Photos from Northeast India

The Northeast region of India is a triangular shaped piece of land wedged between Myanmar, China and Bangladesh and connected to the rest of India by a skinny corridor. It’s home to the Seven Sisters, or seven states, each uniquely different in culture, language and peoples. The area is by far the most fascinating place I’ve explored so far and I believe it must be one of the most interesting corners of the world. It’s also the least explored area of India and was once considered so dangerous most tourists won’t even give it a second look. The road conditions were terrible in some parts, the transport frustrating and an intense curiosity of foreigners made it a tiring adventure. However, the over two months I’ve spent in the region over two different trips is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. Having now been to all seven states I am the region’s biggest advocate and I hope more people choose to explore it. Here is a selection of photos I took from each of the seven states.

Meghalaya

Nongriat village
Nongriat village
Nongriat village
Root bridges
Root bridges
Root bridges
Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls

Assam

Majuli Island
Majuli Island
Fishing village
Majuli Island
Majuli Island
Mishing woman
Mishing woman
Satra on Majuli Island
Satra on Majuli Island

Nagaland

Kohima
Kohima
Mon
Mon
Longwa village
Longwa village
Longwa village
Chopa Headhunter
Headhunter: Chopa, 81 y.o.
Headhunter
Headhunter: Mannyem, 85 y.o.
Opium smoking
Smoking opium
Opium smoking

Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
TAwang
Tawang
Tawang
Tawang

Manipur

Loktak Lake
Loktak Lake
Loktak Lake
Loktak Lake
Sunset at Loktak Lake
Female fisherman on Loktak Lake
Female fisherman on Loktak Lake
Fisherman on Loktak Lake

Mizoram

Lunglei
Sunset in Lunglei

Tripura

Neermahal
Neermahal
Neermahal
Neermahal
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