East Himalaya

Friday, April 29, 2011

Barsey Jungle Camp, Hee

Barsey Jungle Camp at Hee in West Sikkim is an authentic Limboo Hospitality situated next to the Red Panda Gate of Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. Hee, a heritage Limboo Village is a wonderful combination of culture and nature which has been nurtured by the Limboo people for many generations. The special variety of large Rhododendron found here is a special local variety of Sikkim Himalaya, which is specially resistant to the normal diseases of cardomom in common. The Limboo people have their own traditions and have the religion of BIODIVINITY, this makes them a very special community in the East Himalaya. It is extremely difficult to understand the rich nature and culture of this part of the world without roughing it in the warmth of the Limboo Homestays. Help Tourism has taken the initiative to launch this experience for visitors through the Barsey Jungle Camp. The blooming Rhododendrons, the Kaleej Valley Heritage Festival, the Barsey Nature Trek from Hilley Gate to Red Panda Gate through the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, the 16 kms Mountain Bike Trail upto Samatar, the heritage village trails, the school children waiting to meet you and your next home in the East Himalaya, all the experiences brought together through years of global teamwork in this village which has received the Best Village Tourism Initiative from Government of India, Department of Tourism under the banner of the INCREDIBLE INDIA campaign. Save this for your next visit.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Air India Pilots Pollutes India's Air

In an attempt to meet their selfish ends, Air India pilots puts 10,000 valued customers to extreme trouble and pushes 10,00,000 more customers to uncertainty for the next few days. This is not the first time that the pilots are on strike in India, but immediately this circus of any kind of strikes needs to ban in India. A handful of people, who do not even form 5% of the population, put the rest 90% common people in trouble to influence other 5% policy makers in this country.
It is this 10,000 troubled people who have contributed to the salaries of the pilots, administration of Air India, running of the Airport Authority of India and taxes for development of this country. These are the people who have to be given priority as they contribute to the country’s National Strength and image. All problems between the pilots and policy makers could have been sorted out without holding these 10,000 valued customers at ransom. There was enough opportunity to announce their strike earlier as this is not an abrupt problem, but the pilots decided to do it at the cost of the people who solely contribute to their bread and butter.
Mahatma Gandhi had started the non-cooperation movement against the British, who were outside people ruling India. Now it is our own people who are responsible for making this country and taking it forward. Imagine the day our agriculturists will go on a strike and will only produce for themselves and not for non-agriculturists. What has happened to this country, where strike/bandh seems to be the only solution. A small travel association, EHTTOA in the northeast corner of India has started the movement ‘Say no to Bandhs’. With the travel fraternity of the North of West Bengal and Sikkim, they have been able to form a forum named FACE. They are going door to door to the politicians to convince them not to take to Bandhs in this tourism priority area, which effects hundreds and thousands of livelihoods in the region.
If anyone who wants to see India prosper has to come forward and ‘SAY NO TO BANDHS’.  

Another school...pix series III

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Another school...pix series II

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