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India’s last surviving headhunters

The remote village of Longwa is home to the fierce Konyak Naga tribe, India’s last generation of tribesmen with striking facial tattoos.

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National Geographic Magazine

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Stories of Animals, Nature, and Culture

Stories of Animals, Nature, and Culture

Partly Crazy With a Chance of Frostbite

<b>SIMONE MORO</b> stepped to the top of Paki­stan's 26,360-foot Gasherbrum II, held his hands aloft, then finally collapsed, placing the point of his ice ax into the summit and ­resting his forehead on the adze. He shook there, sobbing like he'd just won Wimbledon, with the whole of the Karakoram Range …

IncredibleSpiti- Journey into the Middle Land

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How Wolves Change Rivers

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Living the Edge

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Sikkim

Sikkim was its own mountain kingdom till 1975 and still retains a very distinctive personality. The meditative, mural-filled traditional monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism coexist with Hindu shrines of the ever-growing Nepali community, both religions creating some astonishing latter-day …

Himachal Pradesh

With spectacular snowy peaks and plunging river valleys, beautiful Himachal is India’s outdoor adventure playground. From trekking and climbing to rafting, paragliding and skiing, if it can be done in the mountains, it can be done here. A convoluted topography of interlocking mountain chains also …

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a place of myth and mountains. Hindus think of it as Dev Bhoomi – the Land of Gods – and the dramatic terrain is covered with holy peaks, lakes and rivers. Twisting roads and high-altitude hiking trails lead to spectacular pilgrimage sites where tales from Hindu epics are set. Though …

Ladakh

Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) dramatically crown rocky outcrops amid whitewashed stupas and <i>mani</i> walls. Colourful fluttering prayer flags share their spiritual messages metaphorically with the …

Zanskar

Majestically rugged, the greatest attraction of this mountain-hemmed Ladakhi Buddhist valley is simply getting there, preferably on a trek. As in Ladakh, the main sights are timeless monasteries, notably at Karsha, Stongdey, Sani and Phuktal, the latter only accessible on foot. The area's tiny …

Parvati Valley

The Parvati River enters the Beas just above Bhuntar and its ethereally beautiful valley stretches back up to the hot springs at Manikaran and beyond into the 5000m heights of the Great Himalayan Range. The valley has a well-deserved reputation for its charas (hashish), and several villages have …

Trekking in India

Spiti

Separated from fertile Lahaul by the soaring 4551m Kunzum La, the trans-Himalayan region of Spiti is another chunk of Tibet marooned in India. The scattered villages in this serrated moonscape arrive like mirages, clusters of whitewashed mud-brick homes huddled amid green barley fields below …

Tourist Scams, Part 3: What to Know Before You Go

Here's the final segment on what to keep a wary eye out for during your travels. May you all have safe and scam-free journeys, wherever they may take you!<p><b>Driver or hotel claiming you damaged their property</b><p>I sat in the back of a taxi last fall in Morocco that had a large tear all the way down the …