North East India

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Ukhrul & Shirui Lily Festival Travel Guide

The Shirui Lily festival is organized to celebrate the annual blossoming of Shirui lily (Lilium Mackliniae), that only grows in the hills surrounding Ukhrul, a hill district in Manipur. Ukhrul town is around 80 Kms from Imphal and primarily inhabited by Tangkhul Nagas. It only blooms for a few weeks, generally in the early summer season.

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Kanai Boroxi Boa Rock Inscription & Prithu: What Happened to Bakhtiyar Khalji after destruction of Nalanada

Nalanda needs no introduction. The ancient university met its end in 1200 when it was sacked and razed to the ground by Bakhtiyar Khalji, the conqueror of Bengal. But what does it have to do with the Kanai Boroxi Boa Inscription located in a nondescript place across the Brahmaputra from Guwahati that I just visited

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