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 day. Some of these elders are the last of the tribe who still display the ancient Apatani way of wearing large nose plugs and tattoos. Though marvelous; a testimony of an incredible culture, in a few decades, this tradition will completely disappear.
Our Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour of Tribes is a great introduction to these faraway lands, where apart from the Apatanis, you’ll also meet many other fascinating tribes of the region.