Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ziro - North Lakhimpur ( Maha Roadtrip 2013 )

Bikers Of Assam Maha Roadtrip 2013 

( Ziro - North Lakhimpur  )

14 October 2013

I woke up at around 3AM it was dark and cold. As we slept early we got up early. I had bath the water was damn cold.

We decided to start early and visit The villages Ziro Valley. Ziro is a beautiful town of Arunachal Pradesh, famous for pine hills and rice fields. It is the headquarters of lower Subansiri district, is located 1500 metres above sea level.

The Apatani are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro Valley. Apatani are permanently settled in one place and cultivate wet lands while other are nomadic in nature and move from one place to other in search of fertile lands. The Apatanis practice facial tattoos and women wears large nose plugs.

We packed our bags and reached our bikes. We found our Pulsar 200NS rear number plate and its holder broken. The guy who was shouting might have broke it last night.

When he enquired the manager told he was a local guy who was residing in the hotel since last 7-8 days. When we asked the manager to call him he requested not to argue with the locals. He compensated the damaged.

We reached Ziro. We saw the famous Apatanis Villages, its people, Air Strip and beautiful rice fields. We decided to start our return journey to resume our jobs/college on 17th Oct.

Two of our members decided to ride further to Daporjio, Arong, Yingkiyong and return via Dhemaji by 20th Oct.

We named their ride " B.0.A Maha Roadtrip Xtra Large ". We clicked a group photo together and returned back while they went to Daporjio.

On our way back we enjoyed the mindblowing landscapes of Yazali and reached the residental Colony of Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project of NEEPCO ( 405 MW ).

We had our lunch at Hotel Potin. I tried the Traditional Boiled Chicken. It was yummy. We reached Crossed Kimin Gate at 6PM and reached Pohumara.

Suddenly Arnab said: Chaliye Majuli chalte hain

Me: Majuli ??

Arnab: Haa ghar phone kiya tha, Majuli pass hi hai, Papa aye they.

Anshu: Majuli jane ka mera vhi maan hain.

Me: Pehle Hotel chalte hain, fir baat karenge

We reached North Lakhimpur at aroumd 7PM. It was Vijaya Dashami of Durga Puja. The city was in festive mood. We halted at Hotel Asha near the Bus Stand.

After having dinner in Hotel Punjab near Hotel Asha owned by same owner. We went to our room and discussed. We slept after finalising that we will visit Majuli next day.