Periplus Northeast (Periplus NE) is an attempt to provide genuine and comprehensive information about North East India. It intends to be the most comprehensive Northeast India Blog for travelers. The content here is primarily written from a traveller’s perspective but I am sure the utility of this information is NOT limited to the same.
Who am I?
If you are more than familiar with the Indian travel blogging scene, you may have come across my blog The Travelling Slacker. I started it back in 2011 and while it also contains a lot of content on NE, it also covers other parts of India, focusing on solo, budget travel in remote areas.
You can also see some of my print publications here.
Why a separate site on NE?
Due to geographic, historical, as well as political reasons, this region has somewhat remained detached from the mainstream trends in India. Although there was a lot of potentials, even tourism did not pick up for a long time, due to lack of infrastructure as well as information. Till the last decade, most people even from other parts of India were reluctant to travel to this region as they knew next to nothing about the area. The situation has gradually improved in the last few years and more and more people have started visiting the region.
So, I think this trend will only grow in the near future and a Northeast India Travel Blog can help in bridging the information gap. I don’t really see it as another blog but a knowledge-base covering the entire North East India. I want it to be an unbiased and politically incorrect source of information as well as opinion. That means, I will talk about the problems and negative aspects too, as required. I am not going to sugar-coat anything just because I am a native to this region.