Saturday, June 25, 2016

Top 3 Places in Assam for the Fearless

Assam is a north-eastern state in India known for its greenery, Assam tea and Assam silk. “Bihu” is the speciality of this state. . The Assamese economy is aided by wildlife tourism, centred around Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park which are World Heritage Sites. The Brahmaputra River flows beside this state and makes a heaven like environment. There are many famous tourist spots in Assam but some places are drastically foxy where people do not want to go. Those places are said to be full of perils but actually should not be missed. Those are the places for the fearless.

Behind the Cherrapunji -- Mawsmai Cave
This is the only cave near 6 Km from Cherrapunji made of lime stone in Meghalaya. It is a 150 meters narrow cave but this is spellbinding. One side is closed and another side is open for the tourists. After enjoying the beauty of the natural cave, the tourists leave this place. But they do not know about the back of the cave. There is another world behind the cave. There is a natural smoky rain forest behind the cave. The trees always release the vapour in to the air. The clouds fly all around the forest and path through the end of the forest. Most of the people are afraid of this forest. The reason is unknown. But I went there alone and came back safely. I was totally speechless after seeing the foxy, smoky forest. If you ever go to Mawsmai cave, do not miss the back world of the cave.

The stairs to the blue point of Nohkalikai Falls
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. This is the 4TH highest one drop waterfall in the world. The panoramic view of this waterfall is breath taking. People enjoy the beauty of the waterfall from very far. But there is a way to go close to the falls. There are over 500 steps through a rain forest to go down to the blue point. Most of the people are afraid of these stairs. Some of them think that those who go to end of the stairs never come back. But this is not true as you can see I have come back. Actually people are afraid of the hard work which they have to give to cross over 500 stairs. But some fearless people cross it and turn in to an eye witness of a heaven on earth.

Umananda Island
This is the smallest island on Brahmaputra River with wild life and a small rain forest. This island is known as Peacock Island for its shape. It is located exactly at the middle of the Brahmaputra River and is considered one of the most dangerous places in Assam. To reach the Umananda Island people have to cross the Brahmaputra River on a simple boat. This is one of the most deadly river in India. That part of Brahmaputra is full of boulders and big sink holes. The record says that in a single week at least 2 boats are drowned. The government of Assam banned the spot for the tourists. But if anyone wants to go there have to take self-responsibility. The weather may change at any time making the river monstrous. In spite of these dangers some adventurous people go there to enjoy the thrilling journey to the island and the silent rainy world of Umananda.

There are many places in Assam for the fearless. But one Assam tour is not enough to enjoy everything. I also couldn’t. So go there to enjoy these spots. And who knows that you will also find an extremely unknown new world for the fearless.

By Ritwika

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