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18 December 2006 @ 08:14 pm
Back in Bangalore  

Sunrise in Blue Mountain, Mizoram. Below the clouds flows a river - international boundary of India and Myanmar.

I'm back. Saw the big five of Kaziranga: Rhinoceros, Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Swamp Deer and Tiger. Trekked in the foothills of Karbi-Anglong in search of India's apes. Crossed the mighty Brahmaputra to see the very rare and very beautiful Golden Langur. Ventured into the state of Mizoram in search of elusive birds and mammals. Crossed a river on a boat-bridge. Walked close to the international borders of two countries. Took roads which are only used a few times a year and inaccessible during the rains. Walked along steep cliffs, inches away from a fatal fall. Saw the snake which people fear most - the King Cobra. Saw creatures of the night, rare and mysterious and beautiful - leopard cat, civets and martens. Saw beautiful birds found nowhere else in the world. Spent time in front of fire on a freezing night watching shooting stars. Experienced night - no power, no civilization, no water, no sound.

Stories. Pictures. Places. Culture. An unforgettable journey it was.
Current Mood: calmcalm
sandeepdeepsan on December 18th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
a wonderful experience!
ashbirderashbirder on December 18th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)

wow :)
Bhavanabhavanar on December 18th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
WOW! I'm pretty sure you took more snaps like this - how about uploading them somewhere like flickr for fans like me :)
depontideponti on December 18th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
wonderful Yathin. Looking forward to hearing--and seeing--more about your experiences, in detail. And you need not hesitate...we are all interested!
sainath on December 18th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
super !! waiting to see the pictures :)
kejnkejn on December 18th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
there are rhinos in india?!
Yathinyathin on December 19th, 2006 06:04 am (UTC)
Yep - the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. It's the most beautiful of all rhinos. :D
Shivakumarshivakumar_l on December 18th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
the one paragraph what ever you have written describes more than what ever you have seen or experienced ... all of us are eagerly waiting to see images and more write ups from this trip of yours.
goofy_duck2004goofy_duck2004 on December 18th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
wow! Those clouds look like rapids.
Just A Little Somethinganitab on December 19th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
you made it! and i'm homesick reading your post :) soon, soon!
sweta_mogra on December 19th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
have you colored your hair purple?
Yathinyathin on December 19th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on December 19th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Came here after Anita sent this link
we plan to do this next year.
until then i will read re-read this :)

smiles_tina: fonesmiles_tina on December 19th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
This pic is sooo beautiful!! Isn't the north-east simply awesome? This post is making me feel nostalgic about the years I spent there.
Yathinyathin on December 19th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
> Isn't the north-east simply awesome?

It absolutely is.
ajat: Andre Nelajat on December 19th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
Hee Hee ! Boat bridges are fun. Hey, did you get onto those bamboo bridges, 2-bamboos-side-by-side under your feet and one to hold on to ? These are kind of scary.

Did you take piccies of the people a nd the birds ?

India's apes ... *Snort* ... Hee !
Amoghavarshaamoghavarsha on December 19th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
Welcome back, waiting for pics, some to bring back my NE visit memories.
thejutheju on December 19th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
WOW , can't wait to see and hear about ur trip!
Rajaram Srajarams on December 19th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Regd the trip
do you plan to write-up a travelogue or maybe an itinerary of ur trip ? ofcourse with the photos too ..
the places u have mentioned look too exotic to be accessible to a casual traveller. did u need "special" permits/company to go to these places ?
Yathinyathin on December 20th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Re: Regd the trip
> did u need "special" permits/company to go to these places ?

No. You just need the Inner Line Permit which is very easily obtained at the airport on arrival.
Vinit Bhansalivinit on December 19th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
To heck with the rest of the photographs.

Don't spoil my wonderful dream of the NE with the photos.
This write-up was enough.
suhassuhas on December 28th, 2006 11:36 am (UTC)
Dude, next time do some shots of the night sky. The ladakh nightsky shots from t3rmin4tor was awesome, but I'm sure you have seen more stuff than him :). Would framing a shooting star be too much :P ?