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Joys and Secrets of India’s
Northeastern Tribal Frontier
Video Travelogue with Pete Walker
Tuesday, April 12th 6:00 – 7:30pm
Idaho First Bank Basement
Travel with Pete to Kolkata, the “City of Joy” and former colonial capital. Learn about Nagaland, home of headhunter tribes, and glimpse the one-horned rhinoceros at the Brahmaputra River. Wrap up your armchair tour with the colorful Holi festival at a Hindu temple.
Travel with Pete Walker’s through the “Joy and Secrets of India’s Northeastern Tribal Frontier”
He visited this fascinating part of India in early 2019. The video travelogue begins in Kolkata (Calcutta), the “City of Joy” which had been the colonial capital when India was a British colony.
From there we travel into three of the northeastern states of India which border Tibet (China) and Myanmar. There are literally a hundred different indigenous tribes in this portion of India. They are mainly of Tibetian and Burmese origin.
Starting in the state of Arunachal Pradesh which is in the jungle and foothills of the Himalayan mountains. Here we were the first tourists to visit some of the villages.
Then unto the state of Nagaland which is the home of a headhunter tribe. This gruesome practice continued till the government made them stop in 1960. On the border with Myanmar, we visited an opium den but didn’t try it.
Continuing we enter the state of Assam with its vast tea and rice plantations. It is bisected by the mighty Brahmaputra River with a visit to the park inhabited by the one-horned Rhinoceros and wild Elephants.
We end our tour with the colorful festival of Holi at a Hindu temple in Guwahati. In addition to all the above, we made numerous interesting, impromptu stops throughout the tour that are included in the video travelogue.