12th South Asian Games

12th South Asian Games

12th South Asian Games

The most exciting sports extravaganza of South-Asian Countries kind of South-Asian Olympics,is on the way and this time it landed on none other than the Northeast India.The event scheduled to begin from 5th Feb to 16th Feb’2016  with 8 countries,23 events and 2700 athletes and will be hosted jointly by Guwahati and Shillong,the state capital city of Assam and Meghalaya respectively.Out of these 23 events,16 will be held in Guwahati and 7 at Shillong.
Certainly a great boost to Northeast India,as this step will ensure NE India’s space in International arena..And we the Northeastern will be able to showcase our Culture,tradition and heritage to the entire world..The Opening Ceremony is scheduled to be held on 5th Feb at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium,Guwahati and on 6th Feb at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium,Shillong.

For the third time SA Games are being organized in India,earlier being in Kolkata(1987) and Chennai(1997) and starting 5th Feb onwards for 10 days it will be the colorful mixture of Sports,Tradition,Culture and much more…and these 10 days will go down in history a some of the most cherished moments for NE India and its people.. -)

The Logo of 12th SA Games has  8 petals representing the 8 nations,with Orchid flower and Gamosa in the middle as a symbol of Assamese Culture and Tradition used to welcome Guest

12th South Asian Games Logo

12th South Asian Games Logo

The Mascot is known as “Tikhor”-A Baby Rhino symbolizing the pride of Assam,he is sharp,naughty,playful,modern and energetic and  carries the message of Peace, Progress, and Prosperity in the South Asian region.

Tikhor-The Mascot

Tikhor-The Mascot

And the motto of 12th South Asian Games is “Play for Peace,Progress and Prosperity

Honorable Prime Minister of India “Shri Narendra Modi” will officially inaugurate the 12th South-Asian Games..So,come and be a part of the spectacular sporting extravaganza.

 

For More details Kindly Visit- South Asian Games 2016

Image Credit-Wikipedia

Guwahati-A Little Insight

Guwahati-A City,A Home and surely where my Heart Belongs..
A City I have seen since I was 5 years old and now when I look at it after 20 years,I see the difference-A Tiny City growing into a cosmopolitan flavour.I have seen its rise and fall and now it looks steady in shaping itself in what we call a metro city,though it is way behind from most of the India’s well established cities but still it is developing in a much rapid pace,A pace I never thought Guwahati would ever attain..Now I just love to see its progress,imagine a better and bigger picture of Guwahati.So much is associated with this City,it won’t be wrong to say entire Assam or North-East develops with its development.Being the gateway to North-East,Guwahati has its own flavor developing in its own niche,from tall buildings,commercial hubs,food joints,picturesque scenery,it does offer a lot to its locals as well as to the folks who visit this place.Guwahati is to entire North-East as what Delhi,Mumbai or Bengaluru is to India.
Every city has its own set of problems and Guwahati is no exception but what important is how we tackle them,over the years Guwahati has done that,still a long way to go..but Guwahati’s progress is certainly driving other towns and cities in Assam to be progressive.
That was little insight of my lovely,little city..And I wish my city to prosper in every way possible.. 🙂
Will be writing on Guwahati more often with more details..

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… 😀

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.. 😀

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

All I want is support from my Readers,fellow Bloggers,Friends make this blog reach out the Mass.. 😀
Please visit the Blog and leave your valuable comment.. 🙂
Thank You

Majuli–The Largest River Island of India

Anyone heard about Majuli–If No then Read on and If Yes then also I insist you to read on.. 😀

Anyone want to know more about NE ,its beauty and Tourism–Check Here

The Largest river Island in India situated in the North-Eastern state of Assam which was used to be the Largest Island in the world but arguably still the largest inhabited river island…

The Nomination of including Majuli in the UNESCO World Heritage Site definitely makes it one of the destinations to visit when you are on a trip to North East India..

A land of Vaishnavite culture and situated on the middle of the river Brahmaputra,Majuli has been the Cultural Capital and the cradle of Assamese civilization for the past five hundred years. Home to 22 Satras and the principal seat of Vaishnavite faith, culture and practice. The Satras are Vaishnava monasteries established in the 16th century by the saint and cultural reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva and his disciple IVIadhab Deva.

Top View Majuli

Top View Majuli

A total area 500 sq.km which is in continuous shrinkage due to erosion and the increase of river surrounding but that does not prevent it of the fact of being a site of Historical Importance for Assam dated back to 16th Century.

How To Reach:-Majuli is around 20 kms from Jorhat City, can be reached bus to taxi to Namiti Steamer Ghat from where ferry services ply to the island. The journey takes about 3 hours.

Jorhat City can be reached form Guwahati,the capital city of Assam by Train, Bus or Air.By road the diatsnce is about 300 km and it takes around 6-7 hours,there is direct train services from Guwahati to Jorhat and regular Air Services ply for Guwahati to Jorhat..But those making a trip to Majuli,I insist them to take the Road to adore the nature on the way to Majuli…

What to See:-Though there is lot more to see and enjoy in entire North-East India but to a enjoy relaxing and peaceful vacation for few days and adoring the Assamese Culture this place is very recommended. You can experience the lifestyle of the local tribes there. Mishing, Assamese and Deuri are the local inhabitants of this place. They are helpful and charming.

Garmur Satra,Majuli

Garmurh Satra,Majuli

The Satras are a delight to watch build in the ancestral period. Some of the main Satras to watch are The Vaishnava Satras founded by Sankardeva,Dakhinpat Satra,Garamurh Satra,Kamalabari Satra,Shamaguri Satra.These satras are also the treasure-house of “Borgeet” Matiakhara, Satriya Dances.Tourist can also have a view of the Mask, a type of Handicraft the people of Majuli prepare in Shamuguri Satra that is famous all over India.

Dakhinpat Satra-Majuli,Performs Raasleela

Dakhinpat Satra-Majuli,Performs Raasleela

Dakhinpat Satra,Majuli-Performs Raasleela

Dakhinpat Satra,Majuli-Performs Raasleela

 

Apart from these Majuli being an Island is also famous for it flora and fauna, The southern part of the Island is world’s largest riverine Island so it is bird lovers paradise,Between November and March is the best time to visit the Island.The Southwest, The Southeast and The Northern Part of Majuli Island provide a perfect spot for Bird Watching.

For enjoying the Majuli Culture,one can experience it through the festival being celebrated at Majuli.Some of them are The Ali-ai-ligang festival in Feb-March, Paal Naam festival at the end of Winter, In time of Raasleela many people come to visit Garamur Satra. The colorful festival and depiction of Lord Krishna’s life make it a nice event there. These colorful festivals leave tourist spellbound and they get a chance to mix with the Traditions and Cultures of the Locals…

Traditional House

Traditional House

Best time to visit Majuli the winter time…..Now Doesn’t that sounds quite exciting?

*Image Credits–Google

North-East India has the potential to rise as a Tourism Destination,if only the Government look to this,if only locals are more active in spreading its beauty,if only People from different parts show some interest in this Beautiful Paradise Known as North-East India….And I hope my little contribution serve the purpose.. 😀

Where to Stay:-These are the list of some Accommodation available in Majuli.

Alohee Ghar
Kakoti Guest House, Ph.9435203418
Kamalabari Satra Guest House,Ph.03775-273302 La Maison De Ananda, Ph.5597186356
Seuj Ville,Ph.9435734138
Circuit house at Garamurh,Head Quarter of Majuli Contact: SDO (Civil) Majuli,Ph 03775-274424 Majuli eco-tourism Lodge
Nearest airport: Rowriah (Jorhat)
Railway Station: Jorhat
Police Station: Garamukh P.S., Ph. No. 435, Kamalabari P.S., Ph. No. 430

You can also go through these organizations for planning your trip perfectly….

Majuli Island Protection & Development Council
68 South Avenue
New Delhi-110 011
Tel: +91-11-23792214

Sapta Sahid Road
GS Road, Mathura Nagar
Guwahati 781006
Tel: +91-361-2331937
Fax: +91-361-2611081