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Imagine a long stretch covered with green from all the sides, well lit with sunlight, and is not crowded. Who would you like to accompany for this walk? Your loved one? I would like to be with my love on this beautiful stretch.
But is this really possible to have such a heaven on earth?
Svalbard (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsʋɑ(ː)lbɑːɾ] formerly known by its Dutch name Spitsbergen), is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The group of islands range from 74° to 81° north latitude, and from 10° to 35° east longitude. The largest island is Spitsbergen, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya.
Geologically, the Brahmaputra is one of the youngest rivers in the world. The Brahmaputra's source is the Chemayungdung Glacier, which scales the slants of the Himalayas around 60 miles (100 km) southeast of Lake Mapam in southwestern Tibet. The three headstreams that emerge there are the Kubi, the Angsi, and the Chemayungdung. From its source the stream runs for almost 700 miles (1,100 km) in an easterly direction between the principle scope of the Himalayas to the south and the Kailas Range to the north.
Namdang Stone Bridge (Assamese: নামদাং শিলৰ সাকো) is one of the architectural marvels of the Ahom era in Assam. This 60 m (196.85 ft) long, 6.5 m (21.32 ft) wide and 1.7 m (5.57 ft) tall bridge was carved out of a single piece granite stone. It runs over the Namdang river – a tributary to the Dikhow river in the Sivasagar district in Assam.
Travel is in our genes. We love to travel.Traveling abroad is more fun, and a status symbol. The only barrier between us and a foreign land is the Visa norms of the counties.
British, Finnish, German, Swedish and US citizens have visa free entry up to 174 countries. How about the people in some other countries? How about Indian citizens?
Well, Indian citizens are also allowed visa free entry into many countries. Here is a list of countries that allow visa free entry to Indians as of Nov 1, 2014.
Nokrek National Park, or Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, is a national park located Approximately 2 km from Tura Peak in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, India. UNESCO added this National park to its list of Biosphere Reserves in May 2009.Along with Balpakram, Nokrek is a hotspot of biodiversity in Meghalaya.
Nokrek has a remnant population of the Red panda that has generated curiosity across the world. Nokrek is also an important habitat of the Asian elephants.The park had eight species of cats, ranging from Tiger to Marbled cat but the current status of the tigers is uncertain.
The name "Barak" has derived from the Dimasa words 'Bra' & 'Kro'. Bra means bifurcation and Kro upper portion/stream. The river Barak is bifurcated near Haritikar in the Karimganj district in to Surma river and Kushiara river. The upstream of this bifurcated river was called Brakro by the local Dimasa people. Over the years, Brakro got converted in to Barak
“Garampani “ literally means “Hot water”. Garampani is a natural hot water spring in the Hill District of Karbi Anglong in Assam, India. Around this hot water spring, there is a wildlife sanctuary covering an area of about six square kilometer.
Garampani wildlife sanctuary is famous for its hot water spring and also for some of the rare flora and fauna. The wildlife sanctuary is the home of Hoolock Gibbons, Leopards, Elephants, Golden Langurs, Deer and tigers apart from reptiles and birds like Hill Myna.
Tawang district (Pron:/tɑ:ˈwæŋ or təˈwæŋ/) is one of the 16 administrative districts of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. Tawang is both historically and naturally endowed. It is located at a distance of 183 Kms from Bomdila and about 319 km from Tezpur, the nearest major town. Tawang is situated at an altitude of 3,048 meters above sea level.
65 kms from Shillong, Meghalaya, India, is the summer capital of the Jaintia kings, Nartiang. The town is well known for its weekly bazaar and the annual February Festival and bordering this colourful market place is a stunning megalithic site comprising of fascinating megaliths. Structurally these are menhirs, cromlechs and dolmenoid cists.
Yumthang Valley is lap of the Himalayas in the Indian State of Sikkim about 3,564 metres above the sea level.
Like a chamelion, this valely has two faces. In the winter the valley is covered with snow, and appears to be a large white blanket across the valley. It so happens that sometimes the valley is closed for visitors due to heavy snowfall, and hailstorm in the winter. But there are possibilities that it is opened on the very next day.
Long before Ms Rowling conceived the idea of harry Potter and Hogwarts, there was a small village in Assam, India which practiced and preached magic. The name of this village is called Mayong.
In the ancient Hindu scriptures, Assam is called the Pragjyotishpur. It has always been associated with magic, sorcery and mystery. Ghatotkach, Chitralekha, Naraksura, are some of the names associated with magic in the scriptures.
Poa Mecca (1/4th Mecca) has been famous pilgrimage center for the followers of Islam in Assam. The Shrine is situated atop the Garurachala Hills. An Iraqi Prince turned Preacher, Ghiyasuddin Auliya, had founded the mosque here in the 12th century A. D. The Preacher had brought one Poa (1/4th of a Seer) of soil from Mecca and enshrined the same at a spot where the mosque was later built. However, a Persian epigraph at the site indicates that the original mosque of Poa Mecca was built circa 1657 by Sujauddin Mohammed Shah, during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan.
Bomdila is a beautiful town in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Bomdila is situated at an altitude of about 7,273 feet above the sea level. Bomdila offers some of the most picturesque view of the snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range. Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district. It has many tourist attractions coupled with its climate, Apple orchards, artistic people, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and the Buddhist Gompas. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is a repository of culture. Bomdila is inhabited by the Aka (Hrusso), Miji (Sajalong), Monpa, Sherdukpen, and Bogun (Khawas) tribes.
Very close to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India, is situated the Sela Pass is one of the highest motor able passes in the world at an altitude of 13700 ft. The serene crystal blue water natural lake and the surrounding landscape are truly pleasing to the eyes and senses. Very close to the Pass is the beautiful Sela Lake (sometimes called Paradise Lake because of its beauty) which could be fully or partially frozen if you come in extreme winters. Some small rivers also flow out of the lake and during grazing season, you could see a lot of yaks grazing around the lake too.