Tipaimukh Dam | A Threat To Nature And Native Culture
Conservation / Culture / Everything else / Manipur / Manipuri People / Mizo People / Mizoram / Sustainable Living

Tipaimukh Dam | A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

Dams have remained as a major instrument in the path of economic development and prosperity for a country and have been integral in bringing nations closer to each other. It has also played its role in creating mutual suspicions, mistrust and misunderstandings between nations as well as the government and its people. Dams help people … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)
Manas National Park / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day – Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)

The Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is a beautiful passerine bird, common in eastern and southeastern Asia, photographed above in the thick woodlands of Manas National Park, Assam. They occupy forests and cultivated plantations. Both the male and female of the species look almost identical, and like other birds where there is no visible difference between the sexes, both parents contribute to the … 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

Photo Of The Day – Kaziranga in the Monsoon Season
Kaziranga National Park / Landscape / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day – Kaziranga in the Monsoon Season

The annual monsoons play an important role in keeping the grasslands of Kaziranga National Park fertile, making way for great biodiversity to flourish. As seen here, the grasslands all green a few weeks back. Related Posts: Photo Of The Day – Monsoon Coming! Monsoon In Cherrapunji – A Trip To The Rainiest Wettest Place Of … 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

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

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 – 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

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

Meghalaya: Where The Best Carnations Come From
Everything else / Literature Stuff / Meghalaya / Sustainable Living

Meghalaya: Where The Best Carnations Come From

Known as the carnation belt of India, Meghalaya is a treat for the eyes. Firstly, as you’d know if you’ve been reading our blog, the landscape is truly unique. Numerous pretty caves, waterfalls, lakes and forests can be found in abundance throughout this hilly state; which is also famous as being the wettest and rainiest … Continue reading