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16 photos that prove you should visit remote, beautiful Northeast India

written by Bex Shapiro November 24, 2017
Northeast India waterfall

You’ve taken in the chaos of manic Mumbai, you’ve lounged on the peaceful beaches of Goa, you’ve fallen in love with the lakeside paradise of Udaipur. So, what’s next?

How about a region that’s equal parts remote and beautiful? A part of India that’s largely overlooked by travellers, a section of the world that brims with mountain villages, waterfalls and wetlands, wildlife reserves and national parks.

Welcome to Northeast India, a selection of states that are simply awe-inspiring in their good looks. In celebration of both the area and Intrepid’s new expedition there, we asked Northeast-native Pravin Tamang, Intrepid’s General Manager in India (and talented photographer), if he could share a few photos with us.

Prepare yourself for lush greenery (the area’s known for its monsoons), Darjeeling’s Toy Train (who doesn’t want a romantic, steam-powered locomotive ride in the Himalayas?), Ima Keithel (an inspirational 100% female-run bazaar), and so much more.  This region is a must-visit for adventurers, and these photos barely scratch the surface…

Northeast India Loktak Lake

Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India

Northeast India toy train Darjeeling

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, in Darjeeling.

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On the road, from Nagaland to Manipur

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Meghalaya is known for its waterfalls; this is one of many

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The state of Meghalaya is also known for its rainfall

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Local fishermen at the man-made Umiam Lake

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The mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim

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Bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal, Sikkim has dramatic landscapes aplenty

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A traditional home in Kigwema Village, Nagaland

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A woman weaving traditional tribal attire in her home

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Ima Keithel, Asia’s largest all-women’s market

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The market is 500 years old and has 5000 female traders

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The market is separated into two halves: one for food, one for household tools

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Women belonging to any community or religion can set up shop in this market

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Kolkata, the country’s second largest city (after Mumbai)

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Kolkata is known for its yellow taxis

Inspired to visit this stunning part of the world? Check out Intrepid’s new 16-day expedition in Northeast India.

For more of Pravin’s photos, check out his favourite cities in India for street photography
For more of Pravin’s admirable work, check out his initiatives to gender-balance Intrepid’s tour guide force in India.

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