The Bugun Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Arunachal Pradesh / Bagun (Khowa) Tribe / Culture / Everything else / Kameng Valley

The Bugun Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

The Khowa tribe, also known as Bugun people in their native language, of western Arunachal Pradesh bordering Bhutan is one of India’s smallest tribal communities and has a small population of only around 2,000 members. They are primarily the inhabitants of Tenga valley and some also dwell in the subtropical forests near Bhalukpong in the … Continue reading

The Sherdukpen Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Arunachal Pradesh / Culture / Everything else / Kameng Valley / Sherdukpen Tribe

The Sherdukpen Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Upcoming this week is the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Observed by the United Nations on August 9th each year, it is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of the planet’s indigenous population, along with recognizing the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve the issues facing the world. It is … Continue reading

Angling in Arunachal Pradesh | Rivers of the East Himalaya
Arunachal Pradesh / Dibang Valley / Everything else / Lohit Valley / Lower Subansiri District / Siang Valley / Upper Siang District / Upper Subansiri District

Angling in Arunachal Pradesh | Rivers of the East Himalaya

Throughout the planet, catching a Golden Mahseer is rated as an important accomplishment by anglers. Mahseer is very tough to catch – as it puts on a fight once it is hooked. Mahseer tests the skill of the anglers.  Angling in Arunachal Pradesh allows you to go into an untraveled territory in a very special … Continue reading

Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India
Arunachal Pradesh / Assam / Culture / Everything else / Nagaland / People

Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

With the advent of modern science, the recent decades has seen urban influence penetrating even the lives of those who remain far away from cities. The same applies here in Northeast India. The indigenous peoples of the region, who occupy a remote frontiers consisting of rainforests and Himalayan mountains, have been witnessing the advent of … Continue reading

The Adi People of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Adi Tribe / Arunachal Pradesh / Everything else / Siang Valley

The Adi People of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Adi, meaning “hill man” or “man of hill”, is a large tribe inhabiting the unspoiled valleys of the Brahmaputra River during its course in South Tibet. In Occupied Tibet, they are referred to as the Lhoba people but remain recognized by the government of China. With no written records, myths say that the Adis migrated … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – Life in Arunachal Pradesh
Adi Tribe / Culture / Landscape / Structure / Upper Subansiri District

Photo Of The Day – Life in Arunachal Pradesh

Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh live a very simple life, connected much to nature and sustainable practices. Seen above, a granary of an Adi tribesman. Related: Tribal tour of central Arunachal Pradesh is a great introduction to the various tribes of the region, where you will get to visit some really remote and offbeat places in … 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

Eco-Tourism in North-East India – 6 Responsible Cottages And Homestays
Conservation / Dihing Patkai / Everything else / Majuli / Mawlynnong / Nameri National Park / Thembang / Touphema

Eco-Tourism in North-East India – 6 Responsible Cottages And Homestays

Northeast India is not one of those destinations found in every traveler’s list. This is mostly because of the region’s remoteness, closeness to sensitive international borders and absence of proper infrastructure. Call it godsend, the niche tourism acts as a safeguard to the region’s rich but delicate environment and cultures, whereas, if mass tourism was … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – Life In The Mountains
Arunachal Pradesh / Culture / Photo Of The Day / Siang Valley / Structure / Sustainable Living / Upper Siang District

Photo Of The Day – Life In The Mountains

For the people who live in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, life is pretty much a simple affair, revolving around the chores of farming, weaving, festivals and foraging into the forests. Amongst the most important nature’s gift to the tribes are wood and bamboo, which are used in building almost everything they use in their … Continue reading