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Brahmaputra riverscape in Assam
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Brahmaputra riverscape in Assam

The river traverses the transboundary geography draining diverse environments; the cold dry plateau of Tibet, the rain drenched Himalayan slopes, the landlocked alluvial plains of Assam and the vast deltaic lowlands of Bangladesh.

History of Muziris – a prominent port city near Kochi
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History of Muziris – a prominent port city near Kochi

Muziris was the Headquarters of the powerful Chera Dynasty, which had under its reign almost all the principalities of ancient Kerala, till around 5th century before AD and from 8th till 11th AD. It was a prominent port city for spice trade and maritime relations until 1341, when a devastating cyclone and flood in the...

Cruise small in Scotland, Europe, Tahiti, Alaska, India, SE Asia & more
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Cruise small in Scotland, Europe, Tahiti, Alaska, India, SE Asia & more

Small-ship cruising floats our boats & this week we’re happy to share reviews of a couple of real beauties! There’s the très elegant 7-pax Savannah barge that writers Cynthia Heininger & Jim Feeney capture so well. You can also read about self-drive Le Boating on Scotland’s Caledonian Canal from Scottish writer Robin McKelvie. We’re also...

The Sacred Groves of Kerala – Sarpa Kavu
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The Sacred Groves of Kerala – Sarpa Kavu

The sacred groves are patches of green eco-systems which shelter exotic flora, and fauna, including ferocious snakes and various other reptiles. Local people consider Snakes as messengers of mythical and divine serpents, and therefore sacred groves are revered as places of worship of serpents.

Is Assam Tea an original plant of Assam?
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Is Assam Tea an original plant of Assam?

The Indian Tea Districts Association was established in London in 1879 and in Kolkata in 1881 (as the Indian Tea Association) to organize and advance these tea interests. By 1888 tea imported from India finally exceeded that from China. Today India is second to China in production of tea.

Shivsagar and the Tai-Ahom of Mung-Dun-Chun-Kham
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Shivsagar and the Tai-Ahom of Mung-Dun-Chun-Kham

In 1667, the Ahom army under the leadership of Lachit Barphukan reclaimed Guwahati from Mughals. On receiving this news, Mughal emperor Aurangzeb despatched a strong army under the leadership of Raja Ram Singh of Amber to re-establish Mughal prestige in North East. Ram Singh with his mighty army reached the frontiers in 1669. A long and fierce naval battle with guerilla tactics ensued. The topography of natural hills, dense forests and rivers provided Ahom forces with natural defense potentials. After receiving a few setbacks, Ahoms emerged victorious. This battle is known as ‘Battle of Saraighat’.

The Antiquity of Kottayam
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The Antiquity of Kottayam

KOTTAYAM, one of the most prosperous towns of Kerala is located at its central part, in the midland of hills and plains and surrounded by Meenachil river on the north, the Western Ghats on the East, the Pampa River on South and the Vembanad lagoon on the West. Kottayam is one of the oldest human...

Majuli, A Land Between Two Parallel Rivers
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Majuli, A Land Between Two Parallel Rivers

Majuli is not a single island within a single parameter, but it is the combination of cluster of islets formed and developed in the mid-river stream of the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries — the Luit & Kherkatia to the north & north- east and north-west extremity.

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