Whenever I passed by the streets of Guwahati to head to the railway station in a jiffy, I always used to pass by this pleasant and peaceful garden. From the windows of the bus, I could see couples pedaling on pedal boats, enjoying the serenity around. This garden was always on the eye, but never…
Category: NORTH EAST
5 Reasons you must Visit Shillong this Monsoon
Monsoons are here and as the entire country breathes a sigh of relief from the scorching heat of the summers, it is time to witness a delightful downpour from the balcony over chai and pakoras. But let it not keep you indoors the entire season as India turns even better at certain places during monsoons….
The Mojito Retreat at 11th Avenue-Cafe`Bistro, Guwahati
The 11th Avenue-Cafe` Bistro is located adjoining the street where the Assam State Museum is located. After visiting the museum, I took a break to sip coffee here, but ended up with the refreshing mojito instead. Facing the serenity of the Prashanti Udyan, this cafe` can be an ideal hangout place in the evenings.
Recollections of the past: My trip to the Tawang Monastery
In one of my earlier posts, I spoke about my journey and experiences in Tawang..My trip to the Tawang Monastery was one of the rarest experiences among all. Firstly, it was because it was the first time, i was getting the opportunity to witness the Largest Monastery of India and the Second largest in the world.
Taking a Stroll in the Streets of Guwahati
The business capital of Assam, once a silent city has slowly adopted the hustle bustle of the metros and is coming up as a major tourist attraction.
The Silkworm Retreat at my friends house on Bihu Festival
Its Bihu Season in the North East India and will be a month long festival. I was being invited over by my friends since last week, but due to some work I was not able to join them for a feast. Well, it finally happened yesterday and I thought its the right occasion to share the experience.
Locking the Horns: The Gladiator Bull Fights of Bihu Festival
13 Kms from Sibsagar town is Simaluguri Station, the gateway to the historic Sibsagar town. What is so historic about Sibsagar? The Ahom dynasty? The architectural buildings, the tea gardens? Well something more!! The ferocious bull fights. Today is Rongali Bihu, the New Year in the state of Assam. The entire state is immersed today in celebrations and this will continue for a month, so I thought this is the ideal time to write this post.
Small Town Attractions-Sibsagar: Wandering through the legacies of the Ahom Dynasty
A view point alongside the fighting arena constructed for the Gladiator Entertainment (Yes, this existed in India too), the Rang Ghar was the symposium for the Ahom Kings to enjoy the famous Bull Fights. Till today, the bull fights continue to be the major attraction of this town, every year during the ‘Bihu Festival’ in April.
Small Town Attractions: Exploring the Secrets of Sibsagar Town
Situated at the heart of the Sibsagar town, is the Shiva Temple ‘Sibsagar Sivadol’ with the pristine Sibsagar lake in its background. The kingdom of the Ahom dynasty, this temple was built in 1734 by Bar Raja Ambika, queen of Ahom king Swargadeo Siba Singha (1714–1744).
PLANNING A FOUR DAY FAMILY ROAD TRIP TO GANGTOK
Located at an altitude of 1650 m (5410 feet), Gangtok, Sikkim is one of the most sought after and favourite tourist spots of the North East India. With its beautiful and scenic landscape, snow-capped view of the Kanchenjunga Peaks, vibrant culture, intricate artistry and pristine beauty, Gangtok can be a land of surprises for the…
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