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A simple attempt to document my travels, observations and experiences in this fantastic region of the world - The North East of India. Words cannot fully describe the beauty and diversity of this region, so click on the Instagram button here for the picture story.

The Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Cherrapunji

Would you ever voluntarily start climbing down 3,500 steps, knowing that you have to come back the same way and up the same steps? Statistics: Approximately 7,000 steps over 7 km. More than 200 years ago, the Khasi tribal folks ...

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A hard day’s work

On a recent trip to Guwahati, I had the privilege of sitting in a cycle rickshaw ridden by Krisha Roy. Krishna Roy is in his early forties and has one 2 year old son and a wife. I write this ...

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Ziro Festival of Music 2015

Ziro Festival of Music The Ziro Festival of Music is on every year in Arunachal Pradesh in the month of September.  This year, the organisers have fixed the dates as September 24 – 27, 2015.  The festival is, as the ...

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Arunachal Pradesh – The Land of the Rising Sun

Arunachal Pradesh – The Land of the Rising Sun Arunachal Pradesh, the land of the rising sun, with its snow clad peaks, towering mountains, roaring rivers, high altitude meadows and vast unspoiled sub-tropical forests is aptly known as the’Last Shangri ...

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Assam – The Land of Red Rivers and Blue Hills

Assam – The Land of Red Rivers and Blue Hills Assam, with its sprawling tea gardens and unending stretches of paddy fields interspersed with groves of coconut, areca nuts, and banana trees, is one of  the biggest States in the ...

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Nagaland – The Land of Festivals

Nagaland – The Land of Festivals The hypnotic beat of log drums  engulf you, the  battle  cry of the Naga warriors  as they perform the war dance mesmerize you. The folk songs sung over a glass of rice beer around  ...

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Manipur – The Jeweled Land

Manipur – The Jeweled Land The floating islands in the Loktak Lake, the Shirui Lily, the Sangai deer, the emerald green valleys, blue lakes and rolling hills covered with dense forest, the moderate climate and rich cultural heritage of martial ...

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Meghalaya – The abode of clouds

Meghalaya is breathtakingly beautiful with its undulating hills, rolling grasslands, cascading waterfalls, snaking rivers, terraced slopes, hills and thrilling wildlife.  The drive along the winding roads through the mist and frequent cool showers is an experience in itself. The gurgling ...

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Sikkim – The hidden valley of rice

Sikkim,  where hills tower like castles built on cloudy nothingness, where lakes dot the countryside like sparkling jewels on a carpet of lush green forest, where mighty rivers roar down deep ravines lined with the bloom of Rhododendron flowers, Where ...

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Conquering Dzukou Valley

Conquering Dzukou Valley! — Michelle Sumi Hesso Hosting my friends – Anoosha from Mumbai and Trilokesh from Chennai – visiting Nagaland for the first time for the Hornbill Festival, 2014; I had planned a daily itinerary for their stay and ...

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