Northeast India is a treasure trove, and so it is not surprising that more and more travellers are making plans to visit this part of the country. The State governments are also pushing tourism-related projects in the hopes that more travellers from across the country, and the world, can come to the region and experience all that it has to offer. As compared to 10 years ago, the region has seen connectivity and more options when it comes to accommodation. Not to forget, the region is also now home to some of the biggest music and cultural festivals in the country which is another big draw. According to a Comptroller and Auditor General of India report, Northeast India has seen a steady increase in arrival of tourists in the past five years till 2018-19.
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