Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017 - an ethnic extravaganza
The Pangsau Pass Winter Festival-2017 brought together the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and Burma in a cultural celebration of food, dance, art, craft and more. An Ethnic Extravaganza, the festival was organized on 20th Jan to 22nd Jan, 2017 in Nampong, the last village in India at “India – Myanmar” border in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
This tourist Festival offers the privilege to explore the region, comprehend the complex cultures, facile cuisines and simple lifestyles of the many countryside tribes of the state including some communities from the Seven Sisters. Besides illustrating cultures and traditions, this mega event also offers photo opportunity for the awestruck visitors. Moreover, due to the traditional ties with Myanmar, the carnival also reveals the ethnic elegances of the neighboring nation.
Located in one of the most peaceful and eco-friendly territories, Pangsau Pass is a nature’s storehouse. As the odyssey of discovery penetrates the heart of the ethnic extravaganza, events spontaneously begin to weave unforgettable memories. The rustic lanes, the endless greenery, the dense foliage obscuring the motor tracks, the plummeting rivulets near the historic Stillwell Road, the birds diving through the tree canopies, the insects in the forest floor, and the other flora and fauna make a sojourn here worthwhile.
The three-day extravaganza, survive the heady thrill of the folk songs and dances, the ethnic food fiesta, traditional sports, the Pangsau Pass expedition, sightseeing, Burmese culture, as well as visits to the World War-II cemetery, the border bazaar, The Lake of No Return, The Hell Gate, WW-II medical ruins at Wintong, the ethnic museum and lot more.
Featured photo courtesy: Bitu Chetia
Photos shared by Ranjan Engti | Copyright remains with the photographers
Edited by- Debjani Hazarika