Tag: Himalayas

  • Frank Kingdon-Ward | Plant Hunter, Explorer and His Travels in Arunachal Pradesh

    Frank Kingdon-Ward | Plant Hunter, Explorer and His Travels in Arunachal Pradesh

    What exactly is it about plants and flowers that sends these men and women, otherwise known as ‘botanists’, all over the world in search of new species of flowers and plants, usually in remote, difficult to travel areas? When mere mortals walk through gardens or see beautiful flowers around them then that is precisely what […]

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  • Folklore From North-East India: Tale Of A Mishmi Girl

    Folklore From North-East India: Tale Of A Mishmi Girl

    This folktale, from the Idu Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, tells about the moral behind the Idu tradition of naming their new born babies within 5 days after delivery. If not followed, it is believed that a khinu (Eng: spirit) will name the baby and take it away. One upon a time, a beautiful daughter […]

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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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  • Beyul Of Pemako – Paradise On Earth

    Beyul Of Pemako – Paradise On Earth

    Ever since I read about the beyul of Pemako, I’ve had a fascinated heart and mind, a yearning from deep within to escape – bonds that tangle me and tie me to the perception of a three dimensional reality. Long ago in Tibet, ancient scrolls and texts were found describing beyul – earthly paradises hidden in the Himalayas where the […]

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  • Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 1,2 – Ziro And The Apatanis

    Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 1,2 – Ziro And The Apatanis

    Day 1 A week of unbearable summer heat had prompted me and Tushar to plan an escape into the nearby Himalayan ranges of Arunachal Pradesh. Bizarrely, it turned out to be a beautiful drizzly Sunday when we started our journey from Dibrugarh in Assam, driving towards Ziro in central Arunachal Pradesh. I’d heard much about […]

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  • Tawang – Travel, Adventure, Lakes & Buddhist Spirituality

    Tawang – Travel, Adventure, Lakes & Buddhist Spirituality

    Perched at a soaring height of around 10,000 ft above sea level, Tawang is a mountainous tract in the North-west extremity of Arunachal Pradesh. This earthly paradise is a hidden treasure filled with Buddhist chants & benign monks. Feed you souls to the heavenly views, immerse yourself in the serenity & marvel at the pleasant […]

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  • Photo Of The Day – One Of Hundred Lakes

    Tawang District in Arunachal Pradesh is home to more than 100 high mountain Himalayan lakes. Most of them remain frozen in winters, and almost all of them remain as silent as the air that roam these spiritual lands.

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  • Photo Of The Day – Free Spirits

    Photographed somewhere near the Buddhist town of Tawang in the high Himalayas, the horses seemed perfectly at ease, like spirits out on a gentle stroll, and as secretive as Himalayan mist.

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  • Photo Of The Day ~ Blue Mountain

    During the coldest of the winters, Lohit Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, in the eastern most of the eastern Himalayas, becomes a quiet place; the sun rises earliest in all of India and night falls sooner than ever. And far away from the summer monsoon, the skies clear up to magnificent blues.

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  • Photo Of Day – Prayers And Flags

    The Himalayas are a land of prayers – written in pieces of cloth and carried to God by the winds that roam these highlands.In the photograph, a lonely street somewhere in the town of Gangtok in Northeastern India, decorated with colorful enlightening prayer-flags.

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