Visit North East India-My Other Blog

The reason I started blogging was because I wanted to put some lights on North East India Tourism,from time to time I have written about NE India in this blog but I felt I was not doing enough as this blog is almost about everything I feel like Blogging… ūüėÄ

Since I started blogging I tried my hands on many thing and to most extent I have done well I believe,but the Sole Purpose of starting All Resource was somehow overlooked by me as I know the potential of NE India and there will be endless topic to write about them..

So,to make things fall into place I decided to make another Blog solely concentrating on NE India and nothing else,Since I started blogging I have developed a special interest on Blogging and I want to keep it that way till my hands go numb.. ūüėÄ

At this moment I want to thank all the Readers,Fellow Bloggers,My Followers,Friends who supported me all the way and always encourage me to keep on Blogging..With this I request you all to please keep up your support with me to make my other blog “Visit North East India” deliver its purpose…

So without wasting much time–Lets go to “Visit North East India”

And Here is the Blog Details:-

Blog Name–¬†Visit North East India
Blog URL–¬†http://visitneindia.wordpress.com
Blog Start Date–30th September 2013
Blog Focus on–North East India–Travel,Tourism,Culture,Traditions,Photography

Visit NE India Snapshot

Visit NE India Snapshot

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Some Rare and Endangered Species found In Assam

As I am so in Love with Wild Animals and Coming from a Place like Assam admiring Nature makes much more sense I guess..So When I see the Wild getting depleted day by day I can’t stop myself but think how Humans have become cruel day by day then again I realize we Human now-a-days don’t even care for other Humans and the Question of caring animals doesn’t make any sense…What Say?

*Click on the image for better view.
*Captions in the Cartoon Strip has number read accordingly(Suggested By One of my Blogging Friend Nirav)

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Here I give the list of some Rare and Endangered Wild Animals found exclusively in Assam and Other Parts of North -East India¬†though some are also found in very small quantity in other parts of India…

*Image Courtesy-Google(I had no Camera at that Time.. ūüė¶ )

  1. One Horned Rhino-Being the fifth largest land animal their population has depleted to just 3500 and around 2500 of them is found in Assam.Best Place to see them–Kaziranga National Park.

    One horned Rhino

    One horned Rhino

  2. Bengal Tigers-These Endangered Species is our National Animals though native of Sunderbans in West Bengal,these are largely found in Assam also.Best Place to see them–Manas National Park.

    Bengal Tiger

    Bengal Tiger

  3. Hoolock Gibbon-Generally found in the entire North East India,their main concentration is in Assam.Best Place to see them-Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary.

    Hoolock Gibbon

    Hoolock Gibbon

  4. Gee’s golden Langur-Simply the¬†Golden langur, is an¬†Old World monkey¬†found in a small region of¬†western Assam¬†and in the neighboring foothills of the¬†Black Mountains¬†of¬†Bhutan.¬†It is one of the most endangered primate species of India.Best place to get a Glimpse of them-Umananda Temple,Guwahati

    Golden Langur

    Golden Langur

  5. Pygmy Hog-An endangered species of small wild pig family,the smallest and rarest Pig,it was found in India,Nepal and Bhutan but slowly with time they are now confined only to Assam with a population of around 250.Best place to see them-Manas National Park.Pygmy Hog
  6. Hispid Hare-Commonly Known as Assam Rabbit,these creatures look so cute, a rare and threatened species that lives amid tall grasslands,their population is relatively low.Best Place to see them-Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Hispad Hare

    Hispid Hare

  7. Assam Roofed Turtle-A rare species of Turtles found in Assam .Best Place to see them-Diphlu River,Kaziranga National Park.

    Assam Roofed Turtle

    Assam Roofed Turtle

  8. Rufous-necked Hornbill-A species of Hornbill generally found in North Eastern India.They have become endangered as their numbers are gradually decreasing around 10000 distributed over entire North East India.Best Place to see them-Manas National Park,Assam and Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh.

    Rufous Hornbill

    Rufous Hornbill

  9. White-winged Duck-The Largest species of Duck,generally live in stagnant or slow-flowing natural and artificial wetlands, within or adjacent to evergreen,deciduous or swamp forests,on which it depends for roosting and nesting,usually in tree-holes.Best Place to see them-Nameri National Park,Assam

    white-winged-duck

    White Winged Duck

  10. Bengal Slow Loris-The Bengal slow loris is nocturnal and arboreal, occurring in both evergreen and deciduous forests. It prefers rainforests with dense canopies, and its presence in its native habitat indicates a healthy ecosystem.,It is the only nocturnal primate found in the northeast Indian states-Manas National Park and Kaziranga National Park,Assam.

    Slow Loris

    Slow Loris

So What do you think about these Creatures,aren’t precious enough to be saved…By the Way all the above Species are included in the Endangered List of IUCN(International Union for Conservation of Nature)

North East India-Nagaland

Now it’s time we move on from Mizoram and get closer to another naturally beautiful state of NE India-Nagaland.It lies in the far-east of North East bordering with Assam,Arunachal Pradesh,Manipur and International Borders with Myanmar.

The Capital of Nagaland is Kohima.It is known for its virgin beauty and the amazing views of the Naga Hills.The place holds historical importance as the site of the battle between the British and Japanese troops during the World War II.The main important and largest city of Nagaland is Dimapur which is also the commercial capital of Nagaland,all business flows in and out through Dimapur.

Dimapur and Kohima is very well connected by roads from Guwahati,By Rail from Guwahati to Dimapur and by air from Kolkata and Dibrugarh to Dimapur which has the only Airport of Nagaland.I insist tourist going from Guwahati to Nagaland take the roads as to enjoy the Natural and Exhilarating Views,I am sure you all will love it.

Here is the list of Main attractions of Nagaland:-

1.Naga Heritage Village:-Situated about 12 kilometers from Kohima at Kisima,the Naga Heritage Village offers a panorama of nature, cheerful and hospitality of people.The objective of the Heritage Village is to protect and preserve all ethnic cultural heritages by establishing a common management approach and comprehensive data base for perpetuation and maintenance for promotion of tourism. It also aims to uphold and sustain the distinct identity of dialects, customs and traditions of all the ethnic tribes of Nagaland.Hornbill Festival,an important Naga festival is held here in December every year.

Naga Heritage Village

Naga Heritage Village

2.Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary:-At a distance of 37 Km from Dimapur and 111 km from Kohima,this sanctuary is home to various animals including some rare species of birds. The sanctuary is a large collection of bird and is rich with varied wealth of flora & fauna.

Intanki WildLife Sanctuary

Intanki WildLife Sanctuary

3.Shilloi Lake:-The most prominent tourist attraction in the Phek district,Shilloi Lake is a beautiful,mesmerising water body shaped as a footprint.The enchanting location of the lake makes a visit to it worthwhile. Located on the lower slopes of the Patkai Range bordering Myanmar, the lake has an area of 0.25 to 0.30 sq. km.The depth of the lake is 4 metres.

Shilloi Lake

Shilloi Lake

4.Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak:-Japfu peak standing at a height of 3048 m above sea level is the second highest peak in Nagaland.This peak is situated at 15 km distance towards south of Kohima and is the main attraction for many trekking parties and enthusiasts.The¬†Dz√ľkou Valley¬†is¬†located at the border of Nagaland¬†and¬†Manipur.This valley is well known for its natural beauty,seasonal flowers and the overall flora and fauna.

Duzkoa Valley

Duzkoa Valley

5.Kohima War Cemetery:-Kohima has a large cemetery of 1,420 Allied war dead maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.The cemetery lies on the slopes of Garrison Hill which mark as a tribute to the soldiers died in the Battle of Kohima during Second World War.

Kohima War Cemetery

Kohima War Cemetery

6.Khonoma Village:-At a distance of around 20 kms know as the Green Village in India as the Naga People residing here don’t hurt or cut trees.With greenery and nice people all around this is a must visit for Nature Lover’s.

Khonoma

Khonoma

7.Kohima Museum:-The Kohima Museum was set up with an aim to provide the visitors a glimpse of the diverse tribal habitats and cultures.The museum houses some of the rarest artifacts belonging to the different tribes inhabiting the state.The sixteen tribal groups that make up the tribes of Nagaland are represented amongst the others.The clan motifs,colorful traditional dresses,dialect,practices and traditions are displayed at the museum.

Kohima Museum

Kohima Museum

8.Mount Tiyi:-Located in Wokha town,the mount,more clearly defined as a large hill,stands at 1969.91 meters above sea level.It is well known for its fabulous lushness,the colorful Rhododendron flowers and the robust variety of bird and plant species.

Rhododendrons in Mount tiyi

Rhododendrons in Mount tiyi

9.Doyang River:- Doyang River is one of the largest and most prominent rivers in Nagaland which flows through the Wokha district about 21 kilometers from the town. It is also known as the Dzu or Dzulu by the local tribes.

Doyang

Doyang

10.Totsu Wozhu Lake:-Located in the south of Phiru-Shaki area of Wokha this lake is much larger than other lakes and covers an area of one acre.Tourist visiting the lake can also find various hill fishes.

11.Langpangkong Range:-The Langpangkong caves are located in the Langpangkong mountain range of Nagaland.It is in the valley of Dikhu and Tzula rivers in the Mokokchung district of Nagaland.

12.Changkikong Range:-This is a parallel Range east of Japukong Range. Changki village was said to be founded by a man named Changki, and so the Range too was named after him as Changkikong.Located in Mokokchung district of Nagaland.

13.Ongpangkong:-It is the southernmost range forming an irregular boundary of the Ao area with that of the Lothas and Semas to the south and with the Sangtams to the east.It is called Ongpangkong as the land is higher and cooler than the other ranges. (Ongpang means higher).Located in Mokokchung district of Nagaland.

14.Kachari Ruins:-Kachari ruins are situated in Dimapur, the ancient Kachari capital. It is one of the important sites of megalithic culture. Most of the ruins appear to be contemporaneous with the Kachari civilization.

Kachari Ruins

Kachari Ruins

15.Triple Falls:-Located in Dimapur is another picturesque place that will catch your fancy is Triple Fall,the water cascades from a height of about 280 feet and forms a natural pool.The picture-perfect place is a treat to trekkers.The village is transformed as a tourist resort,you can rejuvenate your energies while relaxing amongst the salubrious surroundings.

16.Nagaland Science Centre:-Located in Dimapur,promotes¬†the idea ‚Äėdiscover science in action‚Äô through its innovation and noble theme park.The science centre was started by the state government as an initiative to make science interesting,playful and informal. There are different galleries in the Nagaland Science Centre and each one of them have equipment based on themes.

Nagaland Science Centre

Nagaland Science Centre

17.Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary:-The Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary in Kiphire district is ideal for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts.The sanctuary is considered to be an abode for many wildlife animals such as leopards,tigers,wild buffaloes,hoolock gibbons and mithun. Hornbill,the most popular bird in Nagaland is also abundantly found in the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.It is easily accessible from Kohima and Dimapur by Road.

Hornbill

Hornbill

18.Veda Peak:-Also,known as Pak Koi,Veda Peak is the highest peak of the Mon district in Nagaland.Situated approximately 70 kilometres from the district headquarters,you will experience a picturesque view of the mountains and the rivers from Veda Peak which will surely mesmerize you.You can view the mighty Brahmaputra and the Chindwin rivers from the peak on a clear day.

Mon

Mon

Best time to visit Nagaland is between October to May and during this period you can also the popular ¬†festival of Nagaland ‘The Hornbill Festival’,Hornbill being the most admired bird of Nagaland.The festival is held in the month of December.

Hornbill Festival

Hornbill Festival

Before embarking on a journey to Nagaland, acquiring the entry permit is a must. Domestic tourists should obtain the Inner Line permit issued by the authorities mentioned below. Permit fee is INR 6 per applicant.Foreigners to register themselves at the local Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the district they visit within 24 hours of their arrival. However, the the citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh and China still need to apply for PAP/ RAP from Home Ministry to visit Nagaland.This is a temporary change in effect for one year.The RAP/PAP application process is included below for those tourists who may still be affected by the previous rules.For more information visit here.It is best to get the Permit from the Nagaland House in Delhi, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi(Ph: +91 11 23012296)

P.S.:-Image Credits goes to the Google and People who uploaded them

North East India-Arunachal Pradesh

After providing information’s about Places to See in Assam,in this post I will move out of Assam and will try to provide information’s on Other NE States.

I will start off with Arunachal Pradesh

It is a North Eastern state in India bordering with Assam and Nagaland and sharing international borders with Bhutan,Mayanmar and China.Its capital city is Itanagar and is also the largest city.Hindi and English are the two commonly spoken languages apart from local languages.

It is well connected by Road and Air from Guwahati,Assam and also Tezpur,Assam and even a helicopter service runs from Guwahati to Naharlagun(Itanagar).

 Places to visit in Arunachal:-

  • Itanagar:-Tourist attractions here includes¬†Ganga Lake which is one of the most popular place in Itanagar for recreation and picture perfect view,the lake has no connection with moving water and so its color is green.Buddhist Temple,Indira Gandhi Park,Ita-Fort,Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum¬†are other tourist attractions.
Ganga lake

Ganga lake

Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Temple

Indira Gandhi Park

Indira Gandhi Park

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bomdila:-Another great place with lots of tourist attractions.One can¬†see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture and is among primary attractions of the area.Other attractions are¬†Bomdila View Point,Sessa Orchid Sanctuary,Craft Centre And Ethnographic Museum,Apple Orchards.
Bomdila view Point

Bomdila view Point

Bomdila Montessori

Bomdila Montessori

Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard

Craft Centre

Craft Centre

Sessa Orchid

Sessa Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

Bumla Pass

Bumla Pass

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery

Bap Teng Kang Waterfall

Bap Teng Kang Waterfall

Nuranang Falls

Nuranang Falls

Madhuri Lake

Madhuri Lake

Gorichen Peak

Gorichen Peak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ziro:-It is another Hill station in Arunachal Pradesh and a world heritage site.The area is rich in biological diversity having varied flora¬†and fauna and even heavy snowfall during winter.Tourist can see places like¬†Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,Tarin Fish Farm,Pine Grove,Dolo Mando,Kile Pakho,Shiva Linga.
Talley Sanctury

Talley Sanctury

Shiv lingam

Shiv lingam

Pine Groove

Pine Groove

Train Paddy

Train Paddy

 

 

 

 

 

  • Apart from these tourist spots there are 9 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 2 National Parks also present in Arunachal. Wildlife Sanctuaries are:-Pakhui,Itanagar,Daying Ering,Mehao,Kane,Eagle’s nest,Kamlang,Sessa Orchid,Dibang.The 2 national parks are:-Namdapha¬†and Mouling.

Arunachal Pradesh has lot more to offer to their tourist in terms Natural Beauty,Colorful traditions,wide variety of delicacies and amidst of all these,the people’s of Arunachal are very warm at their heart making anyone’s visit to Arunachal a memorable one.

Best time to visit Arunachal is betweeen September-April and Tourist must have ILP(Inner Line Permit) which can be obtained from Arunachal Pradesh House in New Delhi,Kolkata and Guwahati.The ILP is provided for each of the sectors (1. Bomdila, Dirang, Tawang; 2. Itanagar, Ziro; 3. Namdapha, Changlang). One can get the ILP for any one of the above sectors.

So,Happy Visiting. ūüôā

Coming Up more on NE States……

P.S.:-Image Credits goes to the Google and People who uploaded them