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Anjita Nath and Her Classmates Visit Deopani River in Arunachal Pradesh

“We are the students of Masters of Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Science. We barely get any holidays and as we are in our 2nd semester, we need to go for rural practicum where we stay in villages to learn about the community and the culture. There are 13 of us, out of which 4-5 belong to the northeast region and remaining are from different places like Delhi, Goa and Bihar. These photographs are taken at Deopani river aka Eze river which is located 3-4km away from the Riong town of lower Dibang Valley district, Arunachal Pradesh. We visited this place in the monsoon season, so the weather was quite pleasant.  It was refreshing and calming to see pure water running through,  just before we started with our work. A very beautiful sight indeed! The place radiates happy vibes with the fresh air and lush greenery. We enjoyed every moment. This trip was even more special because we got to spend more time with each other.” ~ Anjita Nath from Arunachal Pradesh A …

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Documentcherry: ‘Hanami’- Flower Viewing (In Japanese) | Longkum Village, Nagaland

Longkum, a village in Nagaland, is known for its many tourist hotspots, especially the Cherry Blossom viewing! During the autumn season, between September and October, the cherry blossoms are in their full glory. The route alongside Longkum village is lined with vibrant pink flowers, making it a picturesque scene. Folks from across the state and from other parts of the region flock into the village to capture this breathtaking sight! This autumn, we suggest you to head over to this pristine village for some amazing views!  Route across Longkum Village, Nagaland Longkum, an Ao village, in the regions of Ongpangkong is making its visitors gasp in admiration with the joyous sight of the cherry blossom trees. The stretch of Alichen village till Longkum village is heavenly sight during autumn. Longkhum village already has tons of tourist hotspots in its arsenal and the sight of cherry blossom is an icing on the cake! For your next autumn gateway, you should definitely check out this clean and lush village of Longkhum, not very far from Mokokchung town. …

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Explore Lachung, a Pristine Mountain Village in Sikkim

If you ever visit Sikkim, you may not want to miss out Lachung. Whether you want a soul-searching experience or an off-beat adventure, Lachung has got it all. If only words could do justice on this breathtaking clean village – be it trekking, strolling around, taking photographs or just sit back and relax with a cup of tea and book — simply immerse in the breathtaking views!  An overview of the spectacular Lachung village in Sikkim When you’re there, do not forget to visit the famous Samten Choling monastery. This monastery is known to be one of the hot-spots for tourists seeking peace and quiet for decades. It is said that over a century ago, Lachung was a popular spot for spiritual practices. The Samten Choling monastery in Lachung dates back to 1850. As per Chinese astrology, it was built in the year of the metal dog and this holds much religious significance. Buddhist worshipers who visit the monastery are said to be blessed with happiness and inner prosperity after doing so. In 1930, the …

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Visit Dzuleke at Nagaland – The Best Spot for Picnic, Camping and Relaxing

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway this weekend, we’ve got you covered! We’re talking about Dzuleke Village, nestled in the mountains and covered in lush green forests. A well-known place, this quaint village is certainly every traveler’s paradise! Abundant in flora and fauna, the village is surrounded by looming mountains covered in mist, scenic landscapes, wildflowers, the streams, adorable home-stays, the farmland. This picturesque place is a treasure trove for photographers or photography enthusiast. Located about 10 kms away from Khonoma village, Dzuleke in Nagaland Most of the houses here are surrounded with colorful begonia and geranium flowers. If you’re in the mood for a sightseeing trip, picnic, camping or just to take a short break from the mad rush of life, Dzuleke is the best bet for you to unwind. Trust us when we say that every sight of this place is a feast to the eyes. Although, the road to Dzuleke can be quite challenging but it is worth every bit of the adventure. Tourists stopped for sight-seeing on the way to …

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Take a Trip to One of the Cleanest Villages in Nagaland – Mopungchuket

Hello Fam! Looks like we’ve just discovered the perfect place for you to wind down this weekend. We’re talking about Mopungchuket, an Ao village, 13 kilometer drive from Mokokchung. Trust us, spring is a good time to travel to Nagaland before it gets too muggy over the summer. This place is perfect when you just want to soak in a little bit of nature and pleasant sunshine! So, what is this whimsical village all about? Find out below: This village is said to be the cleanest village among the Ao villages, in fact in the entire Nagaland. It is known for its clean living, picturesque landscape and the warmth of the local people. Folks! Grab your bags already. While you’re here, don’t forget to learn about the legendary romantic story of Jina and Etiben! What can you expect when here? Expect a lot of delectable local cuisines, happy kids strutting around, abundance of seasonal flowers in almost every household, and of course, the village attractions such as the pillar/ village tower, cultural museums, historical artifacts, …

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“Getaway to the Snow-Covered Dhauladhar in Himachal Pradesh During My Stressful Medical Internship was Like Hitting the Jackpot for my Soul” – Dr. Deepshikha Chhettri

“It was one of the most beautiful day we have experienced together. The one on the left is Arshika – my best friend of ten years, and the one on the right is my sister Ruchika. It was around 3 PM in the evening, and this photo was taken during our trip to Dhauladhar trails in Himachal Pradesh enroute to Triund top. The evening had a very pleasant and warm vibe despite the chilly weather. The chill made us hungry so we stopped on our way to rest for some time and eat. This moment is all the more special because I was with my two favourite people. The entire trip was mind-blowing – with so much to discover – and with an abundance of nature’s beauty to soak in. Memories from the trip will be forever etched in my memory as one of the best treks of my life. Moreover, this was at a time when I was a medical intern in Delhi, and anything remotely green and quiet felt like heaven for me. …

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“My Job Takes Me Around the World and Introduces Me to New Cultures” – A Chat With Sangeeta Sharma, Cabin Crew For Qatar Airways from Manipur

Do you find yourself wishing you can leave your day job and travel full time – or at least save up enough to travel as much as your heart wishes to? Well, some people among us are living the dream – where their job gives them the pass to travel the ends of the world. Sangeeta Sharma from Manipur is one such lucky person. As a cabin crew member with Qatar Airways, she gets to indulge in her passion for travelling, and meeting new people through her day job. She chats with us today to tell us about her trips around the world, her top travel tips and more. We had a chat with Sangeeta Sharma, cabin crew at Qatar airways from Manipur. We’re delighted to have her tell us about why people should travel and her top travel tips! Hi Sangeeta! Introduce a little about yourself and tell us what travelling means to you. My name is Sangeeta Sharma, 23-years-old from Manipur. I’m currently staying in Doha, working at Qatar airways as a cabin …

“Can You Take My Photo?” Shy Boy Wants a Photo with the Famous Toy Train at Ghoom Station in Darjeeling | Photograph By Abhishek

“I was born and brought up in Darjeeling, but life out here has always fascinated me. There’s something so unique about the place – the people, the marvelous and majestic mountains, the moody weather, and then the heritage of the toy train. The toy train ride of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) has always remained a marvelous and delightful experience and was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The highest point of DHR and the highest railway station India – the Ghoom station is at an altitude of 2285 metres. Its shortest tour starts from the Ghoom station. Locals and tourists alike, witness the brightest rides of this famous toy train under the winter sun, when it’s at its prime – as it gracefully cascades across the town. . I love taking pictures wherever I go, and of things that catch my fancy; Darjeeling especially serves planets of inspirations for this passion of mine. I love how hustle and tranquility co-exist beautifully in this town. This particular day, I was enjoying …

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“Passion to Learn About New Cultures, Planning and Saving up!” – Arenla from Nagaland Talks About Her Many Travels Around the World and How She Manages Her Travel Expenses As a Student

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” We have already heard enough of how travel and exploring new places are not only good for our physical wellbeing, but it can also do wonders for our mental and emotional health. To validate this, we’ve heard so many wonderful stories from travelers in the R&L community, who we admit, are having a ball and most importantly, have many wise words to share as well. So today, we have another young member, 24-year old Arenla from Nagaland to enlighten us all on why we should travel often, and also how to manage your expenses and travel planning. Currently a student in California, she talks about how her passion for learning about new cultures motivated her enough to take up a research study on intercultural communication, and how her love for travel compliments her interests and passions in so many ways. We chat with Arenla from Nagaland about her current life as a communications student in South Carolina, and shares some …

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This Treehouse In Nagaland Is An Ideal Way To Escape Onto The Scenic Wonders Of Nature – Explore “Cloudline Treehouse” In Khonoma Village

This one is for all the nature enthusiasts looking for a unique getaway in the open embrace of nature. We recently came across “Cloudline Treehouse” which is truly a piece of art – a charming treehouse located about one and half hour drive away from Kohima towards Dzuleke via Khonoma in Nagaland. By our first glimpse of the place, it is an ideal place to rejuvenate by being one with nature with a beautiful elevated view of the surrounding scenery. Situated at the foothill of KEDIEUTSÜKERÜ, Khonoma is one of the highest mountain in Nagaland with breath taking views with a rich flora and fauna. Dreamy and unreal huh? Already excited to know more? Well, let’s chat with Vilieme Kuotsu, one of the founders to know more about “Cloudline Treehouse” and most importantly, how to book a room there! Hello Vilieme! Please tell us about your venture “Cloudline Treehouse” and what is so special about it? “Cloudline treehouse” was established in 2017 and founded by a group of like-minded people, all hailing from Khonoma village – …