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‘The Battle of Kohima and it’s Memoirs’ ~ the Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima, the State of Nagaland, Incredible India!

The period of 1939 to 1945 was one of the darkest moments in the history of mankind. It was during this period the world witnessed the Second World War – a state of ‘total war’ where the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. This war brought down the major super powers of the period into ashes. Japan was rocked with the mighty nuclear explosion of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and it was after the Second World War that the world realized the might of the Americans!

The World War II might have brought down the will of the Germans and Japanese to be the might of the World but it to be mentioned that all wars lead to destruction of devastating proportion. The World War II too led to the same fate and millions of people were killed around the world that included the soldiers of the Army who laid down their lives to bring peace to the World. The bodies of these brave soldiers were laid to rest across various cemeteries through the World and one of such is the Kohima War Cemetery that was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Located in the heart of the Capital city of Nagaland ~ Kohima, this cemetery has about 1420 burials mostly of Commonwealth soldiers who laid their lives during World War II.

The Battle of Kohima was the turning point of the Japanese U Go offensive into India in 1944 during the Second World War. The battle was fought in three stages from 4 April to 22 June 1944 around the town of Kohima in Nagaland. From 3 to 16 April, the Japanese attempted to capture Kohima ridge, a feature which dominated the road by which the besieged British and Indian troops of IV Corps at Imphal were supplied.The British and Indian reinforcements counter-attacked to drive the Japanese from the positions they had captured. The Japanese abandoned the ridge at this point but continued to block the Kohima–Imphal road. The British and Indian troops pursued the retreating Japanese and reopened the road. The battle ended on 22 June when British and Indian troops from Kohima and Imphal met at Milestone 109, ending the Siege of Imphal.

The Kohima War Cemetery is set in peaceful surroundings with well-manicured grassland. The cemetery is sited at the exact location where the battle was fought, and provides a panoramic view of the city of Kohima. Tall concrete structures engraved with the cross mark at its two ends. Between the two structures, along the sloping ground, a series of terraces of 3–5 metres in height have been created; these contain stone markers embedded with bronze plaques carrying the name of each Commonwealth soldier who died on the Kohima battlefield.

And truly mentioned in one of the quotes of the cemetery –

“WHEN YOU GO HOME… TELL THEM OF US AND SAY FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY…”

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to Witness History and Relive the Memoirs of the ‘The Battle of Kohima and the Memoirs of World War II’ ~ the Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima, the State of Nagaland, Incredible India!

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The Memorial Stone that reads a Caption of the Brave Soldiers at the Kohima War Cemetery

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Treasured Wheels Museum, Piklu Deka Museum, Hornbill Rally, Assam Tourism

‘The Wheels of a bygone Era…’ ~ the Treasured Wheels Museum, Guwahati, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Perhaps the greatest example of a man’s power of dreaming, believing in his dream and working continuously to realize that dream is illustrated when you step foot into the ‘Treasured Wheels Museum’ near Guwahati in Assam. Mr. Piklu Deka or Piklu Da as everyone calls him is the man behind this dream. What started as a dream to own a vintage car thirty (30) years ago has finally transformed in the shape of a museum with a collection of over 50 vintage cars, 50 motorbikes and much more.

A short half an hour drive from Guwahati will reach you to the Treasured Wheels Museum. You are greeted at the Museum Entrance by a collection of helmets used by Soldiers during World War II announcing your expeditions across a huge campus filled with the memoirs of the War. From vintage Russian Army Trucks, American Motorbikes to Chinese Paratrooper Cycles you are sure to find them here. The amazing part is that all these Motorcars are in a perfect running condition.

The various collection of Antique Motorcars present in the museum are as below:

  • Renault 749 CC 1948 model (back engine) ,
  • Sunbeam 800 CC (convertible) of 1933,
  • Morries 800 CC (convertible) of 1948,
  • Perfect Ford (hard top) of 1948,
  • Volks Wagon (back engine) of 1949,
  • Ford Jeep of 1942,
  • Ford Care of 1939
  • Buick of 1945.

Motorbikes collection include-

  • Ariel 500 CC (Red Hunter) of 1944,
  • British-made Albion (belt model) of 1901,
  • Royal Enfield 350 CC (chain drive) of 1940,
  • Norton 650 CC (chain drive model) of 1932,
  • BSA 500 CC (Golden flash) of 1938,
  • BSA 500 CC (Gold Star) of 1940,
  • BSA 40 CC (Paratroopers) of 1938,
  • Royal Enfield 150 CC of 1948,
  • Paradrop Scooter (Paratrooper model) made in USA in 1933,
  • Sunbeam 500 CC (Swift Drive) 1942,
  • Triumph 350 CC (chain drive) of 1934 and several others.

Mr. Deka’s love or the environment can also be seen at the Museum that is covered with lush Green surroundings. Mr. Deka he has planted around 22,000 saplings of litchis, guavas, bay leaves and neem across the campus of the museum which now makes it an ideal retreat for a weekend getaway from the City. Adventure junkies can enjoy trekking and boating facilities. Stay is arranged at Tree houses in the campus and sumptuous Assamese Traditional Cuisine can be savored on prior request.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to  witness the ‘The Wheels of a bygone Era…’ ~ the Treasured Wheels Museum, Guwahati, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

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Reviving an Age Old Craft ~ the ‘Bell Metal’ Craft of Sarthebari, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Brass and Bell Metal products of Sarthebari in Assam are famous for their beauty and strength of form and utility. The principal items of brass are the Kalah (water pot), Sarai (a platter or tray mounted on a base), Kahi (dish), Bati (bowl), Lota (water pot with a long neck) and Tal (cymbals).

The utensils manufactured using Bell Metal have certain medicinal properties and it is believed that consuming food in these utensils keep intestinal problems at bay. Also drinking water consumed in Bell Metal glasses aids in cleaning your body due to certain mineral present in these glasses. These were prime reasons for these utensils being used to serve food to the Royal family of Ahom kings of the Great Ahom dynasty of Assam.

Sarthebari iand Hajo are home to the bell metal industry, the second largest handicraft of Assam after Bamboo Handicrafts. Bell metal is an alloy of copper and tin and utensils made from it are used for domestic and religious purposes. Bell metal as a craft has survived for ages, yet there seems to be very little transition in the method of preparing bell metal items so far as Sarthebari is concerned. The craftsmen who are also referred to as the ‘Kahar’ or ‘Orja’ still resort to the age old tools required for burning and shaping the metal. About 40 percent of the people in this village are engaged in this cottage industry and the hammering of the metal at the furnace can be heard throughout the village.

Besides Hajo and Sarthebari, production centers of these Bell Metal Crafts are also located in the Titabari and Raha regions. Assamese metal handicrafts are not only available to the local people, but can also be purchased as souvenirs by tourists. In a bid to compete with changing times and demands, modern day artisans have used their innovative skills to introduce new designs and patterns to the traditional metal craft of Assam, including the ones that can be used as decoration pieces.

With our Mission of promoting India’s North East to the World thorough its Tourism, Culture, Tribes, Wildlife & Handicrafts, Jungleideas  brings forth to you to the option of owning these prized Bell Metal crafts of Assam at your doorstep. We work closely with the manufacturers of Bell Crafts at Sarthebari and Hajo and ensure to bring to you 100% genuine and original products that will bring a bewildering grandeur to your dining needs. We urge you to take a look at our offerings in Bell Metal products and place your order at the earliest to reap the benefits and save this dying art from India’s Paradise Unexplored ~ the Incredible North East of India!

 

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North East Indian Cuisine, Assam Traditional Food, Tribal Cuisine India, North East India Food Delights

Make your meals exciting and HOT! with flavors from the Second Hottest Pepper in the World ~ ‘Bhut Jolokia’ Pickle and others..

Imagine a chili so hot that you would need hand gloves to handle it! Well, this chili is the second hottest pepper in the world and is termed as the ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Bhut meaning Ghost & Jolokia meaning Chili). Other names of this pepper are ‘Bih Jolokia’ (the poison chilli) and ‘Naga Jolokia’ (named after the ferocious Naga warrior tribe).

India’s North East has been home to the ‘Bhut Jolokia’ from times immemorial. But stories of this pepper have spread across the west and westerners too are aware of the hotness of the ‘Bhut Jolokia’. The pepper was inducted in the Guinness Book of World Records as the spiciest chili in the world in 2006 and it was only ’til 2013 that the ‘Bhut Jolokia’ lost this coveted title. 

Although there are many commercial uses of the ‘Bhut Jolokia’ but in North East this chilly is mostly used for pickle preparation, flavoring curries and for home remedies for ailments like gastritis, arthritis and chronic indigestion problems. Restaurants across North East take pride in offering this chilly on their menu cards. The famous fast food joint Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has included ‘Bhut Jolokia‘ as an ingredient for the new and unique Flaming Crunch Chicken, a signature crisp and juicy chicken dish of the company.

Jungleideas would like everyone across the World reap the benefits of this Chili and hence we introduce to you an option of having it right across your table to add a savory delight to your afternoon and evening meals. We have collaborated with households across the State of Assam and introduce to you the ‘Bhut Jolokia’ Pickle ~ the Spice of North East India!

Each of our pickle flavors have been carefully picked and processed with other natural ingredients of the State to make your meals tastier and Healthier! Ingredients in our pickle like Bamboo shoot are known to contain vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate and pantothenic acid. Minerals found in bamboo shoots include calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and iron. Other natural pickles available with us are Brinjal, Garlic, Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Green Chili and Mustard, Tamarind and many more.

Our Pickles being Home made do not use any artificial preservatives and hence can be consumed across all age groups (Bhut Jolokia might not be recommended because of its hotness level). Available across 80 gm pouches at a pretty reasonable price we would request you to try these flavors immediately and start reaping the benefits of Mother Nature from India’s  Paradise Unexplored ~ the Incredible North East of India!

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Tallest Waterfall India, Seven Sister Falls Cherrapunjee, Nohkalikai Falls Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya Tourism, Cherrapunjee Rains Meghalaya

The Pride of the Meghalaya Monsoons ~ the Tallest Plunge Waterfalls in India, the Nohkalikai and the Seven Sister Waterfalls, Cherrapunji, the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!

The State of Meghalaya (meaning abode of Clouds) is  a jewel in the crown of the Seven Sister States of North East India. With beautiful landscapes, hundreds of waterfalls and welcoming people, the capital of this State Shillong, has no wonder derived the name as being the ‘Scotland of the East’. Shillong is a city where you get to see a blend of the Modern and the Cultural World and music being the soul of the Khasi Tribal people of Shillong the city has also added to its kitty the title of being called ‘India’s Rock Capital’!

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Just about 60 kms from Shillong city is Cherrapunji – ‘one of the Rainiest Places on Planet Earth’ where the clouds cease to clear the sky and drops of rains continue to fall on your windshield in the majestic three (3) hour drive from Shillong to Cherrapunji. The picturesque landscape on your way will surely make you fall in love with this drive across the misty hills and you will surely make your mind to visit Cherrapunji again!

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Cherrapunji is located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya and is home to five of the most famous waterfalls of the State that has now turned into favorite tourist destinations. Two of the noteworthy among these list of five are the Nohkalikai Falls and the Seven Sister Falls.

The Nohkalikai Falls which is also India’s tallest plunge Waterfall and the Second Tallest Waterfall in India stands tall at a height of 1115 feet (340 meters). As per the Khasi folklore an interesting story exists behind this waterfall’s name.

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The name ‘Nohkailikai’ in  the local Khasi Tribal language means the ‘Jump of Ka Likai’. This is linked to a legend about a local women Likai who jumped off the cliff next to the falls; According to legends, in a village called Rangjyrteh, upstream from Nohkalikai Falls, a woman named Likai resided but had to remarry after her husband died. Ka Likai (Ka is the prefix given for the female gender in Khasi) was left with her infant girl with no means of income. So she had to become a porter herself. Her work required her to leave her daughter unattended for long intervals but when she would be at home she would spend most of her time taking care of her infant. Ka Likai, who married a second time, couldn’t pay attention to her second husband. The jealous husband killed the infant and cooked her meat after throwing away her head and bones. When Ka Likai returned home, she saw nobody in the house but except for a meal that had been prepared. She wanted to go look for her daughter but she ate the meat as she was tired from work.

Ka Likai usually had a betel leaf after her meals but she found a severed finger near the place where she usually cut betel nuts and betel leaves. Ka Likai realized what had happened in her absence and went mad with anger and grief and started running as she swung a hatchet in her hand. She ran off the edge of the plateau and the waterfall where she jumped from was named Nohkalikai Falls after her.

The Seven Sister Waterfalls also known as the Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai Falls is a seven-segmented waterfall located  south of Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The water falls from a height of 315 metres (1,033 ft) and has an average width of 70 metres (230 ft). making it the Second Tallest Plunge Waterfall and also one of the tallest waterfalls in India.

The falls plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills only during the rainy season. In full spate, the segments stretch most of the way along the cliff. The waterfalls get illuminated by the sun and the vibrant colors of the setting sun on the waterfalls makes it beautiful.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the Pride of the Meghalaya Monsoons ~ the Tallest Plunge Waterfalls in India, the Nohkalikai and the Seven Sister Waterfalls, Cherrapunji, the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!

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Kaziranga Orchid Park, One Horned Rhinoceros Kaziranga, Kaziranga National Park Assam, IORA resort Kaziranga

The Largest Orchid Park in India at the “Rhino-land” ~ the Kaziranga National Orchid and Bio-Diversity Park, Kaziranga National Park, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

Jungleideas welcomes you to the Largest Orchid Park of India at the Kaziranga National Orchid and Bio-Diversity Park at the Kaziranga National Park.

The missing link in the bridge of serenity in Kaziranga National Park’s biodiversity has finally been fulfilled. With the introduction of the Kaziranga Orchid & Biodiversity park (at the land famous for being known to have the highest population of one horned Rhinoceros), Assam’s fauna landscape gets a divine new picture. After tea and petroleum, Assam is best known for the wide variety of orchids. They also act as a symbol of our natural heritage with ‘Kapou’ (Rhynchostylisretua), being Assam’s very own state flower.

The variety of orchids in the world is around 35000 with 1314 varieties found in India. Till date, there are 850 varieties of orchids found in North-East India with 402 found in Assam.

The Kaziranga National Orchid park houses around 600 varieties of wild orchids which have been collected from across the North-Eastern region. Some are found exclusively in the local region and many of them have not yet received a name. The orchids are placed in a wild state so that the ambiance provided is as close to natural as possible. They have been placed in a greenhouse along with some hybrid varieties.

The 2 aims of the Kaziranga National Orchid and Bio-Diversity Park are:

  1. To preserve the orchids.
  2. To provide as much knowledge to the general public as possible.

This park is a proof that North-East India is a hub to very rare bio-diversities and it should be protected.

In addition, the park also houses a rice museum, a medicinal plant garden along with a product outlet centre, a garden for native flowers and fruits, a fishery for native fish species and an extensive forest that has native species of trees apart from a cultural centre. This forest also has various native varieties of bamboo and cane.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to visit the Largest Orchid Park in India at the “Rhino-land” ~ the Kaziranga National Orchid and Bio-Diversity Park, Kaziranga National Park, the State of Assam, Incredible India!

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Welcome to the Kaziranga National Orchid Park at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam

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The Kaziranga National Orchid Park at Kaziranga National Park in Assam

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Traditional Weaving unit of the Mishing tribes at the Kaziranga National Orchid Park

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The Local Sale center of traditional handicrafts and handlooms at the Kaziranga National Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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The Green House with the wide variety of orchids indigenous to India’s North East at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Bamboo Folk dance performance at regular intervals at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Photo Gallery of over 500 varieties of orchids kept on display at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park in Assam

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Orchids at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Indigenous Rice varities of North East India at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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the Bihu Folk dance performance at regular intervals at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Orchids in bloom at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Majestic tea gardens near the Kaziranga National Park in Assam

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Orchids at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Bamboo Handicrafts of Assam on display at the Kaziranga Orchid Park at Kaziranga National Park in Assam

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Delicious Assamese Cuisine served at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Traditional Assamese Folk Dances performed at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in the Kaziranga National Park

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Orchids in Bloom at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Orchids in Bloom at the Kaziranga Orchid Park in Kaziranga National Park

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Ziro Valley Apatani Tribes, Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, Shiva Lingam Ziro Valley, Zero Festival of Music, Dree Festival

The World’s tallest naturally formed ‘Shiva Lingam’ at the Land of the Legendary Apatani Tribes, Ziro Valley, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India!

Situated at around 115 kms from the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is the small town of Ziro. Even though this town is far atop the hills but people from across the world know Ziro as the place the hosts India’s largest outdoor Music Festival – ‘the Ziro Festival of Music’. Although this may suggest Ziro as a modern place where the parties and festivities cease to come to an end but it’s completely the other way around. Ziro is a quaint and silent place that is home to the ‘Apatani’ tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It is only during September when the festival is held you see people from across the world coming to dance to the tunes of the renowned artists both local and global to an atmosphere very similar to ‘Sunburn Festival’ across the various Tier I cities of India!

Ziro is primarily home to the ‘Apatani’ Tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh –friendly, simple and hospitable people with an interesting culture and legacy. They are a non-nomadic, agrarian tribe who share a responsible relationship with nature. ‘Apatani’ people cultivate permanent wet land cultivation instead of dry land cultivation which involves burning forests. Ziro valley is lush with paddy farms and is known for its unique paddy cum fish cultivation where using traditional irrigation methods, farmers rear fish in the knee-deep water. Keeping them company are the adorable, shy, and harmless Indian Bison. Around here, they are called ‘Mithun’ and considered auspicious and are very tasty too!

The largest naturally formed Shivling in the world has been discovered not quite long ago by the people of Arunachal Pradesh in here at Ziro Valley. The Archeological Survey of India(ASI) has made many visits there for observation and many devotees of Lord Shiva have been visiting this place in the recent months to have a view and worship this awesome Shiv Lingam.

A miraculous discovery of Shiva Lingam at the Sidheswar Nath Temple took place on the 1st fortnight of July’2004. According to the Hindu Calendar, it is the month of Shravana, a sacred month to worship Lord Shiva. A Nepalese, Mr. Prem Subha was cutting tree standing at the right of the Lingam. The tree was expected to fell just over it, fortunately, nothing harmed it and the tree landed a few meters away from the Lingam. He felt surprised over it and looked at the rising stone. Suddenly something struck in his mind and realized that it was not a mere stone. It stood clearly visible which appealed him to believe it as Shiva Lingam. Being fully inspired with his beliefs, he started telling the people all about what he had seen and what had happened.

The mystery of this Lingam in Ziro Valley has obviously mentioned in the SHIVAPURANA in 17th chapter of the ninth section (Nava Khand ke Satrahwa Adhyaya) edition 1893 that the tallest Shiva Lingam will appear at a place which will be called Lingalaya and the later the whole will be known as Arunachal.

Now it makes everyone belief about the reality of its appearance. There one can see not only the Lingam but also the image of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha with trunk turning leftward. It is also said that the goddess of water, the Ganga lives with Lord Shiva. Therefore, the constant flow of water from the base of the Lingam can be clearly seen.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness an Epitome of Faith ~ the World’s tallest naturally formed Shiva Lingam in the Land of the Legendary Apatani Tribes, Ziro Valley, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India!
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Welcome to the Sidheswar Nath Temple at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The World’s Tallest Naturally formed Shiva Lingam at Ziro Valley

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The Shiva Lingam at the Sidheswar Nath Temple at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Tallest Naturally formed Shiva Lingam in the World at the Sidheswar Nath Temple in Ziro Valley

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View from atop the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh during the journey to Ziro Valley

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The lush greens of the Ziro Valley

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Traditional Apatani Tribal houses at Ziro Valley

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The trees planted by the Apatani Tribes during their arrival at Ziro Valley

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Rantu Pussa of Hari Rantu ~ Trees planted by the Apatani Tribes during ancient time to mark their voyage to Ziro Valley

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Traditional Apatani Tribal homes at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Agricultural grounds of the Apatani Tribes of Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Advanced Landing Grounds at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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