Khonsa at its best
- Khonsa Museum : You have all of it
here traditional tribal artifacts, bamboo and cane work and colorful
hand looms. Beginning from the good old days to the present days;
all are there to provide an insight to the culture of Khonsa.
Where and Why
Its a tiny township in a valley which is surrounded by Himalayas;
something you realize the moment one arrives here. Away from the
shopping malls and pools, it takes out all the hidden artistry in you.
Here you will get to see all the those things which you would have
thiught of suitable to a hill station - The lush greenery, the beauty of
the wild and the mountanic scenery. Also there are those beautiful
exotic orchids one would run for. Its a whole new experience.
The Circuit House, is supposed to be the best place out here to settle
down. If you book a room here, you will find the staff dressed in white
colors with their beautiful hats welcoming . And what better could have
been than a cup of hot Assamese tea as welcome drink. Soon after the
breakfast head to see the town.
Small little people involved in their chores - getting water from deep
streams and cooking food on the firewood could be seen all the way to
Khonsa Museum. Although not very attractive from the outside, it has
inside charms of a whole set of an era gone by the way of display of
artifacts and colorful hand looms.
After taking a round of the Museum head for the Kheti and Lajo Village,
inhabited by Nocte and Wanchoo Tribes
. Here you
will find a picture of the life of days gone by. Simple people contented
with their old ways of living like getting water from the streams down
below and cooking food over firewood can be seen here. Although they
didn't know much of English or Hindi, you can take a number of
photographs with them.
Head for Namdapha National Park(131 km). Have your lunch at the The
Forest Lodge in the National Park
and then set afoot for a face to face with the wild animals. Keep your
cameras ready to take photographs of the Hornbill, Hoolock Gibbon,
Clouded leopard, Snow Leopard, Bengal Florican and the wood duck. As the
sun was setting by we went back past the Nodehing River which flows at
one side of the Park. (Take a short break by sitting by the side of the
river enjoying the music of the flowing water).