With India Myanmar border open for transit, it has become really easy for Indians to backpack across Myanmar and then to Thailand followed by Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and other countries if they have valid visa. Sharing some important tips that Indian backpackers should follow while doing this journey.
Dzukou Valley is undoubtedly the best and most well known destination of Nagaland. The route invites visitors all year, except monsoon and showcases the sights of gorgeous green valley that divides Nagaland with Manipur.
It turned out that this must visit festival in Ladakh is unlike any of the Teschu I have attended in Punakha and Sikkim. This one is way more commercial and one can easily avoid it. During the two days when I attended the event, I observed a few things that was really off and not something that one would expect from festival that everyone says is a cultural extravaganza of Ladakh.
Bishnupur was ruled by the rulers of Mall Dynasty during 17th and 18th century. The Mallas were great admirers of art and culture and they constructed a number of temples in this area. Their work is also seen at some places in Bankura and Kalna.
Bengal is known as a land of festivities. The quote 'baro maase tero parbon (‘13 festivals in just 12 months’)' is often associated with this state because the number of festivals outnumber the months in a calendar year. One such festival is Gajan that is celebrated as a pre harvest festival during the month of April.
In the last five years, Ladakh has seen a rapid change in climatic conditions. With unprecedented rainfalls, melting glaciers and snowfall in the months that are usually considered summers, the problems of Ladakh doesn’t seem to end.
Sangai is the state animal of Manipur and efforts to conserve this beautiful creature has been made since the early 2000s. Sangai Festival celebrates the culture, traditions and food of Manipur by bringing everything under one roof.
Hornbill Festival dates are usually in the first week of December. The event is also a great chance to explore the food and handicrafts of Nagaland and North East India in general.