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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…

Photo Of The Day: A Meyor House at Dong Village
Landscape / Lohit Valley / Meyor Tribe / Photo Of The Day / Structure / Sustainable Living

Photo Of The Day: A Meyor House at Dong Village

Dong is a splendid village in Lohit District, Arunachal Pradesh, located a few miles away from the Chinese border, famous for being the easternmost human settlement of India, and to receive the country’s first sunrise. There are many things to do in and around the village. Learn about the village culture of the hospitable and very traditional … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – A Bridge Over Mighty Brahmaputra
Nameri National Park

Photo Of The Day – A Bridge Over Mighty Brahmaputra

The Brahmaputra River, one of Asia’s mightiest, arrives at India in the mountainous state of Arunachal Pradesh, after having roamed the Tibetan plateau for thousands of kilometers in a totally opposite direction. Locally called the Siang in Arunachal Pradesh, the river turns calm and a magical blue during the dry winters, a ripe time to indulge in … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – Inside An Apatani House
Apatani Tribe / Arunachal Pradesh / Culture / Lower Subansiri District / People / Photo Of The Day / Ziro

Photo Of The Day – Inside An Apatani House

One of our guides has just returned from a trip to the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh and has thought of contributing this photograph. Taken inside the house of an Apatani Tribe; who are the main residents of Ziro, the picture shows two Apatani elders warming themselves in an open oven in a gloomy cloudy … Continue reading