Skip to main content

The Unexplored Northeast India - Part II

Nishant is a passionate writer who loves to write on Travel and Space & Technology, now he is looking to share his experience with you.

You have already known about the Northeast India from my first and second article. It’s really interesting to explain the scenic beauty of Northeast several time, even I don’t get bore because of the endless beauty that exist in the region. This region is magical in own world. As you viewed, the Northeast is far different as compared to other parts of India. Especially the region has most amazing natural beauty to most amazing climatic condition. So without explaining more, let us move further to find out another three hidden charms of Northeast.

Mentioned Places:

1. Sumi Baptist Church (Nagaland)

2. Loktak Lake (Manipur)

3. Panimur Falls (Assam)

1. Sumi Baptist Church, Nagaland

Aerial view of Asia's largest church

Aerial view of Asia's largest church

Located 1864m above sea level, the Sumi Baptist Church is one of the largest Church buildings in Asia. It is located in the Zunheboto District of Nagaland. The blue dome and white turrets of the church makes it attractive monument for tourists. This beautiful Church has a capacity to fit 8500 peoples and it is equal to eight-storey building. It took a single decade to complete the construction. The Church opened for public on April 22, 2017. Sumi Baptist Church is an astounding architectural and modern-day engineering marvel.

Interesting Fact: The bell present in the church has imported from Poland and weighs about 500kg. It is made of 93% brass and 7% tin and the radial sound outreach is about 1.5 km in its area.

More About Zunheboto:

Zunheboto is a small district in the Indian state of Nagaland. The name Zunheboto have two meanings in its name- ‘Zunhebo’ means a flowering shrub having white leaves and sponge-like ears; and ‘To’ means on top of the hills. This district contains some of the rare flora and fauna like Blyth’s Tragopan (a species of bird) and the rare Rhododendron (a species of flower) that adorn the valleys and the rolling hills. The three rivers Tizu, Doyang, and Tsutha add beauty to this place. Zunheboto also have two wildlife reserves, the Aizuto Forests, and the Ghosu Bird Sanctuary and it have become a paradise for the bird watcher. Even many migratory birds migrate here, which is more amazing for the bird lovers. Apart from these natural beauty, the people (Sumi Community) of this region hold several celebrations throughout the year, out of which Tuluni is a festival of great significance, held in the month of July, that this festival has lot to say. You will witness folk dance and music, rituals and attractive traditional attires. Here drinking rice-beer indispensably forms a part of the feast.

Another festival is the Ahuna, a traditional post-harvest festival of the Sumis. In this festival, the entire community prepares, and feasts on the first meal of rice- drawn from the season’s harvest. It signifies the celebration of the season’s harvest in thanksgiving, while invoking the spirits for good fortune in the New Year.

2. Loktak Lake, Manipur

Floating lake of Manipur

Floating lake of Manipur

Imagine you are standing on a piece of land that is actually floating. No, it is not a fictitious or any movie scene, this is in real life. The Loktak Lake is the only floating lake in the world and the largest fresh-water lake in the Northeast India. It is located in the state of Manipur. This lake is home to 230 species of aquatic plants, more than 100 species of birds, and 425 species of animals including the Indian Python, Sambhar and the endangered Brow-antlered Deer. It is floating lake because of the numerous phumdis floats around the lake. What makes more special is the Keibul Lamjoa National Park, which is the only floating National Park in the world. This National park settled in the southeastern side of Loktak Lake. The Brow-antlered Deer (or Eld’s Deer) of Keibul Lamjoa National Park is indigenous to the region and cannot found anywhere else. The best time to visit is winter during November to March.

3. Panimur Falls, Assam

Panimur falls of Assam

Panimur falls of Assam

It is quite impossible to believe that such an amazing waterfall situated in the middle of jungle area. Panimur Falls, which is milky white in appearance, is located in the Indian state of Assam. Panimur Falls actually belongs to Kopili River. The spectacular view of the scenery attracts a number of nature lovers and rheophilic into this place. Swimmer loves to jump from the rock tops to swim and you would observe that this place is also a picnic spot. Panimur is the only hill station of the Dima Hasao District. The best time to visit would be during the autumn and spring.

Endangered Blyth’s Tragopan

Endangered Blyth’s Tragopan

Rhododendron (rare species of flower)

Rhododendron (rare species of flower)

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.



Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on September 22, 2020:

Beautifully written

Scroll to Continue

NISHANT MANDAL (author) from GUWAHATI on August 25, 2020:

Thanks your kind comment :)

Sudipta on August 07, 2020:

Very nice article Nishant...

NISHANT MANDAL (author) from GUWAHATI on August 07, 2020:

Thanks Avinash! for your valuable time you've spend on my article :)

Avinash Khandelwal on August 07, 2020:

Today was an interesting read ☺

NISHANT MANDAL (author) from GUWAHATI on August 06, 2020:

Thanks Johenr! for your kind comment. It looks like you had good time enjoying my posts. Stay tune for more amazing travel blogs. :)

Johenr Teproo on August 06, 2020:

I read all your three blogs and found it amazing to know the really beautiful region. North East is somewhat I didn't heard of, next travel country in my list India

NISHANT MANDAL (author) from GUWAHATI on August 06, 2020:

Thanks everyone for your kind comment. Responses really motivates to do more on the task...

Saloni on August 05, 2020:

After reading your article I want to visit those places... Nicely described the beauty of North East India

Hrishikesh on August 05, 2020:


Ishyta on August 05, 2020:

More power to u❣️

Praveen Jain on August 03, 2020:


NISHANT MANDAL (author) from GUWAHATI on August 03, 2020:

Thanks Priya! for your valuable time. Looks like a good suggestion, but let me tell you I've already written about Kaziranga and Cherrapunji in my very first and second article. Hope you'll find it amazing :)

NISHANT MANDAL (author) from GUWAHATI on August 03, 2020:

Thanks Liz Westwood! for your valuable time you've spend my article :)

Priya Barua on August 01, 2020:

I am from Assam, really like how you've captured the north-east part of India. Would also suggest you explore Cherrapunji and Kaziranga.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 01, 2020:

This is an informative and well-illustrated article.

Related Articles