Tag : North East India

Aoling Festival in Nagaland: The authentic, untouristy alternative to the Hornbill Festival

Anna
Why you should skip the Hornbill Festival and attend the authentic, untouristy Aoling Festival instead. The highlight of a visit to Nagaland, North East India’s wild west frontier, is witnessing the unique lifestyle and intriguing culture of the tribal people that live here. The tribes of Nagaland take their festivals very......

Attending the Mystical Mopin Festival in Aalo, Arunachal Pradesh

Anna
A Unique experience – attending the mystical and slighty bizarre Mopin Festival in Aalo, Arunachal Pradesh As soon as I stepped into the temple grounds ladies in traditional tribal dress rushed to smear rice paste on my face as a bamboo shoot containing home made rice wine was thrust upon me. I......

Meeting the last surviving Headhunters of Nagaland

Anna
Face to Face with the last Headhunters of Nagaland Since being captivated by exotic portraits of the headhunters of Nagaland in magazines I’d always dreamed of witnessing this intriguing, exotic and oh so different way of life for myself but honestly never really believed that it would happen – the remote......

Escaping it all in the tribal lands of North East India

Anna
Exploring the Remote and Unexplored Tribal Lands of North East India Is it just me or does anyone else ever dream of just leaving it all behind, going totally off grid and living off the land on a desert island or in a remote valley discarding all the worries and......

Why you should skip Tibet and visit Tawang instead.

Anna
Skip Tibet and visit Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, North East India instead. I always longed to visit Tibet – just the name conjures up images of snow capped Himalayan mountains adorned with colourful, fluttering prayer flags, the roof of the world, serene Tibetan culture, the grandeur of the Potala Palace and......

Meeting the Apatani Tribe of Ziro Valley: A Photo Essay

Anna
Meeting the Apatani Tribe of Ziro Valley: A Photo Essay The Ziro Valley is home to not only some of the picturesque scenery in North East India but also the unique Apatani tribe. Nestled within Arunachal Pradesh’s mystical and rugged Himalayan mountainscape this layered landscape of green rice fields, rivers, gently......

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