Photo Story Contest – Eastern India

Photo and Story by Arka Bhattacharya

Nohkalikai Falls, Cherapunjee, India

The eastern part of India is considered to be one of the most picturesque natural destinations in the world.  Ranging from the majestic Himalayas in the state of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh to the virgin beauty of the forested areas of Assam and Nagaland, the region boasts of a great diversity of Flora and Fauna.  The Kaziranga National Park is one of the most beautiful forests of India and is one of the only few places in the world, where you can find the one-horned Rhinoceros.

The small and beautiful state of Sikkim is home to the Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world.  With snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, green fields and simple smiling people, it is a place to romanticize with.  I bet if you go to Sikkim, you won’t feel like coming back from this paradise.  Meghalaya, home to the highest and tallest falls of India, is a place you shouldn’t miss.  Cherapunjee, one of the wettest places on earth is home to the Nohkalikai Falls.  The falls has a height of around 1100 feet and is a great treat to watch.  Originating from a small area perched on a high rock, the falls become very thin in the winters, so thin the water becomes almost negligible at the bottom and gets blown away due to the sheer altitude.  Hope you will visit India’s east in the near future.

A winter morning in the Kaziranga National Park


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