Travelling Solo is always on the bucket list of adventurous people. The solo travel plan rejuvenates you and gives you a unique and unforgettable experience. India has diversified and vibrant culture, the landscape and the rich traditions to explore in the solo journey.

In this travel blog we will explore the top 5 best places to travel alone in Northeast India, and in these enchanting places solo travelling for women is safe. Let’s embark on a unique travelling experience to the best places in Northeast India.

 Explore Top 5 Places to Travel Alone in Northeast India

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro, a quaint town of Arunachal Pradesh is situated in Subansiri district. You will be amazed to hear that the lush green and dense forest valley is the last village of India from the Northeast region, afterwards the China Border starts. The Ziro valley is home of the Apatani tribe which are famous for their unique tradition which attracts tourists in large numbers. The women of the Apatani tribe wore a unique nose pin which is made of bamboo. 

The Ziro Valley is an attraction point for the tourists and adventure lovers, who can enjoy the breathtaking view of town and trekkers can explore the ecosystem. Ziro valley is a less crowded place and a gem of Arunachal Pradesh. Ziro is worth visiting and a perfect place for a solo trip.

Places to visit in Ziro

  • Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Meghna Cave Temple 
  • Ziro Puto

Best Time to Visit Ziro

You can plan a trip to Ziro throughout the year. The coldest month of Ziro is from December to January and the valley is quite warm in July and August. I would advise you to visit from March to October to enjoy the pleasant weather.

How to Reach Ziro

  • Nearest Airport: Lilabari Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Naharlagun Railway Station
  • By Road: Reach Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and take a bus to reach Ziro which is 115 km from Itanagar. 

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Mawlynnong, a paradise village, earned a crown of Asia’s Cleanest Village. The village is also famous for the living root bridge created by the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree and the famous bridge connecting people for generations. The picturesque view of the cleanest village pertains to streams, palms, fruit orchards, the lush green landscapes and the traditional Khasis culture. Mawlynnong is the safest place and worth visiting, if you are planning to travel alone or can say solo trip, then Mawlynnong is best place for the solo trip. 

For the nature lovers, Mawlynnong is a paradise to take a glimpse of nature in the lap of earth. If you love a bit of adventure, trek in the steep valley, dip into the clean and coldest water, and walk through the living root bridge which is rare to see. You may not know, from Mawlynnong, you can take a glimpse of Bangladesh and for that visit the tree houses. 

Places to visit in Mawlynnong

  • Living Root Bridge
  • Sky Walk
  • Balancing Rock
  • Church of the Epiphany
  • Tree Houses

Best Time to Visit Mawlynnong

The village has its own beauty in every season, but I would advise you to plan a trip in between October to April. In this period, you can enjoy the pleasant weather and clear sky.

How to Reach Mawlynnong

  • Nearest Airport: Shillong Airport 
  • Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati Railway Station
  • By Road: Guwahati and Shillong are the nearest points which connect Mawlynnong. From there take a bus or taxi to reach Mawlynnong. 

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang, a famous tourist destination in Arunachal Pradesh which is situated at an elevation of 10,000 ft. and lies in Tawang Chu River Valley. Tawang is quite close to Line of Actual Control (LAC) and fence with China. The beautiful town, Tawang is famous for the monastery of  Buddhism and you can witness the World Largest Buddhist Monastery in Tawang. From this point take a glimpse of the stunning landscape of the town nestled in the Himalayas. 

From the Historic point of view, an agreement was signed in 1914 Simla Conference between Tibet and British India and a boundary created between the two countries named as McMohan Line. Tawang witnessed the war in 1940’s and 50’s, but in the year 1962 of Sino-Indian War, we lost our army and later China withdrew its army from Tawang. In the memory of this a War Memorial is built in Tawang to pay a tribute to our soldiers. 

If you are planning a trip to the serene landscapes of Tawang, the trip to Tawang would be worth visiting and Tawang is the safest place to enjoy the solo trip.

Places to Visit in Tawang

  • Tawang Monastery
  • Sela and Bumla Pass
  • Shonga-tser Lake
  • Tawang War Memorial
  • Madhuri Lake
  • Nuranang Waterfalls

Best Time to Visit Tawang

The climate is quite cold in Tawang and you can witness rainfall in both winter and summer. If you are planning a Solo Trip to Tawang, plan in between March to June and September to October and enjoy the pleasant weather. 

How to Reach Tawang

  • Nearest Airport: Tezpur Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Tezpur Railway Station
  • By Road: Tawang is connected with the major cities like Guwahati, Tezpur and Silchar. You can take a bus or taxi from the nearest point of these cities. 

Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, a vibrant hill station and capital of Meghalaya, the town is famous as the ‘Scotland of the East’. Shillong is nestled at the plateau and the town is surrounded by hills, lush green landscapes and the lake. Shillong is also famous for the Asia’s largest natural Golf Course surrounded by hills. If you know Golf, you can play and simultaneously enjoy the scenic view. 

If you are planning a solo trip in the Northeast, Shillong is rich in culture, the environment is pleasant, and Shillong is a pollution free city. Doesn’t matter what your gender, Shillong is the safest place to roam around. 

Places to visit in Shillong

  • Elephant Falls
  • Shillong Peak
  • Ka Phan Nonglait Park
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Police Bazar
  • Shillong Golf Course

Best Time to Visit Shillong

Shillong is a pollution-free town and the weather is pleasant, even in summers the weather is cool. You can expect rain in both monsoon and summer seasons. If you are planning a Solo Trip to Shillong, plan a trip between September to May and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of Shillong.

How to Reach Shillong

  • Nearest Airport: Shillong Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati Railway Station
  • By Road: To reach Shillong, you can enjoy a bike ride from Guwahati and the splendid lush green hill station.

Mawsynram, Meghalaya

You might have heard that to witness the highest rainfall, visit Cherrapunji. But, have you heard of Mawsynram, the wettest place on earth? Mawsynram recorded his name in Guinness Book of World Records for the highest rainfall of 26,000 millimetres in 1985. In the year 2022, Mawsynram recorded 1003.6 millimetres of rainfall in a single day which is the highest single day record. 

Sounds Amazing??? Yes, it is! Mawsynram is the best place for Solo Trip and for adventure, where you can enjoy kayaking, swimming, rock formations, caves, and the splendid lush green landscape with the rainfall. The major tourist attraction point is the giant Split Rock which is divided in 2 parts due to the earthquake in Assam. 

Places to Visit in Mawsynram

  • Mawsmai Cave
  • Phlangmawsyrpat
  • Nohkalikai Falls
  • Mawlyngbna
  • Mawsynram Town
  • Split Rock
  • Phlangwanbroi
  • Elephant Falls
  • Don Bosco Museum

Best Time to Visit Mawsynram

If you love rain and are willing to witness the all day rainfall, then plan in the monsoon season. But if you are adventurous and willing to go hiking, then plan your trip in Post monsoon to enjoy the hike and winter breeze.

How to Reach Mawsynram

  • Nearest Airport: Shillong Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati Railway Station
  • By Road: Mawsynram is very well connected from the major city, Guwahati and Shillong. You can go for a bike ride and enjoy the lush green landscape and cloud capped hills. If you are not willing to go from Bike, take a bus and enjoy the road trip.

Final Thought 

Describing Northeast India’s beauty is quite tough, the places are like heaven and it feels like nature is in the lap. Yes, you heard me right! The places are breath-taking, the lush green landscapes, the pleasant & rainy season and the richness in the traditional culture is all we can say for Northeast India. The quant town, cleanest village and those seeking a solo trip with the spice of adventure, the hill stations mentioned in the blog drive you to self discovery. Enjoy the Solo trip to the safest places of Northeast India and explore the richness of Northeast India. 

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