Naamghar: The Assamese Cultural Identity

Naamghar is a community prayer hall in Assam where people gather for religious and other cultural activities. The Neo-Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva established the Satras and the Naamghars for people to gather and engage in naam and other cultural activities. Srimanta Sankardeva inspired the pan-Indian Bhakti Movement in Assam and propagated the Ek-Sarana-Naam-Dharma or Neo-Vaishnavism.… Continue reading Naamghar: The Assamese Cultural Identity

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

Is Assam a good option for Workation

The Pandemic has changed our lives altogether as we had to adapt ourselves to a totally new norm. The fear is always there but at the same time we have developed certain habits which would definitely be beneficial in the long run. The necessity to adopt a healthy food and life style to maintain a… Continue reading Is Assam a good option for Workation

Assam is a Hotspot for Culinary tourism

Culinary or Food tourism is the exploration of food as the purpose of tourism. The purpose of travel can be different for all, depending on that person’s personal choices. While most of us travel to experience the beaches, the mountains, the treks, the culture etc. , some prefer to travel simply for the gastronomic experience.… Continue reading Assam is a Hotspot for Culinary tourism

Ahom King Chaolung Siukapha: The Architect of Greater Assam

Chaolung Siukapha was the founder of the Ahom Kingdom, and the first Ahom King in medieval Assam. The Tai word Chao means Lord and Lung means Great. The Great Lord Swargadeo Chaolung Siukapha was considered, by the Ahoms, to be a descendant of God Khunlung, who had come down from heaven and had ruled Mong… Continue reading Ahom King Chaolung Siukapha: The Architect of Greater Assam

Summer Drinks and Food in Assam

Summer is already here and it’s that time of the year when we feel lethargic, dehydrated, dull and everything but fresh. The scorching heat drains out our energy. As such a heavy or spicy meal is something we should all avoid during summer. Our meal should be balanced and loaded with citrus which includes juices,… Continue reading Summer Drinks and Food in Assam

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga Kaziranga Bhoyaboh nohoi Nohoi abhoyaranya Iyatkoi u bhoyaboh jana Prithibir jonoaranya … … Kazirangar siro seuj poribesh Hosti byaaghrore baas Ek khorgor gorh prithibiye sai Pokhir suwodi prokash Mur Kaziranga nohoi je bonyo Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, the music maestro of Assam, feels a divine connection with nature and in this song,… Continue reading Kaziranga National Park

The Unique Blends of Assam Tea

Eti kunhi duti paat Rattanpur bagichat Lohpohia haatere Kune nu singile O kune nu singile Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Assam’s bard and music maestro Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was a poet of Nature, of the people and a revolutionary poet at the same time. His compositions reflect the true soul of Assam in all its glory. In… Continue reading The Unique Blends of Assam Tea

A Quick Guide for Travelers to the Industrial Town of Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh is a district in Assam which offers the most unique mixture of tourist attractions. Tea tourism, Wildlife tourism, River tourism are important sectors which have attracted tourists to this small but beautiful town. The tea gardens of Dibrugarh have been one major retreat for travel lovers. The Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow brews some of… Continue reading A Quick Guide for Travelers to the Industrial Town of Dibrugarh

Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park is situated in Sonitpur district of Assam in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas. Nameri National Park was declared a National Park in 1998 and a Tiger Reserve in 1999-2000. Nameri shares its northern boundaries with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh and has an area of 200 sq kms of… Continue reading Nameri National Park