Hornbill Festival: The Heritage Folk Culture of the Naga Tribes

Nagaland is home to several tribes with their own distinctive traditions, dress, food, culture, folklore and festivals. These tribal groups are the basis of the rich heritage that Nagaland boasts of, and inorder to maintain this heritage and promote inter-tribal interaction the Hornbill Festival is held every year in Kohima, Nagaland. Jointly organized by the… Continue reading Hornbill Festival: The Heritage Folk Culture of the Naga Tribes

Explore the Pristine Dzukou Valley in Nagaland

World tourism has been greatly affected by the pandemic for over a year and half now, as International and National borders remain sealed. Norms like total lockdown, partial lockdown, social distancing and many protocols have been put into effect to curb the crisis along with active vaccination drives. Recently, however, many countries have opened their… Continue reading Explore the Pristine Dzukou Valley in Nagaland

A Weekend Getaway to Parashuram Kund

Parashuram Kund is a religious site of the Hindus situated on the Brahmaputra plateau on the lower reaches of the Lohit river, in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. Every year during Makar Sangkranti, in the month of January, thousands of pilgrims from across India and the neighbouring country of Nepal visit this holy site to… Continue reading A Weekend Getaway to Parashuram Kund

Amazing Road Trip from Guwahati to Tawang

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. Rachel Wolchin Some people live for adventure, the mere thrill experienced when faced with the most unexpected situations is what adventure is all about. Diving into the wilderness and losing oneself, body and mind, to attain the ultimate bliss is… Continue reading Amazing Road Trip from Guwahati to Tawang

Bagpacking in Assam: The Road Less Taken

Assam is, for many, an offbeat destination as there are many misconceptions about this place, and tourists are apprehensive about visiting Assam. But if you have read about Assam from my previous posts you would realize how beautiful and serene a place Assam is. In the recent years there has been a gradual rise in… Continue reading Bagpacking in Assam: The Road Less Taken

Best Weekend Getaways from Guwahati

Assam is an ideal location for all travel lovers. You can opt from many beautiful locations depending on your preferences. Get ‘far away from the madding crowd’ and spend an idyllic vacation amidst the greenery of the tea gardens. Relax in an eco-resort while enjoying the flavorsome ethnic Assamese cuisine. Take a safari of the… Continue reading Best Weekend Getaways from Guwahati

Panimur waterfall – The Niagara of Assam

Panimur waterfall is located in Umrangso of Dima Hasao district of Assam in the North Cachar hills. This offbeat tourist destination is called the Niagara of Assam and the resemblance cannot be overlooked. The beautiful Kopili river water hitting the rocks with great force finally gushes down creating the image of a lively and free… Continue reading Panimur waterfall – The Niagara of Assam

Ranghar – The Tai-Ahom Heritage Monument

Rang Ghar in Sivasagar

Sahityarathi Laxminath Bezbaruah had composed this beautiful song back in the days when Assam was not economically sound. But the poet firmly believed that we, the Assamese, can never be poor. Ami Asomiya, nohou dukhiya Kihor dukhiya hom? Hokolu asil, hokolu ase Nubuju nolou gham. Sankare dile bishudh dharam, Lachite baahut bol Sati Joymotir satitwa… Continue reading Ranghar – The Tai-Ahom Heritage Monument

Xaj Pani – The Drink of Assam

Xaj Pani is a rice beer made of fermented rice and a mixture of rare species. Read further to learn more about who drinks it and when and where they drink it.

Bogibeel Bridge – A Symbol of Hope for a Better Future

Bogibeel Bridge at sunset

This spring I had the pleasure of visiting my hometown Dibrugarh after 13 long months. Spring is very special to us in Assam because with the advent of spring comes Bihu, the Assamese New Year. This Bihu was more special because my 3 months young baby was visiting his paternal as well as maternal grandparents… Continue reading Bogibeel Bridge – A Symbol of Hope for a Better Future