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NE India Nagaland and Tawang 2009


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 was 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.

The town of Tawang is perched above 10,000 feet in the icy reaches of the eastern Himalayas, and is not only home to one of Tibetan Buddhism's most sacred monasteries, but is also the site of a huge Indian military buildup. China is just 23 miles away. Tawang Monastery is the largest Tibetan monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa.

 

 
Mon district
Mon district
Tea pickers in Sango
Shivasgar Temple, Shiva Temple
Hindu Vaishnev Monastery
Hindu Vaishnev Monastery
Tea Pickers in Sango
Majuli Island
Tezpur Bihu festival
Chenmoho Village,Aoleang Monyu Festiva l
Longwa Village
Watching Village, Palm leaf
Uttar Dari Village
Uttar Dari Village
Bihu Festival, Assam
Hari Village
Michi Village
Michi Village
Hari Village
Hari Village
Hari Village
Watching Village
Watching Village
Shanghai Chingnyu Village
Tawang
Sangu Tangten Village
Thubchog Gatsl Ling Gompa, Bomdilla
Thubchog Gatsl Ling Gompa, Bomdilla
Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
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