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Manipur, NE India

Images from a visit to the relatively little-known northeast of India, which comprises the 'Seven Sisters' states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripora and Nagaland, in that 'fist' of eastern India which appears to wrap around independent Bangladesh. This trip kicked off at the 5th International Tourism Mart for the North East Region staged in Imphal, capital of Manipur State (near the Burmese border). West Bengal and Sikkim states also took part.

First group of images is a selection from the hour-long Colours of Northeast India cultural performance, a showcase of the many tribal and regional cultures of the region, staged within the concurrent Sangai Festival. This spectacular performance was choreographed by the musicologist Dr Prasanna Gogoi, to whom our party was later introduced.

The post-conference excursions were a major drawcard for foreign media participants, in my case a road journey to the Tawang Valley near the border with Chinese-occupied Tibet.

These images were taken with Nikon D300 using RAW format, and are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org.






Manipur tribal dancers perform at 'Colours of NE India'
Manipur tribal dancers perform at 'Colours of NE India'
Manipur tribal dancers perform at 'Colours of NE India'
Manipur tribal dancers perform at 'Colours of NE India'
Manipur tribal dancers perform at 'Colours of NE India'
Manipur tribal dancers perform at 'Colours of NE India'
Manipur tribal dancers perform at 'Colours of NE India'
Manipur tribal dancers perform at 'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India' performer at Sangai Festival
'Colours of NE India' performer at Sangai Festival
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India' - Bairati dancers from West Bengal
'Colours of NE India' - Bairati dancers from West Bengal
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India' dancer
'Colours of NE India' dancer
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
'Colours of NE India'
Early morning in Imphal
Early morning in Imphal
Allied war graves at Imphal
Allied war graves at Imphal
Public service message to intending voters
Public service message to intending voters
Shri Govindajee Mandir Hindu temple, built 1766
Shri Govindajee Mandir Hindu temple, built 1766
Shri Govindajee Mandir (temple) interior, Imphal
Shri Govindajee Mandir (temple) interior, Imphal
Shaivite Hindu priest
Shaivite Hindu priest
Women preparing garlands at the Shri Govindajee Mandir (temple)
Women preparing garlands at the Shri Govindajee Mandir (temple)
The many moods of Loktak Lake, outside Imphal
The many moods of Loktak Lake, outside Imphal
Loktak Lake, with fish traps
Loktak Lake, with fish traps
Loktak Lake
Loktak Lake
Loktak Lake, with floating islands of matted weed
Loktak Lake, with floating islands of matted weed