I live truly when I ride, for it is then that I perfectly embrace the experience of exhilaration and tranquillity for spiritual catharsis! I love nature and movement, so when I tour, I surrender myself to the impassioned menagerie of nature, the bike, and the road that beckons!
Travelling from Dimapur to Kohima covering 246 KM.
The Naga people thrive on passion. Passing Kohima, I met Titus and Christopher , propped up on a stilt, painting Lord Shiva with a guitar and Kennedy on the mountain wall. Titus is a cinematographer by profession, and Christopher does video post production and animation. They decorate the landscape through their creative passion.Working tediously on a painting for a week, these young Naga men bring alive the passing vistas with their own ingenious brand of creativity.
Among the many different creative forms of Naga expression, weaving stands out for its widespread appeal and usability. Many women in villages learn to weave from an early age, and master this art for their sustainability. They work tirelessly at their looms for a modest fee and create a versatile portfolio of products. Asileh and Kopeo at Chizami village taught me the basics of weaving, and through I am far from being a capable weaver, I have acquired appreciation for their skill and hard work.
On a day of incessant rain, a steaming serving of gallo (rice porridge with meat), some akhuni (fermented soyabean chutney), and fried chicken crumbs is just what the Naga doctor ordered to get the fire started! Gallo is an extremely healthy and delectable choice for firing up the body and mind in a yummy way! Akhuni does need an acquired taste, but once you get used to it, it throws in a definitive punch to the food!
Dzukou is the solitaire in the crown of scenic beauty in Nagaland. The trek to Dzukou valley involves a 45 minute steep climb on slippery rocky steps, a two hour nature trail till the guest house, and then a 30 min gradual downhill climb into the valley. The trek will be tough for some, but once you get started, you can lose your soul in the pristine wild beauty of raw nature as its replendence takes your breath away! I was lucky to camp overnight on its verdant pastures.
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Who said that comfort and style are not complementary? When apparel has been engineered to achieve both, it keeps you cool and makes you look cool too! I rode a motorcycle and trekked through rough terrain in sunny, rainy, and cold weather. And my Warngler inficool attire helped me do it with panache! Am always at home in denim, as these picutres do tell!