Adventure activities in the Northeast – For the adrenaline junkies!
If you’re an adrenaline junkie and are looking for some newer destinations to satisfy your hunger for adventure, then look no further than the Northeast! Northeast India is famous over the world for its natural beauty and tranquillity. But now, this charming region has started turning heads with its numerous options for the chronic adventure-seekers. Northeast India has a wide array of adventure activities that you can take part in and rest assured, you will definitely get your fix of adrenaline! Check out the following adventure activities in the Northeast that you can try out on your next holiday!
Visit to the Living Roots Bridge
When in the Northeast, you simply must make a visit to the utterly bizarre but beautiful Living Roots Bridge in Cherrapunjee. This is a web of ancient roots of the Ficus Elastica, or the Indian rubber bush tree, which are today frequently used by the Khasis to cross the many rivers in the area. Some of the root bridges are a 100 ft long and are extremely strong. These root bridges take 10-15 years to become fully functional and look like an intertwining wooden maze. These root bridges can take the weight of around 50 people at a time, and believe it or not, these bridges only get stronger with time! Some of the ancient root bridges used by the people of Cherrapunjee may well be over 500 years old. Trek to this fantastical place and get your fill of nature’s bounty!
Rafting in the Subansiri
The Subansiri River originates in the Tibetan Himalayas and comes to India via Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. This river finally meets the mighty Brahmaputra, becoming one of the largest tributaries of this river. Angling and rafting on the Subansiri River is one of the up and coming adventure activities in India. You can raft down the Subansiri and take in the gorgeous landscapes, camp at the various lovely campsites and also give angling a shot. Bird-watching and exploring the nearby locales are some other interesting activities you can indulge in, all in the midst of warm and friendly tribal people with their unique customs and traditions.
Trek in the Namdapha Rainforest
No adventure activities in the Northeast would be complete without this trek. Covering an area of 2000 sq. km, the Namdapha National Park is the largest national park in India. Situated in the gorgeous Noa-Dihing valley, the Namdapha National Park is rich with more than 1000 plant species, 500 bird species and an abundance of animals like tigers, leopards, deer, red pandas, bears, etc. Covered in a variety of tree species like tropical wet evergreens, temperate broad leaved trees, pine forests and alpine meadows, this national park is a dream come true for the true-blue nature-lover. This trek is an exclusive chance to explore the remotest regions of the Himalayas and get to be a real forest dweller for a little while!
Now that you have this guide to the adventure activities in the Northeast, when are you planning your trip to the seven sisters?