My second trip to Nagaland, this time I took photos of the Konyak Tribe celebrating Aoeling Festival in April 2009. Spent all of the time in the Mon District of Nagaland.
Part of my Portrait series of Nagaland
Konyak Tribe, Mon District
Nagaland, NorthEast India
Arunachal Pradesh, North East India
Tribal People in Aalo (formerly known as Along) in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India
Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India
Adi – Mountain people of Arunachal Pradesh
Innovative Adi Bamboo Backpack
Indigenous only to Arunachal Pradesh, Mitons are wild and not easily tamed, with wild temperment, the locals hunt them for meat
The Monpa people in Tawang, Arunachal, North East India
Unfortunately weather wasn’t good for the 10days I was in Tawang, it was cold and raining all day. But I enjoyed the food and the friendly people.Visited to a nearby village where the friendly chief invited us while talking to him in Tawang main street.
The Monpa people here wear an unusual woollen skull cap which is unique among the Tibetan ethnic group
At a village around Tawang. The Monpa women around Tawang wear the traditional pink work clothes
Monks in Tawang Monastery
In Tawang main street
The friendly chief who invited me to his village for the day
His extended family whom we met while trekking to his village.
back to Shillong, Meghalaya, northeast of India, going to visit the only living root bridges in the world , the wettest place in India or in the world so claimed the Indians (they seem to claim a lot of things), the cleanest village in India. Just completed my Arunachal Pradesh leg of this trip.
Completed this part of the trip to Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. The permit was for 1 month. cost Us$50 + $20 travel commission.
Places visited : Via Tezpur in Assam
Diriang, Tawang, Bomdila, Itanagar, Ziro, Aalo (Along) , Mechuka, Daporijio, Yingkiong, Pashighat. Varied climates, tribes, landscapes. Amazing place, visited I had more time to do some longer hikes to places where the roads are not built yet.
arrived in Along, or the new name Aalo, this is the area of Adi and Galong tribal people. Traditional villages with pretty modern people, and famous for their hanging bridges. Spent today in the market and hanging out with the old Adi ladies selling tribal stone bead jewellery. Went crazy and bought some necklaces for sg$50, choose some beads and got them to make it for me. Planning to walk to the various villages which will take around 10km each way. Kinda like it here, good vibes will spent a few days here.
Weather wise not so great, rained with grey and cloudy weather. Humid but on good side not so hot, a little cool. Quite a lot of mosquitos and other bugs since this is jungle region.