Being famous for its scenic landscapes and natural vegetation, Northeast India is always underestimated when the talk is about the country's history. Did you know there are also several historical monuments in the states of Northeast India which can give tough competition to the ancient marvels of North India?
If that sounds unbelievable, then scroll down to learn more about the historical places in Northeast India which will certainly compel you to put them on your bucket list.
Sivasagar is the quintessential mine of ancient wonders in Northeast India. Ranging from temples to palaces, amphitheatres to gardens and museums to stone bridges, Sivasagar has everything that exhibits the yesteryears of the town. Located in Assam, this historical town is also known for its oil and tea industries.
Ruled by Ahom dynasty of Brahmaputra Valley, Sivasagar was the capital of Ahom kingdom during the 17th century. Ever wondered about the legendary places in Northeast India? Well, Sivasagar is the ultimate stoppage if you get the quest to explore the richness of Northeast India.
Being the capital city of Tripura, how is this possible for Agartala to not possess architectural beauty and historical monuments? Well, Agartala is another gem of Northeast India with its royal palaces, Catholic churches, museum, heritage parks and other ancient buildings.
The major tourist destinations in Agartala include Ujjayanta Palace, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Agartala Baptist Church, State Museum, etc. Isn't Agartala alluring you to plan a trip now?
Unarguably, Unakoti is a must-visit historical place in Northeast India if you have never been to any ancient places in the beautiful state of Tripura. The historical town is famous for its 7th-century rock reliefs, which are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thereby, popularising it as a major Shaivite place in Tripura with ancient sculptures and drawings.
It is also believed that all the images and rock-cut structures are made by Kallu Kumar, who was a famous potter and sculptor at that point in time. If you want to see the primitive beauty in the form of stone images and rock art, then Unakoti should not be missed. Apart from these art forms, you can also take a look at the surreal surroundings of peaks, lush greenery and gushing waterfalls.
Also known as the Land of Anghs, which means "the land ruled by kings", Mon is a small district in Nagaland and has rich history and culture. Prominently inhabited by Konyaks, an indigenous tribe of Mon, who are characterised by their pierced ears and tattoos all over the body, and with an elevation of almost 3000 feet, Mon is one of the least-explored yet historical places in Northeast India and is popular amongst historians for its age-old culture and rich traditions.