Experience of travelling in a shared sumo from Mon to Longwa and staying in a Konyak’s homestay and exploring Longwa over 2 days.
Category: North East India
Destination Longwa : From Ziro to Dibrugarh to Sonari
Experiences of travelling from Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh after ZFM and then to Dibrugarh. From Dibrugarh to Sonari and onward to Longwa, Nagaland.
Dimapur to Kohima and Explorations in Kohima
Getting an Inner-Line Permit in Dimapur. Travelling from Dimapur to Kohima by shared taxi and exploring Kohima during Hornbill Festival.
A Love Affair with Kalimpong
Memories of two trips to Kalimpong and explorations.
Trekking to Dzuköu Valley, Nagaland
Description of Dzukou valley day trek in Nagaland during Hornbill Festival.
Memories of a Utopia : Munlom Nature Resort in Dzongu, Sikkim
On my first visit to the tiny erstwhile Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim, back in the early 2010s – I had stumbled upon this word called ‘Dzongu’. It sounded very mysterious and romantic. This first Sikkim trip was with the family and we had a sort-of fixed program for 10 days where we were going around…
Basar Confluence – An Authentic Tribal Festival in Arunachal Pradesh
First the sad part – I was distraught at not having been able to make it for Basar Confluence or BasCon 3.0 in 2018. Especially after coordinating with Doni and discussing the logistics for the trip to Basar, continuing onward for Mechuka Adventure Festival and possibly to Namdapha National Park. Now for the Happy part…
Ziro Festival of Music with Discover Northeast
Experience of Ziro Festival of Music ZFM with Camp Zingaros, Discover Northeast
Dukpa Tseshi Festival of Dokpas – The High Altitude Nomads of Sikkim
The air is thin as we drive farther away from Thangu on the popular road from Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim. The journey from Delhi has already taken over two days. Time is irrelevant here; and it shouldn’t matter too; for we are documenting Dukpa Tseshi – festival of the Dokpa tribe that…
Orange Festival of Adventure & Music in Dambuk, Arunachal Pradesh
Back in 2017, over a glass of delicious home-brewed rice wine in Nagaland a friend had thrown the words ‘Dambuk Orange Festival’ at me. I was intrigued; Dambuk sounded exotic and the fact that it was an adventure and music festival held in the midst of orange orchards felt too good to be true! About…
In Lake Country : Tawang to Bumla & Shungatser Lake
It was a freezing cold morning in Tawang; and we were supposed to go to Bumla. We had a reasonably late night at the Tawang Festival. It was the end of October and night temperatures in Tawang were already hovering in the negative. On top of the cold, the local alcohol that we all had…
Tribes of Nagaland – Hornbill Festival
As briefly mentioned in the earlier photo story; the Hornbill Festival near Kohima in Nagaland is a great place to have a glimpse of the different tribes of Nagaland in their traditional attire. Names of the various tribes of Nagaland are : Ao, Angami, Chakhesang, Chang, Kachari, Khiamniungan, Lotha, Konyak, Kuki, Phom, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Pochury,…