World Tourism Day 2014 – Community Development Through Tourism
Assam / Assamese Culture / Culture / Everything else / Responsible Tourism / Travel Tales

World Tourism Day 2014 – Community Development Through Tourism

27th September, 2014 One of the principles of Greener Pastures is to educate the natives of the region about the scope of the tourism in Northeast India and engage them. Recently on 27th September, 2014, we celebrated World Tourism Day as an opportunity to reach towards this principle. The theme for this year as declared … Continue reading

Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam
Assam / Conservation / Everything else / Literature Stuff / Mulai Forest / Travel Tales

Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

Little more than a year back, we’d enthusiastically begun our first responsible tourism project – a fundraiser meant to assist the forest man of India – Jadav Payeng, in his quest to grow more trees in the Brahmaputra Valley. With this post today, Greener Pastures is proud to announce that the fundraiser has been successful. … Continue reading

Celebrating Reh Festival with the Charming Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh
Culture / Lohit Valley / Mishmi Tribe / Tezu / Travel Tales

Celebrating Reh Festival with the Charming Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh

It’s been a while I sat down and wrote something. Work has kept me busy. In the first week of February, I had visited Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh; a state in Northeastern India. It was an incredible experience and makes me want to share it. It was a short two day trip where I’d gone to be … Continue reading

Monsoon In Cherrapunji – A Trip To The Rainiest Wettest Place Of Planet Earth
Cherrapunjee / Meghalaya / Tales / Travel Tales

Monsoon In Cherrapunji – A Trip To The Rainiest Wettest Place Of Planet Earth

My and Neil’s trip to the world’s rainiest and wettest place began in Guwahati City, from where it took us a five hour drive to reach our destination Cherrapunji. The journey crossed some splendid scenery of the Khasi Hills, which appeared astonishing green due to the summer monsoon rain. The forests, farmlands and pastures felt … Continue reading

The Ledo-Stillwell Road: From India to Burma and China
Ledo Road / Literature Stuff / Phangsu Pass / Stillwell Road / Travel Tales

The Ledo-Stillwell Road: From India to Burma and China

World War II can be regarded as one of humanity’s breaking point. The tragedy of Hitler’s Europe is well known, but there are also places far away, where the war brought with it the same approach to death. One such is the China-Burma-India (CBI) region which remains not much publicized. It began in 1942 when … Continue reading

Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 3,4 – Daporijo, Subansiri And Tagins
Apatani Tribe / Arunachal Pradesh / Tagin Tribe / Travel Tales / Upper Subansiri District / Ziro

Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 3,4 – Daporijo, Subansiri And Tagins

Continued from here. Day 3 When in the mountains, the eyes open early in the morning, as if to embrace the cool fresh air. We woke up, finished our morning chores, and left for a six hour drive to Daporijo. Before leaving Ziro, we spent time visiting a temple devoted to Lord Shiva where a … Continue reading

Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 1,2 – Ziro And The Apatanis
Apatani Tribe / Arunachal Pradesh / Culture / Travel Tales / Ziro

Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 1,2 – Ziro And The Apatanis

Day 1 A week of unbearable summer heat had prompted me and Tushar to plan an escape into the nearby Himalayan ranges of Arunachal Pradesh. Bizarrely, it turned out to be a beautiful drizzly Sunday when we started our journey from Dibrugarh in Assam, driving towards Ziro in central Arunachal Pradesh. I’d heard much about … Continue reading

Chasing Monsoon in Meghalaya – Mawlynnong and the Southeast Khasi Hills
Literature Stuff / Mawlynnong / Meghalaya / Southeast Khasi Hills / Travel Tales

Chasing Monsoon in Meghalaya – Mawlynnong and the Southeast Khasi Hills

The monsoon is when India receives a blessing from above, which turns the entire country into a lush landscape of greenery. This year, I went chasing the monsoon; as I packed my bags in mid June and departed for the state of Meghalaya (translated in English as ‘the abode of clouds’) in northeastern India. This … Continue reading