Travel Tales: Assam #atozchallenge

Location: Nimati Ghat (Jorhat, Assam)

As I waited for my Dad on the silent shores of Brahmaputra, the tranquility of the scene struck me. Brahmaputra, the mighty river, flowing through the heart of Assam (a northeastern state of India), has swept away thousands of villages, cattle and humans during the flood 'season', each year, every year. And here it was, in the mid of December winter, flowing steadily, calm and aloof, so unlike it's ravenous monsoon avatar.

Towards dusk, a faint outline of the 'Ferry from Majuli' appeared on the Horizon, carrying passengers and numerous vehicles - cycles, motorbikes and cars. Sailing slowly towards Nimati Ghat, taking its own sweet time. It took about half an hour for the ferry to reach the destination. As my Dad walked outside the Ghat, he was greeted by bright smiles and tight hugs from family.

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  1. beautiful description :-) what's the theme going to be?

  2. The pictures and short narration have a better my appetite ! Waiting for more!

  3. What gorgeous pictures Raj- I love your photography a lot. This post has such longing and feeling embedded within. I loved it.
    Kickass start girl!! Waiting to see more from you. 😊🎈

  4. It is truly a mighty river. India is blessed to have so many great rivers - Ganges, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Krishna and Kaveri and the tributaries of the Indus. Rivers have so much soul.

  5. Bhramaputra tranquil and calm. Its beautiful

  6. That was such a beautiful description, Raj!

  7. An evocative, descriptive piece, Raj. I love how the pictures compliment your words almost subtly and unobtrusively. Beautiful.

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  8. OH MY!! That's so serene and picturesque!!

  9. awesome pictures! The NE is on my must visit list....hopefully soon

  10. The word Assam makes me think of delicious tea. I love your pictures.

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  11. Stunning pics, Raj. I ought to learn a lot form you. I should visit Assam. He had been there, thanks to his posting. Don't know if I will ever get a chance to visit. I better plan a trip :)
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  12. Very beautiful description and pictures. I hope to go to India one day. I've always been fascinated with the country and people.

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  13. the words and the pictures! Looks like you're at it again...two blogs and going great already :)

  14. Beautiful description and pics. I always loved your travel posts. :)

  15. Beautiful Photos Raj. Assam is such a treasure trove of nature. Hope to visit again. Lots of relatives in guwahati, maligaon.

  16. I really would love to know more about Assam. Beyond the stereotypes that people showcase, I really know not much more.

  17. Beautiful description and increases curiosity to read more
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  18. I've always heard of Brahmaputra described as this mighty river. Your post conjures up such vivid images. Loved the pictures too (as always, your pics are brilliant)

  19. Lovely pics and good to see travelling tales about India. Enjoyed reading about your Australia trips earlier.

  20. Short and lovely narration. How rivers changes their face.

  21. Food and travel, food, and more travel - I long to travel more and eat less, and these blogs are only making it harder! Lovely pics and words to match.

  22. It looks like a fascinating place, Raj. I so love these travel posts! Looking forward to more. Cheers!
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  23. 1 of my favorites places is Assam - I too have some wonderful memories of my visits there. It seems Assam finds a home in every heart! Lovely pics! Great start to AtoZ. Good Luck :)


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