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It was a group of thirteen people when we started from Guwahati. We all went there by train to Dimapur. After reached Dimapur, we’ve booked zonal taxi to Kohima( the capital of Nagaland). After four to five hours travel, we reached the hotel near Taxi stand. Dimapur to Kohima is approx. 75 km, but road conditions are so in bad shape due to landslides and heavy rain. In the afternoon we went for grocery shopping and other requirements for Dzuko trek. Next morning we started around 7 AM from hotel to Viswama (Dzuko trek dropping point), only Tata Sumo, Mahindra bolero (local taxi) allowed and it is around 22 km. Before we start our trek we all had breakfast (Bread, Read more

Ambubachi Mela 2017

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The Kamakhya Temple in Assam is one of the 52 shakti Peeths or holy spots in the Indian sub continent. The Ambubachi Mela is an annual mela(Fair-crowd gathering to offer Prayer to the goddess) that is held in the kamakhya temple . This mela starts from the seventh day of the Assamese month Ahaar. It is believed that the presiding goddess of the temple, Kamakhya goes through her annual cycle of menstruation during this period of time. During the Ambubachi Mela,the doors of the Kamakhya temple along with the other temples of the region remains close for 3 days. During these 3 days, certain restrictions such as not offering prayers, reading holy scriptures and performing other religious activities are observed. Even Read more

is a border town located town located in the West Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, India. It is about 90 km from the capital city of Shillong. One can take a car or book a taxi or even bus services are available to Dawki from Shillong. The roads to Cherapunjee and Mawlynong can also found on the way to Dawki that cuts on the right from the main road. Half of the road to Dawki was full of dense fog. The drivers use dippers while passing through the roads. At this point it was felt deeply why this place is named as Meghalaya, as this road does justice to the word Meghalaya- the abode of clouds. Though it was  risky but Read more

Incredible India they say! They are absolutely correct in their saying. It has been an awesome experience to visit Khajuraho and Panna. Be with me for another 15 minutes to know about the trip. Khajuraho is situated in the soul-heart of Northern Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This destination is most sought-after among the foreign tourists for ancient and marvelous temples, exquisitely stone carvings. Khajuraho is a small sleepy town, but a thousand years ago it was a large people’s city. These temples were constructed during the rule of the Chandela dynasty. The temples of Khajuraho are dedicated to Tridev of Indian Gods like Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu and Durga(Maa Jagadamba) . These temples are picturesque display of sculptural art and architecture. The Read more

Random Walks: Trip to Venice, Italy

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  I decided to spend the day of New Year’s Eve 2014 in Venice, Italy. This trip had been on my cards for quite some time now, ever since I came to Italy in the end of August last year. So, some of us (me and three of my friends) decided to go there during the Christmas and new year’s break. We started quite early and it was very cold (temperature was below zero when we started and throughout the day it was either below zero or zero). I live in a small Italian town called Trieste and it is just a two hour train journey to Venice from Trieste. There are two train stations in Venice, so if you Read more