Category: Travelogues

  • A Lofty Valley at the Edge of the Himalayas

    A Lofty Valley at the Edge of the Himalayas

    The memory lingers to a few many years ago when I and two of my friends had embarked on a long road trip to explore the country’s eastern most edges – a lofty valley hidden deep in the Himalayas and amongst the remotest places on the planet. We started one crisp winter morning from the […]

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  • Reminiscence over a cup of Assam Tea

    Reminiscence over a cup of Assam Tea

    It’s a fine evening, dusk slowly moving in, turning the blue skies a hue of gold. It’s tea time. My soul sisters and I have gathered in the veranda around a dainty wooden table for plush conversation. The best of pastries in town and the finest of Assam tea. I pour the delightful hot beverage […]

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  • Marvelous Weekend in Meghalaya!

    Marvelous Weekend in Meghalaya!

    Landscapes have always fascinated me!! As a nature lover and avid tree hugger nothing gives me more of a dopamine rush than standing in the middle of a humongous, glorious, lush green landscape as far as the eye can see and feeling small and insignificant in comparison to it!! As one travels and explores lands […]

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  • The Remote Lands of Lohit Valley in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh

    The Remote Lands of Lohit Valley in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh

    The Lohit Valley lies in the easternmost road of India. Mountains here feel virgin, cut down by the river Lohit. When our team had visited, the river was in a phase of transition; the deep turquoise water of dry winters turning mud red. The April sky had been a mix of rain and blue, and […]

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  • Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

    Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

    Little more than a year back, we’d enthusiastically begun our first responsible tourism project – a fundraiser meant to assist the forest man of India – Jadav Payeng, in his quest to grow more trees in the Brahmaputra Valley. With this post today, Greener Pastures is proud to announce that the fundraiser has been successful. […]

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  • Celebrating Reh Festival with the Charming Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh

    Celebrating Reh Festival with the Charming Mishmis of Arunachal Pradesh

    It’s been a while I sat down and wrote something. Work has kept me busy. In the first week of February, I had visited Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh; a state in Northeastern India. It was an incredible experience and makes me want to share it. It was a short two day trip where I’d gone to be […]

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  • Monsoon In Cherrapunji – A Trip To The Rainiest Wettest Place Of Planet Earth

    Monsoon In Cherrapunji – A Trip To The Rainiest Wettest Place Of Planet Earth

    I and Neil’s trip to the world’s rainiest and wettest place began in Guwahati City, from where it took us a five hour drive to reach our destination Cherrapunji. The journey crossed some splendid scenery of the Khasi Hills, which appeared astonishing green due to the summer monsoon rain. The forests, farmlands and pastures felt […]

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  • The Ledo-Stillwell Road: From India to Burma and China

    The Ledo-Stillwell Road: From India to Burma and China

    World War II can be regarded as one of humanity’s breaking point. The tragedy of Hitler’s Europe is well known, but there are also places far away, where the war brought with it the same approach to death. One such is the China-Burma-India (CBI) region which remains not much publicized. It began in 1942 when […]

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  • Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 5,6 – Mighty Valleys Of The Siang River

    Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 5,6 – Mighty Valleys Of The Siang River

    Continued from here. Day 5 & 6 We woke up to a beautiful and bright sunny morning. The bad weather of the past few days had disappeared, making for a blue sky. Low on money, we first went to an ATM which is the only working machine in the all of Along. There was a […]

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  • Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 3,4 – Daporijo, Subansiri And Tagins

    Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 3,4 – Daporijo, Subansiri And Tagins

    Continued from here. Day 3 When in the mountains, the eyes open early in the morning, as if to embrace the cool fresh air. We woke up, finished our morning chores, and left for a six hour drive to Daporijo. Before leaving Ziro, we spent time visiting a temple devoted to Lord Shiva where a […]

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