Trilateral Highway

If you are a backpacker, then you won’t want to miss this trip. You can plan a road trip next year which connects three countries. The India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway will link India to Myanmar and then to Southeast Asia. It is a 3200km road link that connects Moreh (India) to Mae Sot (Thailand), via Mandalay and Yangon in Myanmar. It will boost connectivity between the Mekon sub-region and India’s northeast region. This highway shall connect Moreh in Manipur to Thailand’s Maesot through Tamu in Myanmar, Mandalay, and Myawaddy.

Trilateral highway,
Three-nation highway
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So, if you are planning a road trip from North East region in India to Thailand, don’t forget to visit these places:
Guwahati- It is the gateway of the North East. While in Guwahati, there are many interesting places to visit if you are a nature lover. Guwahati is situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River with a stunning landscape and rich cultural background.

  • Kaziranga National Park– It is home to tigers, elephants, leopards, panthers, and one-horned rhinoceros. If you are a bird watcher then it is a haven as birds flock in thousands here. The best time to travel is in the month of November and April as the park is open to tourists.,_Kaziranga_(2006).jpg
Wild Indian rhinoceros
Wild Indian rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park
  • Manas National Park– it is a World Heritage site. It is the only Tiger Reserve in Assam. There are many endangered species here. Among birds, you can spot bulbuls, falcons, hornbills, and magpie robins.
  •  Brahmaputra River Cruise– You will be mesmerised with breath-taking views of the majestic river that flows through Guwahati dividing it into two halves.
  • North East Tour

    From Guwahati to Imphal and Moreh, via Dimapur by road. This is the Asian Highway (AH-1) and is a part of the India-Myanmar –Thailand Trilateral Highway.

    Moreh- It is the border town in Manipur in the northeast region of India. An important trade point in northeast India connects Tamu town in Myanmar.

    Myanmar- Bagan, a city from the 9th century, was built by King Anawrahta in 1044. There are many stupas and temples built around the 11th and 13th centuries. Magnificent architecture with mural or fresco paintings. Hot air balloons can be taken over Bagan to enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset and birds-eye view of Bagan.

    Bagan (Image source)

    Mandalay is known as the center for Burmese culture, a city of artisans, and a trading center of goods. A hot air balloon tour can be taken over Mandalay and Inle Lake.

    •  Yangon – Shwedagon Paya, a large golden Buddhist temple is fabulous.
    The Shwedagon Paya in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)
    The Shwedagon Paya in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)
    •  Inle Lake– You can see the local fisherman use special techniques to set their nets. The fisherman row boats using their legs.
    Fisherman and his net
    Fisherman and his net

    The wide lake has villages on stilts and floating gardens. The gardens are anchored with long bamboo poles in the lake. There are flowers, tomatoes, chilies, cauliflowers, and vegetables. The best time to visit is September and October. Hapaung Daw U Festival lasts 3 weeks and Thadingyut Festival of Lights.

    Phaung Daw U-Festival
    Phaung Daw U-Festival (Image source)

    Thailand- To its north, it forms a border with Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia on its east, to its south by Malaysia, and to its west by the Andaman Sea.

    • Bangkok– The capital city of Thailand has magnificent palaces. Wat Phra Kaeo in the Grand Palace is among Bangkok’s major tourist attractions.
    Wat Phra Kaeo
    Wat Phra Kaeo (Image source)

    So, do go ahead on this once-in-a-lifetime road trip.

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      1. Fantastic and once in a lifetime drive.It takes around 15 days but depends entirely on you if you wish to travel and explore these countries for a longer time. 🙂

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