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Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey

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. Perhaps 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.

Advance Praise
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 Northeast India

For those who do not know, Northeast India 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.

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?’.

Advance Praise
….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!

Amazon India, Amazon US, Kindle, Apple iTunes, Flipkart, Google Playstore, Infibeam, Kobo, NotionPress

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.

Publish Travel Stories

Free Paperbacks!

If you have you been to or live in North East India, you stand to win a Unakriti badge, an entry into the Dorm of Fame™, and 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 author.

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Free eBooks

We are celebrating the book launch by inviting 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 earn badges. When you achieve the third and final Unakriti Influencer Badge™, you get to download this cool book in an ePub or MOBI format – completely free.

Advance Praise
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

Review this Travelogue

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.

Advance Praise
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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Think North East India

Planning to visit North East India and prefer a faster route to own this book? Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey – now on Amazon! Pick up a copy from your favorite store. 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. Buy now!

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77 thoughts on “Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey”

  1. Travelling Stories has always fascinated me. The book sure looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    Wow! That looks like a nice book to own. How I wish I’d get my hands on one of those.

  3. I had no clue it was split up into eight states! That is neat to know. Backpacking in new places sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

  4. This book sounds like it’s going to be such an exciting yet thought provoking journey. Thanks for sharing the adventure.

  5. I have always dreamed of writing about the Northeast, this book should inspire me. 🙂

  6. This book seems great as it tells stories of North India. Looking forward to experience the culture through the book.

    1. Thank you so much ! It is available on all major online stores. We would love to hear your views.

  7. I should read this book so I will have an idea about backpacking in India. India is in my bucket list.

  8. What an adventure! I’m not sure if I can backpack anywhere at my age, but it sounds like fun!

  9. familytalksweekly

    My parents travel to a new country every year. My dad has been thinking about going to India as he is highly obsessed with the culture. I will tell him about this book so he can check it out. He loves to read and write so who knows, he might turn in some travel submissions of his own!

    1. Nice to learn that your parents explore a new country every year. We would welcome his adventure stories 🙂

  10. Sounds like a very interesting book detailling unique experiences. I’d love to read and share a review!

  11. Adaezeboltbethel

    Heading right away to Amazon to get a copy. I am curious Will Keep you updated maybe a review will do. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this! Indian embassy recently just informed that they will give us Indonesian passport holder free visa for tourists and that definitely triggers me to explore the fellow big country. The book must be a total help to arrange the itinerary. So glad that I stumbled upon this! 🙂

  13. I am so glad to see that an unexplored part of India is being highlighted. With the recent bad news about India being the worst place for women, its nice to see the positive side of India.

    1. We understand your concern. But if we all were to believe all that is broadcasted in media, we would not be able to travel possibly to a lot of many countries! This region is considered as one of the safe places for solo women travelers too.

  14. India is at the top of my bucket list. I really want to go to the Taj Mahal. It’s a dream of mine!

  15. Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland

    I’m going to be in India in August so this book will be so helpful! Most of my trip will be spent in Haryana but I’ve been trying to find other things to do and exploring the North East.

  16. This looks like a really interesting story! Would love to read it, might sign up to get a free copy and promote it!!

    1. Thank you Kylee. You would find all the information here. We would be happy hear from you.

  17. India is such a vast, diverse, and gorgeous country, it seems. This post really proves that! I’m dying to make it there and specifically explore this part of the country. Thank you for sharing!!

  18. Have never even considered North East India as a place to backpack but maybe the book will change my perceptions and pre-conceived notions? I am curious to read it!

  19. Sarah - Borders & Bucket Lists

    Wow this looks like such a lovely book! I’m sure it’ll give me some great ideas if I ever manage to make my way to North East India.

  20. Backpacking North East India must be a lot of fun and a great experience – and great experiences make for great books and stories which I’m sure this book is! Congratulations!

  21. An Indian Traveler

    Exploring seven sisters states is on my travel list since long time. Need to get my hands on this book for much needed push and inspiration!

  22. Tiffany Petersen

    Wow congrats with your publication on yoru book and it selling on amazon that is awesome!!

  23. Alexander Popkov

    Backpacking there must be an adventure! Would love to try it myself, but India is not on my top laces to visit list. Good luck with the book.

  24. travelwithjess81

    Some of the best trips we have taken are when we visit lesser known areas where tourism isn’t a big ‘thing’. You know the welcome you receive is genuine in a place like this. I look forward to reading this!

  25. Looks like you got yourself a reader fan here. I love to read, and I’m up from grabbing my online copy too 🙂

  26. This looks like it will be a great guide for when we visit India! We are hoping to do so the year after next. Will keep a reminder for this!

  27. I am already up for making a visit to North East part of India soon. I am sure your book is gonna be very resourceful for visitors like us going there. I would love to have my hands on it too!

  28. wow, love to have free copy of the ebook on backpacking north east india. we’ll definitely grab it

    1. Thank you for stopping by. You can check all the details here. Do get in touch for any help you need 🙂

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