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Photo Of The Day – Whreated Hornbill
Nameri National Park / Photo Of The Day / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day – Whreated Hornbill

The Whreathed Hornbill is an exotic tropical bird found from Bhutan to Southeast Asia. However, due to urbanization and illegal tree felling, the Hornbills along with other species face a threat of large scale habitat loss due to urbanization and illegal tree felling for profit. The above photograph, taken in Nameri National Park, near the foothills … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – Monsoon Coming!
Assam / Brahmaputra / Dibrugarh / Landscape / People / Photo Of The Day

Photo Of The Day – Monsoon Coming!

Its pre-monsoon here in Assam. The time of the year when the river will soon become an ocean. The skies darken with the presence of massive cloud formations and fresh greenery starts overtaking the fertile plains. Seen here, a milkman crossing the Brahmaputra on a gloomy day about to get gloomier. Related Posts: Monsoon In Cherrapunji … Continue reading

Wildlife Tourism in Assam
Assam / Dibru-Saikhowa National Park / Everything else / Kaziranga National Park / Manas National Park

Wildlife Tourism in Assam

Assam is a north-eastern state of India with its capital at Dispur (a suburb of Guwahati City) and can be aptly described as “the land of the red river and blue hills”. Known as one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world, it consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, bamboo orchards and … Continue reading

Nameri National Park

Sunset at Dibru-Saikhowa

Originally posted on alokchitra:
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, one of the bio-diversity hot-spot located in the Tinsukia district of Assam is home to a number of endangered flora and fauna. The national park is home to the critically endangered white winged wood duck, endangered black breasted parrotbill, the unique feral horses, vulnerable marsh babbler, swamp francolin,…

Photo of the Day – Land of the Headhunters
Konyak Tribe / Naga Tribes / Nagaland / Photo Of The Day / Structure

Photo of the Day – Land of the Headhunters

Nagaland, a tiny land of sixteen tribes, has ever since had a fascination with headhunting. Even two decades back, the forests of this India‘s hilly northeastern state stood witness to inter tribal rivalry. However, headhunting has never been viewed as a taboo and headhunters have always been admired and revered in their tribes. The more … Continue reading

Shillong – Travel Guide for Couples and Honeymooners
Everything else / Literature Stuff / Meghalaya / Shillong

Shillong – Travel Guide for Couples and Honeymooners

Shillong can arguably be said to be the most charming hill-station of India. Located in Meghalaya, a land famous for receiving the highest rainfall in the world and aptly called the ‘abode of clouds’, it is during the monsoon season when Shillong turns magical. Countless waterfalls and lakes come alive, caves become slippery and clouds play an unending … 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

Nameri National Park

What can tourism do about wildlife poaching – silence is not an option

Originally posted on Jeremy Smith:
Tourism has always used the best shot. Beaches in brochures are enticingly empty or inhabited by immaculately toned models. The sun is setting with the concrete tower block cropped just out of view. Lazy travel cliches paint the best possible verbal pictures too, so that neigbourhoods are relentlessly ‘vibrant’, markets…