A six month long journey to Assam has finally come to an end. I have returned with lots of memories, goodwill, and stories. i journeyed through the remote villages, between the lush green fields, sailed on the artistic boats on the Brahmaputra waters and captured some breathtaking landscapes, sunrises and sunsets. Here is a small photo-journey for my readers. These are some of my favourite pictures as I traveled across the entire state.
As one ventures North East India on a road trip, the best way to enjoy the breaks in between is to stop at the retail tea outlets. Making a second entry to the tea factories, these retail outlets showcase the tea coming directly out of the tea-factories. Packaged within the factory itself, and available for sale, it is a wonderful opportunity for tea-tours in the state.Continue Reading "Sipping Assam Tea With O!Chai"
Just took a tour of Guwahati a few days back. The weather these days here is pleasant as it has been raining heavily. The peak summer seasons in North East start around June, which means you can expect a pleasant weather if you are planning for a trip until the earlier weeks of May.Continue Reading "Taking a Stroll in the Streets of Guwahati"
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.Continue Reading "Locking the Horns: The Gladiator Bull Fights of Bihu Festival"
Had an enchanting time with this folk group last Sunday..The start was slow, but gradually the rhythm picked up and my feet and hands couldn’t help from tapping on the Krishna Tunes…