of water hyacinths and pristine paddy fields create a postcard-perfect ecosystem amidst the ever-shifting sandbanks of Brahmaputra.
Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya
Centuries old living bridges over swift flowing streams, grown from the tangled roots of ancient rubber trees, provide a stable alternative to the easily destroyed wooden bridges in the lengthy rainy season in Cherrapunji.
The lively MG Marg of Gangtok
Traditional monsoon fishing in Assam
When it rains, it’s fishing time for most Assamese. The gushing rivulets and submerged farms are where bamboo pole fishing rods are set up, with the rain dancing rhythmically on the muli-bazail (bamboo umbrella) of the fishermen.
The dreamy countryside of Nagaland
Journeying through the scenic countryside of Nagaland, with the dream-like rain pushing aside the thick veil of summer dust to uncover verdant vistas, is an experience tough to forget.
Cheerful little locals in Sikkim
Happiness welcomes the monsoon as the locals savour the mystical aroma of wet wilderness and the blooming beauty of Sikkim’s misty mountain trails.
The majestic Nohkalikai Waterfalls in Meghalaya
The cascading waters and the misty spray of India’s tallest plunge waterfall are an impressive example of rain unleashing its full power in Meghalaya.
The verdant landscape of Upper Assam
The landscape of Assam changes into a lush palette of many shades of green when the rain comes down. With its sprawling fields, cloudy skyline and emerald hillocks, a trip to upper Assam is definitely worthwhile.
The wildly beautiful Brahmaputra River
Enveloped in a thick fog of battering rain, the wild, unabashed stretches of a raging Brahmaputra makes an awe-inspiring sight.
Cloud kissed tea plantations of Jorhat
An evening stroll through the winding trails of cloud-kissed tea plantations , with the pitter patter of the rain providing the perfect music, is as romantic as it gets.
The regal Ujjayanta Palace of Tripura
The dark rolling clouds add an air of grandeur and mystery to Tripura’s undisputed centerpiece, the graceful Ujjayanta palace.
The wet wilderness of Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
A hidden gem sandwiched between the river Brahmaputra and the river Dibru, the wildlife sanctuary of Dibru Saikhowa transforms into a captivating neverland of luscious wilderness in the monsoon.
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Posted by TheBetterIndia on Thursday, June 16, 2016