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NE India Nagaland and Tawang


Tucked away in the far north-east of India, wedged between Bhutan, Burma and Tibet, lies the North East Frontier known as Arunachal Pradesh. Nagaland is a mountainous state in Northeast India and is home to diverse indigenous tribes. One distinction of the Naga's is their ritual practice of headhunting, once prevalent among tribal warriors in Nagaland. They used to sever the heads of enemies and intruders, to take on their power, and proudly displayed them outside their houses. This practice ended in 1969.

Tawang Monastery, also in Arunachal Pradesh, is the largest Tibetan monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa.

To visit both Nagaland and Tawang, in Northeast India, embracing their different cultures and beliefs represented the diversity of this area.

 
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