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Tugging ropes and bellowing chants could be seen on Fort Cochin, the huge structure is Chinese Fishing nets- a century old tradition
I distinctly remember when I heard about Kerala Blog Express from a season 1 contestant and the idea of getting on a customized bus and travel from south of Kerala to its north seemed really cool, and add other 25 travel bloggers from all over the world, and it sounded even more cool.
After talking to my host, Danny Gam, who is also a forest officer in Kaziranga, Assam, I decided to do the monastery run for
Monolith is a symbol of remembrance in the Jaintia Hills. The cluster of monoliths have been erected to mark the reigns of the erstwhile Jaintia Kings, holding a significant event in the history of Meghalaya. There are many folktales justifying the presence of monoliths and each of these is amusing enough for me
. Camera didn’t get me lot of fame or money but it brought a purpose and happiness to my life, which cannot be bought by mundane experiences. I was again the same child who used to be competitive, ambitious and passionate, who used to strive always for the first position in class.
If you ask me how many times I have visited southern India, I would probably answer that I have lost the count. I spent four years there during my graduation and it was then that I fell in love with it. It was indeed
love at first sight and it has kept me interested like no other lover.
The festival is held at Kisama Heritage Village which is 10-15 kms away from the capital, Kohima. There are 16 tribes which participate in this annual festival from 1st Dec- 10th Dec. Having seen the excellent response over the last few years, the festival days have been extended from 7 days to 10 days.
I was keen to know the lives of Kinnauri people- understand their culture and feel their hardships in this inhabited village. I have never met such cheerful and warm people. I got invitations from the villagers as I smiled and nodded to say hello.
Varanasi or Banaras: the religious capital of India. The city is said to be as old as time and one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of the world. The city has been a mute spectator of the changes in the world, in human race and in the city itself.