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Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey

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The travelogue Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey follows the footsteps of two backpackers, as they explore a relatively uncharted territory for over four winter months, and expand their idea of a nation. The first of its kind, the book is a humble tribute to the incredible people of North East India. Read on to learn more, how you can win free copies and, spread the love.

Backpacking North East India packs a powerful punch. If you think of travel in this unexplored land, pick up a copy today.

M. C. Mary Kom, Six world boxing titles, Olympic medalist, Asian champion, and recipient of Padma Bhushan award

About Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey

For various reasons, the least explored North East India has remained on the fringes of travel maps. Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey offers a portal and might nudge you to pack your bags. Perhaps the first of its kind, the book covers all eight states of the region and tries to break few stereotypes. Readers will get useful anecdotal evidence for queries such as ‘is it safe to travel in north east India?’, or ‘how to backpack north east India?’.

….Strikes first blood in its league to present an inspirational account of journeys through North East India and its people, culture and lifestyles.

Bhaichung Bhutia, International soccer player, recipient of Arjuna and Padma Shree awards, and politician

The book is written, sort of, in an ‘on-the-move’ style and steers its reader on a journey of choicest of experiences, locations, and reflections. Pick up a copy now from your favorite store!

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Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey – Free Copies!

We are giving away free copies – eBooks and paperbacks! There are two ways to claim yours: publish travel stories or write a review for the book.

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Free Paperbacks!

If you have you been to or live in North East India, you stand to win a free paperback. We will cover the shipping cost too. Free means free! Just publish one original thematic story promoting the region and claim all this! Please note – paperback offer is valid for India only and is limited to one paperback per published article.

How can I win a free northeast India Book?

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Free eBooks

We invite guest contributors to share travel stories or insights that help others in their quest. So, even if you have not traveled to North East India, you stand to win an eBook. Just publish three original stories from any where in the world and get to download this cool book in an ePub or MOBI format – completely free.

An absolutely awesome account of a traveler telling the true picture of this beautiful region of our country. Thanks for highlighting the beauty of our people too. Great work and a great book.

L. Sarita Devi, Two-time world title and five-time Asian title holder in women’s boxing, and recipient of Arjuna award

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Are you a book reviewer, blogger or a social media influencer? If it’s a yes, and you are willing to read a book and write a helpful review, we offer you a free copy. That’s not all – we will also proudly feature you on this site with a link to your super website/blog and social media profile. Get Started.

Brisk and colorful, peppered with personal anecdotes of bandhs, reflections on politics and social values, drawn upon wandering on the highlands, and low plains of the states of the North East, Abhijeet and Navita Deshpande pack a lot literally into their rucksacks for this backpacker’s manual which should be a useful guide on not just where to go and what to do, what not to do and where not to venture but also what to keep your eyes and ears open for, in these lands of many stories, ethnic groups and magical experiences, the warmth of ordinary people and the challenges of daily life.

Sanjoy Hazarika, Director and founder, Center for North East Studies and Policy Research, JMI; Innovator of boat clinics in Assam; eminent journalist; independent filmmaker; author of many books including Strangers of the Mist
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What is the best travel book on northeast India?

Think North East India

For those who do not know what northeast India is like, it comprises of eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. The Himalayas and its waters define the region’s terrain, climate, rich biodiversity, and the peculiar indigenous lifestyles her people follow.

That North East India is bound by Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet to the north, Bangladesh to the south and west, and Myanmar to the east hints at the eclectic mix of cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity. This is where elements of Asia come together to do what they do best – cast a spell.

The region’s innate charms have remained under-explored. Travelers, who figure out how to backpack in Northeast India, find gems such as Dzükou Valley all to themselves. Importantly, the hospitable people of the region make sure that visitors take back the choicest of memories.

Meanwhile, pick up a copy of Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey. It covers over two dozen places and attempts to answer the question – what is it like to travel in the region? Give it a read and make your own choices.

  • The first and the only nonpolitical paperback travelogue on north east India
  • Loved by the likes of Bhaichung Bhutia, L. Sarita Devi, M.C. Mary Kom, and Sanjoy Hazarika
  • Perspectives to help you understand what to expect when you get to North East India
  • Anecdotal evidence and safety tips that help you plan your own travel
  • Consistently reviewed at 4.5/5 on Amazon and Goodreads
  • Available as an eBook on Kindle
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Abhijeet Deshpande
Abhijeet Deshpande

Abhijeet Deshpande is an accidental nomad. Over time, the frequency and length of his travel has steadily risen. To keep up, his choices have been changing too—from planned holidays to spontaneous ones, from fixed schedules to flexible ones, and from working full-time assignments to freelancing.

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