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Top 5 Megacities Of Northeast India That Will Astound You

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Well, what do you think of Northeast India? An unexplored destination with the best of natural beauty or a place which has everything on offer, ranging from historical sites to modern amenities and natural beauty to religious spots? If you think the domain of Northeast India houses only forests, then you really need to explore this hidden beauty. To your surprise, this untrodden territory is also home to megacities like Kolkata and Chennai.

Tucked away in the greenery of Northeast India, these cities not only provide its visitors with natural surroundings but also with the best of modern amenities. How about visiting them and learning about them closely?


The capital city of Assam, Guwahati is not only the largest city in the state but also in the entire region of Northeast India. It is also called the gateway to Northeast India and is one of the fastest-developing cities in the country. If you think there is any facility which Delhi can provide and Guwahati cannot, then you certainly need to correct yourself.

Settled on the banks of Brahmaputra river, this metropolis is home to hundreds of tourists places. From forests to hills, waterfalls to historical places and wildlife to temples, there is a lot to savour here.

Do you know Guwahati is also known as the city of temples on account of the presence of hundreds of religious sites within its boundaries? The major places which summarise the beauty of this urban centre include Kaziranga National Park, Brahmaputra river beaches, Kamakhya Temple and Nehru Park.


Home to Ujjayanta Palace, the largest museum in Northeast India, Agartala is one amongst these megacities which have been growing at a very fast rate since the last decade. Today, it has become one of the major urban centres in India, however, it is still one of the least-explored cities in the country.

Nestled wonderfully on the banks of Haora river, Agartala is the third international Internet gateway in India after Chennai and Mumbai. Isn't it a strange fact about a city in Northeast India which remains unexplored throughout the year?

From large shopping malls to busy markets, it provides its visitors with every facility. The major tourist centres here include Ujjayanta Palace, Jampui Hills, Unakoti, Tripura Government Museum and Heritage Park.

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What do you expect from the forgotten state of Nagaland? Hamlets inhabited by the Naga tribes or fast-developing cities with all modern amenities? If you think Nagaland is all about forests, the Nagas and unusual culture, then you really need to explore this unveiled part of India.

Located in Nagaland, Dimapur is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in Northeast India and is perched on the banks of Dhansiri river. With a functional airport, large shopping complexes, ancient monuments and multistorey buildings, this megacity of Nagaland is gaining popularity day by day.

As the city is surrounded by green vegetation and beautiful streams, it is also a perfect destination to spend your vacation. The prominent tourist spots here include Dimapur Jain Temple, Kachari Ruins and Nagaland Zoological Park.


We all know Shillong as one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. But do you know it is also one of the fastest-developing cities in Northeast India? Due to the increment in tourism over a period of time, it has developed into a major urban centre and hence, it is capable of providing its visitors with every modern facility today.

On account of the heavenly presence of nature, it is also known as the Scotland of the East. However, there is a lot more to explore within its boundaries beyond its natural beauty. The significant spots which you can savour here include Elephant Falls, Wards Lake, Shillong Peak, Butterfly Museum and Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.


The commercial and the political centre of Sikkim, Gangtok is the capital city and is known amongst tourists as a beautiful summer destination due to its location in the lap of the Eastern Himalayas.

As it history stretches back to several centuries ago, you can also find here several ancient monuments in the form of monasteries and other religious sites. The major places to visit here include Ganesh Tok View Point, Hanuman Tok, Khangchendzonga National Park, Enchey Monastery Tsomgo Lake and Saramsa Garden.

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