Followings are some points to be taken care of while on tour to North-East region of India.
- You must possess a valid passport and visa. And before touring to states like Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland, travelers need to have Restricted Area Permission.
- Get medical check-up before traveling to North-east India. Always keep a personal first aid box.
- As the North-East region has entirely different culture and cuisine from rest of the India, you need to take basic food safety precautions while trevelling in this region.
- Foreign nationals should not enter places of worship where permissions are required.
- Do not take photographs of places (i.e military base, religious place, etc.) where filming is restricted.
- While going for adventurous sports (like Rafting and Trekking), always seek guidance of an expert guide.
- Avoid public drunkenness and drugs.
- Be security conscious. If any problems occur, contact to nearest police station.
- Keep yourself abreast of current local news about climate and political scenario of the region.
Is North-East India Safe To Travel?
As the region suffers from ethnopolitical movement for years, there has been tribal identity and ethnic conflicts in North-east India. Several of ethnic components like ULFA, NSCN, ATTF and NDFB have been causing serious social and political conflicts in the region since independence.
Thus, North-east India can not be called to be extremely safe for travellers. There is risk to travelers security while visiting north-east India, especially some of its states like Tripura, Nagaland and Manipur. Some kind of consular advice is necessary before visiting here, as it might help you greatly knowing the present status of the place you are going to visit.
Some health safety precaution have to be taken before coming to the region, as Himalayan hills and dense forests are pervasive throughout. Travelers, especially from western countries, might encounter minor health problems like stomach disorder and fever. It is best to carry some medicine as prescribed by medical practitioner.