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Sikkim Food Festival 2016

Gangtok hosts Sikkim Food Festival 2016. Sikkim Food Festival is focused on promoting the culinary skills of chefs in Sikkim and boosting tourism in the state. The festival featured cuisines from all over the country along with delicacies like tea momos, Irish Popper, Thukpa, vegetable lasagne. Various beverages like ‘ginseng tea’ and other organic foods were also on display during the festival. Sikkim Food Festival was inaugurated by Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shriniwas Patil in...

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Footloose – The National Hornbill Festival Dance Competition

Footloose is the first national level dance competition in Nagaland. The competition is the brainchild of Nagaland Fitness and Dance Academy(NAFDA) and is organized in association with the Government of Nagaland. The competition is a part of the International Hornbill Festival and will be held from 7th to 9th Dec at The Heritage (Old DC Bungalow) in Kohima, Nagaland. The total prize money for the competition is Rs. 2.9 lacs. And, 10% of the ticket sale proceeds for the event will go to Footprint Charity. NAFDA is focused on promoting talented Naga youths who are passionate about dancing and...

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Ujjayanta Palace Becomes the Largest Museum in North East

Ujjayanta Palace has been unveiled as the largest museum in the entire northeast. The Palace was originally built in 1862 by the then king of Tripura.  However, a massive quake in June 1897 devastated the entire structure. The present structure that houses the largest museum was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya during 1899–1901. The grandiose neo-classical style palace built as the royal residence of the kings of the Manikya Dynasty covers more than 800 acres of space. It was also the Tripura Legislative Assembly from 1972 till 2011.     Photo credit...

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Must Attend Festivals of North East India

Festivals of North East India are colorful and full of cultural delight. And these festive occasions are the perfect time for tourists to get a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the region. The festivals of the North East India are marked with symbolic rituals, platonic hospitality, and elaborate feasts. Music  and dance form a vital part of the celebrations. Here are some of the top festivals of North East India that will simply amaze you. And, if you are planning a trip to visit North East India, you must make sure you get a chance to attend one of these festivals....

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Ambubachi Mela 2012 Preparations in Full Swing

Ambubachi Mela 2012 preparations are in full swing. Come June 22 and Ambubachi Mela 2012 will be the spotlight for tourists and devotees alike. Ambubachi Mela, also known as Ambubasi festival, is one of the holiest festivals of the Hindus and observed every year at the Kamakhya temple located in Assam. Many sanyasis and pandas from all over the country gather during this festival which is believed to be closely related with tantric cult. The Ambubchi Mela 2012 will start on June 22 and continue till June 26. During this period, huge numbers of devotees from all parts of the country will turn up to celebrate and seek blessings. This year the number is expected to climb considerably and hence, the festival authorities are taking extra precautions to make sure every devotee that comes to take part in the festival spend their days peacefully and calmly. Preparations to provide round the clock services such as food, shelter and water are under full swing. Also, stringent preemptive measures are being taken to thwart any untoward incidents that may happen during the Ambubachi Mela 2012. So mark your calendar for Ambubachi Mela 2012 to have a glimpse of one the most interesting Hindu festivals with a tantric...

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Upcoming Events

all-day Aoling Festival @ Mon
Aoling Festival @ Mon
Apr 1 – Apr 5 all-day
The Aoling Festival marks the arrival of spring season and the  start of new year for the Konyak tribe of Nagaland.
all-day Mopin festival @ Daporijo
Mopin festival @ Daporijo
Apr 5 all-day
The Mopin festival is an important festival of Galo Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh which is celebrated in the month of lumi (April) every year.
all-day Miu @ Tuensang
Miu @ Tuensang
May 5 all-day
Miu festival is held in the first week of May every year.  The festival is celebrated by the Khiamniungan tribe of Nagaland.

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